» Note: Manual entry is the default timing system. You do not need to visit the Timing Setup page to use manual time entry. If using a timing system, the Windows desktop Meet Maestro application is required.
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Covered in this Article:
- Supported Timing Options
- Accessing the Timing Setup
- Select a Timing System
- Configure the Timing System Selected
- Testing Before the Meet Starts
- Changing Timing Systems / Configuring Other Sessions
- Editing Timing System Settings
- Desktop App Restart
Supported Timing Options
➧ Manual Time Entry (Default)
Manual entry is the default timing system. To use it, users do not need to visit the Timing Setup page. The number of Timer entry boxes that display in the time entry interface can be controlled at the event level. There is a timer visibility toggle providing easy toggle capability directly on the entry interface ➞ See Meet Maestro Time Entry Interface Overview.
➧ Timing Systems
Each timing system below is supported via a downloadable Microsoft Windows Meet Maestro desktop application (https://swimtopia.com/downloads/maestro/latest). Our desktop application enables tighter integration with each timing system so that times can be detected and loaded automatically.
» Note: If you have a Mac with software that runs Windows, our Windows app can be run on a Mac. Feel free to submit a request for native Mac support, and we will add your vote for consideration.
- Colorado Time Systems Dolphin
- CTS System 5/6 (*Private Beta)
- CTS Gen 7 Timing Console (*Private Beta)
- Time Drops
- Wylas Timing
» *Note: We are currently in private beta for the CTS System 5/6 & Gen 7 system. Fill out this Beta Testing Application Form if you are interested in participating or receiving updates as we get closer to a public release.
Accessing the Timing Setup
Timing Setup options are found under Meet Maestro Settings (gear icon).
Select a Timing System
» Note: The timing configuration is per computer, not per session or per team or per meet. For example, if you have a laptop set up to use a timing system it will try to use that timing system for any session. So it is possible to configure two different computers to input times in different ways.
➧ Step 1: Select to "ADD TIMING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION"
If you are NOT using the Windows desktop Meet Maestro application, you will see a message and a link to instructions, as seen below.
➧ Optional Step: Multi-Session / Virtual Meets
IF this is a multi-session meet (virtual or otherwise) you will be prompted to select your session. If not, this step is not displayed.
➧ Step 2: Select the Timing System
Configure the Timing System Selected
➧ CTS Dolphin
➞ See Meet Maestro - Setting Up CTS Dolphin Wireless Timing System to complete your setup.
➧ CTS System 5/6 or CTS Gen 7
➞ See Meet Maestro - Setting Up CTS System 5/6 or CTS Gen 7 Timing Consoles to complete your setup.
» *Note: We are currently in private beta for the 5/6 & Gen 7 systems. Fill out this Beta Testing Application Form if you are interested in participating or receiving updates as we get closer to a public release.
➧ Time Drops
➞ See Meet Maestro - Setting Up Time Drops Timing System to complete your setup.
➧ Wylas Timing
➞ See Meet Maestro - Setting Up Wylas Timing System to complete your setup.
Testing Before the Meet Starts
To support running tests prior to the start of the meet, but prevent premature delivery of upcoming swim reminders and live result notifications to Pro users of the SwimTopia mobile app, an early start warning will display to confirm whether or not you intend to start the meet early.
➧ This warning will only display if two conditions are met:
- The "Publish current event & heat to SwimTopia Mobile App" setting is checked
- The meet or session start time is in the future (not earlier than or equal to the current time)
» Note: This warning will display for each test performed until the confirmation to start the meet is selected (or start the session in a multi-session meet scenario). When "Yes..." is selected, the estimated start times will be adjusted, and the notification process will begin. There is no option to revert back to a pre-notification state.
Changing Timing Systems / Configuring Other Sessions
Once a system has been selected, the Timing Setup page changes to allow editing or deleting of the chosen timing system.
» Note: You cannot add more than one timing system for the same session. If you want to change to another timing system, you will delete and then select to add a new timing system.
Editing Timing System Settings
The settings can be changed by pressing the gear icon in the timing system bar. You do not need to go back to the Timing Setup screen.
➧ CTS Dolphin
➧ CTS System 5/6
➧ CTS Gen7 Timing Console
➧ Time Drops
Desktop App Restart
The timing configuration is remembered per session. So closing and reopening the desktop app will not require you to reconfigure the timing system.
Colorado Time Systems provides DisplayLink Plus Video Display software which enables meet management integration through a set of “Start List” files. SwimTopia provides the support to export start lists within the Timing Setup of each meet to broadcast to scoreboards.
» Note: Any timing system that can support the .scb file extension, *should* be able to utilize this feature as well.
Start List Files
- ‘.scb’ file extension
- One file per event
- Exported per session
- The event files contain athlete/relay team and team abbreviation information for each lane
- 10 lane pool maximum
» Note: Currently, if you make changes to your lineup (deck adds, deletions, heat/lane changes), you will need to re-export the start lists. A more automated solution is planned for a future release (TBD).