The O-Lynx software suite has evolved to provide a comprehensive range of software to enhance any event.
Initially developed to allow testing of the radio equipment, it soon became clear that existing applications failed to make the most of the information radios can provide. The power of the O-Lynx software is its ability to present accurate real-time information to the spectator or commentator in a variety of formats that make it is easy to understand what is happening.
Developing a system compatible with existing orienteering software was an important goal during the development of O-Lynx. O-Lynx software can currently connect directly to information from OE and Autodownload event software as well as importing IOF XML files for course information. Special csv file handling is also built in where competitor information may come from spreadsheets as is often the case with adventure races.
As the software processes the standard sportident punch messages, the software can be used with wired, or radio linked controls from different manufacturers, or the software may be run with no connected controls and simply provide an on-site or web based results display. However, using O-Lynx radios with the software if the best way to take advantage of the additional setup and testing features of the software. Even for a simple event, the use of the O-Lynx radio system provides much easier setup ( no wires ) and automatically combines the messages from multiple sportident controls.
This software provides the place base information such as competitors and courses. It is also the receiving point for incoming punch information. Event works out elapsed times and placing information as each new punch arrives.
See O-Lynx Event for further details
Results gives speakers or spectators access to the information generated by O-Lynx Event software. Results allows multiple windows to be opened to show the information in different ways. The displayed information can relate to a course, control or event.
See O-Lynx Results for further details
Provides the easiest way to keep from entering data twice. Course and competitor information is automatically kept up-to-date in O-Lynx by linking directly into OE2003 or OE2010.
O-Lynx results can be sent to a web server to show live results on the internet. These results follow the same format as the “course results” screens. An example below shows the information available to internet users.
The new results for every course/class are sent every 30 seconds. The web pages will automatically refresh the information every 60 seconds so spectators can watch the race without having to click the refresh button constantly. As the information includes elapsed times the competitors will move down the list as their running time becomes greater than other runners.
At the event centre, the setup is easy and just involves running the O-Lynx WebClient program. It automatically detects the current event, and starts updating the web. The information transferred is compressed in size before sending to suit mobile data connections.
Easy and quick touch optimised entry system for OE software.
See .. O-Lynx Touch for further details