Providing a better download experience.

Having spent a lot of time at the download / results tents at events, I have tried to give O-Lynx the tools to make the download process as stress free as possible, for both the competitor and event organizers. Provide meaningful results with smart code checking. For...

Announcing O-Lynx Event/Results 2017

The latest 2017 version of the O-Lynx software was recently released to existing users.  This version is a significant enhancement over previous versions. In particular a lot of work has gone into making it possible to use O-Lynx for events without requiring any...

Handing out Sportident Chips on race day

We have timed a number of adventure races over the last year as it is a good fundraiser for the O club. The Sportident timing gear is ideal for recording split times through the sections of a race and making sure competitors visited all check-in points. One of the...

Support for Internet connected radios

O-Lynx Event software now supports getting punch information from Internet connected radios as described at http://olresultat.se. The radios were developed by Oskar Berg and Erik Berg who also kindly provide the webserver for people to use. The Radio Online Controls (...

Creating a wireless Bluetooth Sportident station

Sportident stations for connecting to your PC are available with either a serial ( RS232 ) or USB interface. At some of our events we have up to 3 stations on the table for registration and download, so all those cables quickly get ugly. Software to suit tablet and...

Totalling times for grouped events

When running a series of races, either the runners are allocated points that get totalled, or the times for each event are simply added together. The O-Lynx Results “Points” screen can handle a variety of ways to calculate points across up to 10 events but it also...

Using O-Lynx to enhance events without radios

O-Lynx provides a lot of great ways to enhance events when used with equipment like wired or radio controls. However, as outlined in my presentation …. http://orienteering.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/09b-Using-technology-to-improve-all-events.pdf …. using...

2014 Review

Over the past year O-Lynx has continued to establish itself as the best way to maximise the spectator appeal of orienteering events in the Oceania and Americas regions. National championships in New Zealand, Australia, and the USA again made full use O-Lynx software...

Support for Untimed Sections

A recent update to O-Lynx is the concept of untimed legs. These legs or sections of a race are not included in the final total time. 2 examples of where untimed legs can be used are …. Adventure Races. When teams arrive at a task, sometimes there may be another...

O-Lynx Results and Autodownload

The O-Lynx Radios have always just worked with the commentary functions of the Autodownload Software from Sportident.co.uk.  This is because they simply pass through the original Sportident messages. See my blog from about their use for the Australian Schools in 2012....

O-Lynx Radios and SPORTident Air+ Touchless

For those of you using or investigating the Air+ controls, some testing was recently done using a BS-11 station and the SIACs ( SPORTident active Cards). The O-Lynx Radios, OLC-03, which are fitted with the SRR USB Dongle were used for the testing as these are capable...

O-Lynx Touch for Loop Courses

The Hawkes Bay Club started its Summer Series today. Orienteering is officially under way for 2014. I had been thinking a lot about the summer series as it will be the first time O-Lynx Touch needs to be used for “Individual” Courses where both a grade and...
Introducing O-Lynx Touch

Introducing O-Lynx Touch

At a recent club event, O-Lynx Touch was introduced as a way for people to enter themselves with just a few taps on a touchscreen directly into the clubs OE2010 software. It is designed to cut the workload at events by making the entry of competitors a quick and...

Relay enhancements continued

My last post on handling relays in October last year detailed the changes made to better handle relays with the new “Grade Results – Teams” window. However there still remained a lot of work to do to make the information provided by O-Lynx for relay...