If you would like to do a real-life simulation, you can use this manual to set up a (test) race. This is an easy way to ensure all timeline settings are configured correctly and it allows you to practice with live data.
1. Set up a (test) race
Create at least one (test) race
Import (or draw) a course for this race
Create at least two timelines within that race
- Make sure the location names in Timing&Scoring match with the timeline names in the EventCMS
Before you can start a test event you need to ensure everything is configured correctly. You can do this in the Event CMS Config > Timer Setup.
2. Prepare Timing & Scoring
Set up Timing & Scoring, create all your locations
Add an Offline device to all your locations
Select File import device
Click on the Settings tab and click Import read lite file
Download the T&S test data (see Config > Timer Setup > scroll to T&S Simulation, right side of page)
Now add the correct Files you have downloaded
Add exporter and click TCP / IP Exporter
Click small Gear icon to open the Plug-In Settings for TCP/IP Exporter window
Enter live-ingress.sporthive.com in the IP-address / hostname field
Keep 3097 in the ports field
Ensure Auto Reconnect and Export Markers are both checked
Enter the CMS Credentials (can be found in CMS under Config > Timer set up) in username and password fields
Click Ok to save
Connect the Exporter with the timelines
Please refer to the Timing&Scoring tutorial to get you started.
3. Perform live test
Click Public Site or open your EventApp
Go to Live Tracking
Search for your test participants
Now you’re ready for the real test :-)
Connect the TCP/IP Exporter in T&S
Click rewind on the start location or add real passings
Ensure you see the test participant change status in the live-tracking view. This can take up to 15 seconds.