latest version is C304
dated 8/27/13 Check out the new features
We're also working on Saved Tacks
, a driver tool to help improve cals and handling.
We also have an OS5 presentation (PDF 585Kb
) (PPT 760Kb
previous version, OckamSoft 4
is still available.
OS5 now includes EyeApp™ the mobile app for OS5.
EyeApp allows any
mobile device to be used as an OS5 display.
With an internet connection, your friends can also watch from anywhere.
OckamSoft 5 addresses modern
color graphics and the confluence
of Ethernet, WiFi and Internet technologies, and the multiple devices
that can exploit
data from them. The display apps Race,
different platforms, but all provide a consistent presentation of
sailing data. You can run mutiple instances of them at the same time,
and they will all work together.
||is optimized for traditional PCs.
display app) is optimized for mobile devices.
embedded display) is optimized for fixed displays (e.g. mast
These are all registered
applications which show pages of data. See Pages for details.
your racing knowledge and success
Graphical display format
|As much as
displays information in graphical form. This condenses more data onto a
single glance and makes vital information faster and easier to
recognize and assimilate than numerics.
information to improve your starting.
estimates of when you will cross the line.
end is favored and by how many seconds.
the wind is in its shift and puff range
OS5 presents true wind
in several formats that give you an instant knowledge of where the wind
is in its shift and puff range (including active and left-right
laylines), and geographically. There are also statistical outputs that
include a measure of shift frequency, amplitude and trend. (Why true wind is
An important factor in winning is
knowing how to take advantage of wind
shifts. Here is a page that goes into the
subject in more detail.
means getting the most out of your boat at all times. If you don't know
what that is, you have at least one hand tied behind your back. Polars are one of the keys to
knowing. OS5 includes a polar page which shows you how you are doing
rellative to your polars.
other applications support the main applications of OS5.
'database slinger'. It is responsible for melding and distributing both
live data (i.e. from the instruments), and 'static' data such as
settings, registration and marks and courses. When an app pings a mark,
it's the driver's job to tell all the other apps so they all remain in
sync. Details are covered in the separate document OS5driver.pdf.
for OS5. It provides a single click method for starting any of the OS5
front line apps, and any other apps you choose.
mower’ used to download charts for use by the display apps.
job can be done directly in a display app, but it is somewhat tedious.
Chart browser is a lot easier. Details are covered in the separate
||Is the sail
You can access it from the Race prep/SailPlan tab of the driver.
Details are covered in the separate documents SailPlanExplained and BuildingSailPlan.
component provides instrument
connectivity, database distribution and Remote Coach™
all applications on your boat's network.
||This is the
primary display for OS5, optimized for PCs. Pages
include Starting Line, Racecourse, SailPlan and numerics. Man overboard
control and display is also included.
||This is the
mobile app for
OS5. It lets you use any mobile device as a display. If you plan to use
charting, it is recommended you also purchase Chart Browser to do the
||This is an
off-line chart harvester, used to download chart tiles more completely
and efficiently than using any of the OS5 display app's
||This is a log
viewer with tack analysis capability.
is a sail crossover chart with an overlay of current wind conditions.
It is an available screen in OS5 Race, EyeApp™ and the
embedded Vysion display.
||This is a
troubleshooting tool to sniff out and observe the UDP
||This is a
utility for browsing and cropping pages for display on Race.
||The Vysion is
system and display that runs a stand-alone version of OS5race. It can
be used as a mast display or wired cockpit display.