The Facts Machine II program for the Fantom Racing® Dynamometer is written for the Microsoft Windows® operating systems. It is intended to be a replication, with minor modifications and even some improvements over the Facts Machine™ DOS program that has been shipped with the Fantom Dyno since 1991.
The Facts Machine II has been tested on the following Operating Systems: Windows® 95, 98, 2000, ME, NT 4.0 (SP 3 & up), XP, XP Pro, Vista & Windows 7 (32 bit ONLY). Eight (8) megabytes of memory on a Windows 95 laptop is about the minimum. The program folder takes about 1 Meg of hard drive space including 50 motor files.
A minimum CPU speed of 100 MHz is recommended but not necessary. Data screens will be very slow to appear at lower processor speeds. Anything above 500 MHz is fine. Make sure you have at least 16 Megs of RAM or whatever your operating system requires.
An open Serial Port must be available for communications between the computer and the dynamometer. A Serial to USB Adapter may be used.
Although a printer is not required to run the program you must install a printer (any printer will do) for the graphic and “Time Based Data” screens to function properly in the program. You may install any printer even though the printer does not have to be plugged into the computer at any time including during installation. A printer will have to be connected to actually print any screen from the program however. Send your questions & comments to decCo SoftWare.
This page and it's contents are Copyright 2002 ~ 2013 by Dave Clary, DBA; decCo SoftWare.