jRaceman Event Management Software
To improve the accuracy of sprint timing and the management of sprint race meetings, I setup and configured an open source canoe sprint timing application – jRaceman. It is a very powerful application that can run in a networked environment. We typically had 3 PCs running:
I managed the overall event, did the progressions from heats to semi-finals to finals and printed lane draws and results. The two other PCs were used to capture results – sometimes we had multiple races running.
SprintTimer iPhone Application
We used a timing application for iPhone that is accurate to within a 100th of a second – a huge improvement from the manual stopwatch method previously used. We had two iPhones, with telephoto lenses on tripods. We also had an HD Sony video camera and large screen monitor as a backup.