Scoreboard Running Time with FinishLynx

If you're a FinishLynx user, you can enhance your Live Track Scoreboard or Live XC Scoreboard by displaying a running race time along with results.

This article explains how to send running time from FinishLynx to AthleticLIVE.

In order to connect FinishLynx to AthleticLIVE, you'll need the FinishLynx Network COM Port plugin, which will allow scoreboard data to be sent over a network. The Network COM Port plugin is available for purchase from FinishLynx. Find more info here.

Download the Script

Communication between FinishLynx and AthleticLIVE requires the TMIOruntime scoreboard script, which is available for download on the AthleticLIVE Downloads page. Copy the file to C:\Lynx.

After you copy the script file into C:\Lynx, you'll need to restart FinishLynx before you'll be able to access the script file.

Configure the Scoreboard

If you're using a FinishLynx LIF XC Scoreboard where multiple computers are sending split and finish data to AthleticLIVE, only one computer (usually the finish computer) should be configured to send running time data to AthleticLIVE. You could end up with conflicting running time signals on the live scoreboard otherwise.

Select ScoreboardOptions from the menu bar.

Click New and set the Name field to ALive Runtime. Set Serial Port to Network (UDP), then configure the Script, Port, and IP Address fields as indicated on your Meet Details page.

Heads up! Be sure that you're setting your running time scoreboard configuration to Network (UDP), not Network (Connect). Your results scoreboard should be set to Network (Connect), but not your running time scoreboard.

These settings will differ for each meet you time. If you don't want to have to update these settings every meet, consider using AthleticLIVE Local.

If you're using AthleticLIVE Local, then you should copy these settings directly from the main page on AthleticLIVE Local, rather than from your Meet Details page. See Introduction to AthleticLIVE Local and Install and Operate AthleticLIVE Local for more information.

Configure the other scoreboard settings as follows:

  • Code Set: Single Byte
  • Running Time: Normal
  • Options
    • Send results if armed: Unchecked
  • Results: Off (and ignore further results settings)
The other options under Running Time may be configured as you see fit to provide the best experience for your viewers.

Once you've configured the scoreboard, click OK and restart FinishLynx. Return to the Scoreboard Options screen and ensure that the status “Running” is displayed next to your new scoreboard configuration.


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