For those that prefer a portable system rather than it be fixed mounted on the ceiling,
the KX system others a viable alternative
where the LED IR light and camera is mounted on the underside of a PC monitor or speaker cabinet platform.
featuring the VisTrak high speed club and ball tracking cameras
Data captured with every swing:
Ball launch angle, ball speed, ball azimuth (ball path), calculated ball spin rate,
club speed, club face and club path
Max Height 33"
The KX features dual under table LED IR lighting panels.
KX 2 Dual camera system with vertical launch angle detection
Price from $ 2,499
The KX can be used with a projector and impact screen for use as a golf simulator
or used as a stand-alone unit with the player viewing the game on the monitor
For those that don't want - or can't setup - a full golf simulator enclosure with projector and impact screen
the KX can be used as a stand-alone system using a net and viewing the game and shot analysis on the monitor
The KX can - however - also be used in a full golf simulator enclosure
The dual powerful 200 IR LED panels in the KX produces bright images of clubs and balls in the swing video playback.
Clear sharp images of the ball in the Vcam are achieved by setting the exposure time down to less than 300 micro seconds.
Note that only the top of the ball in flight has to be detected together with a ball launch position height
(automatically detected with every shot) in order to precisely measure ball vertical launch angle with the KX2.
Each VisTrak KX system comes with an E6 Connect
18 hole golf course and driving range (currently unlimited) trial software package
Add the TGC 2019 software for just $999 extra
KX Speaker cabinet stand
Optional hi-fi speaker cabinet that doubles as a KX stand - Height 42"
System comes with base plate and top platform and hi-fi sound amplifier for use as the golf simulator sound system
Price $ 899
Single stance mat and fairway grass panels with the rubber foundation
KX - What's in the Box
KX assembly instructions
The KX is pre-assembled, however, it is shipped in two parts.
1. Connect table to base - slide into slot until it reaches the securing knob and bolt.
Leave the knob fully tightened.
2. Connect the two IR LED panel power cables to the power cables coming from thhe base.
3. Connect the USB cables to the PC
The one that is marked "USB3" must be connected to a USB3 port on the PC.
It is the VisTrak camera.
The other is a standard USB 2 cable.
It is the Vcam camera.
GSA Golf system minimum PC requirements
Intel i5 or above Processor
8GB RAM Nvidia 1070 Graphics Card or equivalent
(Dedicated GPU with DirectX 11 Support)
25GB of Hard Drive Space
Windows 10 (Required)
Internet Connection (Required)
When using VisTrak systems - Native USB3 ports (Required)
( i.e. no add-on PCie USB3 adapters for PCs that don't come with USB 3 ports as standard )
KX Software Installation
The KX2 consists of 2 cameras
1. VisTrak high speed camera (that is mounted under the table top)
2. Vcam vertical launch camera (this mounted at the base of the unit)
First read the VisTrak Eagle insallations
Select VisTrak KX in the Setup window
In the camera panel of the CP , ensure that camera 1 is the Vcam camera
( the lower level camera on the unit)
and that camera 2 (the VisTrak camera is under the table top) is the VisTrak camera.
If you see this error message flashing when first starting the CP,
then the camera assignments are incorrect.
If the camera assignments are not correct then you will see an error message similar to the above in the camera window
With the KX system
camera 1 is the Vcam camera ( the lower level camera on the unit)
camera 2 is the VisTrak camera (the VisTrak camera is under the table top)
How to switch camera assignments
To change the camera assignments
select the camera in the CP cameras window, hold both the shift and ctrl keys down,
and press the left or right arrow keys to move the camera up or down the sequence.
Press the "Soft Trigger" button to grab a new image and confirm that it is the correct camera assignment in both camera windows
i.e. when you select camera 1 and soft trigger you should see that the Vcam camera is showing an image from the lower camera
and when selecting camera 2 and soft triggering, that the image is from the VisTrak camera pointing down onto the hitting mat.
If you're using the latest CP version V 18.104.22.168 or greater, switch the camera fixed "Assignments" OFF to start with and restart the CP.
Once the correct camera assignments are made you can save them by clicking "Assignments" OFF button to "Assignments" ON in the Vcam window.
The camera settings for the Vcam window are as above.
Select camera 1 to see these settings in the CP's camera panel
The camera settings for the VisTrak cam window are as above.
Select camera 2 to see these settings in the CP's camera panel
Checking the launch zone area
Place a golf ball on the usual hitting position.
Run the camera in Video Stream mode to properly focus and aim the cameras at the ball
so that the ball appears in the center of the screen.
Using the speaker cabinet stand