The decoder receives the signals from the transponders, calculates the exact finish time and provides the data to the
scoring software like race|result 11 in real time. The system runs independently from your computer and from power supply.
Besides it offers the follow features: internal battery which lasts 8 hours, GPS receiver for time synchronization,
2 Ethernet ports with internal switch, detection indication via LED and/or beeper, connector for external battery/cigarette
lighter of your car, integrated 3G modem for automatic upload, feature port to connect accessories like light barrier,
USB connector to save the data on a USB stick.
NEW: General: Roaming supported in 2G/3G auto mode.
FIX: General: Old passings file were not copied to USB thumb drive when passings file were never archived..
FIX: Passive: Stopping/Starting timing mode while the UHF unit was in an error state could prevent a fast recovery.
MOD: General: Completely rewritten battery status indicator code.
NEW: General: START button/impulse can now be configured to generate a new file instead of a marker detection.
NEW: General: It is now possible to archive all current passings files. Archived files will be put into a separate directory (on USB drives/the web interface).
NEW: General: When using estimated GPS time, a * is displayed next to the time in the main menu.
FIX: General: Pressing START while GPS dialog was displayed was not working.
FIX: General: Powering off while GPS dialog was displayed was powering the system off, but was not indicating it.
FIX: General: After inserting a non-working USB thumb drive, inserting an actually working USB thumb drive did not work.
FIX: General: Adding/removing servers for client mode in the web interface could lead to multiple connections to the same host.
NEW: Active: Warning when channel survey is about to be executed while system is in operation mode.
MOD: Active: Made noise warning a little less trigger-happy.
FIX: Active: On some systems an old bootloader version was reported even if the most current bootloader version was installed.
FIX: Active: After entering the channel menu, some Active Extension Versions could stop detecting transponders.
FIX: Active: Connecting a V1 active extension after a V2 active extension could result in flashing the V2 firmware onto the V1 device.
MOD: Passive: Preparations for upcoming UHF firmware versions.
NEW: Developer: System will braodcast UDP discovery packets on port 3601.
NEW: Developer: Functions to create a new file, stream old file data and archive files.
NEW: Developer: Status record now contains whether time is currently running or stopped and whether time was set manually or by GPS (and if the letter was only estimated).
MOD: : New implementation of GPS time sync. Leap seconds configuration is now semi automatic. Auto mode needs an up-to-date firmware version to work correctly. Auto start will fall back to inaccurate time instead of 00:00:00. Timeout increased to 12 minutes.
NEW: : Passive: Output power can be configured on US systems.
NEW: : Active: Show firmware version of Active Extension when updating/in info screen.
FIX: : Active: A communication error could occur when changing active settings.
FIX: : Active: Active Extension would sometimes not recover after a communication error.
FIX: : Active: Status report of other loop boxes could be invalid.
MOD: : General: Slight changes on battery indicator.
FIX: : Upload: Menu could hang when connecting to LAN after uploading via 2G/3G had connection problems.