Custom. Our results calculation and display system has been in development for several years, written from the “ground-up” and is designed to interface with Lynx System Developer’s timing and measurement software as well as popular meet management programs.
Simple, flexible, reliable. The system is easy to operate, automated and highly customizable through a series of software toggles. The software imports raw and processed data from FinishLynx|FieldLynx® as well as other information sources, performs the necessary calculations then generates web-enabled files for secure internal networks or internet results. It can operate in simple or advanced modes and used for mission critical meet applications. The software also functions as a Commentator Information System (CIS) for announcers, press and TV personnel displaying important data from around the stadium.
Some features include:
- Database|Meet Management Program neutral – just needs raw event data from FinishLynx|FieldLynx®
- Pre-defined file formats for auxillary athlete/meet information
- Custom index page of all events in an easy-to-follow format
- Automated event status updates showing progress|status of each event. In progress events highlighted.
- Team leaderboard panel showing top 5 teams at all times, dynamically updated
- Live event panel showing current event(s) taking place on the track or in field
- Compiled results from an unlimited number of heats|flights
- Compiled results – qualifiers (Q|q) customized per event|round
- Event comments, wind readings, records
- Field records displayed with imperial conversions
- Records – customized tag logos
- Team scores – optional team logos all by gender or division
- Start lists with integrated performance data such as seed times, PB or SB
- Starts lists with embedded links to athlete/team performance data on national and international databases
- Live and embedded weather data
- From the track:
- Compiled results
- Detailed athlete information within heat results
- Splits and split summaries with intermediate leader and fastest split at each point
- Automatic tie-breaking (with times displayed to 0.001)
- Relay names.
- Schedule delta – indicates time in minutes behind or ahead of scheduled start
- Wind direction vector information relative to finish line
- Running clock
- From the field venue:
- Compiled results from multiple flights regardless of timing
- Detailed athlete information within flight results
- Field series and vertical progressions with best marks highlighted
- Vertical event jump status indicator – easy to view athletes still in the competition
- Field series and vertical progression – sorted by jump order or place
- Metric-to-imperial conversions using “gold book” values for all field events
- Automatic tie-breaking
- Field event current competitor on each event result page
- Field event current competitor highlighted on each series result table
- IAAF type mark designation in field series
- Combined events:
- Scores are shown on each single event page using IAAF scoring tables|formula including current total scores and place
- Summary “spreadsheet” table updated moments after each race or field attempt and contains all event information including times, marks, wind, event scores and total scores
- Average Wind calculation (Wa)
- External Data Interchange (EDI) modules:
- Twitter feed – automatically send out a message for event winners (event, athlete, team, time or mark)
- ResulTV – send compiled or current results of any event or updated team scores directly to ResulTV, all done dynamically and unattended.
- TV/Broadcast – send compiled or current results of any event or updated team scores directly to TV CG systems using network data streams or fixed file formats.
- Cross County mode:
- Dynamically calculated results at split point(s) and finish
- Pace, gap, team place and points
- Summary team scoring table with optional “predicted” scoring relative to teams with <5 runners in – recalculates as runners finish
- Detailed team scoring table includes athletes, place, time, total time, average time, spread
- Running clock (splits and finish)
- ResulTV – send updated team scores directly to ResulTV, all done dynamically and unattended.
- Optional team logos
“… Its easy to use and reliable. The entire Flash Results team knows how to operate it. The results interface helps us provide our customers with better service and allows us to focus 100% of our attention to meet details. Coaches, meet management and media have given positive and constructive feedback. Its been a work in progress and continues to get better over time. The flexible software operation allows us to customize the interface for different meets from small invitationals to high level national championships…” Roger Jennings, Technical Director – Flash Results, Inc.
All information is calculated, compiled and dynamically displayed just seconds after it happens. Our unique format also can interface simultaneously with each field event venue to display the current competitor on the runway or in the circle. In addition, the software can automatically send compiled event data to Twitter, TV/Broadcast character generation (CG) software and other data display systems such as as Lynx ResulTV.
From The Editor: August 2016– Track and Field News
“Somebody listened to me for once,” says E. Garry Hill after a significant upgrade in signboard presentation at the NCAA (and subsequently, the USA Olympic Trials)…
Universal in nature and portable, result pages and data are displayed equally well regardless of platform – on laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones.
It has been the official live results|CIS|media interface used by Flash Results, Inc. and can be found in operation at many high level competitions around the USA. It was the system of choice by NBC Sports at the 2016 USATF Olympic Trials for broadcast personal and to drive on-screen TV results.
About the tech|legal - This software is not commercially available. The calculation engine used to generate web-enabled files is built on the open source python-language platform with consulting input from Brian Giarrocco (Mount Pleasant, SC). The methods and techniques used to calculate and display information (VinceScore©) is protected under United States Copyright TXU001892044 (© 2013). This includes novel data display pages such as split summary tables,xc predicted|adjusted scores, vertical jump status indicator, wind direction vector arrows and techniques used for automated event status updates among others. No personal information is collected. Web sites reproducing results generated by this software program should reference where it was originally posted.