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

2016 Online Registration Provider Survey Results

We created a survey asking timers what Online Registration Providers they currently are using, and which one of those is their favorite to use. We had 83 timers respond to these questions, and you can find a summary of their responses below. Please note that because participants were allowed to select multiple platforms the total percentages can add up to over 100%. Click on Read more below for details.

Race Director Mid Year Update

Upcoming Conference.  Join us in Philadelphia for the Third Annual Race Director/Timer Symposium on July 18-20.  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 be a half day session devoted to Race Director where many of the latest 2016 enhancements (see below) will be highlighted.

Recent Race Director 2016 Enhancements.  There have been several rather significant updates to Race Director 2016 in recent months.  Click on Read More below to review the details.

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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