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Starting Sail Boat races

Unread postby Steve » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:17 am

Sail-boat (yacht) racing often has several groups of boats that start at different intervals.

The starting sequence requires a audible (speech) count-down that requires a dedicated person to call the time.

This requires a dedicated volunteer.

Can Xnote timer be progammed to trigger the announcement of different user-recorded speech (which may include instructions to the start committee) at various parts of the count-down sequence?

The timer needs to autoreset at the end of the sequence and start a new sequence for subsequent starts.

Please advise.

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Re: Starting Sail Boat races

Unread postby Stopwatch » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:11 pm

Steve wrote:Can Xnote timer be progammed to trigger the announcement of different user-recorded speech (which may include instructions to the start committee) at various parts of the count-down sequence?

Yes. See Pre-timeout alarms and colors section.
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Re: Starting Sail Boat races

Unread postby Steve » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:46 am

Thanks for that
I have now had a play.

Question 1

I noted that the unlicensed version can only handle 3 time-out alarms. I need a lot more. However, while testing it became confused, with the user-chosen count-down speech files bearing timing resemblance to when they should be generated.
=> occasionally it spoke two files together even though they were supposed to come out at different times.
=> the "3" was announced at 10 seconds

etc.

Would this be resolved with a license?

Question 2
Can a personal license be staged on multiple personal computers?

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Re: Starting Sail Boat races

Unread postby Stopwatch » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:43 am

Steve wrote:=> occasionally it spoke two files together even though they were supposed to come out at different times.

This is a bug. Please send me that .Stopwatch file along with speech files.

Steve wrote:=> the "3" was announced at 10 seconds

What?

Steve wrote:=> Can a personal license be staged on multiple personal computers?

Yes.
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Re: Starting Sail Boat races

Unread postby Steve » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:18 am

Do you have an email address??
I can't upload attachments.. It wont let me.
I can't save the setup file either, but I have taken a screen-shot of it. I'll forward that with the sound files when you give me an email address.
You can get mine from the forum login..

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Re: Starting Sail Boat races

Unread postby Stopwatch » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:03 am

I have tested your files carefuly but have found nothing wrong. What is your OS? Could you capture a video?
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Re: Starting Sail Boat races

Unread postby Steve » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:44 am

Windows 7 Ultimate + Service pack 1

I have Teamviewer 10 and skype.

I'm in Australia: GMT + 10
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Re: Starting Sail Boat races

Unread postby Stopwatch » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:42 pm

Teamviewer might have lags (we already have ones, we do not need else). A video filmed with a mobile would be 100% proof of what happens.
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