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Ariadne - Technical description


Record Start (Marathon)


A605 is designed to record group starts for marathon. Timing inputs can be received from the system time of the PC where Ariadne is running, from Timy or via manual input from timing by stopwatch.

Access path


Function structure

Start events received via the PC timeclock or via the Timy timeclock are stored in table T650-Timing-event and displayed in F654. Valid start events can be given a name, invalid start event can be disqualified. Valid starts are displayed in the subform F607.

A facility is provided to generate a start event via the PC timeclock (Button Start), and a facility is provided to receive start events from the Timy clock via the USB. And a facility is provided to enter manually a start event, read from a stopwatch.

The start event times are recorded in hh:mm:ss,ms format. With each start a indicator can be set wheter or not an offset time must be added to the start time.

For the Timy facility to work, the dll usbiocom.dll , that comes with Timy, must be installed. When the Timy communication is on, a running time that is updated every 0,1 second is received from Timy and displayed in the Running time textbox. When a Timing event is received from Timy, this is displayed in the timing event textbox, and stored to T650, and becomes present in the F654 sub to be processed.

Form Control Subform, action Query Table Attribute
F605-Record-start       -  
  starts F607-Record-start-sub Q440-Starts T420-Start  
  TimingEvents F654-Timing-events-unassigned-sub Q654-Timing-events-unassigned T650-Timing-event  
  buttonStartNameOK after checks, insert start to T420-Start      
  buttonDSQ after checks, marks the timing event in T650 as invalid      
  buttonStart writes sytem time to T650      
  buttonOpenTimy Opens communication with Timy      
  buttonCloseTimy Closes communication with Timy      
  buttonSave saves a manual entered start.      
  buttonSetOffset opens F100-Competition form      
  buttonHelp opens helpfile A605      
  buttonClose closes the form      


Change history

date Ariadne version change
14Aug2006 4.4.0 First release