What is the Race Technology Data Analysis software?
Without doubt the power of our Analysis Software is one of the key reasons why Race Technology products continue to go from strength to strength.
The Race Technology Data Analysis Software is the main application that comes with nearly all Race Technology products, and as the title would suggest allows you to analyse the data you collect in a number of ways.
A very simple example of what the software can do would be to download the data after a race and calculate the lap times and the speeds around the circuit. Another simple example would be to download data after a performance test and plot the power output for the run. However, this is just scratching the surface of the Analysis Software's capabilities - the analysis software is both hugely powerful and flexible piece of software. We have tried to keep this as simple and intuitive as possible to allow new users to get up and running as quickly as possible, but at the same time incorporate a wide range of powerful features for more advanced analysis. For an overview of how to use the software watch the demonstration video.
Powerful cutting edge features include: Runs under Windows, full video support, unique simulation feature, accurate track maps, flexible graphing, user defined variables, user defined filtering, almost unlimited laps and sectors, versions for Cars/Boats/Bikes/Go Karts, fast/flexible/structured operation, free upgrades and email support.
One of the latest developments in the analysis software is the unique simulation feature. This is a feature exclusive to us, and has many benefits to the user. It would be typically used to investigate where you have the potential to drive your vehicle faster on a track (think of it as racing a "perfect" driver in exactly the same car), or for investigating the effect vehicle changes will have on lap times (for example how would you lap times improve if the cars power was increased by 10%). More information on this unique simulation feature can be found in our knowledge base here and in the walkthrough video below:
New Version 8.5 Analysis Software
Major new features
- Supports sample rates of up to 1kHz, with the appropriate hardware, ideal for high speed signals including shock rate analysis.
- Full HD video support - load in video from your GoPro and use it directly for data/Video analysis and add overlays for video export. The interface has been optimised for speed and simplicity - just a few clicks and you are done.
- Comprehensive CAN support. Allows 100's of CAN variables to be loaded directly from a DBC file.
Faster to operate
- Time to load a typical 30 minute race data file reduced from 13seconds in v8 to 4 seconds in v8.5
- Time to change filtering or scaling on a channel reduced from 12 seconds in v8 to 0.2 seconds in v8.5.
- Faster to refresh track maps and graphs, v8.5 is typically twice the speed of v8
User interface improvements
- Hot keys. We've added keys for quick selection of data as well as common operations like adding track markers etc.
- Drag and drop of variables. With the large number of variables that the software can handle, it can be difficult to find the one you want from a single list. Now you can drag them from the variable manager and drop them onto graphs, etc.
- Shortcuts on lap and sector grid. It's now possible to right click runs on the lap and sectors window and select from a range of common operations, like remove and change name.
Data handling improvements
- More data can be loaded. With the amount of data now only limited by the size of the hard drive you can load far more data than ever before.
- More variables available. The maximum number of variables at any time is now 1000, enough for even extreme applications.
- Automatic selection of variables. With the large number of variables now available, we've introduced automatic variable selection, simply load the data in and any channels or variables with data will be displayed.
As well as improvements to many other features that have made Race Technology's analysis program a favourite amongst our race and industrial customers all over the world.
For an overview of v8.5 Analysis software's features, watch the video below:
For further information on how to use the Analysis software please visit our Knowledge Base here
If you are new to the whole data logging game it can all seem a little bit daunting before you get stuck in. If you would like an overview to see if it is for you, then please click on the link below:
If you want to know the basics of how to analyse the data you record, please visit the Data logging basics page.