Knockout Sprint using OEHeats

Using OEHeats V.12.1 you can organise Knockout Sprints now.
Knockout Sprint is an official IOF discipline now and part of the Sprint WOC. More and more countries introduce this format as a race of their national championships. Also other Knockout Sprint competitions are held to prepare the athletes for the WOC.
This year I was in contact with some organisers of KO sprints about how to do it best in OE12, with or without the help of OEHeats. Finally this was the motivation for me to implement this into OEHeats.
With OEHeats it is possible to combine both the “normal” Qualification/Final event type and the KO sprint. In some countries this is handled as following. The Elite classes (maybe not only W/M 21 but also 16, 18 and/or 20) have a qualification race and then the KO sprint. All other classes have the normal Qualification/Final mode with several final heats. OEHeats fulfils the standard KO format defined by the IOF, which means 36 competitors qualifiy for the KO quarter final. Then you have 6 heats in the quarter final, 3 heats in the semi final and a final race with the best 6 competitors. In addition to that, OEHeats offers more flexibility. This means that you can define for every class individually where the KO race should start. If there are less than 36 finishers in the qualification, a class can also start directly with the semi finals or even with the final, with any number of competitors.
OEHeats offers an easy-to-use management of the start times of the KO heats. It happens very often that the previously planned time table does not fit to the reality. In OEHeats you can change every heat start time with a single mouse click. The IOF has defined a special overall result format for KO sprints. This is implemented in OEHeats.

OEHeats will detect this update automatically. You can also use the Check for updates function to download the new setup. Updates or new licenses can be ordered through the Online shop or from the author directly.

Improvements of the main applications

OE12 and OS12 V.12.1 have got some important improvements.
The new Czechian live results service OResults.eu is supported now. This service is similar to the well-known LiveResultat. It has a very easy-to-use web UI and publishing results there is free. All upload functions can be run directly out of OE12 and OS12. Both programs also support the radio punches of the OResults Bluebox which can be downloaded with the speaker client web function. There are some important enhancements implemented with the handling of radio punches and radio controls. The automatic detection of SportIdent and Emit devices has been improved decisively. The speaker client monitor functions can now detect when the speaker server is available again after a communication break. They will resend unsent punches automatically then.
In OE12 the handling of the Chip system options at multidays had been simplified.

OEScore V.12.1 does not have web services and online functions implemented. So the only new feature here is the improved automatic detection of SportIdent and Emit devices.

The Online Punch Recorder has received all the improvements of the Speaker client functions of OE12/OS12. This  allows a nearly operator-free operation of this application.

OE12, OS12, and OEScore will detect this update automatically. You can also use the Check for updates function in all applications to download the new setup. Of course you could also click on the Downloads button to get it.
As usual, the download works as trial version as long as you don’t have a valid V12 license. Updates or new licenses can be ordered through the Online shop or from the author directly.

Online Punch Recorder published

Using the new SportSoftware Online Punch Recorder app for Windows, you can record radio punches from devices connected to a COM port. Actually it is a standalone Speaker Online Client Monitor which works in exactly the same way like the so named functions in OE12/OS12.

For more details, see the description of this free software.
You can download the Online Punch Recorder from the download page and install it.