>>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:
- Accessing the Timing Setup
- Supported Timing Systems
- Adding a Timing System
- Changing Timing Systems / Configuring Other Sessions
- Editing Timing System Settings
- Desktop App Restart
Accessing the Timing Setup
Timing Setup options are found under Meet Maestro Settings (gear icon).
Supported Timing Systems
➧ 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.
➧ Colorado Time Systems Dolphin
CTS Dolphin Wireless Timing System is supported via a downloadable Microsoft Windows Meet Maestro desktop application (https://swimtopia.com/downloads/maestro/latest). Our desktop application enables tighter integration with the CTS Dolphin System so that times can be detected and loaded automatically.
➧ CTS System 5/6 and CTS Gen 7 Timing Consoles (Private Beta)
CTS System 5/6 and CTS Gen 7 Timing Consoles are also supported via a downloadable Microsoft Windows Meet Maestro desktop application (https://swimtopia.com/downloads/maestro/latest).
>>Note: We are currently in private beta for the 5/6 & Gen 7 systems. Reach out to our Customer Happiness Team if you are interested in participating or receiving updates as we get closer to a public release.
Adding 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 setup to use CTS Dolphin it will try to use CTS Dolphin for any sessions. So it is possible to configure two different computers to input times in different ways.
➧ Select to "ADD TIMING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION"
>>Note: If not already on the windows desktop Meet Maestro application, you will see a message and a link to instructions, as seen below.
➧ 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.
➧ Select the timing system
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.
➧ Data Directory
Next you are shown the data directory where CTS Dolphin will write its timing files. If necessary, you can change the Data directory and Meet Number.
>>Tip: It’s a good idea to use specific folders for both applications to share for reading and writing the files. You would then tell both the CTS Dolphin software and Meet Maestro to use the same folder. This allows CTS Dolphin to know the schedule of events and allows for faster Meet Maestro load times from files written to this directory by the Dolphin software. (Only Dolphin version 5+ allows the data directory to be changed)
➧ Expected Number of Watches
Select the number of watches you'll be using.
>>Note: If you check the setting for “Display warnings if fewer watches are imported” Meet Maestro will highlight the timing box as a warning when fewer times than the number of specified watches are loaded by the CTS Dolphin system.
➧ "Publish current event & heat to SwimTopia Mobile App"
This setting is referencing the ability of the CTS Dolphin software to automatically send information about the current event and heat being swum to the SwimTopia Mobile Live Event/Heat Bar.
>>Note: this setting is displayed only if Dolphin version 5+ software is used.
➧ Click SAVE
>>Note: Once installed, you’ll run the meet from the Meet Maestro Windows Desktop application, not your web browser.
➧ Next Step
➞ See the Meet Maestro - Setting Up CTS Dolphin Wireless Timing System article to complete your CTS Dolphin setup.
Changing Timing Systems / Configuring Other Sessions
Once a system has been selected the Timing Setup page display changes to allow editing / deleting / adding new timing systems.
>>Note: You cannot add more than one timing system for the same session.
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 and CTS Gen7 Timing Consoles
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.