The Race Director 2018 is now available!

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  • Cross Country Season 2017

    August 27, 2017 - It's that time of year again - cross country season is upon us.  Some nice changes are available in RD 2017 for cross country including a way to have different scoring rules by race and a much better way to report in "dual meet" mode.  Improvements have also been made to the announcer screen which in real time shows the finish list on the left side of the screen and an updated team score on the right side of the screen - updated with each finisher.

     

    2017 will be year 3 for the TFRRS integration. If you are scoring a college NCAA meet, see the documenation in Appendix A in the Cross Country Scoring Guide.  

    If you are interested in live results for cross country, contact us at support@theracedirector.com.  To see an example of how live results work, visit www.my-finish.com.  There is a $50 per meet charge for cross country live results.
    -Roger

    Race Director Mid year Update - 2017

    Upcoming Conference.  Join us in Philadelphia for the Fourth Annual Race Director/Timer Symposium on July 17-19 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.  This year's conference will again include Customer Race Presentations and RunSignUp Employee Demos.  The conference is designed for both timers and race directors.  There will also be representatives from multiple chip timing manufacturers in attendance. There will be a half day session devoted to Race Director where many of the latest 2017 enhancements (see below) will be highlighted.

    Race Day Scoring.  Work has begun on Race Day Scoring, and we will have an Alpha version at the Symposium in Philadelphia to demonstrate the basics of the platform.  This is the system that will (after a few years) become the replacement for Race Director.  This is a very big undertaking and we're off to a great start.  Currently, we are working on how to sequence the work around simple race scenarios and general race day tools.  Having a system that will work with or without an internet connection is one of the biggest design challenges.  At first, Race Director PC will be required for scoring your race without an internet connection. Strengthening the current Race Director / RSU integration points will continue to be a major priority.   

    Recent Race Director 2017 Enhancements.  There have been several rather significant updates to Race Director 2017 in recent months.  Click on Read More below to review the details.

    RunSignUp Integration Update to Participant Data Syncing in Race Director 2017

    We have introduced a new concept in the latest build of The Race Director 2017 which is designed to reduce the amount of participant data sync issues when using the RunSignUp integration. When opening Tailor > Options > Partner Setup you'll now see a new setting that replaces "Live Mode" called "Participant Adds/Changes". The purpose of this setting is to designate the state of the lifecycle of your participant data interchange.

    The Race Director 2017 is now available!

    2017

    To get started with Race Director 2017, please renew your annual support subscription now.  Use the Buy Now option found under the Purchase menu at the Race Director website.  Once the page loads, use the Annual Support / Other Options purchase type and select the appropriate support plan based on the number of races you are scoring annually. 

    2017 Improvements Summary
    There are many significant improvements in RD 2017 including:

    • New Partnerships Race Director has added Race Result and Agee Race Timing to the list of supported chip systems. Added the IPICO UHF and Trident UHF systems as supported chip systems.
    • Chip Processing Auto Import Added the ability to put the chip data import process into “Auto Import” mode for both standard and lap races. While in auto import mode, Race Director will continuously import new reads and publish results as the race is ongoing. A new application called “Race Day Results” has been developed so that you can produce reports while Race Director continues in auto import mode.
    • Race Director Go Custom Reports Added the ability to send standard Race Director reports to RD Go as a separate result set. These reports will appear along with the standard result sets on the Result Page. Race Director reports with this capability include: Team Detail, Team Summary, Age Graded Results, Predicted Time Results and Single Segment Finish Lists.
    • Check Points  Created a new Timing Point setting to designate a Timing Point as a check mat. Several new reports for showing check mat detail have been developed.
    • Cross Country Complete overhaul of the “Dual Meet” mode reporting.

    The entire list of detailed ehancements can be reviewed by clicking on read more or printed from the 2017 Enhancements pdf
    -Roger

    Product Features

    The Race Director - System designed specifically for the management of races (running, bicycle, skiing).

    Includes:
    -Participant setup
    -Results entry
    -Pre-race reports
    -Post-race reports
    -Labels
    -Software for timing
    -Individual and team scoring for single races, biathlons and triathlons.  

    Designed for use with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000.  
    Interfaces to all major chip systems:
    - MyLaps BibTag
    -ChampionChip
    -RFID (Accuchip)
    -IPICO
    -ChronoTrack
    -Winning Times
    -DAG
    -J-Chip
    -AMB
    -RaceResult.com

    Click on Read More for additional information on this comprehensive application.
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