SKIPPED LAPS VS. EXCLUDED LAPS

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, July 31, 2017 06:32 PM
Webscorer PRO version 2.7 introduced the ability to “skip” laps for some distances in a multi-distance race, where you want to time splits at multiple locations - and not all racers pass through all check points. An example:1. You’re timing a race with two distances:- 10K- 20K [More]

HOW TO TIME AN INTERVAL START RACE WITH 2 DEVICES

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, February 01, 2017 10:34 AM
Webscorer PRO supports two start types where the racers start individually:Individual start - Racers can start in any order and at any interval - Starting is done by tapping the racer on the screen - No audible countdown[More]

HOW TO USE BLUETOOTH SCANNER TO RECORD BIB NUMBERS

by Vesa SuomalainenSaturday, January 28, 2017 08:43 AM
Webscorer PRO version 2.5 added support for Bluetooth barcode / QR code scanners that emulate an external bluetooth keyboard. We have tested these two scanners: TEEMI TMXT-10:  https://www.amazon... [More]

HOW TO USE EXTERNAL BUTTON FOR TAPPING TIME STAMPS

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, January 24, 2017 08:42 AM
Want to use an external button for tapping time stamps vs. tapping the screen? Version 2.5 of the Webscorer app now allows you to use the Bluetooth-attached FLIC smart button https://flic.io/ to do so.Benefits over tapping the screen:1. You don't need to look down on the screen when recording a time stamp [More]

RECOMMENDED RFID TIMING HARDWARE SETUP

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, January 16, 2017 07:52 PM
Webscorer PRO v2.5 adds support for the Radiant Sensors RFID reader which is inexpensive and comes built-in with a WiFi hotspot for super easy setup. After extensive testing, we’re now ready to recommend the following hardware for use in multiple sports:- Running [More]

HOW TO ENABLE JAGUAR RFID HARDWARE TO WORK WITH WEBSCORER PRO

by Vesa SuomalainenSaturday, September 03, 2016 08:37 AM
Do you have an existing Jaguar chip-timing system?  And you're happy with the hardware, but would prefer to use Webscorer PRO software?  The Jaguar system uses the Alien Technology 9900+ rea... [More]

APP VERSION 2.2 READY

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, January 21, 2016 07:30 PM
The version 2.2 of the app was released on January 27, 2016 - it is now available for the Apple App Stoe, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.FEATURE LIST:Improved LIVE results:- Now scales to any siz... [More]

HOW TO SETUP WEBSCORER PRO WITH AN EXTERNAL TIMER

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, November 30, 2015 02:29 PM
Webscorer PRO supports external timers from the following vendors: ALGE-TIMING - http://www.alge-timing.com Microgate - http://www.microgate.it  Summit Systems -  ht... [More]

HOW TO SETUP WEBSCORER PRO FOR RFID CHIP TIMING

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, November 18, 2015 02:37 PM
Webscorer PRO supports RFID readers from the following vendors: Alien Technology - http://www.alientechnology.com Honeywell / Intermec - http://www.intermec.com Impinj - http:... [More]

NEW FEATURES IN WEBSCORER PRO 2.1

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, October 30, 2015 01:38 PM
Version 2.1 of the app is now available - and introduces a major chip-timing feature that can save you thousands of dollars , or whatever currency units you use.  Previously, you had to buy an in... [More]

RECOMMENDED CHIP-TIMING SETUP FOR A BIKE RACE

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, September 25, 2015 11:02 AM
The new LLRP chip-timing support in Webscorer PRO 2.1 was thoroughly tested at the 2nd biggest cyclocross series in the world - MFG Cyclocross in Seattle, WA.  A total of 42 heats in 6 day-long e... [More]

HOW TO TIME A POINT-TO-POINT RACE WITH SPLITS WITH MULTIPLE DEVICES

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, June 24, 2015 02:17 PM
Follow these steps to time e.g. a triathlon or a trail-running race with multiple check points using multiple devices running Webscorer PRO:   1. Finalize the race setup & start list on ... [More]

MAJOR UPGRADE - WEBSCORER PRO 2.0

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, June 02, 2015 05:59 PM
WEBSCORER PRO = MANUAL TIMING & AUTOMATED TIMING Until now, Webscorer PRO has been purely a manual-timing product - you'd tap the screen to record a time & identify the racer.  The 2.0 re... [More]

NEW FEATURE IN WEBSCORER PRO 2.0 - START GATE & PHOTOCELL

by Vesa SuomalainenSunday, May 31, 2015 02:13 PM
Until now, Webscorer PRO has been purely a manual-timing product - you'd tap the screen to record a time & identify the racer.  The 2.0 release adds support for automated timing where the tim... [More]

NEW FEATURE IN WEBSCORER PRO 2.0 - FLEXIBLE RELAY

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, May 28, 2015 06:23 PM
Webscorer PRO has supported team relays before (via a feature now called “Fixed relay”) but with the following limitations:1. Fixed relay requires you to pre-assign which team member races... [More]

NEW FEATURE IN WEBSCORER PRO 2.0 - NFC CHIP-TIMING

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, May 28, 2015 04:55 PM
Until now, Webscorer PRO has been purely a manual-timing product - you'd tap the screen to record a time & identify the racer.  The 2.0 release adds support for fully automated timing where t... [More]

NEW FEATURE IN WEBSCORER PRO 2.1 - RFID CHIP-TIMING

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, May 28, 2015 12:11 PM
Until now, Webscorer PRO has been purely a manual-timing product - you'd tap the screen to record a time & identify the racer.  The 2.1 release adds support for fully automated timing where t... [More]

HOW TO SCALE MANUAL TIMING TO BIGGER RACES

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, January 14, 2015 10:22 PM
Do you have an event where the race finish may be too busy to handle with manual timing?  But you don't have the budget to hire a chip timing company? We just introduced a new feature that helps ... [More]

HOW TO TIME A CYCLOCROSS RACE

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, September 11, 2014 09:35 AM
Here's a good example how to use Webscorer PRO for timing a cyclocross race - with 223 racers: 2014 THRILLA Cyclocross series in Bend, OR:1. Racers are split into 2 separate races (A/B race & C ra... [More]

VIDEO - TIMING MODE = BIB SYNC

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, March 20, 2014 10:50 AM
We just posted a new video that demonstrates how to use 2 devices to time a race:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nkYekKpq1o   - 1st device records just the time stamps- 2nd device records... [More]

MY ORGANIZER PAGE – FIXED, PUBLIC URL FOR ALL YOUR POSTED RACES

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, November 06, 2013 10:14 PM
We just released a new website feature that addresses the following frequent requests:  - Can I have a customized page (with a fixed URL) on Webscorer for my club that has all our results ... [More]

HOW TO USE TIME-HANDICAPS

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, October 29, 2013 05:16 PM
Version 1.6.2 introduced a new handicap option – time-based handicaps.  This is an easy way to produce two sets of results for your race:   1. Actual finish times   &nbs... [More]

TURN OFF AUTOMATIC SYSTEM TIME SYNC WHEN TIMING A RACE

by Vesa SuomalainenSunday, October 20, 2013 06:16 PM
The Webscorer timing app uses the internal clock of the device (iPhone / iPad) as its reference clock:   - The device’s system time is stored as the time stamp for when the race clock ... [More]

HOW TO PRINT RESULTS AT RACE SITE

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, October 10, 2013 08:50 PM
Printing is quickly becoming obsolete due to its many disadvantages:   1. During the race, you have to frequently print more pages as racers finish 2. Inevitable results corrections require anoth... [More]

HOW TO TIME A POINT-TO-POINT RACE WITH 2 DEVICES

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, September 27, 2013 10:56 AM
Follow these steps to timing a point-to-point race with 2 devices running Webscorer PRO:   1. Download the preliminary start list from Webscorer.com to the 1st device    - Any of t... [More]

HOW TO EXCLUDE TOP RACERS FROM CATEGORY RESULTS

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, September 05, 2013 05:10 PM
In road running, it is customary to exclude the top male and female racers from their respective category results - to allow multiple racers to share the top honors. Some races also apply the this pri... [More]

HOW TO TIME AN ENDURO MOUNTAIN-BIKE RACE

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, August 08, 2013 02:07 PM
   An enduro mountain-biking race consists of anywhere from 2 to 8 (or more) timed stages, and the combined total time determines the winner.  Racers must complete all stages to get a f... [More]

VIDEO - HOW TO TIME A POINT-TO-POINT RACE WITH 2 DEVICES

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, July 29, 2013 11:10 PM
How to time a point-to-point obstacle course race with 2 iPads? Watch this new video to find out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLSu_lqJuh0 - Race name: Bavarian Battle - Location: Leavenworth, WA... [More]

RESULTS SERIES THAT KEEPS TRACK OF COURSE RECORDS

by Vesa SuomalainenSunday, July 28, 2013 10:42 PM
Toby Swanson (pictured) about to take off for his season-leading lap at the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance time trial series: - Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country - Location: Duthie Hill trails in ... [More]

HOW TO DISPLAY RESULTS VIA BIG SCREEN TV

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, July 24, 2013 10:56 PM
Example of a paperless results bulletin board: 1. Results were posted live from Webscorer PRO during the race 2. An iPad running Webscorer FAN was used to download live results 3. A big screen TV was... [More]

HOW TO TIME A 2-STAGE RACE WITH A NON-TIMED TRANSITION IN BETWEEN

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, June 10, 2013 03:08 PM
Race organizer question:I have a question on how to use Webscorer for a race my paddling club is running mid July. The race is two laps. First lap is mass start and at the end of the first lap, the bo... [More]

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL TIMING WITH UNTRAINED VOLUNTEERS

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, June 10, 2013 02:31 PM
Let's assume you've mastered Webscorer PRO well enough and feel confident to time your race with it.  However, if your race involves multiple stages and hence multiple devices, you can't do it al... [More]

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