Check out your AMB Equipment
Now is the time of
year to check out you AMB Autocount equipment and decide if
you need to repair or upgrade. If you are getting poor
counts the maybe you have got water in the coax. A
replacement can work wonders! We have Complete Timing
here and AMBrc Components
here. If you are keeping an old AMB20 system going we
have some used equipment
here. Maybe you Race software is showing it's age? You
can now buy bbkRC Pro, our most popular Race Software
with annual licensing for little more than £2 a week!.
here for features and
here for ordering
Cup 2005 - Denmark
Following the successful timing of
the GP Touring Car Carpet World Cup, we are off to Denmark to time the
DHI Cup, Jan 14-16 2005 . This is a huge meeting with 16 Heats, 3 rounds
or practice, 6 rounds of Heats and 3 Leg Finals for all crammed into
less than 48 hours! This year there are drivers form all over the world,
not just Europe, including Surikarn Chaidajsuriya, Atsushi Hara, Matt
Francis and of course the current World Champion, Marc Rheinard.
Together with just about every Touring Car Driver in Scandinavia it is
going to be the start of a year of high profile races in Denmark. For
details check our www.dhi-cup.dk. We
hope to be able to run a live WebCast of the results.
More news nearer the date.
31 December 2004
Customer of bbkRC!
Following the success of
the GP Carpet World Cup
in Switzerland earlier this month we have had a rush of new users of
bbkRC and we have just recorded out 100th License for Caldicot Radio
Controlled Car Club and our "Win a Free PT" Competition is now closed.
The Winner is Andy Oldman who predicted 31st December 2004. Well
done Andy! We now
offer annual licensing of our most popular software, bbkRC Pro, for just
£117.50 per year. That is about £2 per week. For that you get
software that is second to none with full telephone support and updates.
Check out the features of bbkRC Pro here.
Why settle for anything less?
24 December 2004
price increases - 1st January 2005
AMB equipment will be
rising in price from 1st January 2005 by between 3% and 12%. We can
supply at the current prices up to 24th December 2004.
on the Pocket PC
On show at the
2004 BRCA AGM was the latest development of DRIVERnet. For
over 10 years bbk Software has offered a networked Race
Information system. Originally based on a wired network, bbkRC
DRIVERS adds the possibility of Wireless networking, a
very convenient option for Race Organisers. Despite Laptops
becoming smaller, the ultimate in convenience can only
achieved using a hand held device. Now its available,
DRIVERnet for the Pocket PC. Within a few seconds of powering
up the Pocket PC can be scanning the results of races
(including lap times) and overall results, updated after each
race. You can view the race in progress and the race schedule,
so you know when your next race is scheduled to start. You can
also view the lap times in Open Practice.
If you want the latest race
data in your hand this is what you need. A WiFi enabled Pocket
PC (we use and recommend Dell Axim 30, costing less than £300
including VAT & UK Delivery) and a club that runs bbkRC
The demonstration at the AGM
was very popular and as a result the BRCA Large Scale On Road
Section will be offering this system in addition to PC based
DRIVERnet next year. The 1/8th Rallycross Section will using
this to assist their Referees.
When you set up DRIVERnet you
can choose whether to make the network "Open" or
"closed" using encryption. You decide whether anyone
can connect or not. The WiFi Network range depends on the
location of the Wireless Access Points. On open ground a range
of 200 yards is possible. Indoors the range is more limited,
but it is possible to set up WAPS in different rooms and the
Pocket PC will "roam" rather like a mobile
for a gallery of screen shots. DRIVERnet for the Pocket PC is
under further development and will be available by January
2005. As we gain experience of use we may well change the
colours and detail of the pages, in order to improve
readability and usefulness.
Reasons why Race Directors & Timekeepers love bbkRC
In its first year of
general release nearly 100 copies of bbkRC have been sold.
bbkRC is used in England, Ireland, Scotland,
Norway, Switzerland, South Africa and Malta GC. Why
is it so popular? Here
are some reasons suggested by users.
Have you got and
AMB8300, AMB8800 or AMB20 System on its last legs? Are your
AMB20 Transponders not lasting the meeting?
If you have an older AMB
system and its getting a bit tired, maybe we can help you to
keep it going a bit longer until you can make the move to
AMBrc and Personal Transponders. Click
for prices of replacement transponders and decoders.
Want to Race
against the World's best Electric Touring Car drivers?
If in 1998 you wanted to
try your skills against the likes of Barry Baker, Craig
Dresher, Atsushi Hara, David Spashett, Josh Cyrul, Mike
Swauger, Joel Johnson or Masami Hirosaka then all you had
to do was enter the ISTC World Cup at On Track 98. Those who
did will never forget the experience. Those who didn't kicked
themselves for passing by the chance of a racing lifetime. Well,
you have another chance this December! Its not quite so
convenient to us Brits but in Switzerland on December 9-12th
there is another one. If you book with EasyJet the fares are
rock bottom! Luton/Geneva £7.99 there and £4.99 back! There
are hotel rooms for as little as 53 Swiss Francs a night
(circa £25) so what is stopping you? You can even bring back
some Duty Free (Switzerland is not EEC) and some Swiss
Chocolates for her Christmas Present. Just check out http://worldcup.rcworld.ch/.
Why are we telling you this? Well, just like the 1998 (South
Shields), 1999 (London) and 2000 (Zhongshan, China) ISTC World
Cups we are the Timekeeping. See you in the snow?
Services from bbk Software.
If you are planning a big
meeting and need Timekeeping Services, just call us. We can
run the meeting with your equipment or we can supply
Computer, Printer, Decoder and Transponders. We can time
meetings at all levels, in the past we have timed IFMAR
World Championships, National Championships, Regional Series
and Grand Prix. This is not a UK only service, we can Time
Meetings anywhere in the World. In the past we have timed
meetings in America, China and Europe.