>>Note: We are currently in private beta with these timing 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.
If you plan to use the CTS System 5/6 or CTS Gen 7 Timing Consoles to run your meets using SwimTopia's Meet Maestro meet management system, you will need to complete the setup process first.
➞ See Meet Maestro - Setting Up CTS System 5/6 or CTS Gen 7 Timing Consoles for more details.
Covered in this Article:
- CTS System 5/6 or CTS Gen 7 Timing System Bar
- Importing Times
- Frequently Asked Questions
CTS System 5/6 or CTS Gen 7 Timing System Bar
When "CTS System 5/6 or CTS Gen 7" is selected under Meet Maestro Settings (gear icon) > Timing Setup, an additional “CTS System 5/6" (or CTS Gen 7) timing system bar is displayed in the data entry interface. This bar indicates the current Race number (mapping the current event and heat to the corresponding CTS Console).
The Event Sequence and other 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 accessed during the initial setup process.
In addition to settings changes, you will possibly find suggestions in the Troubleshoot section if we detect any issues.
➧ Waiting for results
As a race is in process, the interface will display an inactive WAITING FOR RESULTS button.
Once Store Print is pressed on the CTS Console, Maestro will (1) automatically detect the new race, (2) match it to the correct event and heat in Maestro, and (3) turn Waiting for Results into Load Times.
In the following CTS Console screenshot note that Event 11, Heat 3, Race 0006 is Stored. Maestro has automatically detected that race data and matched it to Event 11, Heat 3 and enabled the Load Times button.
➧ After Loading Times
After loading times, the Timer 1, Timer 2, Timer 3, and Result Time fields will all be disabled. Once loaded you are not allowed to manually manipulate the data imported from the CTS Console.
This ensures a clean history of the race data. If heat or lane corrections are required, use the Time Adjustment interface.
➧ Overriding Race Number Matching
Sometimes data gets stored in the wrong event/heat in the CTS Console and it is necessary to override the race number match. In that case open the race matcher select menu. Choose a race other than 'Auto Select'.
➧ Duplicate Heat/Event Races
Sometimes the CTS Console will have more than one race for the same event/heat. In this case Maestro will import the most recent race.
➧ Alphanumeric Event Numbers
Alphanumeric events are not supported by the CTS Consoles.
>>Tip: We strongly recommend users not use alphanumeric event numbers with the console.
It will sort of work but only if all alpha events have the same distance. For example ‘1A’ and ‘1B’ are both 50 yards, but different genders or age groups. If you have no choice here is what happens:
- There will be one event ‘1’ in the CTS, not ‘1A’, ‘1B’, ‘1C’, ‘1D’
- The event description in the console for event ‘1’ will match the last alpha. ‘1D’ for example
- The auto detection of new race data will not work for events ‘1B’, ‘1C’, and ‘1D’
If the alpha events have different distances, then the last distance will win and the console will be confused about the number of lengths and therefore capture the final time too early or late.
>>Note: Before we release to production we will prevent users from finishing the configuration in this case.
➧ Alphanumeric warning
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are the event labels incorrect in my CTS Interface?
There are a few potential reasons. Try the following:
A: The CTS Interface sometimes does not immediately update after Event Sequences.
- Press Next Event (on the CTS Console)
- Press Edit Event Heat then enter event and heat numbers (on the CTS Console)
A: Someone changed the Event Sequence data using the CTS console.
- Use the Maestro Timing Setup interface to rewrite the event sequence to the CTS Console