New release 9.1

Dec 17 2020

All about keeping the pace, despite all. So here we continue with an additional release upon our successful v9. Wishing it to add up on the software strong basis - with a number of fixes included - and to continue bringing valuable new features for all of you.

As usual, a list of things to extend the range of race configuration possibilities and to maximize the ergonomics of the solution - not to say the pleasure to use it.

 

Some new implementation for acquisitions

2019v1 Introduction Ceres G3 Transponder SystemThe BeChronized acquisition is updated to comply with the new system Ceres G3.

 

Tracking Live par DotVision - The Trail YonneStill through the same Online passings acquisition, you can connect to DotVision API and take advantage of their geo-fencing timing capacities. The passings get down to your event file just like any regular acquisition.

 

TAG-Heuer-logo - LeadersTag Heuer devices equipped with a modem can be set up to synchronize their data with your Génialp cloud service. Backup and import service, but best of all instant forward to your Wiclax event. More to see in your service administration page if you're still to discover it.

 

 

New design extensions for G-Live

No new release without bonus gifts to the most visible part of the solution! We've worked this time on these topics, as you've probably noticed already through our Facebook posts:

Athletes pictures

Making some progress on this feature, aiming to enrich your results online with some pictures of participants.

Currently possible in one way, which reuses the fact that the athlete summary is looking for a <bib-number>.jpg file in the event folder. In case the picture found is less than 150px, it's assumed it's something like a user profile picture and is positioned and styled this way:

Of course limited as you won't often have such a set of pictures, named after bib numbers. So we're working on more flexible options like looking up in a centralized folder, having something else than the bib as an identifier, or calling a custom URL that will return an image (from a DB or whatever). More on that soon, waiting for that don't hesitate to share your own use cases.

Custom color palette

Want to present your race results in a more colorful way, or to get them closer to your brand colors? This is now possible! More information about it in this post.

New settings menu

The new menu - intended to remain discrete on the main page - gives a definitely simpler access to those features mainly useful on the local area: switching the dark/light color themes, running the TV mode - auto scrolling or not.

 

Points on rankings

2 different concepts are getting developed in parallel:

  • Some points based events, where point values are the primary ranking criteria and they actually replace time performances. Available from the Points ranking entry of the event creation assistant. So far intended for some collateral use cases when you need to publish such a ranking. Latest changes allow the points entry through the result input form or through data file import.
  • A points allocation as a secondary data, when the primary ranking is still based on timing.

This second concept is now coming live, opening some new possibilities to manage sports where points are participating to the rankings.

Some details about the implementation:

  • A new Points tab in the event options form allow for specifying which point values are allocated. Based on final ranks, and point series can be specified either globally or based on rank by category/by level group.
  • As of now the allocation is applied after a manual action and not automatically (exception made of an allocation on the general ranking).
  • A new Points column can be displayed in the result grid. If necessary, some point values can be entered manually in grid cells.
  • Different point series can be specified by stage/heat in a stage race, and the general ranking can be set to be calculated on points (i.e. the sum of points for each stage is used to order the ranking).
  • A team ranking can be set to be calculated from individual point values (note that the previous point allocation grid that was there is now moved)
  • An option of the Championship module allows it to work on point values extracted from the events, instead of being (re)calculated locally.

 

Passings to ignore on acquisitions

Useful feature when an acquisition is running as an automated file import, or is plugged on a cloud data service: when a passing has to be eliminated for some reason, the risk exists that it keeps coming down again and again if it's still in the original data and in the time period scope.

To avoid that, you can now put an 'ignore' flag on some passings from the history.

New menu is available at the bottom of the result entry form, below the time lists. Click All first to display the whole history and then you can locate some records by filtering a bib number for example.

 

Miscellaneous

On printout: ability to print only selected rows from the current grid. Simply by launching a print preview after selection is made. A confirmation will be prompted.

Team ranking: for the case of a points based ranking, you can now specify a number of best results to keep.

Emails: new context menu item Send an email for a competitor or a selection of competitors in the grid. Opens the system's default mail client and initializes the message.

Races without ranking: the option to publish an event without ranking (i.e. only performances are displayed for athletes, which are simply sorted by their registration order) is now available at the race level. Allowing to manage such a race among regular ones in the same event file.

 

 

New release 9

Sep 02 2020

Not much to say about this Covid period that you'd not have already heard... So just hoping you took (you're taking) time to read some good books and change your mind.

On our side, here's what we managed to achieve: a new release 9 with some hopefully interesting changes, and a big framework update.

Biggest items in detail:

New event notifications

Following one of our users suggestion, we've implemented a new kind of visual notification/alarm.

It's intended for useful but not vital/blocking race events, thus it's designed in a non intrusive way. Not popping over the main display.

3 cases plugged on the feature for now, more can easily be added so waiting for your ideas:

  • a participant flagged as withdrawal crosses the finish line: may trigger a further verification
  • a participant with its category data missing crosses the finish line: may be interesting to jump out and ask for his/her birth date
  • you've manually flagged some participants for whom you want to be notified when they're seen somewhere. Notification + sound will be played.

The idea behind the feature is that you don't have to stick to the screen in fear of missing something. Instead these notifications will remain available for later browsing. A quick search field will help if necessary.

 

Split points on the map

The GPS location picker for split points was no longer usable because of changes on the Google Maps policy.

On this release a new component is introduced in replacement, so hopefully the feature is working again and with a smooth interface. Furthermore, you can quickly load here some GPX tracks to help with the process, typically ensuring that the split points will correctly stick to the race track for a more serious rendering.

Next on the road map, we'll likely extend this track selection so that tracks association to races and stages can be done in Wiclax, then opening the way to an automatic upload of the files in the event folder (for those of you using the G-Live Map option).

 

Some UI enhancements

The lookup field is now located on top of the main window, and it gives a better access and visibility to the other useful command lookup feature. Remember the Control+P shortcut allows a very convenient way to execute something after typing a few letters.

The column selection menu for the grids is now accessed from a more obvious button on their top right corner. Still you can drop it down by a single click on the grid upper panel (shorter mouse travelling). The display for the menu itself is also modernized.

Shortcuts for races: the access for setting the start time of a race or its terminated status are no longer in a drop down menu but more smoothly integrated in the information panel.

New grid filters

New UX for Championships

The Championships module comes with a brand new interface, or a big re-lifting as you wish.

 

Enhancements on Live Screens design

Always looking for making the screen design as easy as possible, most noticeable improvements in this release:

  • column sizes can be adjusted with the mouse on the screen preview (result list widget)
  • the color picking control now allows to specify a transparency level (alpha channel)

 

Easier certificate designs handling

A nice enhancement for those of you dealing with race certificates online. Templates designed with the new version will now directly embed their images.

So you'll no longer have to care about the original image files, as they won't have anymore to be uploaded alongside the template file.

Additional improvements for the certificates: new variables can be selected to get the event name and dates, and all variables can now be inserted in the text of a standard label item.

 

Filter for podiums

Sometimes an event requires all official podiums to be based on a selection of athletes only. Like the race is opened to unaffiliated people, but they can't pretend to prizes.

Hence there's a new level of filtering directly bound to the podiums, where you can set any kind of filter condition. This makes everything easier, as you no longer have to juggle with a bunch of additional rankings to declare.

 

PDF reports online

When launching the publication of PDF reports online - i.e. generation and upload through FTP, a selection dialog is now presented.

This allows a better control of which reports you actually want to be published for the event.

With a great bonus feature: a print preview shortcut is available while hovering any of the reports of the list. Means you can quickly check if their layout is as you expect it, with the right template, ...

 

Team details

Enhancement for the Teams grid view: passing the mouse over the teammates number cells displays a list of participant names. Themselves giving fast access to their data summary or their entry/results management forms.

 

Split point as a counter

A split point on the track can now be set as a simple "counter", meaning that instead of registering a single passing of each participant it will instead increment a number of passings. When the race itself is not managed as a lap race.

This can be used for example in the context of a penalty loop, where you need to monitor how many loops have been made by an athlete.

As a result, the grid column for the split will display the number of passings. And the result entry form gives access to the passing detail, allowing to make a manual correction if necessary.

 

New Starts management module

Big change if you've been sometimes using the Starts module! Quick remind for those who don't know it: its purpose is to provide a start line management screen, for time trial races. Basically showing who's next to start - teams or individuals - and raise a countdown when every actual start time is due.

What's new then: the old module made as an executable is replaced by a brand new web accessible App. Not only more interesting for design/UX aspects, but mainly because it can be launched on any connected device, like a tablet or a smart TV.

Used on the local network, it doesn't need a Wiclax instance to run on the device. Clock synchronization will happen automatically, based on the master PC system time.

Looking forward your feedback on that. Next on the road map could be the ability to report some changes in the start session (typically somebody non-starter), and eventually a cloud based architecture so that it would work without a local network installation.

 

New Web publication assistant

Big step forward to make Web result publishing more comfortable than ever: a newly designed assistant groups everything related to it in a single screen. Gives you an instant picture of what will appear under G-Live for the event, and moreover it will make using an external FTP client useless for most of the usual operations.

Note: it fully replaces the Web publication tab from the event options form.

Some cool features highlighted:

  • shortcut to the FTP settings and definition of the remote folder
  • status shown for the main file (.clax), if present online and if up-to-date
  • easy upload of GPX track files (when your license includes the Map option for G-Live): you no longer have to know about file naming rules as this will happen automatically, and the files get compressed on the fly - removing unnecessary data like timestamps.
  • same thing for certificate templates, whether you have a single one for the event or a race by race scheme. Direct edition from the screen, and upload back after a modification.
  • quick preview for the race videos, which are now entered as a platform + ID combination. Compliant with Youtube and Vimeo so far.
  • GPX tracks can be enriched with any additional points of interest - a food station, a summit, ... that will show up on the G-Live maps.

        

Alge Timy 3 integration

Always extending the range of external stopwatches you can connect to Wiclax as an acquisition, this time we've added support for the Timy 3 devices plugged in USB mode.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Average calculation option: a new option to specify explicitly whether the average speed has to be calculated from the chip time or the gun time.
  • Printout templates in the cloud: that was already possible for G-Live custom screens, now you can also save some printout templates on your user account online. Making them backed up there and easily accessible from any of your workstations.
  • Start line acquisition option: new option for use with an external stopwatch acquisition, which is sending bib-less passing information. In a time trial race mode, for instance a ski competition, it will allow the start time received to be automatically assigned to the next competitor on the start list.
  • Network participant entry: the page can now let a user reallocate bib numbers for existing participants. Secured by an option - not enabled by default. The form also includes the real bib number data field, when used for the event.
  • Network participant entry: new option on the page to deactivate automatic uppercasing of the last name.
  • Athlete photos online: released in our previous delivery, this feature receives some useful enhancements. Responsiveness is now optimized by indexing of big photo folders, and you can customize on the event options the time delay values used to locate the photos on a split point (i.e. how many seconds before and after the line crossing time).
  • Grids state: the state of main grids - i.e. column grouping and sorting - is now saved with the event file. And hence is restored when the file is reopened.
  • Race videos: now possible to bind a video for the start line, useful in the case of a time trial race.

New release 8.8

Feb 07 2020

Athlete pictures on the Web

The athlete summary form on G-Live was already able to show some participant pictures, if it can find files named with their bib number. To go further and make it more convenient, it's now delivered with a server-side solution to find pictures based on the passing times of the athlete.

An option Photos of athletes available online has to be activated on the event, in Options/Web publication. Then the documentation details how photo files are expected to be organized on the web side (basically to reflect the different timing locations - start, finish, intermediates - or the stages in the case of a stage race).

Note: in its current form this feature will require PHP to be implemented on your web server.

 

New filters for passing acquisitions

The ultimate way to control your chip reads in some complex scenarios is now in place. Some new levels of filtering have been introduced.

The first one is the level of a single acquisition, impacting all its possible destinations. The second one is the level of a particular destination of an acquisition.

In both cases, the filter can be specified in different manners:

  • listing chip id ranges, bib number ranges, or simply races
  • specifying them in inclusion or exclusion mode (only some readings allowed vs only some readings discarded)

When a reading discard occurs, a log entry will be registered below the acquisition, reminding which filter rule was involved.

These filters will be useful for scenarios where for example a start or finish line must be isolated from unconcerned races, and when this discarding cannot be achieved more simply by entering exclusive race start times.

 

Lap races

A new option is introduced for lap races, in order to get the main individual ranking based on the best lap.

 

G-Live

A nice feature for a classic race commentating purpose: you can now display more than one location at a time in the Live tab. Perfect for a pre-finish announcement line, so you can make it and the actual finish displayed side by side.

To get it, simply hold the click/tap for a couple of seconds on the other location(s) you want to add.

 

 

Live Screens

Some new helpers for the setup of result list widgets:

  • on the column properties, some fixed x/y coordinates can be entered to specify a position for the data in a row. Coordinates are relative to the top left corner of the row. This allows in particular to create a multi-lines layout, i.e. for example a row that will show the athlete's name on a first line and its club on a second one.
  • a handy shortcut menu is accessible from the widget preview to select its data (columns).
  • result list widgets can now also show a list of starters, sometimes useful when working on small scale events.

 

Exports

A new export format is introduced to comply with what's requested by USA Triathlon federation (export will be made as a .csv).

New variable Race start time available for the custom formats, distinct from the individual start time.

A list of custom variables can be entered for the event, which become available for your custom exports or to be embedded on your printout templates. The list is accessible in screen Options/Event/Publication. Note that a same variable can take different values for the different stages and races, if necessary.

A copy to clipboard of the result grid data now processes all time values in the most usable format: no shortening for null hours/minutes, and standard separators 00:00:00.000.

 

Passing simulation

Remember the very useful passing simulation feature? Accessible from the acquisitions form, or better with shortcut Control+F9 on the main form, it's the perfect tool to check your configurations before the race. Like your chip encoding, filters and destination settings.

New in this version is that you can now decide if you provide either a chip id value or a bib number. Both of them can be quite useful.

 

Start times assignment

New option to create grouped starts, of 2, 3, ... competitors that will start at the same time. 

 

Categories

A list of categories can be imported by a copy-paste operation. Control+V on the grid, or menu item Predefined categories/Paste.

 

Printout

New report type 'Communiqué', which allows the printout of an official communication while using a printout template layout. (Note that in its current form it only allows for a rudimentary text formatting, and that communiqués won't be saved with the event.) 

On printout templates, you can now modify the settings of a particular column - making it bold or change the text alignment. The options menu pops up when right clicking a column on the print preview.

 

Sprint events

Quite a lot of improvements made on the handling of sprint-like disciplines, like Cross Country Ski Sprint or XCE Cross Country in cycling.

Big differences with more 'regular' events: they're run in a tournament mode with seedings, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and final - they follow some specific rules for qualifications between each phase, and each phase is composed of many heats.

Latest enhancements include the printability of the whole brackets on one page, either in list mode or in table mode. Ribbon button Print-Export / Brackets.

And some other concepts are being introduced, that may be used for other sports as well: equally ranked competitors (same final time) and photo finish labeling.

Team categories

Some new options to make them automatically calculated, based on the youngest or the oldest one of the teammate categories.

 

New release 8.7

Sep 08 2019

To discover in this latest delivery, some cool new features to improve the overall ergonomics and your productivity:

Search and Athletes summary

Want to get some quick info about a participant and its results? You know you can press Ctrl+f and type either a bib number or part of the participant name, then browse the matches.

What's new now: the athlete summary is directly integrated into the search panel. Faster and more comfortable, you can watch at many summaries in the same row. Moreover, hitting the Return key now opens the result entry form for the participant, which will be the most likely thing you need at this stage.

Search for commands

Though the ribbon organization for feature access is great, you still need a couple of clicks to open something, plus a small mind effort to remember in which area it stands.

Working with keyboard is maybe kind of a geek thing, but all of you might benefit from this new ability: type Ctrl+Shift+P, and then a few letters for what you're looking for. For instance, 'po' to find out the Podiums pane and open it.

You'll see it's as fast as easy, and it remembers what were your latest selections to make it even more comfortable. Means it can be a convenient way to repeat an operation. Betting you can't do without it anymore after you're accustomed...

Figures for split points

More accessible than grouped together with the whole event progress numbers, you can now have a quick overview of the ongoing stats for a split point, keeping the mouse over its page header.

 

And here's the list of other improvements:

Split points

When working on the result grid, you can now drag time cell values from a split point to another one. This is valid for the finish line as well, and it can work for a selection of rows in a single operation.

When the grid filter 'Inconsistent split times' is on, cells for the anomalies are displayed in red (time value is lower than the previous one).

Network registrations

Non-starter status of participants can be edited from the remote participant entry page.

Start check flag

Some of you often use a split point - unpublished - dedicated to know which participants where seen before start. The information is useful, but somehow doesn't deserve to be a timestamp value, to appear on the result grid, nor to mix up with other split locations. Also, it shouldn't be concerned by safety checks on the race start time or the race terminated status.

Thus we've introduced a new Start check data, which is a simple yes/no value you can see/filter in the participants grid. And the acquisitions settings propose a new target to feed this data from a file import or a direct connection to an RFID device.

 

Team rankings

Some specific calculation criteria can now be assigned to any custom classification, as it was already possible at the level of a race.

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A new computation option now allows to set a filtering condition for participants, which will be processed upstream for the ranking calculation.

For example this solves easily the case when your team ranking must be made upon some qualified competitors only. Those are usually flagged by a registration data.

Before that, you could still define a classification with the filter and ask the team ranking to be calculated for this classification. But it was a bit more juggling - specially if you had to replicate it for many races - and it made the export of the right ranking not so immediate.

Additional note: when participants are filtered upstream, it means they aren't taken into consideration when calculating the individual rank of individuals. So 3rd means the 3rd of the filtered selection. You get something different if you use the option Other conditions on competitors, for example to tell you want max. 1 foreigner in a team. In this case some competitors will be excluded from teams but they will still count for the individual ranks calculation.

Screen configurations for G-Live

A new variable can be embedded into screen widgets, in order to get a running counter of the time gap with the race leader. This counter will extinguish itself after a few minutes, and will start again when another race leader crosses the finish line - for a new race or a new lap.

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You can now save your configurations on your Genialp online user profile. Means they can be easily shared through the company, and easily downloaded on a newly installed PC.

 
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While there, the menu Import some samples will bring you a new screen template added to the delivery. Ready to use, or available for your inspiration.
Named Responsive lap race - sized for a convenient TV screen, nice fonts, adapting widget sizes and positions to fit the space, remaining laps counter changing as checkered flag when down to 0 + gap with leader + best lap.
Waiting for more ideas!
 

Event videos on G-Live

Remember you can declare an online video of your finish line (youtube or other) so that it's shown on the athlete summary on G-Live, starting at the time he/she actually crossed the line.

To follow this idea, you can now declare as many videos as you have. Associating them with the right split point, race, or even stage. All the relevant ones for a competitor will show up on his summary.

Lap races

Useful for some motorsport races, a new option allows a race termination setting as a duration + 1 or more laps. To comply with this kind of rules: when the race leader crosses the line a first time after the race duration is over, every rider is due to complete one (or n) additional lap.

 
 

New release 8.6

Jun 13 2019

Our regular update, before the season gets too hot...

Race start shortcut

New menu item to enter a start time for a race: quicker option than loading the race list, looking for the right race item and validate. Also can be helpful if you intend to simply record a gun start with the mouse, using the PC clock.

And to enhance further the UX at this place, the contextual menu doesn't show anymore on a right click but instead a drop-down arrow appears on mouse over and a regular click does the job. So you have more chances to discover/remember the feature, which comes along the pre-existing menu to flag a race as terminated.

G-Live

For those using the header option for their G-Live online, the default header content provided as a template (header.html) now includes an HTML element to load a logo for the current event.

If the header is in place, all you'll have to do is filling the new property in Event options screen / Web publication of your events. When browsing the event online the logo will show up.

Internationalization

Pursuing our efforts to provide a great experience to most of you, the job of translating documentation in Spanish has been started.

Relay races

A new option is now available to handle a relay race when runners/riders/... will share a unique chip for a whole team. It's still based on the Relay races management principles explained in the inline help files.

In practice, it allows to register all individuals with their own bib number. In addition you'll have to manage team numbers data and the chip ids will point to it (ex. chip id 4000 for team #4000 with teammates bib range 4001-400x).

When passing acquisitions come down Wiclax will determine which leg is concerned (including leg finish or intermediate splits) and the final ranking will show all the details you expect by participant.

Team races

Having an event globally set as a team race, you can now specify that a specific race of it is an individual one.

Means you can more easily mix team and individual races in a single event, up to the web publication where you'll retrieve a team ranking when necessary, and a regular individual ranking for individual races. 

Cycling

To catch up with a new point of the latest UCI regulations, you can now enter some points penalties that will be effective on the climbing classification instead of the points (sprints) classification.

Printout

When printing a team ranking, the option for the team participants display (all, none, ...) is now directly available on the print preview.

The detailed team list (including participants) is now compliant with the thumbnail mode, and shows flags for the team nationality. Standard mode has been enhanced as well for a better density.

Championships module

More flexible than ever, you can now chose which merging key will be used to recognize a same competitor in the different race files.

The key remains by default the competitors full names, originally made for events where no overall control of the registration data exists (i.e. each event registration process is made independently). Then you can now decide to merge on bib numbers, license numbers, or any custom data that will be found in all race files.

General classifications

New option to allow for "DNF" competitors to appear listed at the end of the ranking. It applies to those who typically didn't participate or finish all the required stages. They get appended to the grid, with a DNF status but allowing to display the detail of their performances for the stages they run.

Stage races

For your events managed as independent stages, you now have a new column named 'Stages' available for the participant list. It displays some visual flags to quickly see on which stage each individual is registered.

Furthermore the column can be sorted or filtered, bringing new abilities to work on participant subsets like for instance all those registered on stages 1 and 3. 

Custom export formats

A stage index can now be specified alongside a variable to export, other than the one of the exported stage.

Gives the ability for instance export a grid including the start time of the next stage, performances (time, rank) for each stage, etc...

Team time trials

In UCI cycling mode, the net time for riders will be automatically set with the value of the nth rider of the team, when the criteria for the team classification of the stage is actually the "time of competitor of rank n".

Chip filtering

In addition to the general filter, it's now possible to enter a list of single ids to exclude that will be saved at the event level (not globally). Useful for cases when a test chip has remained on the circuit, and comes back again and again with a regular import.

Miscellaneous

    • Penalties and bonuses: they can now be entered by pasting an external list. Useful in some specific cases where you'll have a bunch of them to enter.
    • Printout: a new page settings option brings the ability to insert page breaks between groups. For example in a result list grouped by categories.
    • Withdrawals: similar to entering a list of non-starters, a new item from the competitors menu now allows to enter a list of bib numbers to mark as withdrawals. The bib list entering dialog has been enhanced to display a few useful information on the bib being typed - competitor's name, race and status.
    • Filters: new item for the grid filtering control (on the right-top corner), allowing to isolate unknown participants created after a chip read.
    • G-Live: improvements on the display of map legend and track profiles, on smartphone screens.
 

New release 8.5

Feb 25 2019

Keeping the pace, constant improvements, here's the new official release.

Team races

Some major changes to ease things when it comes to managing the team data:

  • the old Team list side panel disappears and is replaced by a more accessible and convenient Teams tab, making it available as a standard grid. Means you can get the best of it: sorting, filtering, multi-line edits,... The list can be filtered by race just as the participants or results grids. New data columns are available to get numbers of teammates registered/ranked/finishers. So more statistics become available.
  • when printing the grid, you'll get a handy choice to print either a simple list or a detailed one with participant details.

  • the team categories become a separated list, making things clearer in most race contexts. So that where it matters you'll be able to work on a shorter and more relevant list for selection. Options concerning automatic assignment of team categories are now accessible from the categories form below the list.

G-Live

Lot of ideas to keep enriching this strategic piece of the solution.

New TV Screen mode

If you want to display results on a TV sized screen, here's a great new feature. First load the standard G-Live page, select the grid/race you wish, press F4. The grid goes in full page mode and starts auto-scrolling. A non scrolling mode is available by hitting F4 once again. And F7 gives a nice dark theme eventually more suitable for outdoor contrast.

Don't forget to play with the browser zoom as well, before setting it in full-screen mode.

Maps

Better design and user experience for the map items:

  • different tracks now toggled in one click (loosing the (useful?) ability to display more than one track at a time, but much more comfortable)
  • the profile shows the intermediate timing points
  • timing points on the track are displayed with the number of passed/expected runners. Numbers updated in live when the race Live is on, and a click on them pops up a summary of the associated ranking, men and women

 

Finish line video embedded

If you have a Youtube video of your finish line, you can now enter its address as an event parameter (tab Social networks of the options form. Alongside with its starting hour. On your online results, the video will be embedded into the athlete summary form and will start right before he/she's crossing the line.

Penalties

Penalties are now displayed on G-Live: a mention of the time values added is shown on the result grid, and the detail of the motives can be seen in the competitor summary.

Athlete summary form

Now shows both average speed and pace values, corresponding to the main finish time.

Men/Women/Mixed selection

The selection menu is re-designed, more compact and hopefully more obvious.

Auto scrolling lists on screen configurations

Result lists items placed on a custom screen configuration can now be auto scrolling. You control parameters such as the step height, the scrolling pace and the animation duration. Scrolling can be horizontal as well.

Control recent passing

A new menu item brings the ability to decide when the recent passing history disappears from displays. Rather than an arbitrary timeout, you decide what and when to clean the list, for example to prepare for the next race or the next lap.

 

Printout

The design of printout templates is enhanced: now organized into 4 distinct areas where text items or pictures can be placed. Document header, (other) pages header, page footer and document footer. Hence more possibilities, like appending some document notes as required for the event. And a nice shortcut as bonus: when working on the print preview a text item from the template can be clicked to quickly change its content.

Participant filters

A very nice and helpful new feature for participant management: on the top panel of the main grids you'll find a new filter icon like this:

It offers some quick additional filtering possibilities, in the sense they're not built on the visible columns data. And they won't conflict with a regular filter already applied like a race selection, rather combining with it.

On the participant list the built-in conditions adds some shortcuts to isolate starters/non-starters, finishers, participants seen somewhere/nowhere, or withdrawals. So it's totally convenient to change in one operation the status for all individuals not seen at any timed location - typically setting them as non-starters.

On the result grids it's combining the data check features, to find missing intermediate times or inconsistent split time chronologies. These ones were already existing as a ribbon button but this way they become much more accessible.

RFID Systems

A consistent list of updates on that front too:

  • J-Chip connection now fully implemented
  • Mylaps and AMB decoders now with direct connection, using proprietary protocol P3
  • new option on the Race Result acquisition to filter chip reads by event id(s)
  • new general option to prevent the creation of unknown chip read in any case, suitable for events where the participant list or the chip distribution have no reason to be wrong

Miscellaneous

  • Implementation of export format for UCI races (UCI Dataride)
  • New variables available for custom exports: race time, gross time and rank for a given split point, time and rank for a given segment, number of starters in the gender and the category, all individual data for a given teammate when exporting a team ranking. Documentation re-written as a more accessible html page in /Export folder
  • New option to define a race as not published on the Web - it will be hidden on the G-Live app
  • Custom exports are now compatible with the export of a team ranking, and the export dialog now allow to select team ranking items for each race
  • For unisex events, a new general option allows to tell that participants for the competition are all men or all women - disabling stuff like Women highlighting for instance