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Leap Second Addition for Video VBOX and VBOX LapTimer Firmware

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On 1st July a second was added to the Satellite Navigation Network – called a Leap Second. This is an event that occurs every two or three years and is necessary to keep the operational time used by GPS satellites in line with the Earth’s rotation, which alters very slightly from year to year.

Consequently we have made a small alteration to the Video VBOX and VBOX LapTimer firmware to take the leap second into account, to ensure that the UTC time remains consistent and correct when recording data. You can download this firmware from here.

If you have any queries or issues surrounding this latest version please contact the Support team who will be happy to help.

Porsche Track Precision App compatible with VBOX Sport

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A new app has been made available by Porsche for use with the VBOX Sport. Called "Porsche Track Precision" is it aimed at drivers of the 991 GT3 model and includes a variety of features based around performance driving.

As standard it can make use of a smartphone's inbuilt GPS engine, but it has also been optimised so that satellite signals are instead received when paired with a VBOX Sport – giving a faster update rate.

Further information available from here.

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Updates for VBOX Sport Apps Performance Test and Laptimer

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We’re releasing new versions of the VBOX Sport Performance Test and Laptimer apps which are available to download from the App store.

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VBOX Sport
Performance Test App

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Performance Test 2.4.0 has been tested fully on iOS 8.1.2 and fixes an incompatibility issue with the 'Demo' function on iPhone 6 as well as non-gps enabled devices such as iPads.

General performance has also been optimised.

 

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VBOX Sport
Laptimer App

More info | View in iTunes

LapTimer 2.4.0 has been tested fully on iOS 8.1.2 and resolves an incompatibility between the new(ish) iPhone 6. There are no added features in this release, but the track database has been updated.

Autosport 2015 Competition Winners

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the two competitions that took place on the Racelogic stand at the Autosport International expo recently.

Prize Draw

3rd place and winning a VBOX Sport is Paul Moffatt who races his Van Diemen RF82 in the Universal Racing Services classic Formula Ford series:

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2nd place, winning a VBOX LapTimer, is Bruce White who campaigns an RSR 911 in the HSCC:

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Our 1st prize winner, winning a VBOX HD,  is Jack Fabby, who is about to embark on his first full season in the Junior Saloon Car Championship. Jack has recently been taken on by the Jade Developments team and has secured backing from Downforce Radio. He hopes to start competing in the Clio Cup towards the end of the season. Jack's website: www.jackfabby.com

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We would like to wish our prize draw winners every success for the forthcoming 2015 season.

Simulator Challenge

The competition for those who hold a racing licence was won by John Munro, who got round the Brands Indy circuit in 45.374. John, who was the youngest ever Scottish Sprint Champion in 2014, wins a VBOX LapTimer.

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The competition for those without a racing licence saw Jesper Pederson from Denmark coming in with a 45.851 (although in subsequent – ineligible - attempts he went quite a bit faster). Jesper is a simulator specialist but will start racing this year.

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Ticking the VBOX

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Autosport magazine this week has a supplement called Autosport Performance - check out the article "Ticking the VBOX" which features the writer Scott Mitchell learning how to driver faster at Croft.

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Ticking the VBOX - Racelogic's Video VBOX helps drivers improve using simple technology.
Autosport.com - November 27 2014, pages 10/11

"My best laptime's instantly on screen in data and video form and I can compare it with any given lap in that session, or any other session, with one click. It's that easy, it's that fast."