OS12 published

OS12 for relays is available!

In the beta phase OS12 has already been used at some national championships and other events. My warmest thanks go to all early adopters! Especially I want to thank Fabrizio Cocco (SUI) and Urs Hofer (SUI) who provided me their most valuable feedback and bug reports when they prepared for the Swiss sprint individual and relay championships which have been held in Basel last weekend.

OS12 V.12.1 is now in the same state as OE12 and OEScore V.12.1.

The SportSoftware V12 has a new reengineered framework and a new modernized user interface (UI). Nevertheless, SportSoftware users of previous versions will get accustomed to the new UI very quickly, since all user functions can be found in similar places.

The most important functional improvements of the SportSoftware V.12.1 are

  • The support of up to 192 controls per chip or course
  • The new ChipReader apps which allow to read chips at smartphones or Windows PCs and transfer them to OE12 (soon also OS12 and OEScore) by a wireless connection
    Read more details on the ChipReader page.
  • The automatic detection and setup of chip devices
  • Live Results on multiple screens
  • Support of multiple monitors with different resolutions

Watch the slide show at the top to get an impression how the SportSoftware V12 looks like!

Some rarely used functions of OS12 like the restart are not yet implemented. They will be added soon. Also, the translated help files in Swedish, Finnish and Spanish are still under construction. OS12 will find them automatically after they are available.
Read more details on the OS12 page. Click on the Downloads button and download the OS12 V.12.1 setup or the PDF handbook as a first step! Just try it! As usual, the download works as trial version as long as you don’t have a valid OS12 license.
Updates can be ordered through the Online shop or from the author directly.

OE12 and OEScore updated

I have done much work on OE12 V.12.1.
The most important new feature is the event wide timekeeping accuracy. This defines the time format by which start and finish times must be calculated. This setting is central for the whole event. Formerly this had to be defined as the time format in each singular working form which calculates start/finish times, f.ex. Read chips or Evaluate chips and more. This lead to mistakes if those forms were working on different PCs in the network. Now the format settings in these forms are strictly for display only. Also, formerly the automatic recalculation computed the start and finish punches of the chips only. Now this recalculation computes also the online finish times from the time taking system and the online punches. As a side effect, this allows to use OE12 with SportIdent or Emit chips for time taking on non-O competitions without the need to download the chips in the finish.
Another main focus of my work was the support of the Swiss entry and result portal ol-events.ch under the Web main menu item. You can download classes and entries, as well as upload radio control definitions, start lists and (live) results directly out of OE12. As a special feature, preferred start times or start blocks can be specified on ol-events.ch and they can be included by option in the entries download. So far this portal offers its services in Switzerland only, but there are plans to expand internationally.
I have also done much on the support of the Emit chip system. There are many small improvements and some bug fixes of basic handling procedures.
Finally I worked through a long list of bug reports from OE2010 V11. Many of them had already been solved by the new technical level of OE12. I solved most of the others from this list.

OEScore V.12.1 has been updated accordingly. However, all new features which have to do with Speaker and Web functions are not included in OEScore. If anybody is using one of the supported web entry portals for Rogaining or other score O competitions, then please tell me that. The Web functions could easily be activated in OEScore also.

OE12 and OEScore will detect this update automatically. You can also use the Check for updates function in OE12 and OEScore 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 OE12 or OEScore V12 license. Updates or new licenses can be ordered through the Online shop or from the author directly.

OEHeats V12 published

OEHeats is an add on for OE12 which helps you in organising events with qualification and final races. It supports both the “normal” way with two single-day competitions as well as the WMOC-model where the qualification consists of 2 stages. More, OEHeats allows to integrate the qualifications/finals completely into a multiday event.
Now OEHeats is available in V.12.1 which works together with the new OE12 V.12.1. This new version is just an update to the new user interface, the new data structure and some improved algorithms “below the surface” of the SportSoftware V12.

If you need more information about OEHeats, please look at the OEHeats page. You can also download the PDF handbook from the V12 download page.

Updates can be ordered through the Online shop or from the author directly.