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RACELOGIC Support Centre

VBOX Sport Development Portal

VBOX Sport offers an open and accessible communications protocol to facilitate app development.

The VBOX Sport connects to a given device via Bluetooth. Once connected, the VBOX Sport will provide data to the device in either the 'RACELOGIC Serial Stream' format or in the 'NMEA' message format, both of which are detailed below:

RACELOGIC Serial Stream

  • The RACELOGIC Serial Stream format is designed to provide comprehensive information from the VBOX Sport.
  • This is the default output format of a VBOX Sport and is the generally recommended approach.
  • The RACELOGIC iOS apps such as 'VBOX Laptimer' use this format to retrieve data from the VBOX Sport.
  • Provides updates at 20 Hz.

NMEA

  • VBOX Sport can also output data in NMEA format. Since this is a standard well known format it may be easier for a third party to implement without need for support from RACELOGIC.
  • Now provides updates at 20 Hz.
  • A firmware update and subsequent settings update is required to enable a VBOX Sport to output NMEA.

FAQs

MFi plan

To get your app added to the MFi plan, please contact support with the subject line 'Please supply the Racelogic MFi ID', and supply the following information:

  • Company name
  • App name (as shown on App Store)
  • Bundle Identifier
  • A description of the app 

Once the above has been received and you are ready to submit your application, we will then provide you with a PPID.

Racelogic Protocols

The 'uk.co.racelogic.nmea' protocol is used for retrieving data in the Racelogic serial format from a VBOX Sport.

The 'uk.co.racelogic.vbox' protocol is used for sending commands to a VBOX Sport.

Connection Errors
  • Reboot the VBOX Sport and your iOS device and try again. 
  • If that does not work, please download and follow the EA Demo example application supplied by Apple and ensure you can connect using this method.
  • If you are still experiencing difficulties then please contact support
Parse Data in Racelogic Serial Format

Please download our sample code for an example of how to parse data in the Racelogic Serial Stream format. Ensure that your VBOX Sport is connected before running the application.

Download the sample code here
 

Please contact support if you have queries.