VMSpc

VMSpc Engine Monitoring for PC.

Bluetooth function on VMSair

I have just installed the new Bluetooth JIB in my rig and am running it on a Samsung 10.1 Tablet. It works well when running, but when I shut it down and go back to use it again the Bluetooth does not find the JIB automatically. When I check the settings in the tablet, it shows as seeing the JIB. The JIB itself is flashing the appropriate lights. To get it to hook up I had to hit the restart on the tablet Bluetooth. It would then search and find the JIB and start displaying information. Is this a glitch in the VMSair program, or something else? Any ideas?

Android

Do you have an App to run VMSPC with an Android Tablet? If not any idea when it will be available? Thanks

engine file Maxforce 10 405 hp

Mark,

Have you created a file for this engine yet? I can not find one. still using 350 hp

Duane

Help interpreting diagnostics.txt and Manifold Gauge

Running VMSpc 2.5 for quite some time now and have periodically checked log file. Quite a few entries but lots of "unknown" type things. Does this mean that I perhaps don't have the right engine file? I do have the software set for my configuration (Detroit/515).

Is there a way I can upload my diagnostics.txt and get some help with interpretation?

Also, I have added the intake manifold temperature gauge to my display, but it generally reads zero all the time. On our last driving segment, I periodically saw values of 64 and 128. I believe I've experienced a head gasket failure at the same time, based on the symptoms, so I'd like to understand what this gauge can add to my assessment, if it works at all with my engine.

Thanks!

George C, 2005 Monaco Exec, Series 60/MH4000

Engine file for cat c-13

I was looking for an engine file for my 2005 Safari Panther with a cat c-13 525hp 1650 lb ft torque. I did not see it on the list. Thanks
Dennis

Updating VMSpc

I have had such great experience with my VMSpc, I haven't been on the forum for many years. Altho the program is working fine on my old Omnibook 800CT, running Windows98, I believe I have version 2.2 which seems to be way out of date.

Will the later updates all work on my setup (2002 Cummins ISL)...or is there an intermediate update that I should use instead of the very latest...which I think is 3.0?

Can you point me to a link to where ther differences in the updates are described? Likely my question is already answered there.

Thank you.

VMSpc runs on Acer Aspire W510

I have just successfully installed VMSpc on the Acer W510, using the legacy circuit board with a USB adapter. Other than having to download the driver from FTDI and change the VMSpc port from COM1 to COM3 (presumably an artifact of the adapter driver) no problems. What a program! Now all that's left is to rearrange the gauges to the format we've been using since 2005 ...

Running VMSpc on a Surface Pro

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The folks at Motorhead Garage did a segment on our VMSpc product recently - you may have seen it on the Velocity Network. For that video we installed VMSpc on a Surface Pro. I thought the results were excellent, and I ended up making the Surface my personal machine.

Installation was easy using the newly Signed Drivers.

I found a lot to like with the Surface Pro. The screen was sharp and bright - especially if you keep it plugged in so it doesn't try to save power. The form factor is different than the other pads - it's taller or longer, depending on how you look at it. I made some custom screens, but I found that it was easier to do this using the touchpad than by trying to use the touchscreen, even with the stylus. There is also a little glitch in Win8 where if you turn the unit so the screen switches portrait/landscape mode, and then back again, it doesn't restore the window to the full screen size. But I expect that Microsoft will fix that glitch.

Overall, I really like the Surface Pro. I own an iPad and two different Android pads, and the Surface is easily superior to them all. The only advantage the iPad has is battery life, but the Surface is faster and runs all the software I need to run. I also prefer the Surface form factor. What really surprises me - I generally dislike Microsoft products and I heard a lot of Win8-bashing before I bought this machine - is that I find it easier to use than the iPad.

I still make a lot of use of my Netbook - mainly because it has the best keyboard. I also use an Android pad a bit, since it has by far the best battery life. I occasionally bring along my full-sized laptop, but only if I know I am going to need it for some serious work. But the Surface Pro is now my main road machine, and I have hardly touched the iPad in a month.

Now that we have new wireless VMSpc adapters, I'm looking forward to testing the Surface Pro with the improved Wifi interface. Unfortunately, my personal coach is too old for J1939, and we won't have wireless adapters for it. Our programmers are also hard at work on the iPhone and Android interfaces for the little VMS unit. Keep watching here as we release the new versions, or give us a call and we'll put you on a list to be notified when your particular combination is complete.

VMSpc on netbook Win 8

After some effort with port problems, its running fine. But the gallons used and mpg are off.

I am getting ~ 8 mpg but VMSpc says I am getting 6. It says I used ~ 55 gallons, but when I fill up it only takes 42.

Is there something I am missing, or is this an indication of problems with data sent to computer read out?

VMSpc sniffing over WiFi

Hi,

I have a Blue Bird Wanderlodge LXi.

I'd like to add additional sensors for my VMSpc to display but I'd prefer not to tap into my J1587/J1708 canbus.

Is it possible for VMSpc to receive another datastream over a WiFi UDP/IP port? I'd like to use arduino's or similar to monitor my sensors and format the data into J1587 packets. Then I'd like to transmit the packets wirelessly over a UDP/IP data stream.

The question is, can VMSpc receive and parse another canbus stream (J1587) over my computer's WiFi (802.11) network? If not, can it be modified to do so? This would be really helpful for those of us who wish to add additional sensors but don't want to tap into our existing canbus.

Thanks,
David

Another Connector??

I had a 2003 Holiday Rambler with Cummins ISC (315HP) engine until recently when we got a 2009 Tiffin with a Cummins ISC engine (360 HP). I expected my VMSpc USB JIB to fit our newer engine but the plug is different!
What are my options?

Diag error message where do I find info

I get this message and the local cummins/Allison shop says good guess no idea.

Diagnostic History File
Feel free to add notes to this file, but do not move or delete.
SRC TPE ID MD COMPONENT MODE MM/DD/YY HH:MM
=============================================================================
TRN SID 151 14 UNKNOWN COMPONENT Special Error 4/ 7/13 10:06

VMSpc screen arrangements

I am starting a new installation of VMSpc on a new (to me) coach. I will be running it in combination with DeLorme TOPO using a split screen for VMSpc and TOPO (active GPS).

Have you ever though of posting different examples of screen layouts that other users have developed and are using? It would be a big help to see how others have arranged their screens, rather than have to reinvent the whole arrangement. For the record, I will be running using a Dell 17" laptop and WINDOWS 8.

Second question: Is there a list of all the available data functions which the VMSpc can display for the Detroit series 60 and the Allison 4000 combination. I'm one of those who likes all the data rather than minimal data.

Will there ever be a version of VMSpc for the iPAD??

I would like to see a version of VMSpc that runs on an iPad.Is there a chance that this will ever become a reality? Even better still would be a VMSpc Kit that would connect via bluetooth.

I would gladly purchase a new kit to get the bluetooth connection.

keep the maintenance program on my desk top at home.

Scheduling and remembering all the many maintenance item due-dates has, in the past, just about driven me to distraction.
I have tried card files, calendar notations, post-it notes, asking my Lady to help me remember, notes on the palm of my hand, ( the worst idea by far), and Silverleaf’s VMSpc program, all with less than satisfactory results.
About fifteen or more different maintenance task’s with number of hours or miles or six month, one/two/three or four year intervals was way too much for me to track and I was always playing ketch-up with some maintenance chores that had sipped by without my noticing.
The VMSpc program maintenance section is a good start but I keep the pc tablet mounted and hooked-up in the coach, in the garage 12 miles from home.
I do 90% of the maintenance when we are home in the winter.
I realized that the VMSpc maintenance section needed to be installed on my desktop pc at home.
Then I arbitrarily converted all the hours and miles requirements to calendar months. A lot of the maintenance items have mileage/time notation, whichever comes first.
Then I tweaked the due dates in the program to group various tasks too when I wanted to do them. A few in October, some in January and in May to get the coach ready for a long and easy summer road trip without any forgotten maintenance issues.
Now my home pc lets me know what maintenance is coming up and I can order the parts and fluids at my leisure and schedule my time to get the job done when it’s good for me.
Life just got a lot better around my house and garage.

"Cummins ISB XT (360 Hp)" and Other Engines, now avaliable for Download

We have available to download and add to VMSpc, the Torque and Horsepower specs for the Cummins ISB XT (360 Hp).

Other Engines, including the Cummins ISC 380 are included in this Engine Update file, VMSpc_Engines_20130129.zip.

VMS-Android

The future for VMS is to run on Android devices. Is this a reasonable expectation?

CAT 3126 250 HP PID's (Oil)

I am a new user (bought VMSpc at Indio on Friday, got different cable on Saturday). When i used the new cable, I got information to populate the screen. I did not notice at that time the Oil Pressure and Oil Temperature were reading zero. When I look at the parameters for those guages, they show 100 and 175. When I run PID sniffer, I do not see any listing for Oil Pressure or Temperature. Suggestions please.

Al Wilson

Turbo boost question

Can someone explain what the "turbo Boost" and "Turbo Boost extended" functions are? what are they used for, and are they typically one of the more important readings?

VMSpc messages

I created a message for the cruise on VMSpc however it does not work correctly. "Cruise off" message is set to "match" 0.0. "Cruise on" is set to "match" 1.0 and "Cruise Set" is set to 129.0. Each value is the value displayed when a "cruise status" gauge is built. Can you explain at what state each message is "true" and does the message diplay when "true".

Windows 8 and VMSpc Drivers

Guys:
I am having trouble getting the VMSpc drivers to load(install)on a new computer with Win 8. Anyone have any secrets?

Windows 8 Tablets

Will the VMSpc software and interface work with the USB port on the new Windows 8 Tablets?
I almost went to the Android Tablet and Bluetooth a while back, but held off in hope that the new windows tablets would be a cleaner option.

Messages

If these are boolean values then why does a simple gauge that displays cruise status show a real number,"o.o"?

j1939 diagnostic plug

on the j1939 9 pin diagnostic plug what do i connect the data common to?

Does CAT 3208T have the electronics necessary for VMS?

My 1990 ForeTravel is powered by Cat 3208T (250) via an Allison 4 speed. What I want mostly, is the fuel consumption data. Can it be done without replacing the engine ?

New Laptop totally shuts off when turning ignition on with vmspc

hi,

i have run vmspc for years on 2 different coaches. i have been running it on a lenovo thinkpad with windows 7 ultimate just fine.

i have the newer version of the JIB with built in usb

i just bought a new ivy bridge laptop the lenovo ideapad y580. i installed the vmspc software and set it up.

used the 64bit drivers from this web site to load the usb drivers.

they loaded up fine and when i plug in the usb cable for the vmspc box they see a new device and finish installing the drivers succesfully.

then i plug the vmspc into the coach still ok. as soon as i turn the ignition on, the laptop shuts off completely. will not reboot unless i turn the ignition off.

before the ignition is turned on, the green light is steady on the vmspc box and the red light is flashing.

i am very perplexed. please help me.

btw, all my other usb devices work normally on my new laptop and i did try the various ports on the laptop and it shuts down no matter what port i use for the vmspc.

tom

Cruise Set Speed not always showing

For 5 years I used a VMSpc serial to USB product. I recently upgraded to the VMSpc USB product. Nothing else changed and I am using it with the same Windows 7 Laptop.

Cruise set speed will only show the set speed occasionally. I can find no pattern of timing when it will show, or how long the set speed will be indicated. When the set speed is not shown, I only see ‘0'.

So what is the problem?

Rex Darley

PID 190

Does anyone know what pid 190 means. I have a Cumming 275 isb. Cummings does not know what it means, not a Cummings code. My email is hymes3@sbcglobal.net

PC connection failure

Hi, I'm a brand new user of VMSpc.

The problem is that VMSpc will not recognize the connection between the Laptop and the JIB, giving PC to JIB failure message.

I have just installed VMSpc on my older Dell notebook computer running Win XP. This is a minimalist business laptop sporting one serial output and one USB output.
During installation, the pc did not recognize the USB interface to the jib, so I installed the x86 drivers and Win XP recognized the interface, verified by Device Manager which assigned Port 10 to the vmspc usb to jib connection. Verified that in Communications and hit "find" and then "restart" the port.
VMSpc will not open the link to the JIB. I follow all the recommendations for making the connections in the right order. I have uninstalled and reinstalled.

Any suggestions as to how can I trouble shoot this?

Mike Dyer

P.S. it Does work on another Windows 7 laptop that is too large to be placed on the dashboard. So, the JIB and the USB cable are both fine - it's confirmed to be a software/driver installation problem.
Mike

Windows 8

Windows 8 appears to work correctly with the latest USB version of VMSpec. I am using the TechNet Professional version of Windows 8 on a Lenovo touchscreen Netbook. Windows 8 runs great on this netbook, and is at least two times faster than the current Windows 7. I have had no trouble with VMSpec using Microsoft's latest operating system. Windows 8 actually lets the old 10" netbook run like it should have ran when it was released with XP.

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