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==Result service in general==
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Using an automated timekeeping application and equipment is only a small part of providing successful event result service experience to your event's participants and spectators at event site as well as to chair viewers at home.
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Here is a check list of different important steps you should take care of and acquire more information when planning an event with automated result service system:
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# Educating officials and supporting staff how to organize things before the event
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# Figuring out the best way of acquiring and handling event and participant related information before the actual event
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# Servicing, storing, and carrying result service equipment from one place to another
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# Constructing the event site with result service equipment
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# Using your result service equipment and application
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# Dealing with different ways of providing real-time result data during and after the event
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This material provides information to above steps 5. and 6. Also all other steps must be taken care of.
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==Installing J2Chrono software to your computer==
 
==Installing J2Chrono software to your computer==
 
[[File:Support_download.png|200px|thumb|Screenshot of support.enymind.fi service. Click Download to load the installation media to your hard drive.]]
 
[[File:Support_download.png|200px|thumb|Screenshot of support.enymind.fi service. Click Download to load the installation media to your hard drive.]]
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===J2Chrono===
 
===J2Chrono===
 
Before making the results the first time you need to create the following:
 
Before making the results the first time you need to create the following:
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* At least one point scheme
 
* At least one point scheme
 
** Point schemes can be created using top menu: Competitions -> Point Schemes
 
** Point schemes can be created using top menu: Competitions -> Point Schemes
 
** The formula is <number><space><number><space><number> and so on.
 
** The formula is <number><space><number><space><number> and so on.
 
** Example: 25 22 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
 
** Example: 25 22 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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* At least one competition type
 
* At least one competition type
 
** Competition types can be created using top menu: Competitions -> Competition types
 
** Competition types can be created using top menu: Competitions -> Competition types
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** Use result scheme according to type of competition; if only one timeline use "Track" and for multiple timelines use "Route"
 
** Use result scheme according to type of competition; if only one timeline use "Track" and for multiple timelines use "Route"
 
** Use clock type according to type of competition; when mass start use "Timer" and any other type of start or when multiple timelines use "Realtime"
 
** Use clock type according to type of competition; when mass start use "Timer" and any other type of start or when multiple timelines use "Realtime"
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* At least one class
 
* At least one class
 
** Classes can be created using top menu: Competitors -> Classes
 
** Classes can be created using top menu: Competitors -> Classes
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==First event results==
 
==First event results==
 
 
Timing of the first competition a challenging situation. We recommend '''not''' to leave the studying of J2chrono software to the last minute when it is time to create real results for real event.
 
Timing of the first competition a challenging situation. We recommend '''not''' to leave the studying of J2chrono software to the last minute when it is time to create real results for real event.
  
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===Communication===
 
===Communication===
 
[[File:Access_point.jpg|200px|thumb|Photo of wireless network router.]]
 
[[File:Access_point.jpg|200px|thumb|Photo of wireless network router.]]
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[[File:Tuloslaskenta_kooste.png|400px]]
  
 
In '''track type sports''' you often do not have to worry about data communications because all timing functions are operated in one computer with exception of transmitting the results after the competition to the club website or other service that requires Internet access. For Internet access you need additional equipment, such as 3G dongle and subscription from your Internet operator.
 
In '''track type sports''' you often do not have to worry about data communications because all timing functions are operated in one computer with exception of transmitting the results after the competition to the club website or other service that requires Internet access. For Internet access you need additional equipment, such as 3G dongle and subscription from your Internet operator.
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In case of '''Public networks''' please use either a VPN solution or a live sync function through which information can be transferred through the Internet safely between timekeeping stations (ChronoFly) and J2Chrono. In this case IP addresses does not really matter because mobile Internet rarely has public IP addresses.
 
In case of '''Public networks''' please use either a VPN solution or a live sync function through which information can be transferred through the Internet safely between timekeeping stations (ChronoFly) and J2Chrono. In this case IP addresses does not really matter because mobile Internet rarely has public IP addresses.
  
===Creating a race===
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===Preparing the software===
 
The programs must be set to act by way of you event.
 
The programs must be set to act by way of you event.
  
 
<u>For each event you must create a new competition as every race is different at least what comes to participants.</u>
 
<u>For each event you must create a new competition as every race is different at least what comes to participants.</u>
  
====New race====
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====Create new race====
 
After the initial settings have been made you can create a new race. Use top menu: Races -> Database
 
After the initial settings have been made you can create a new race. Use top menu: Races -> Database
  
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====Rounds and timelines====
 
====Rounds and timelines====
[[File:Rounds.png|200px|thumb|Some rounds.]]
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[[File:Rounds.png|200px|thumb|Round settings.]]
 
After adding of the race program will create one round called "First round". The user must either delete or rename it according the event. Also one top-level item "Parent round" is created. The top level item can not be deleted.
 
After adding of the race program will create one round called "First round". The user must either delete or rename it according the event. Also one top-level item "Parent round" is created. The top level item can not be deleted.
  
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'''Track type sports'''
 
'''Track type sports'''
  
Track arts is essential that each item is set to run as her own program. Items may include: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2, Round 1, 2 Round
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In track sports it is essential that each round is it's own race. Examples: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Round 1, Round 2, etc.
  
batch data most relevant information is the name of the lot and its time. Time is not on the duration of the batch, but its estimated start time of the competition schedule. You can also select the ranking of the defining lisäastuksia, as does the maximum approved number of revolutions, and whether the first track round a whole lap or not.
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The most relevant information is the name of the round and it's time. Time is not the duration of the round, but it is estimated start time of the round in race schedule. You can also select some settings which affect rankings like the maximum approved number of laps, and whether the first track would be a complete lap or not.
  
 
'''Route type sports'''
 
'''Route type sports'''
  
Route arts instead of the items piled on the whole structure of competition that is all '''chronograph stations'''. The structure may be, for example: ST 1 Start, ST 1 Finish, ST 2 Start, ST 2 Finish
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Rounds must include a whole structure of the race route. For example: ST 1 Start, ST 1 Finish, ST 2 Start, ST 2 Finish
  
difference rink species, determining the route of the species timekeeping stations is particularly important to set each station's own identification number. Identification Numbers often sufficient consecutive number-.>
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Determining the sequence number of each time station (timeline) is important. Sequence number must be unique within the race. Example:
* MK 1 output  1
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* ST 1 Start -> 1
* MK 1 Goal -> 2
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* ST 1 Finish -> 2
* MK 2 Output -> 3
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* ST 2 Start -> 3
* MK 2 Finish -> 4
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* ST 2 Finish -> 4
  
The identification number according to a certain timing position times can settle down in their proper places the result of the calculation. For example, "MK 2 Out" event ID number 3 are set at both ends, ie the calculation of results, as well as to the timing station.
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Also make sure that round type is set correctly. You can add and modify round types from top menu: Races -> Round types
 
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In addition, the importance of selecting the outputs of paints and type correctly. This selected item "Drive Type" option. Nitrogen is often either start or finish. If you choose does not have any type, they must first be added to the top menu of the program: Competitions -> Drive Types
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===Competitors===
 
===Competitors===
 
[[File:Competitor.png|200px|thumb|Adding a competitor.]]
 
[[File:Competitor.png|200px|thumb|Adding a competitor.]]
Compete with rivals in the competition added to the program from the top menu: competitors -> database
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Add all the participants from top menu: Competitors -> Database
  
competitors may be added either individually or import them pre-completed spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc) or the like. Competitors imported into a spreadsheet is imported .csv format. Add a file transfer creation: [[File Transfer ChronoFly]]
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Competitors may be added either individually or import them pre-filled spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc) etc. Use .csv format when importing.
  
If necessary, can also add more categories if, during the initial setup they have not created enough. This can be done from the top menu: Competitors -> Categories
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If necessary you can also add more classes from the top menu: Competitors -> Classes
  
compulsory data on a competitor are: first name, last name, category, number, transponder
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Compulsory information of a competitor: first name, last name, class, number, transponder
  
 
==Starting the race==
 
==Starting the race==
 
===Checklist===
 
===Checklist===
* The program has been the competition all competitors finished. Each competitor has its own transponder number set.
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* All competitors are added. Each competitor has its own transponder number set.
* The competition was added to the necessary items / timekeeping stations with the correct settings.
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* The race has all necessary rounds / timelines with the correct settings.
* Check the functionality of peripherals (printer, nettitikku) on your computer. Functionality of the Internet connection is a good test of even the race itself on the spot, as the functionality of the mobile Internet will vary a lot locally[[File:.
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* Check the functionality of peripherals (printer, 3G dongle) of your computer. Internet connection should only be tested at the event site as the reliability of mobile Internet will vary a lot between different locations.
  
 
===Just before the start of the race===
 
===Just before the start of the race===
 
[[File:Round_tree.png|200px|thumb|Screenshot track type items. The selection is Round 1.]]
 
[[File:Round_tree.png|200px|thumb|Screenshot track type items. The selection is Round 1.]]
 
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* In '''Track sports''' check that the correct round is selected. The selected round is shown as bold text in relation to other rounds. If you gave the time according to the schedule of race rounds will also appear in order.
* '''Track arts''' check that the correct item is selected. The selected item is shown in bold text in relation to other items. If you are given on each batch, the time of day according to the schedule of races, they will appear in the program etenemisjärjestyksessä. This facilitates the replacement of the selected batch to the next competition progresses.
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** The selected item you can change the mouse by double-clicking. However, do not replace the item among the chronograph, but only between batches.
 
** The selected item you can change the mouse by double-clicking. However, do not replace the item among the chronograph, but only between batches.
* '''The route arts''' check that the data transmission works flawlessly between the timekeeping stations and the result of that calculation.
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** At the start of each round be sure to start the stopwatch.
* If you have transponderiluja or decoder, check that it is turned on and that the program is ignored its existence, and the connection is established.
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at the start of the batch be sure to start the stopwatch.
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* In '''Route sports''' check that the data transmission works flawlessly between ChronoFly timekeeping stations and the J2Chrono.
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* If you have a reader or decoder check that it is turned on and that the program has noticed its existence and the connection is established.
  
 
==During the race==
 
==During the race==
When the first batch of the competition has started and the stopwatch started, a switch-term competitive actions.
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When the first round has started and the stopwatch is also started you can move steps bellow.
  
 
===Monitoring the race===
 
===Monitoring the race===
during the quintessence of the timer is to monitor, that everything works flawlessly. <u> Each competitor must get a reading in one way or the other </u> the timing line crossing. Can be read either automatically or manually transponder reader administration. Hand on the time accuracy is worse than an automated reader coming period of time.
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The most crucial thing during the timekeeping is to monitor that everything works flawlessly. <u>Each competitor must get a time in one way or the other</u> when one passes timeline. The time can either be automatic from a reader/decoder or manually entered. Manually entered time accuracy is always worse when compared to automatic.
  
It is a good practice routine hand-on time for increasing the program. This makes it easier for sure if the occasion arisesNorth].].
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Always practice how you can add a manual time to time station (ChronoFly) software. Hint: F1 or Ctrl.
  
 
===Reporting of results===
 
===Reporting of results===
 
[[File:Tulostuspohja.png|200px|thumb|Adding, editing and removing print layouts.]]
 
[[File:Tulostuspohja.png|200px|thumb|Adding, editing and removing print layouts.]]
  
Reporting and printing the results, successful reporting window. The reporting window can be opened from the top menu screens necessary.
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Reporting and printing the results can be done with Reporting window which can be opened from left menu of J2Chrono.
  
Printing can each corner of the window, opened from the top menu Print button, which opens a new Print dialog box.
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At every reporting window there is Print button which opens a new Print dialog box.
 
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First time you use the program you must first create at least one print on the ground, so that the result is successful.
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==Live service==
 
==Live service==
[[File:Live_setting.png|200px|thumb|Screenshot of a live setting J2Chrono program]]
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[[File:Live_setting.png|200px|thumb|Screenshot of live settings at J2Chrono.]]
Live service purpose is to enable the publication of the results realliajassa competition progresses. Live service can also use the results of the final publication and archiving at the end of the race. Examples of services you can visit the http://chrono.live
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The purpose of Live service is to enable the publication of the results in real time while the race runs. Live service can also be used as publishing and archiving results at the end of the race. See the example of Live service at: http://chrono.live
  
In order to get a live J2Chrono use the program, the program has settings to set a live address and password. Live address is given in the form of omatunnus.live.enymind.com The terminal can also be a .com or .net
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In order to get the Live working the you need to set desired live address and password to J2Chrono. Live addresses are provided with the form of clubname.live.enymind.com with the domain part of .fi .com or .net
  
 
===Adding a race===
 
===Adding a race===
Competitionmay increase the Race Live Database window, first select the desired competition, and then press the "Add live". Elimination of competition in the service done by pressing the "Delete Live" or by going to the Support service and log in with their own username and password.
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Races can be added to and removed from Live using http://support.enymind.fi
 
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After lots of competition are created, they must be synchronized individually Live. This can be done J2Chrono the main window, select the top menu "Live> Sync items live." After this, the results go to self-service the competition progresses.
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The results can be added to Live afterwards. Press the mouse on top of the desired batch of another button and select "Sync Results live" this is not possible.
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Results are synchronized automatically to Live service. Only rounds need to be added manually by selecting from J2Chrono's top menu: Live -> Add rounds to live
  
If Live's incorrect results, can they clean out the press on top of the desired batch of the mouse the second button and select "Sync Results live".
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Also results can be added to Live afterwards by pressing the mouse 2nd on top of the desired round and selecting "Sync results to live".
  
 
===Using live service for data transmission between stations===
 
===Using live service for data transmission between stations===
[[File:Live_asema.png|200px|thumb|Screenshot of a live setting ChronoFly program]]
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[[File:Live_asema.png|200px|thumb|Screenshot of Live settings at ChronoFly.]]
is also possible to use the transfer service between the ages live timing stations and the result of that calculation. In this case, J2Chrono program settings must be enabled-time download via the live service. The regulations for this ruksiboksi a private setting. Place the tick in this Regulation and restart J2Chrono again.
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It is possible to use Live to transfer data between timing stations and J2Chrono. In this case at J2Chrono settings you must enable "Fetch times from live server".
  
In addition, the status of programs (ChronoFly) must be ever live broadcast service. This successful program settings by setting the TCP / IP protocol "chronocloud" and placing a live passwordonce.;
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In addition ChronoFly must also be set to send times to Live service. Set TCP/IP protocol to "chronocloud", add live address, and live password.
  
will be sent to the service times J2Chrono the program only  Once downloaded times do not come again. If you are driving is needed again, they can download the Support service to log on with their own codesJ2Chrono]].
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Timing data is also backed up to Live server and can be downloaded from http://support.enymind.fi
  
 
==After the race==
 
==After the race==
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===Making final results===
 
===Making final results===
final results can be created J2Chrono software Reporting window. From the top menu under the Reporting window Stopwatch The windows are available in the appropriate screens processing and printing of results, lap times and other necessary matters of competition.
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Final results can be created with Reporting window. From the top menu of the Reporting window you find appropriate screens to process and print the results, lap times, and other necessary data of the race.
  
Printing paper the results window, you will place the Print button. Results can be printed instead of the transfer for further processing in a spreadsheet program. Results can also be saved in HTML format for publishing on the websiteprogram.
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Results can be printed or transferred to spreadsheet program for further processing. Results can also be saved in HTML format for publishing at the Internet.
  
 
==Timing Stations==
 
==Timing Stations==
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General information about auxiliary equipment see: [[Sirit_Motorola_IO|Digital IO]] (in Finnish)
 
General information about auxiliary equipment see: [[Sirit_Motorola_IO|Digital IO]] (in Finnish)
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For tag programming see: [[Programming a tag for J2Chrono timekeeping purposes]]
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For network security see: [[Firewall requirements]]
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For labeling see: [[Labeling requirements]]
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===WebSocket===
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There is WebSocket support in ChronoFly:  [[ChronoFly_WebSocket|ChronoFly WebSocket]]

Latest revision as of 16:44, 13 April 2020

Result service in general

Using an automated timekeeping application and equipment is only a small part of providing successful event result service experience to your event's participants and spectators at event site as well as to chair viewers at home.

Here is a check list of different important steps you should take care of and acquire more information when planning an event with automated result service system:

  1. Educating officials and supporting staff how to organize things before the event
  2. Figuring out the best way of acquiring and handling event and participant related information before the actual event
  3. Servicing, storing, and carrying result service equipment from one place to another
  4. Constructing the event site with result service equipment
  5. Using your result service equipment and application
  6. Dealing with different ways of providing real-time result data during and after the event


This material provides information to above steps 5. and 6. Also all other steps must be taken care of.

Installing J2Chrono software to your computer

Screenshot of support.enymind.fi service. Click Download to load the installation media to your hard drive.

To download software go to http://support.enymind.fi and log in. Username and password will be provided with the license order confirmation email.

Windows

Download Windows installation media file (.exe) from support.enymind.fi

If you don't know how to install new software to Windows check:

Ubuntu GNU/Linux

Download Debian installation media file (.deb) from support.enymind.fi

If you don't know how to install new software to Ubuntu check:

Launching J2Chrono software

Screenshot of starting screen. After loading all components software starts.

After the installation, the installation program has created icons for programs on your computer desktop. Start the software on your computer by clicking the shortcut on the desktop.

During the first start program, it may take longer, up to 60 seconds. The program creates a necessary first start-up settings, and databases on the hard disk of the computer.

Operating system time

If the time of the operating system is automatically synchronization via the Internet, you should synchronize it manually as soon as the machine is started before starting J2Chrono program.

Another option is to disable automatic synchronization. An accurate time of the day does not matter if you use just one computer to make the results.

If you have two or more computers those all must use exactly same time.

During the first launch

Screenshot of succesful registration.

After the software have been launched for the first time you will have to do some configuration before usage.

Initially, each software must be registered in order to be able to communicate with each other and other network services in the future. The credentials are same as those used at the download page.

You can access registration from top menu of each software.

Please note that during the registration:

  • Computer's time and date must be correct and in time
  • Name of the registered instance must have an unique name, like "computer 1"
  • During the registration the computer must be connected to the Internet

J2Chrono

Before making the results the first time you need to create the following:

  • At least one point scheme
    • Point schemes can be created using top menu: Competitions -> Point Schemes
    • The formula is <number><space><number><space><number> and so on.
    • Example: 25 22 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • At least one competition type
    • Competition types can be created using top menu: Competitions -> Competition types
    • Enter a name, result scheme, point scheme, and clock type.
    • Use result scheme according to type of competition; if only one timeline use "Track" and for multiple timelines use "Route"
    • Use clock type according to type of competition; when mass start use "Timer" and any other type of start or when multiple timelines use "Realtime"
  • At least one class
    • Classes can be created using top menu: Competitors -> Classes

ChronoFly

ChronoFly program will not be used in track type sports where there is only one timeline. In track type sports you can operate everything and create results using only J2Chrono.

Route type sports you need start-finish pairs and other type of timelines which are managed with ChronoFly program. ChronoFly sends individual times to J2Chrono where they are processed further to create results.

First event results

Timing of the first competition a challenging situation. We recommend not to leave the studying of J2chrono software to the last minute when it is time to create real results for real event.

Please do studying beforehand and arrange some pilot events first to get yourselves familiar with the software.

Communication

Photo of wireless network router.

Tuloslaskenta kooste.png

In track type sports you often do not have to worry about data communications because all timing functions are operated in one computer with exception of transmitting the results after the competition to the club website or other service that requires Internet access. For Internet access you need additional equipment, such as 3G dongle and subscription from your Internet operator.

In route type sports data communication must be taken into account the, eg. transferring times from one timeline to another. All of these timing functions are often located at different computers and times needs to be moved with ease from machine to machine.

If the computers are located in close proximity of each other (less than 200 meters radius) you can use local LAN solutions such as ethernet cabling or wireless local area network (WLAN). If the distance is longer it is necessary to transfer the data through public network (mobile Internet, 3G, etc ..). The use of public networks require additional equipment such as 3G dongle and a subscription from the Internet operator.

Creating fully working large scale WiFi network to the event site is a job of a specially skilled person.

Some advices from Microsoft when using Windows:

ChronoFly network settings. The address is the IP of computer operating J2Chrono software.

In Local Area Network computers are connected to each other using IP addresses. The important thing is to figure out IP address of a computer operating J2Chrono software which is why you should use only fixed addressing. Other programs (like ChronoFly) will send the times to this address for further processing. Computer's IP address can be set to other programs, such as ChronoFly, using application settings.

In case of Public networks please use either a VPN solution or a live sync function through which information can be transferred through the Internet safely between timekeeping stations (ChronoFly) and J2Chrono. In this case IP addresses does not really matter because mobile Internet rarely has public IP addresses.

Preparing the software

The programs must be set to act by way of you event.

For each event you must create a new competition as every race is different at least what comes to participants.

Create new race

After the initial settings have been made you can create a new race. Use top menu: Races -> Database

Enter needed information:

  • Race name
  • Competition Type
  • Live event (only in cases when it is desired to use the live service which is a separately ordered service)

One of the most crucial setting is "Bring competitors automatically". This where you select whether you want participants to be selected manually before the start of the race or bring participants automatically during the race.

Other options are not mandatory.

Rounds and timelines

Round settings.

After adding of the race program will create one round called "First round". The user must either delete or rename it according the event. Also one top-level item "Parent round" is created. The top level item can not be deleted.

You can add, edit, and delete an existing round by press the mouse 2nd button over the tree.

Track type sports

In track sports it is essential that each round is it's own race. Examples: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Round 1, Round 2, etc.

The most relevant information is the name of the round and it's time. Time is not the duration of the round, but it is estimated start time of the round in race schedule. You can also select some settings which affect rankings like the maximum approved number of laps, and whether the first track would be a complete lap or not.

Route type sports

Rounds must include a whole structure of the race route. For example: ST 1 Start, ST 1 Finish, ST 2 Start, ST 2 Finish

Determining the sequence number of each time station (timeline) is important. Sequence number must be unique within the race. Example:

  • ST 1 Start -> 1
  • ST 1 Finish -> 2
  • ST 2 Start -> 3
  • ST 2 Finish -> 4

Also make sure that round type is set correctly. You can add and modify round types from top menu: Races -> Round types

Competitors

Adding a competitor.

Add all the participants from top menu: Competitors -> Database

Competitors may be added either individually or import them pre-filled spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc) etc. Use .csv format when importing.

If necessary you can also add more classes from the top menu: Competitors -> Classes

Compulsory information of a competitor: first name, last name, class, number, transponder

Starting the race

Checklist

  • All competitors are added. Each competitor has its own transponder number set.
  • The race has all necessary rounds / timelines with the correct settings.
  • Check the functionality of peripherals (printer, 3G dongle) of your computer. Internet connection should only be tested at the event site as the reliability of mobile Internet will vary a lot between different locations.

Just before the start of the race

Screenshot track type items. The selection is Round 1.
  • In Track sports check that the correct round is selected. The selected round is shown as bold text in relation to other rounds. If you gave the time according to the schedule of race rounds will also appear in order.
    • The selected item you can change the mouse by double-clicking. However, do not replace the item among the chronograph, but only between batches.
    • At the start of each round be sure to start the stopwatch.
  • In Route sports check that the data transmission works flawlessly between ChronoFly timekeeping stations and the J2Chrono.
  • If you have a reader or decoder check that it is turned on and that the program has noticed its existence and the connection is established.

During the race

When the first round has started and the stopwatch is also started you can move steps bellow.

Monitoring the race

The most crucial thing during the timekeeping is to monitor that everything works flawlessly. Each competitor must get a time in one way or the other when one passes timeline. The time can either be automatic from a reader/decoder or manually entered. Manually entered time accuracy is always worse when compared to automatic.

Always practice how you can add a manual time to time station (ChronoFly) software. Hint: F1 or Ctrl.

Reporting of results

Adding, editing and removing print layouts.

Reporting and printing the results can be done with Reporting window which can be opened from left menu of J2Chrono.

At every reporting window there is Print button which opens a new Print dialog box.

Live service

Screenshot of live settings at J2Chrono.

The purpose of Live service is to enable the publication of the results in real time while the race runs. Live service can also be used as publishing and archiving results at the end of the race. See the example of Live service at: http://chrono.live

In order to get the Live working the you need to set desired live address and password to J2Chrono. Live addresses are provided with the form of clubname.live.enymind.com with the domain part of .fi .com or .net

Adding a race

Races can be added to and removed from Live using http://support.enymind.fi

Results are synchronized automatically to Live service. Only rounds need to be added manually by selecting from J2Chrono's top menu: Live -> Add rounds to live

Also results can be added to Live afterwards by pressing the mouse 2nd on top of the desired round and selecting "Sync results to live".

Using live service for data transmission between stations

Screenshot of Live settings at ChronoFly.

It is possible to use Live to transfer data between timing stations and J2Chrono. In this case at J2Chrono settings you must enable "Fetch times from live server".

In addition ChronoFly must also be set to send times to Live service. Set TCP/IP protocol to "chronocloud", add live address, and live password.

Timing data is also backed up to Live server and can be downloaded from http://support.enymind.fi

After the race

Screenshot of reporting the results of the program

Making final results

Final results can be created with Reporting window. From the top menu of the Reporting window you find appropriate screens to process and print the results, lap times, and other necessary data of the race.

Results can be printed or transferred to spreadsheet program for further processing. Results can also be saved in HTML format for publishing at the Internet.

Timing Stations

ChronoFly

See ChronoFly Käyttöohje (in Finnish)

Data transfer between stations: Asemat ja tuloslaskenta (in Finnish)

Peripherals

Readers and decoders

Read reader equipment manufacturer's own user manual to figure out how they work.

General troubleshooting of the reader: Reader debug

General information about auxiliary equipment see: Digital IO (in Finnish)

For tag programming see: Programming a tag for J2Chrono timekeeping purposes

For network security see: Firewall requirements

For labeling see: Labeling requirements

WebSocket

There is WebSocket support in ChronoFly: ChronoFly WebSocket