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System Updates & Development News

GSA Golf daily updates and news

Hi! I'm Martin Paul Gardiner

Electronics and software development engineer and founder of GSA Golf

Regularly check out my tech news page for all our latest developments and free updates

GSA Golf tech news is updated at least 5 days a week !

so make sure to check in for all the latest updates and news regularly

If you have any questions

please feel free to contact me personally anytime from M to F 10am to 3pm US ET via e-mail at

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Note: we are are not receiving emails or phone calls on weekends and on national holidays.

Need support ?

We offer both free e-mail and remote access support.

Contact our support system specialist Keith or Mike for all your support requirements.

Note that remote access support is only free for the first year of purchase.

Thereafter a $150 per session is required.

 

 


GSA Control Panel (CP) update V 9.2.3.2

January 27 2020

Download VC redistributables hereHere

Download latest Camera DLL hereHere

Don't forget to run the download after it's downloaded!

A number of customers don't realize that a CP update is a dual process

i.e first download and then run the download

Note that anti-virus programs will probably try to block the GSA Golf CP update download but - be assured - there's no malicious software in the download update

so just ignore any warnings from your anti-virus programs and choose the "More options" and "Run anyway" option.


E6 Connect

All GSA Golf systems come with E6 Connect software

(1 18 hole golf course plus driving range FREE)

GSA Control Panel (CP) full version download

V.9.0.6.2 August 18 2019

Click the above image to download your free GSA Golf Control Panel for VisTrak

After downloading and installing the full version Control Panel,

download and install the CP update by clicking on the above image.




 

January 28

- V 9.2.3.4 - 11:00 am

General tweek update

Lots more VisTrak Stereo setup info on the VisTrak Stereo Installation page


January 27

Business news

Martin Gardiner - Founder of GSA Golf

That big grin on my face is mainly due to the reports I've seen of this year's PGA Show

From what I gather, there was nothing new of particular interest at the show regarding lower cost golf simulators and nothing that comes anywhere near competing with our VisTrak system.

Lots of people complaining about SkyTrak on the forums I read though. No new developments they say. Just the same old 4 second shot launch delay as before.

Uneekor's new system in the 10 to 12k price range for the base unit -that they proudly show only requires 2 tracking dots and markings

to be applied to the clubs instead of 4 - seemed to be a big highlight of the show for some obscure reason.

Seriously ? How about our VisTrak system that doesn't require any tracking stickers to be applied to clubs and sells in the $ 999 range ?

P3ProSwing out of business?

A customer called in today telling me that P3ProSwing went out of business a year ago.

I seriously didn't know that. Just too busy these days it would seem to notice such things. (I'm not a forum or social media follower).

The question begs, why?

Over time I've noticed a number of seemingly successful golf sim companies fold. ( Visual Sports, Swing Track etc come to mind).

My guess is that these companies take on investors and when the money runs out, they run up debts and then have to close in order to not have to payback their investors.

That's just my guess though so don't take my word for it.

Note that GSA Golf has not now and never will have investors. We're just an independent family business and will never have debts.

For us, golf simulators are as much a passion as a business. We don't care if we don't make any money at all in fact. We just love doing it.

 


January 26

VisTrak Installation Check Lists

Lots more info and tips on the "Common VisTrak User Issues" page.

The new "VisTrak Installation Check Lists" at the bottom of this page will be particularly useful for newbies to VisTrak and the GSA Golf Control Panel.


January 25

- V 9.2.3.0 - 1:30 pm

Video Overlay and Show CP overlay buttons

New 1: Current Video number displayed in buttons

New 2: Ability to select previous videos in the Video overlay

New 3: Last stored video is always first displayed when first opening the VisTrak window or Video overlay

New 4: Improved CP startup camera testing

New 5: Double launch checking


January 24

- V 9.2.2.5 - 3:43 pm

Auto camera pre-check

New 1: When first starting the Control panel, all cameras connected to the PC are now automatically checked to see if they are functioning correctly and grabbing frames.

An error message is displayed if not. The test takes a few seconds.

New 2: When grabbing frames, a check is now made to see that the camera corresponds correctly to its assignment.

i.e. if the VisTrak camera is incorrectly assigned to camera 1 instead of camera 3 in a VisTrak Stereo system, the system won't grab frames now.

Previously, grabbing frames with the incorrect assignment would cause a Memory Access Violation crash.


January 23

- V 9.2.2.2 - 10:30 am

VisTrak Club path gray scale

There's now a new separate "Club Path Gray Scale" setting that can be used to better detect club path when the video images of the club are too dark..

VisTrak Video Overlay

New: The overlay video playback speed is always the same as that set in the VisTrak window.

January 22 - 9:37 am

- V 9.2.1.9

Video Overlay and Show CP overlay buttons

The Green LED in the Control Panel overlay button indicates to the user that the VisTrak camera is running. It turns Red if not.

Clicking on the "GSA Golf Control Panel" buttton opens the Control Panel overlay over the game software.

Clicking on the "Show Swing Video" buttton opens the Video Swing playback video as an overlay over the game software.


January 20 2020 - 9:30 am

- V 9.2.1.3

Control Panel button displayed in game software option

You can now access the Control Panel from the game software via a button overlay in the top left hand corner of the screen.

Select the "Show CP overlay button" in the setup window to activate this feature.


January 18 2020 - 3:00 pm

- V 9.2.1.1

VisTrak Stereo

New 1:

Measured stereo ball LA, ball speed and ball path - plus club data - is now stored in the video file so that the video can be replayed with these original parameters.

Up until now, the system would re-calculate these parameters when loading the video file because the stereo camera images would be no longer available.

Thus the system would use only data available from the VisTrak camera video.

The user has can re-calculate the video data by switching on the "Re-cal angles" option.

The "Data:" display shows where the data is coming from i.e. from the current video or re-calculated.

Note that even the current shot data source is displayed as "Video" because the current shot data is also saved to the video file.

New 2: The frame and render buffers are cleared when starting the camera.


January 17 2020 - 12:28 pm

- V 9.2.1.0

VisTrak Video overlay

The Video swing playback overlay will be optionally displayed in the game software (TGC, E6 etc) after every shot.


 

 


 


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About Martin Gardiner

Founder of GSA Golf

I've been in the golf simulation business for over 20 years now

These days, when I'm not developing golf simulators, you'll find me in my keyboard music studio


 

 

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