Family Software Newsletter #29 - March 11, 2005

Drag Racing Computers and Software -


1. Which Weather Station Should I Buy?

-- Which Weather Station Should I Buy? --
The old saying, "you get what you pay for", always seems to apply, as it does here. The best weather station has every feature. However, if you don't need every feature, than a less expensive model may fit your requirements and save you money.

The Davis Vantage Pro2 Cabled Unit is easy to setup and gives consistent and accurate readings of Barometric Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity about every 2 to 10 seconds. The wind sensor reports the wind speed and direction readings also at 2 to 10 second intervals. If you plan on using our TrueWind(TM) ET Prediction, the wind sensor interval can make a difference. It does not have fan aspirated sensors which would be nice, but not mandatory. We have an Aspiration Kit, (FS-7747, $99.95) where you can convert it to a daytime fan aspirated unit if you wish. The sensors are solar powered. It has a separate console for viewing the weather making it a standalone device. The console runs off of 3 "C" batteries or it comes with a 110 volt adapter. The Vantage Pro was designed to be out in the weather 24/7, so it is okay to leave it out in stormy weather. The outside sensors attach to the viewing console with a 40 foot phone type cord included. You have to purchase a Davis WeatherLink data module (FS-6510SER, FS-6510USB) to connect the console to your PC. This adds $159.95 to the cost if you want to use the system with your PC and the RaceLog Pro software.

It's no secret that we have the best paging system on the planet. Ask any racer who has one! Our Family Software (FS-1240, $569.95) Paging System is guaranteed to work every time. There are very good technical reasons for that, but we don't want our competitors to know what they are doing wrong. So, as much as I'd like to tell you, I can't. We are also the only company that offers a paging package for each of the above weather stations. When you purchase one of our Trailer Station Paging Packages, you can rest assured that you have the best equipment that money can buy. We have always been the innovators in this industry and I guarantee that will never change.

-- REAL World Technical Support --
With Family Software, you'll get better technical support than anywhere on the planet. Why? Because, we design and/or use all of the products that we sell. All of my 30+ years of racing experience and knowledge is available to you and our other customers. Try to find that kind of information at any one of our competitors. You won't be able to, I guarantee it! Family Software cares about the racer and his/her success as a racer. We also want you to get the most value for your hard earned dollars.

-- Secure Ordering --
You can safely order directly from our web site. All of your information is handled on our Secure Server. We have established a privacy policy and it is posted on the web site. Our company is registered with the Public Eye for safe, secure ordering.

If you have questions or topics that you would like to see covered in this newsletter, please Email them to me.

Bob Kodadek
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Family Software - Drag Racing Computers and Software - 610.497.5561(Voice/Fax)

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