|I have made a speed comparison chart of Probe 2.0 against
the other OptoScan software out there. Probe has the fastest scanning speed
of any of the OptoScan software titles. I made a chart so you can see the differences.
To get the results I tried to achieve the fasting scanning speed of each software by
playing with its settings. I made the test on a 486/100 using the OptoScan 456 with
the Pro-2006 scanner. Some of the tests were made using the companies demo's.
Your results may vary depending your computer hardware and OptoScan hardware.
...Steve Hancock, N3FWE
|OptoScan Titles||Speed in Channels per Second|
|Probe 2.0 for Dos||59 cps|
|ScanStar for Windows 5.84||39 cps|
|ScanStar Commerical for Dos 4.40||34 cps|
|CCC-ScanSys 1.17 for Dos||20 cps|
|ScanWear 2.0 for Windows||16 cps|
|Radio Manager 3.0 for Windows||14 cps|
|Scancat Gold for Windows||11 cps|
|Scancat Gold 6.0 for Dos||10 cps|
|With the hundreds of channels todays software can provide for
the scannist, speed is a big concern for me. Considering the Pro-2006
has a scanning speed of 25-30 cps I can't see going for a slower scanning
speed. Even on my 286/12 which I normally run Probe on I achieved a faster scan
rate with Probe then the other programs running on my 486/100. Probe uses a feature of the
OptoScan interface called "pipelined tuning" to achieved its speed.
The scanning speed is one of the many reasons I run Probe.
....Steve Hancock, N3FWE