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Old 07-19-2016, 05:28 AM   #15
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There are not many devices (laptop, tablets, etc) that have serial ports anymore.
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As somebody already mentioned, there is also a Bluetooth version. I originally bought that, only to find that the necessary J1939 data stream required for it was not present on my '04 coach. Cummins was just starting to implement it in '04. The rear data port had some of the J1939 data, but not all of it. The front port didn't have any.

The USB version JIB uses the older J1708 data stream, which was present on the front port. I believe that is true of the serial version as well. And I still use the older 2.5 version of the VMSpc software. The newest version has too many bugs at this time.

I use a Nextbook 10" Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard for VMSpc, with a Ram Mounts tablet holder on the dashboard. I have a separate Garmin GPS, not the RV version.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:51 PM   #17
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Just an FYI...I talked to Art at Silver Leaf today and it was mentioned that they are not heavily pursuing the blutooth option. Bluetooth is upgrading too fast for them to keep up with. It was suggested that I download VPSpc 3.0 because it was the best for my 400 ISL.
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I originally wanted the wireless option that Bluetooth provided, but using a micro USB cable running to the computer is not the hassle I expected it would be.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:05 PM   #19
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What is everyone using to monitor your coaches vital signs?

In the picture above you can see there are 2 USB cables plugged into the laptop, the one on the right is the VMSpc and the one on the right is for the GPS receiver.
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I installed the glass dash and kept my older Silverleaf unit.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:21 PM   #21
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NOW THAT'S THE WAY TO GO!
But...I'm putting two kids through college. It's not happening any time soon...hahaha
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DrDave, what GPS receiver do you use?
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If you have a USB port on your computer, use it. No need to get a serial version and then have to pay for an adapter.
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The glass dash is a great option but Art said we'd have to modify our instrument cluster hump to accommodate it.
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The glass dash is a great option but Art said we'd have to modify our instrument cluster hump to accommodate it.
Silverleaf can handle that, no problem!
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I can attest that 4.01 sucks, it won't recognize an 400 ISL, and it doesn't work on Windows 10. I installed it on Windows 7 and besides not recognizing the engine, it shuts off after about twenty to 30 minutes. Being computer illiterate, it is not an install and operate program. I'm glad that Art brought back an earlier version.
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Yep, there is a reason Silverleaf pulled it for a while!

I started with Ver 3.1, and went backwards to Ver 2.5, which I am still using. It is stable, does what I want, and looks good to me. I have 4.0.5 downloaded and installed, but have not checked it yet to see if it works better than 4.0.3, which I didn't have good luck with either.
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Gentlemen, the Silverleaf download web page provides the following information:

"Current version is v4.0.5. However, due to a couple surprise! bugs (WiFi and Offsets), we're pulling it until a v4.0.6-build is ready to deploy. In the mean time, I'm putting the v3.0b1 back up...for now..."

I've been using 3.0 Build 1 for several years without any problems other than the cruise control speed will go to "0" intermittently. Minor annoyance.
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