VMSpc

VMSpc Engine Monitoring for PC.

VMSpc vs Windows 7

I am having problems installing on computer with Windows 7. Is this normal.

Enhancement Requests.

Here are some suggestions for VSMpc.

Our names for trip odometers. Include name in odometer box.

When reseting an odometer, have a pop up box to add a comment.

Remove commas from trip log files. (comma seperated values but the comma is not being stripped)

Current date/day (like New Clock)

Interface Smart Tire to VSMpc

Have audible alarm triggering flash a message on the screen It is frustrating to hear an alarm but not know what it is.

Vista does not seem to have window sounds, or I can't find them. How about including a few more in the release file.

Why not make your other accessories availabe to VSMpc. Weather station for example.

PressurePro Hookup

I'm intrigued with the PressurePro capabilities now offered but don't understand how the PressurePro system is connected to the VMSpc JIB. What is the "receiver" mentioned in the writeup and what are the four wires that need to be connected. Thanks for your help.

VMSpc -USB Causes J1939 Data Link Trouble

Can this VMSpc cause this proublem. This trouble started when I bought the VMSpc and plug the round 6 pin plug in under the dash it ramdomly brings on the ABS and ATC light.
The diag. print out showes quite a few ramdom errors.
Mostly TRN SID 231 9 SAE J1939 Data Link. Then the Transmission showes CODE d1-00 Serial Communication Interface Fault.
Some times it works OK and some times it brings on all these troubles.
2002 Monaco Windsor ISC350, MH3000 Trans

Hopkins TPMS

I wonder if the Hopkins TPMS being sold by Camping World will interface with my VMSpc in the same way the Pressure Pro does. They APPEAR to be the same product.

Duane Budd
1997 40 ft U-320TB; 2008 Cobalt Toad
dcbudd@embarqmail.com
Johnson City, TN

Connection to coach plug

I recently traded my Beaver Patriot for a Beaver Contessa. The plug that worked to attach my computer to the coach in the Patriot is not compatible with the plug in the Contessa. Is there a different attachment available?
Jerry Fox

VMSPC saves the day

I started having a loud "screeching" noise on my CAT C7 coach recently.
I installed a "screen print" program on my PC that allowed me to hit one button and capture a screen of what VMSPC was "seeing" when I started hearing the noise.
Turns out it was coincident with Turbo boost pressure so I was able to bring it in to the shop, with the print out and pointed them right to the issue. The turbo was bad and about to self-destruct.
So...another reason why I love VMSPC!

(Screen print program BTW, is Gadwin, and is free)

Paul

Maintiance based on hours

Is there a way to schedule a maintinance task by hours instead of time or miles? This would be a nice feature for things like generator maintinance.

Thanks

Ron

JIB problem-No data displayed

I have not been able to get my VMSpc to work. Communications screen shows status “OK”. On the JIB, the outside lite is green while the inside lite slowly blinks red. (Indicating no data recieved) I've tried unpluging and repluging into the engine plug. The box containg the 6 pin plug has a spring loaded rocker switch labled "Engine Diagnostics" which I assume is the same for all similar Freightliner chassis.
I have tried 2 FTDI serial to USB adapters, downloaded and installed the latest FTDI driver with no change. The adapters work flawlessly with other devices. My laptop is a 1.66 GHz running Vista.

My JIB is a J1708 and was purchased from Silverleaf a few months ago as a used unit.
Any ideas?
2001 Winnebago Journey, Cat 330HP- 3126B

Vista Issue/VMSpc

I am running Vista and have loaded 2.5 b4 with the new USB port JR501 jib. I am unable to find a workable port. I deleted the older versions of the software before loading. I have loaded /deleted the newest software 3 times...no change. Drivers loaded without issue. reloaded drivers twice via the software disc...no change. I have scanned the ports and none of the 4 ports listed work with them saying failure to connect. In each case the USB model was marked. I have gotten port 3 to read ok, but no data transfer. I have loaded this jib and software version on two other laptops running xp without issue. Suggestions?
Thx
Alan

Colored progress bar on simple gauges

Is there a way to make the color bar on the simple gauge to read from green to red? I have tried to set the existing numbers to read normal until the gauge gets to the upper end of the scale with no success. Is it possible?

odometer settings

All
I thought I saw it somewhere in the forum, however, I can't find it now. Is there a way to dictate the odometer point in an odometer. i.g. I built a odometer for the service interval and I want to insert the odometer reading at the time I did the service. (which is in the past)

Dave T

Ford F450

I have a Ford F450 2008 Superdutiy Pickup that I pull a 5th wheel trailer. It has the 6.4L Diesel engine.
Will the VMSpc work with this engine and transmision?

Glitch with new version of VMSpc

I finally got around to downloading the newest version of VMSpc. I had been running a beta version for about 6 months and it had been working great. Anyway, I loaded up the newest version and began tweaking with the new PID sniffer. I created many new gauges and experimenting with the display. About 5 days ago I moved around some of the gauges and adjusted the peramiters on some of them. I saved the setup and started the system today. I didn't pay much attention at first, but when I checked the gauges after being on the road a few minutes, 5 of the gauges had been turned into Engine Load gauges! I did have one engine load gauge in the previous set up, but now I have 5, and all 5 are reading out. Anyone ever see something like this? I am kinda baffled.

Marty

Drivers for Windows 7

It would really be great if you would put the USB drivers on your web site for download. Not all of us carry the disk around with us.

Torque horsepower milage

Does the VMSpc support reprograming engine perameters for increased torque, horsepower, milage. I have a CAT3126B.

I understand that Banks systems can do this with the Cummings.

Thanks

Can't open "scr" files

I can't open "scr" files (even those in zip format) from another source & I need to transfer my working screen file to a new computer. I save the zip file to the VMSpc directory and when I expand the zip file and click on one of the contained files, I get this: C:\DOCUME~1\JOHNAP~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for VMSpc.zip\brd.scr is not a valid Win 32 application

I get a similar error msg for any other expanded VMSpc "scr" file I might try to open. The VMSpc software works fine (Win XP Pro) and I have been able to manipulate screen lay-outs and save appropriately. If I can't do it now I am sure I will have a heck of a time transferring the screen file to Win 7 on the new netbook? I am really lost here, HELP!

vmspc oil pressure reading cummins 350 with allison tranny

I have the latest version of vmspc using with a cummins 350 and allison tranny on a 2004 country coach. Is the readout for oil pressure correct with this setup? It seems like it is alway reading 55 no matter what.

Recommendations for a tablet PC

I am going to pick up the vmspc and run it in parrell with vms 120. I am thinking of using a tablet pc moounted on a jotto desk in the RV. I wonder what others use. I see that some tablets allow input by finger as well as the special pen. Would that dual type of input be preferred? Plan to run MS S&T in the center of the screen with the vmspc around the perimeter of the screen for the various gagues. New to this so hoping folks will comment on what works for them
Jim

Changing to new vehicle

I bought a new MH. When I go into maintenance, it shows the mileage for the old and new vehicle. Is there a way to save my gauge setup and have data only from the new vehicle?

Ron

Screens-Files attached

Let's see if this works.

Here are a couple of scr files. Some mine, some from others. Some are total junk...but for ideas...

Finally figured out that attachments work on ONLY new posts... not replies....

Paul

VMSpc data values go to zero for several seconds (10-30)

VMSpc installed on a 2003 Cat 7 330 hp engine during operation random values will go to zero for 10 to 30 seconds before being updated. Frequency varies from every minute or so to 5 minutes or more. Version 2.5 Build 1.

9pin to USB for 64 bit os?

Does anyone have a suggestion for a 9pin to USB adapter that works with Vista 64 bit? My previous Belkin F5U109 does not have 64 bit drivers. It works fine with my Windows XP OS but not with my wife's new 64bit Vista.

TST

I'm sure that PressurePro is a great product and it's fantastic that you have an interface.

It seems that TST is growing rapidly, has great customer service, like you do and is likely to increase their market share.

Would like to lobby for an interface to TST products....There are many joint users out there, I'm sure and it would be a great add to your great product.

Thanks!

Paul

Great Service

Got my VMSpc today. This thing is totally amazing. I had a typical windows port problem on two computers I tried to use. Called service, Martin was patient, cordial and had me running in less than 5 minutes.
Great product, great service!!

new installation

I'm going to install the VMSpc in my 1999 Allegro Bus with the Cummins ISC 330 HP engine. How can I order online, what is the cost, and is there a downloadable installation manual so I can review it before the purchase? Thanks. Jim C....

Does it work?

I driving down the road today in my 2007 Beaver Contessa and right when I arrive at my destination for the night and the stupid (because it tells me nothing!) Check Engine light comes on for about thirty seconds. My coach slows to a crawl when the light is on and then everything goes back to normal. During this time every gauge availabe is normal.

Please tell me VMSpc and an appropiate cable from Silverleaf will be able to give me an actual code. I hate being treated like I don't need to know this information.

Dan

New VMSpc Hardware Supports USB, New Transmissions

The wait is over! If you have been waiting for a VMSpc with a USB port, or a VMSpc that supports even the newest Allison transmissions, your time has come. The JR501 JIB is now shipping.

The new VMSpc eliminates the old-fashioned serial port and replaces it with a USB connection. It's tested with XP and Vista, and will also work with the upcoming Windows 7. There is no longer any need for a USB adapter, and you don't need to worry about which you start up first, the engine or the program.

It also supports the latest J1939 transmissions and engines, including the current Allison World Transmission. Their are new parameters available with some of the new engines, and additional diagnostic capabilities. The new VMSpc handles all the new stuff.

And it still supports the old stuff, too. We didn't sacrifice any functionality from the old JIB, so the new JIB works with the old engines just fine.

Improved Product - Same Price

Even though we've improved the product, we're not changing the price. VMSpc remains just $395.00, and the PC software is still a free download.

Trade-In Program Available

If you already own VMSpc and are looking to upgrade, we have a trade-in program for you. Send in your existing VMSpc JIB and we'll ship you a new kit for just $229.00.

We're taking the old JIBs that come in, testing and updating them, and selling them again. If you don't need the USB port and have a pre-2007 rig, you can get the VMSpc "classic" for just $229.00. These units carry a full one-year warranty and are factory-tested. Supplies are limited by how many people take us up on the trade-in offer.

Code not recognized by Cummins

On my 2002 Winnebago Journey (Cummins ISB 300) I have a check engine light (intermittent) that my VMSpc tells me is ID:254, MD:8, Component:Controller #1, Mode:Frequency error. But Cummins when I called them did not recognize the code 254. Anybody have any ideas what this might be?

Thanks,
Lars

No Coolant temp reading on Cat C-7 350Hp

I get no reading on my VMSPC on Cat C-7 350HP for coolant temp, everything else works fine? What might be the problem. The OEM Coolant Temp Gauge does not work either, could that be part of the problem, dealer says gauge is faulty and needs replacment.

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