will need to install the USB driver for this interface. There are the
older files on this CD as well, just choose the one I have highlighted
will go through the setup process and will let you know when it is
Once installed you can hook up your USB cable.
Your PC should recognize it now and you are ready to install the timing
click the highlighted option shown above and install the newest version
of Trackmate (7.4.0)
THE FOLLOWING STEPS ARE TO FIX
IF THE AUTOMATIC COM PORT DETECTION DOES NOT WORK
Using the Auto Detect Com Port in the
installation settings may
It will say "Trackmate Interface Found...Good To Go!" But the system
simply will not detect. The reason is the software is choosing the
incorrect com port.
Once inside the
Trackmate software you need to go to the HELP tab and then choose
should see a new com port available. COM 4 V3.0 is common. The port number will vary from system to system.
above settings are typical for infrared operation.
You must choose Com Port 4 manually from the drop
down tab as highlighted
Relay: Normally Closed Contacts
Sensor Type: Infrared
Sensor Debounce: 1
is it. Your Trackmate system should work just fine now.
If it does not then contact Dan at
Trackmate. He has great customer service. With this install I
had the com port issue and I emailed him at 8 PM on a Saturday night. Within 30 minutes he responded
and gave me the answer. I think that is as good as it gets
and it says a LOT about the value of this system.
Feel free to
contact me about this article or just the hobby in general.