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DYNO-MAX 2010 version 10.23  is now available for ordering! Our 2010 version adds dozens of new features over the older DYNO-MAX 2000 (9.38 and earlier releases). Users on a current Priority Support Plan may order the upgrade CD –at no charge!

An Option-Pak™ add-in package may be purchased to upgrade our "Pro" (or standard) versions to advanced "Pro+" (plus) features. This "plus" package's engineering enhancements provide even more functionality beyond the standard or "Pro" versions' impressive list of capabilities. See the chart below to compare these versions.

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6.48
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DYNO-MAX
2000
"Lite"

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9.38

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2010
"Lite"

Version
10.23
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DYNO-MAX
2000
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Version
9.38

DYNO-MAX
2010
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10.23
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2000
"Pro"

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9.38 

DYNO-MAX
2010
"Pro"

Version
10.23 
 
Advanced Technology
Utilizes the power and convenience of the world-wide standard Windows 7 64-bit (and 32-bit) operating system - no archaic DOS or proprietary user interface to learn.
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Arguably the most powerful, fast, and flexible mainstream programming codebase in use today. Allows our programmers to easily maintain and extend the power of DYNO-MAX - greatly extending the life of your financial and learning investment.Assembly and Microsoft's Visual C++ Code ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Extensive, context-sensitive, help system including tips and video tutorials make learning DYNO-MAX's expansive feature set easy.HTML-Style Windows Help ü ü ü
Sophisticated programming and thread locking truly utilizes the speed advantage of PCs with more than one, multi-core and hyper-threaded, processor.Multi-Processor Threading ü ü ü
Provide hooks for OEM versions of DYNO-MAX in local languages.Multiple Language Tables ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports simultaneous capture and calculation of multiple RPMs (e.g. engine, absorber, driveshaft or chassis roll) and their intermediary gear ratios - adds tremendous signal-source flexibility for returning the desired torque and inertial energy.Multiple RPM source and Shift Ratio support ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Makes DYNO-MAX immune to hard-drive access failure - common when running delicate disk drives around acoustical shock waves (loud exhaust) or vibration.Robust Hard-Drive 'Smart Buffering™' ü ü ü
Several third-party and DYNOmite data-acquisition (or control) boards may be simultaneously interfaced for communications with DYNO-MAX.Support for multiple data-acquisition boards Basic (only) ü ü ü ü
Built-in features allow capturing RPM data well beyond the range of typical internal combustion engines. Great for situations where high-speed turbines, etc. must be monitored.Tach and Servo range extension to 500,000+ RPM ü ü
Channel Dampening & Filtering
The data dampening may be assigned to use a special "high-frequency" dampening routine that eliminates annoying "fuzz" on graphed lines - without masking any material transients.2x (high-frequency) Channel Dampening ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's proprietary "Smart Spike™" routines can even filter out real-time data glitches - without affecting even very-rapid (genuine) data changes.Advanced "Smart Spike™" algorithms ü
Each data channel may be (individually) assigned whether to use the special 2x (high-frequency) dampening routine, and/or custom spike-filtering algorithm parameters.Configure Spike and 2x filtering by channel ü ü
Users may adjust the controls for exponentially applied spike-filtering algorithms - to insure that only unwanted glitches are eliminated, while all material transient behavior is displayedExponential Spike Filtering Basic (only) ü ü ü ü ü ü
Each data channel may be assigned its own, separate, amount of (software algorithm based) data dampening - including control of the algorithms used.Individually adjustable Channel Dampening  Basic (only) ü ü ü ü ü ü
Correction & Calibration
The software can automatically compensate for the affect of weather conditions on test power and torque data (even during real-time) - using your-own Custom (user created) correction algorithms, as well as many other industry-standard methods.Atmospheric correction - Custom ü ü ü ü ü ü
The software can automatically compensate for the affect of weather conditions on test power and torque data (even during real-time) - using the DIN correction method, as well as many other standards.Atmospheric correction - DIN ü ü ü ü ü ü
The software can automatically compensate for the affect of weather conditions on test power and torque data (even during real-time) - using the ECE correction method, as well as many other standards.Atmospheric correction - ECE ü ü ü ü ü ü
The software can automatically compensate for the affect of weather conditions on test power and torque data (even during real-time) - using the JIN correction method, as well as many other standards.Atmospheric correction - JIS ü ü ü ü ü ü
The software can automatically compensate for the affect of weather conditions on test power and torque data (even during real-time) - using the SAE (J1349) correction rules, as well as many other methods.Atmospheric correction - SAE ü ü ü ü ü ü
The software can automatically compensate for the affect of weather conditions on test power and torque data (even during real-time) - using the SAE Standard (J607) correction rules, as well as many other methods.Atmospheric correction - STD ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Approximate "Estimated Flywheel Power" is available (for chassis testing) via DYNO-MAX's built-in formulas and parameter fields - these self-documenting calculations are in contrast to the secrete "black-box" data manipulations of other "dyno" brands.Chassis dyno "Estimated Flywheel Hp" ü ü ü
The inertia for rotating shafts, flywheels, drums, and similar driveline components may be easily determined using DYNO-MAX's built-in inertia calculator - more complex engine assemblies and absorber inertias may be looked up in the calculator's database. Cylindrical Component Inertia Calculator ü ü
DYNO-MAX's advanced parasitic loss compensation includes inputs and formulas for those engine (or vehicle) drive train losses which vary in proportion to the applied power levels - non-linear loss curves are supported.Driveline % Loss compensation ü
DYNO-MAX's advanced parasitic loss compensation includes inputs and formulas for those dynamometer drive train losses which vary in proportion to the applied power levels - non-linear loss curves are supported.Dyno % Loss compensation ü ü ü ü ü ü
The parasitic-loss correction algorithms allow easy adjustment for exponentially shaped loss curves - self-documenting, user-editable, formulas and edit tables are even available for dealing with unique loss-behavior curves.Exponential loss compensation ü ü
The software can automatically compensate for the engine's (estimated) internal friction when applying atmospheric correction rules - in accordance with the SAE and other standards bodies rules.Friction compensation ü ü ü ü ü ü
The software can automatically compensate for the effects of inertial energy during engine and chassis dynamometer testing - DYNO-MAX can easily deal with components accelerating at different rates due to gear ratios in the drivetrain.Inertial compensation Basic (only) ü ü ü ü ü ü
Frictional, windage, and viscous test losses may be corrected for using DYNO-MAX's advanced parasitic loss compensation inputs and formulas - separate compensation parameters are maintained for the dynamometer itself and the tested engine (or vehicle).Parasitic Loss compensation ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
The inertia calculator includes a pendulum-method tool for field-testing the inertia of items like chassis-dynamometer rolls, etc. - this method may even be used with the rolls still in the dynamometer.Pendulum Inertia Calculator ü ü
The appropriate constant for determining the ratio of roll-shaft or absorber RPM to vehicle velocity (i.e. for chassis dyno speedometer calibration) may be easily determined using DYNO-MAX's built-in Vehicle Speed Factor Calculator.Speed Factor Calculator ü ü ü ü ü ü
Database
An extensive library of setup combinations (test-run information, console layout, channel dampening, graph design, report format, etc.) may be saved for instant recall of prior test conditions.Multiple stored configuration Environments ü ü ü ü ü ü
Recorded test run may be stored into a hierarchal Windows Explorer file-folder structure.Run Information data storage folders ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX Pro+ test run data may also be simultaneously stored in the (universally supported) ASCII .csv (comma separated values) format - this allows sharing data with almost any database or spreadsheet program in the world.Save Runs in ASCII (.csv) format (also) needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
All test run data is saved in DYNO-MAX's highly-compressed format, using extremely-fast compression algorithms - even lengthy test files, embodying huge amounts of channel data, require only modest storage space.Save Runs in compressed DYNO-MAX format ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX Pro+ test run data may also be simultaneously stored in Microsoft's popular Excel (.xls) file format - this allows sharing and analyzing data with the world's most popular spreadsheet programSave Runs in Excel (.xls) format (also) needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
DYNO-MAX Pro+ test run data may also be simultaneously stored in Microsoft's popular Access (.mdb) file format - this allows integrating data with the multitude of programs that read and write Access data bases.Save Runs in native Access (.mdb) format (also) needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
File folders for recorded test runs may be automatically created with DYNO-MAX's "Smart" folder-creation and folder-naming preference.Smart auto-create of run sub-folders option ü
Filenames for recorded test runs may be automatically assigned with DYNO-MAX's "Smart" file-naming preference.Smart auto-naming of run files option ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's amazing (proprietary) "Smart Search" (fuzzy-logic) tool finds the exact run you are looking for, within a test database of thousands of pulls - even if you misspell (or miss enter) a few criteria, Smart Search can find the right run.Smart Search™ (fuzzy) Runs database searching ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's "Smart Search" tool offers extra fields for refining search criteria to isolate just a certain set of runs out of a test database of thousands of pulls - ideal when you want to examine a few runs, with some similar characteristics.Smart Search™ (advanced) database searching ü ü
Operators may easily add extra (miscellaneous) test run data entry (information) fields (text or numeric format).User defined Run Information data fields ü ü
Extra (miscellaneous) test run data entry (information) fields (for reports, etc.) may even include formula (equation) results.User defined Run Information live Formula fields ü ü
An extensive (user editable) database of vehicle weight's and coast down G's (drag information) is included.User editable Vehicle Weight & Drag database ü ü
DYNO-MAX includes data in its run information files' format to support usage of XP Explorer's extended file-properties field tags - no need to actually open DYNO-MAX to reveal many identifying pieces of information about each .run file. Utilizes XP Explorer's File Properties field tags ü ü ü ü ü ü
Exporting & Importing
DYNO-MAX supports exporting of its raw (calibrated) channel data into Microsoft's popular Excel (.xls) file format - this allows analyzing test data, prior to dampening, filtering, or formula manipulation, with the world's most popular spreadsheet.Export raw data in native Excel (.xls) format ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports exporting of its raw (calibrated) channel data into the ASCII comma-separated-values (.csv) format - this allows analyzing test data, prior to dampening, filtering, or formula manipulation, with many third-party tools.Export raw data in ASCII (.csv) format ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports exporting of high-level (formula derived) graph data into Microsoft's popular Excel (.xls) file format - this allows analyzing graphed data with the world's most popular spreadsheet.Export Graph points in native Excel (.xls) format ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports exporting of high-level (formula derived) graph data into the ASCII comma-separated-values (.csv) format - this allows analyzing graphed data with with many third-party tools.Export Graph points in ASCII (.csv) format ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports exporting any of its displayed graphs into Microsoft's popular Windows Metafile (.wmf) format - this allows e-mailing of graphs in a form that almost any recipient can click-to-open for review.Export Graphs in Windows Metafile format ü ü ü ü ü
Graphed test run data may be clipped, one (or more) unwanted sections cut out, and then saved as a separate new run - allows easily separating multiple pulls from a lengthy session into discrete test run files. Export Clipped Graph's data as New Run ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports importing third-party, ASCII .csv (comma separated values) format, data as raw channel data - allows converting test data, captured in other programs, into DYNO-MAX runs for saving and analyzing with its powerful tools.Import Run Data in ASCII (.csv) format ü ü ü
A built-in "E-mail Current Run to recipient" menu selection (Send To:) allows mailing all pertinent files, for the selected run, to your customer - this allows them to analyze their run themselves, using the free (demo) DYNO-MAX download.Integrated Send To: E-mail Run Data to Customer ü ü ü ü ü ü
A built-in "E-mail Current Run to Land & Sea" menu selection (Send To:) allows mailing all pertinent files, for the selected run, to our priority support team - this allows them to analyze, and comment on, your setup or questions.Integrated Send To: E-mail Run Data to Support ü ü ü ü ü ü
A built-in "Zip Current Run for  E-mailing to Owner" menu selection (Send To:) allows transferring all pertinent files, for the selected run, to your customer - this allows them to analyze their run themselves, using the free (demo) DYNO-MAX download.Integrated Zip Run Data for transfer to Customer ü ü
A built-in "Zip Current Run for  E-mailing to Support" menu selection (Send To:) allows transferring all pertinent files, for the selected run, to our priority support team - this allows them to analyze, and comment on, your setup or questions.Integrated Zip Run Data for transfer to Support ü ü
Bidirectional, third-party data device communications, between local or remote (networked) data devices is supported via simple ASCII format first-in first-out (FIFO) files - exchange is language, network, and protocol neutral.Pass data/control to user's program via FIFO files ü ü
Later versions of DYNO-MAX can still (directly) open, read, and save legacy "DYNO-MAX for Windows" in the current (expanded) DYNO-MAX file format - no need to leave your old test data behind.Reads older "DYNO-MAX for Windows" Runs ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX Pro+ can exchange data with Microsoft's Excel, in Real-Time, via a DDE (dynamic data exchange) OLE (object linking and embedding) bond - watch as either program immediately responds to changes made in the other.Real-Time DDE via OLE support for Excel needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
Formula Editor
One of DYNO-MAX's most important benefits. Allows users to audit and actually extend the data acquisition and control power of the package - just by modifying or adding your own lines of "code" or equations.Advanced Formula Editor (end user accessible)  ü ü
Complex logic branching is easy with both nested "If Statements" or "If-Else" conditional formula execution.Conditional Formula statements (user) ü ü
User-formula lines can calculate the derivative (rate of change) or the integral (sum or readings) for any channel or other formula. The time period for calculating derivatives or integrals is also fully adjustable.Derivative & Integral Formula statements (user) ü ü
User-formula lines can be set to return the integer (no decimal place) value of any channel or other formula. This is convenient when a decimal remainder must be stripped from a returned value.Integer (INT) Formula statements (user) ü ü
User-formula lines may incorporate complex trigonometric functions including: Sine, Cosine, Tangent, Arc Sine, Arc Cosine, and Arc Tangent. The flexible formula engine allows either radian or degree format equations.Trigonometric Formula statements (user) ü ü
Formulas
Hundreds of built-in formulas provide easy displaying and graphing from an extensive array of common and  advanced data - without writing any custom equations.200+ System & User Editable Formulas Included ü ü
The real-time or recorded values from any of DYNO-MAX's built-in, or user's custom, formulas may be displayed, graphed, or listed in columns for analysis.A Formula's results may be Graphed and/or Listed Basic (only) ü ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the engine's VE% - without writing any custom equations.Airflow Volumetric Efficiency Formula ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula support includes the ability to display and graph calculated Air/Fuel Ratio from your airflow and fuel flow data - without writing any custom equations.Air/Fuel Ratio Formula ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula support includes the ability to calculate, display, and graph the engine's Average Piston Speed from the crankshaft stroke, rod length, and RPM channel data - without writing any custom equations.Average Piston Speed Formula ü ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the engine's Average Exhaust Gas Temperature - without writing any custom equations.Average EGT Formula ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the engine's Average Power - without writing any custom equations.Average Power Formula ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the vehicle's front/rear torque percentage, from separate torque sources - without writing any custom equations.AWD Torque Split % Formula ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the vehicle's total torque, from separate torque sources - without writing any custom equations.AWD (or split axle) Twin-Torque Source Formula ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the engine's BMEP (average cylinder pressure) - without writing any custom equations.Brake Mean Effective Pressure Formula ü ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the engine's BSAC (air efficiency) - without writing any custom equations.Brake Specific Air Consumption Formula ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the engine's BSFC (fuel efficiency) - without writing any custom equations.Brake Specific Fuel Consumption Formula ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the effective "drawbar force" - without writing any custom equations.Chassis-dyno Tractive Force Formula ü ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the approximate BSAC (from fuel-flow and AFR data) - without writing any custom equations.Estimated BSAC from GPH*AFR Formula ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the approximate BSFC (from air-flow and AFR data) - without writing any custom equations.Estimated BSFC from CFM/AFR Formula ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the approximate internal engine friction, from measured data and and entered parameters - without writing any custom equations.Friction power estimates ü ü ü ü ü ü
User formulas may "latch" onto the maximum calculated value - for display and graphing.Peak and Hold Formulas ü ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in formula calculates, displays, and graphs the engine's maximum piston acceleration - without writing any custom equations.Piston Peak Acceleration Formula ü ü ü ü ü ü
Allows listing only the formulas you commonly use in your daily testing.Show Only Favorites formula filtering ü ü ü
Full Units Support
Enter, calibrate, display, graph, and report data in any combination of English, Metric, or other units system.English, Metric, etc. Units support ü ü ü ü ü ü
Calibration may be conducted in different units systems than the ones used for displaying, graphing, or reporting data. Calibrate in English, Metric, etc. ü
Built-in units conversion choices goes well beyond common internal combustion dyno testing options.Voltage and Current Formula Units ü ü ü ü ü ü
Graphing
DYNO-MAX PRO+ graphing support includes 3D (Z-axis) capabilities for plotting an extra dimension of captured test data - three-dimensional analysis is useful for fuel-injection mapping data that is both RPM and throttle dependant.3D (Z-axis) graphing needs "Pro+"
Automate adding overlay lines to graphs by using DYNO-MAX's "Smart Overlaying" preferences to intelligently determine the baseline vs. overlay data, line styles, etc.Advanced "Smart-Overlaying™" mode ü
The bottom-X, left-Y, and right-Y graph axis may be (individually) manually scaled.Allows user defined Graph scaling overrides ü ü
The maximum data value, and its exact location on any graph line, may be automatically annotated - on an individual (optional) line-by-line basis.Auto-annotation of Graph lines' peak values ü ü
DYNO-MAX's exclusive "Smart Clipping" can automatically trim unwanted "tails" (e.g. throttle down) from the end of graphs.Auto Clip out Graph "tails" via "Smart Clipping™" ü ü ü ü ü ü
The bottom-X, left-Y, and right-Y graph axis may be (individually) set to auto scale their range - and/or lock their minimum display range to zero.Automatic Graph axis scaling ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Columnar format test point data reports can be automatically averaged at the bottom - especially useful for summarizing the results of lengthy steady-state-tests.Averaging of each Data Points listing column ü ü
Average lines may be graphed for a series of displayed (or hidden) run's overlay lines - to help you concentrate on repeatable differences between changes, rather than one-time anomalies.Averaging of Multi-Run Graph Overlays ü ü
A consistency of color for each formula's plotted graph lines, text label, legend, etc. is maintained (automatically) across DYNO-MAX - helping you instantly recognize the source of a line on a busy graph.Color coded Graph line labels and/or legend ü ü
The color of lines (formula results) plotted on graphs, as well as the displayed line style may be user adjusted. Configurable Graph line styles and colors ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX may be set to automatically record and graph the average results from a series of back-to-back test runs.Consecutive Pull Averaging ü ü
The graph's unique "inquiry slide-bar" toolbar icon allows dragging a vertical Y-axis across the graph to display each line's data (at that axis intersection).Examine Graph points Inquiry Slide Bar tool ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX PRO+ graphing support includes Fast Fourier Transform algorithms for applying advanced mathematical analysis to captured test data - FFT analysis pulls important frequency patterns out of, otherwise, random looking graph data.FFT Advanced Data Analysis graphing needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
One or more unneeded (or distracting) sections of a graph may be "clipped" from the display - especially helpful for drilling into the important section of endurance run graphs and speeding up plotting time. Graph Clipping controls ü ü ü ü ü ü
The graph's "measurement-divider" (compass) toolbar icon allows reporting a wide array of statistical data between any two points on a graph line (e.g. range, slope, data average, delta time, etc.).Graph-Line Measurement-Divider tool ü
The graph's "sliding-hand" toolbar icon allows quickly sliding around the viewable area of a zoomed-in graph.Graph Panning Controls ü ü ü ü ü ü
In columnar format test point data reports, the line containing the peak power is highlighted in a unique color.Highlighting of Peak Hp in Graph's Data Points ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX PRO+ graphing support includes Histogram algorithms for creating data distribution plots of captured test data - Histogram analysis pulls density patterns out of, otherwise, random looking graph data.Histogram Advanced Data Analysis graphing needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
The graph's "magnifying-glass" toolbar icon allows zooming in to examine even a tiny 0.001 second segment of graphed data.Interactive Graph Zoom-In controls ü ü ü ü ü ü
Manually or automatically add overlay lines to graphs of multiple runs - with many options to make the task easier and display results less confusing.Overlay Graphing of multiple Runs ü ü ü
The graph's "eyeglasses" toolbar icon allows instantly drilling down into a wide array of source information about each individual point (e.g. millisecond) for a graphed line.Point & click Graph point examination ü ü ü ü ü ü
A built-in border legend displays the "Peak Hp @ RPM" for the graphed data - a user preference controls this feature's display.Peak Hp @ RPM noted on Graphs ü ü ü ü ü ü
During "Snap Shot" (single-frame) recording, "Smart Clipping" can automatically segment the graphed data into individually viewable clips.Smart Clipping™ of "Snap-Shot" data capture ü ü
DYNO-MAX's unique "Smart Tiling™" feature opens and tiles just the right combination of graph and/or data points windows, even for multiple open runs - with an almost psychic ability to guess what you wanted to look at.Smart Tiling™ of multiple Graph and Data windows ü ü ü ü ü ü
Graphed data (and data-points listings) may be plotted over time, or any other formula's (e.g. RPM) data, serving as the X-axis increment.Step & Time Graph Averaging ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Sweep test data may, optionally, be graphed and listed in (user defined) fixed "step" increments.User definable Step-Averaging parameters Basic (only) Basic (only) Basic (only) Basic (only) Basic (only) ü ü
Each line in a graph may have a (sticky) annotation attached - with or without line leaders and text boxes.User defined annotation of individual Graph lines ü ü
Variance percentages may be graphed for a series of displayed (or hidden) run's overlay lines - to help you better quantify the amount of difference between tests.Variance % listing for Multi-Run Graph Overlays ü ü
Operator Console
Built-in, extra, console formats - for optimizing display requirements, available without the need for any custom console designing.Alternate Real-Time Console designs Two (only) ü ü
Helps when tracking real-time testing from remote (ultra-quite) control rooms, and adds a real feel for engine behavior during playback.Audible Tachometer ü ü ü ü ü ü
User-adjustable (high and low) scale ranges - for all analog console meters.Custom set Console Gauge ranges ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
User-selectable assignment for displayed formulas - for all digital and analog console meters.Customize Console Gauge assignments ü ü ü ü ü ü
Allows users to create their own DYNO-MAX control console configuration.Console Design Editor ü ü
Share monitor real estate with other running windowed programs.Custom (or Windowed) Console Gauge layout  ü ü ü
A built-in "Demo-Mode" uses DYNO-MAX's formulas to generate sample test data to simulate DYNOmite data-acquisition readings - using the simulation helps you learn basic DYNO-MAX features without needing to run an engine.Demo-Mode Simulation ü ü
Digital-only gauges may be intermixed with analog gauges, in any combination, on consoles.Digital Gauge support ü ü ü ü ü ü
Vertical (bulb-thermometer style) gauge arrays are available, to display data from multiple formulas - and may be added to custom consoles.Multi-Channel Thermometer Gauge support ü ü
Horizontal, multi-formula, bar type gauge (i.,e. for EGTs) is standard on default consoles - and may be added to custom consoles. Multi-Channel EGT Bar Graph ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Fully integrates video (and audio) monitoring, recording and playback into your DYNO-MAX console and files.Multimedia (Video & Audio) capture & playback ü ü
Previous run's data may be overlaid with real-time, "chart recorder" XY trace graphing - during recording and playback.Real-Time Console Trace Chart Run Overlaying ü ü
Continuous, real-time, "scatter plot" graph may be added to custom consoles.Scatter Plot Console Charts GPS (only) ü ü ü ü ü ü
Continuous, real-time, "chart recorder" XY trace graph is standard on default consoles - and may be added to custom consoles.Scrolling Console Trace Charts ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports multiple program instances, allowing for running up to four test cells from a single PC and monitor.Support for multiple simultaneous dyno cells ü ü ü ü
Special aspect-ratio preference settings and other design features allow splitting DYNO-MAX across dual side-by-side (ultra-wide) Windows monitors - for maximum console real estate.Support for Windows 7, Vista, and XP's dual monitors ü ü ü ü
Each analog gauge supports one, two or three formula-driven needles - plus a digital readout.Triple needle Analog Gauge support ü ü ü ü ü ü
The decimal precision of displayed formula data may be reduced, without losing any precision of the actual calculations.User defined display resolution ü ü ü ü ü ü
The default (displayed) names of many console buttons may be overwritten (and saved by individual operator), without ever invoking the Console Design Editor.User Editable Console Button Text Labels ü ü
Operator Console Alarms
Console alarms may include a wide array of distinct (by individual alarm) alarm sounds - including specific voice alerts like "...exhaust-temperature over limits...". Audible Alarms and Voice Warnings  ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX can report what was happening just before, or shortly after, an alarm occurred - even if you were not recording data at the time the actual even occurred!Alarms capture previous 30-second "History" buffer ü ü ü ü ü ü
Console alarms may be user configured to automatically handle actions like applying deacceleration braking upon end-of-test or other pre-defined test conditions.Automatic End-of-Test "Emergency Brake" actions ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's exclusive "Black-Box" feature maintains an emergency logger that can create a graph, or replay, the last several-minutes of dyno operation - even if you forgot to record the test!Black Box™ (flight recorder) continuous logging ü ü ü ü
Operators may define console key "Panic Button" alarm actions to shut down an ongoing test, the engine itself, ventilation fans, pumps, etc.Configurable "Panic Button" actions Basic (only) ü ü ü ü
Every console formula, analog needle, or digital gauge may carry multiple high/low (conditional) alarm set-points and actions - this includes visual gauge color changes, text warnings, voice alerts, relay and servo actions, etc.Set Gauge Alarm & Limit actions Basic (only) Basic (only) Basic (only) ü ü ü ü
Console alarm functions may be conditioned on (one or more) simple, or highly advanced, formula-based rules and monitored inputs - full if-else logic branching and nesting is supported.Set complex conditional Alarm & Limit actions ü ü
Operators may define console and formula alarm actions to activate or de-activate test-cell hardware.User Editable external Start|Stop switch actions ü ü ü ü
Operator Convenience Features
Dozens of test runs may be simultaneously opened for comparisons, back to back replays, side-by-side window tiling, etc.Allows multiple open Runs ü ü ü ü ü ü
Hardware relays may be user assigned to various console buttons, alarms, or custom conditional formulas.Assignable Relay-Button actions Preset (only) ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX offers both manual or automatic checking of the Land & Sea, web support site, for available DYNO-MAX program updates - this update tool can also download and install compatible updates for you. Auto-check Internet Support Site for updates ü ü ü ü ü ü
Third-party device communication tools, and miscellaneous run-information formula support, allows entering each run's setup information from compatible bar code scanners.Bar-code scanner text (formula fields) supported ü ü
DYNO-MAX's advanced "Smart Braking" is able to automatically modify and scale the rate of end-of-test chassis dynamometer braking based on current test speeds.Chassis-Dyno "Smart Braking™" ü ü
DYNO-MAX includes the most extensive on-line help system (fully context sensitive) in the entire industry - get help on almost any topic without ever opening its (1,500+ page) manual.Context sensitive Help system Basic (only) ü ü ü ü ü ü
User notes may be easily edited with standard cut-'n-paste mouse clicks or keyboard shortcuts.Cut-'N-Paste Run Information Notes and text ü ü ü ü ü ü
Freeform user notes may be attached to saved test run files and/or appear in reports - full Windows editing features are supported.Editable Run Information Notes ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports manual load control, or numerous automated electronic servo-stepper valves (inlet or outlet), AC-drives, or eddy-current control options.Electronic Load Control Servo option supported ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports manual throttle control, or various automated electronic throttle control options.Electronic Throttle option supported ü ü ü ü ü
Full "Alt," "Ctrl," and function-key menu shortcuts speed program operation for experienced DYNO-MAX users - all are conveniently documented right on their equivalent menu listings.Keyboard menu Shortcuts ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Besides console keyboard or program control of test RPM, DYNO-MAX supports simply clicking on the appropriate console digital readout or analog gauge - to pull the current test hold RPM up or down.Mouse-Button RPM Control ü ü
Multiple remote, network-access, connections into a DYNO-MAX session are supported via the included "Remote DYNO-MAX" Windows-based (compact) control applet - internet access is even supported for appropriately configured networks.Remote DYNO-MAX Network Viewer included ü ü
Extensive (context aware) right-click menu hierarchy makes performing most common DYNO-MAX functions smooth and efficient.Right-click mouse menus ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's unique Run Manager interface supports drag-'n-drop opening of runs from your test data base - this simplifies and speeds program operation. Run Manager Drag-'N-Drop opening of Runs ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's unique Run Manager interface supports drag-'n-drop graphing of runs from your test data base - this simplifies and speeds data analysis.Run Manager Drag-'N-Drop overlaying of Graphs ü ü
DYNO-MAX's neat "Smart Ratio" feature makes it a snap to calibrate a vehicle's tachometer (thru numerous driveline gear ratios) to that of the dynamometer's.Smart Ratio™ tachometer matching ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's propriety "Smart Load" feature aids engine-dyno operators initially loading an engine against an "empty" water-brake absorber - it applies a light load, preventing engine runaway, as the user throttles the engine up to their initial hold RPM.Smart Load™ servo pre-loading assist ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX provides road-load simulation absorber control for chassis (or engine) dynamometers - algorithms compensate for (vehicle specific) aerodynamic, frictional, and parasitic drag losses, as well as (user definable) road grade, etc.Simulated Road Load control support ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's advanced "Smart Record"  feature can begin, end, save, or discard data recordings based on a almost unlimited array of (user defined) trigger points.Smart Record™ data logging trigger Basic (only) ü ü ü ü ü ü
Multiple trigger-point conditions may be user defined for DYNO-MAX's "Smart Record"  feature  - used in conjunction with the program's other preferences and formulas, an entire day's recording, files saving, and report printing may be totally automated.Set complex "Smart Record™" triggers ü ü
Convenient toolbar shortcuts are provided for virtually every frequent DYNO-MAX menu operation.Toolbar icons ü ü ü ü ü ü
Multiple sliders can be added to the console as controls for formula inputs and digital-to-analog hardware-device control.User configurable Console Slide-Bar D/A controls ü ü
User input data may be verified for validity (real-time), and any errors easily corrected, via DYNO-MAX's exclusive "Range Check" feature.User configurable Run Information Range Checks ü ü
The latest Windows-Mobile PDAs and cellphones may be used to wirelessly control DYNO-MAX's operation using the included "Pocket DYNO-MAX" remote control programSupport for "Pocket DYNO-MAX™" Remote Control ü ü
Reporting
Printed graphs may be customized to include your company's color logo or graphic image.Can print "your Company's Logo" on Graphs ü ü
Printed reports may be customized to include your company's color logo or graphic image.Can print "your Company's Logo" on Reports ü ü
Report data may be assigned to logical groups (sections) to allow instant on-the-fly modification of outputted report fields at print time.Control printing of Report fields by Group ü ü ü ü ü ü
Graph data points may be copied, and pasted into other applications, directly from DYNO-MAX's screens.'Copy to Clipboard' of Graph and/or Data Points ü ü ü ü ü ü
The format of printed reports may be extensively customized, and saved for reuse, with the included Report Design Editor. Custom Report Editor & Designer ü ü
Printed reports are automatically configured to include your company's name in the bold heading section.Prints "your Company's Name" on Reports ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX's exclusive "Smart Print" feature allows automatic or one-click outputting or your preferred combination of graphs, data-points listings, and/or report.Smart Print™ one-click Quick Printing ü ü ü ü ü ü
Columnar data-points listing may be sorted (high to low or vice versa) for any listed formula - with just one mouse click.Sort data result by any Formula ü ü ü ü ü ü
Supported Hardware
DYNO-MAX is able to interface with, calibrate, read, display, and record from any of the available DYNOmite transducers.All DYNOmite transducers supported ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX digitally interfaces with DYNOmite five-gas exhaust analyzers for real-time display and capture of O2, CO, CO2, HC’s, and NOX emissions data.DYNOmite 5-gas exhaust analyzer RS232 support ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports capturing g-force data from the DYNOmite accelerometers - estimated vehicle power and speed readings may also be derived from the accelerometer's data.DYNOmite accelerometer support ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX can interface with virtually any, third-party or DYNOmite, air/fuel-ratio (wide-band O2) 0-5 volt modules.DYNOmite AFR (0-5 volt) module support Linear (only) Linear (only) Linear (only) ü ü
DYNO-MAX digitally interfaces with DYNOmite air/fuel-ratio (wide band O2) modules - eliminating multiple sources of digital-to-analog, and analog-to-digital, conversion errors.DYNOmite AFR (Digital RS232) module support ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX PRO+ supports the DYNOmite cylinder-pressure mapping ("oscilloscope") option - allows capture and graphing of degree-by-degree data on combustion pressures, rise time, detonation behavior, cylinder-to-cylinder variations, etc.DYNOmite combustion-chamber pressure mapping support needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
DYNO-MAX supports calibrating and capturing engine detonation intensity data from the DYNOmite knock-sensor module.DYNOmite Knock Sensor module support Basic (only) Basic (only) Basic (only) ü ü
DYNO-MAX digitally interfaces with DYNOmite OBD-II (vehicle scan-tool ports) via RS-232 (or USB with adapter) cabling - numerous OBD-II supporting .daq files and formulas are included. DYNOmite OBD-II (scan tool port) wired support ü ü
DYNO-MAX digitally interfaces with DYNOmite OBD-II Pro (vehicle scan-tool ports) via a Bluetooth wireless link - numerous OBD-II supporting .daq files and formulas are included. DYNOmite OBD-II Pro (scan tool port) wireless support ü
DYNO-MAX Pro+ supports capturing real-time injector voltages and durations via high-speed encoders and PCI bus cards.DYNOmite-Pro Injector Duration option support ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports calibrating and capturing the DYNOmite-Pro's spark-advance option - for measuring real-time ignition-timing curves.DYNOmite-Pro Spark Advance option support ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports capturing both torque and shaft temperature data from the DYNOmite rotary torque transducers - both its 0-5 volt output and digital-SPI interface are supported.DYNOmite rotary-torque transducer support ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX PRO+ supports the DYNOmite "oscilloscope" option - allows capture and graphing high speed engine data on a degree-by-degree basis - sampling rates of over 1,000,000 hertz are available.High speed "Oscilloscope" module support needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
DYNO-MAX PRO+ supports high-speed transducer mapping via the DYNOmite "oscilloscope" option - allows capture and graphing of degree-by-degree transient data on numerous mechanical and electrical engine systems.Ignition, injector, valve-train, etc. mapping support needs "Pro+" needs "Pro+"
DYNO-MAX 2000 interfaces with compatible National Instruments brand DAQ boards running NI-DAQmx 7.3.1 via Measurement and Automation Explorer - this allows incorporating an array of precision, high-speed, transducers to your system.National Instruments NI-DAQmx 7.3.1 support ü
DYNO-MAX interfaces with many National Instruments brand DAQ boards running NI-DAQmx 9.02 (or later) via Measurement and Automation Explorer - this allows incorporating a wide array of precision, high-speed, transducers to your system.National Instruments NI-DAQmx 9.02 (and later) support ü
Compensation for non-linear sensor output is easy to apply using DYNO-MAX's powerful edit-table tools - deviation maps may be created directly within the tool (as absolute, deviation, or percentage values) or imported from Excel, or other programs.Non-linear transducer Map Table Editor ü ü
Most third-party servos, accepting 0-5 volt control, may be interfaced, with or without onboard PID (proportional, integral, and derivative) logic - DYNO-MAX also includes (PC-based) PID load-control formulas, for supporting "dumb" servos.Third-party 0-5 volt PID load control servo support ü ü
DYNO-MAX's RS-232 communication tool set allows digital interfaces with compatible third-party (RS232) control devices - both binary and ASCII formats, initialization strings, and checksum schemes are supported.Third-party (RS232) controller support ü ü
DYNO-MAX includes a powerful RS-232 communication tool set for defining digital interfaces with many third-party (RS232) data-acquisition (DAQ) devices - both binary and ASCII formats, initialization strings, and checksum schemes are supported.Third-party (RS232) data-acquisition support ü ü
A powerful channel-calibration interface (for any system of units) simplifies connecting almost any third-party sensor to your data-acquisition system - compensations for transducer offset, gain, exponential behavior, etc. are all easily applied.Third-party transducer calibration support Basic (only) Linear (only) Linear (only) ü ü
DYNO-MAX interfaces with many GPS devices, that are NMEA-compatible and RS-232 equipped, for reporting vehicle speed and real-time location during on-board testing - this even allows real-time plotting of vehicle position on the console trace chart.GPS (NMEA) velocity, location, & trace support Trimble (only) ü ü
DYNO-MAX interfaces with the popular, RS-232 equipped, "Stalker" radar-gun for reporting vehicle speed during on-board testing - this is especially useful for marine (boat) data-acquisition projects. Stalker radar-gun support ü ü ü
Dozens of additional simple control relays may be supported via adding, one or more, optional "dynoMATE" relay control boards.Support for optional "dynoMATE Relay Controller" ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports a wireless link to DYNOmite data acquisition computers (DAQs) equipped with our Bluetooth transceiver port option. Wireless DYNOmite Bluetooth Transceiver support ü ü
Test Automation
Built-in automated test modes include a specialized "break-in test" wizard - with easy, user defined, control over RPM change points, throttle settings, step durations, randomness, burst behavior, etc.Automated "Break-In" test support ü ü ü
Built-in automated test modes include a specialized "drag/shift test" wizard - with easy, user defined, control over staging RPM, shift points, gear change ratios, throttle behavior, vehicle weight, ET, trap speed, etc.Automated "Drag/Shift" test support ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in automated test modes include a specialized "fuel-injection-mapping test" wizard - with easy, user defined, control over target air/fuel ratio values, throttle-percentage points, RPM steps, settling time, cool-down periods, etc.Automated "Fuel Injection Mapping" test support ü ü
Built-in automated test modes include a specialized "life-cycle test" wizard - with easy, user defined, control over RPM change points, throttle settings, frequency and number of cycles, curve shape, etc.Automated "Life Cycle" test support ü ü ü
Built-in automated test modes include a specialized "road-cycle test" wizard - with easy, user defined, control over speed change points, throttle settings, frequency and number of cycles, curve shape, etc.Automated "Road Cycle" (Hills) test support ü ü
Built-in automated test modes include the popular RPM "step test" - with easy, user defined, control over starting RPM, step increment, end of test RPM, end-of-test braking, etc.Automated "Step Test" load control support ü ü ü ü ü
Built-in automated test modes include the popular "road-sweep test" - with easy, user defined, control over starting speed, sweep rate, end of test speed, curve shape, etc.Automated "Sweep MPH (Km/h)"test support ü ü
Built-in automated test modes include the popular RPM "sweep test" - with easy, user defined, control over starting RPM, sweep rate, end of test RPM, curve shape, etc.Automated "Sweep Test" load control support ü ü ü ü ü
Automated tests may include output control over additional (supported) servos, stepper motors, or 0-5 volt devices. Automated test support for optional servos ü   ü ü ü ü
Branching logic support in Custom Test EditorBranching logic support in Custom Test Editor ü ü
DYNO-MAX includes an extensive tool-set for customizing automated test behavior, or designing complex tests from scratch - with its logic branching and conditional formula support it is almost like a programming language within a program.Custom Automated Test Editor ü ü
Automated tests may be exported to, or imported from, Microsoft's Excel program - this allows complex tests to be designed or edited offline.Excel to Auto-Test Editor exchange ü ü
RPM "sweep tests" may be created using either linear or exponential curve rates of acceleration - exponentially decreasing acceleration provides a more realistic simulation of most "real-world" engine operation..Linear & Exponential Sweep Rate selections ü ü
Its easy to learn to use the power of the automated test editors toolset because it includes the ability to back-out of the most complicated batch edits of multiple control lines - undo and redo extends to multiple levels of edits.Undo/Redo in Automated Test Editor ü
Automated tests may be written to pass, conditional (user defined) notification messages to console operators during tests - messages appear in Windows pop-up dialog boxes.User defined Automated Test Popup Messages ü ü
Versions & Drivers
The old "DYNO-MAX for Windows" (long ago discontinued) version was Microsoft Windows 3.1 (also discontinued) compatible.Approved Windows 3.1 Compatible ü
The "DYNO-MAX 2000" (now discontinued) version was Windows 2000, 98, Me, and NT (also discontinued) compatible.Approved Windows 2000, 98, Me, and NT Compatible ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX 2010 version is fully Windows 7, Vista, and XP compatible.Approved Windows 7, Vista, and XP Compatible ü ü ü
This DYNO-MAX version is able to interface with, calibrate, read, display, and record from early DYNOmite-I Data Acquisition Computers (DAQs).DYNOmite-I DAQ Compatible
This DYNO-MAX version is able to interface with, calibrate, read, display, and record from early DYNOmite-II Data Acquisition Computers (DAQs).DYNOmite-II DAQ Compatible ü
This DYNO-MAX version is able to interface with, calibrate, read, display, and record from DYNOmite-Basic Data Acquisition Computers (DAQs).DYNOmite-Basic DAQ Compatible ü ü ü ü ü
This DYNO-MAX version is able to interface with, calibrate, read, display, and record from the latest DYNOmite-Pro Data Acquisition Computers (DAQs).DYNOmite-Pro DAQ Compatible ü ü ü ü ü
This DYNO-MAX version is able to interface with, calibrate, read, display, and record from the advanced DYNOmite-Pro+ Data Acquisition Computers (DAQs).DYNOmite-Pro+ DAQ Compatible ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX supports 32-bit PCs and their compatible Windows operating systems.Full Support for 32-bit PCs ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX 2010 supports 64-bit (or 32-bit) PCs and their compatible Windows 7 or Vista operating systems.Full Support for 64-bit PCs ü ü ü ü
DYNO-MAX has built-in support for all Windows RS232 (serial port) to DYNOmite DAQ communications - no additional driver support (or Windows-level port configuration) is required for our RS-232 communication modes.Includes 200-HZ RS232 Serial Drivers ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
The DYNO-MAX CD (or download) includes our 2.0 version (VeriSign signed) Windows 32-bit USB 1,000 Hz-mode DYNOmite-DAQ drivers - no other third-party drivers are required for our USB communication modes.Includes 1,000-HZ 32-bit USB Drivers ü ü ü ü ü ü
The DYNO-MAX CD (or download) includes our 2.0 version (VeriSign signed) Windows 64-bit USB 1,000 Hz-mode DYNOmite-DAQ drivers - no other third-party drivers are required for our USB communication modes.Includes 1,000-HZ 64-bit USB Drivers ü ü ü
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