Networking with AXWareTS
A Network Module for
AXWareTS provides the capability to
control Events using several computers.
Networking an event can greatly improve
and speed up the registration process,
provides flexibility during the event,
and includes support for announcers and
audits during the event, as well offsetting the work load to computers other
than the T&S computer.
Networking AXWareTS is managed using TCP/IP communications. It is fast, flexible and supports
whatever network setup you may be using.
The Networking Modes are:
Server: This is the
computer with the timing hardware
connected to it and is considered to
be Timing Control. It is the
central data store and main gateway
data throughout the event. Network Clients
connect to this computer and manage
the event in real-time.
Server is the key to
providing the data exchanges between
itself and all of the clients,
coordinating and controlling data
content and acting as a data router/gateway.
Timing data, changes to
registrations and other data is sent
to all active clients whether the
changes originate from the Timing
Server itself or from any other
Networking client, such as the
Registration and Audit clients.
However, data exchanges only occur
when the Timing Server is active.
If the Timing
Server is not active, Networking
Clients, event though not connected, will cache data
changes and once the Timing Server
comes online, all data exchanges
will commence. It is critical to
note that you should, in all
practical efforts, start the Timing
Server before launching any other
Networking Client in order to
provide real-time exchanges and keep
all your clients consistently
IP Address: To allow clients to
connect to the Timing Server, the
Timing Server will display it's IP
address in the main window.
All of your networking clients must
use this IP address in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. The
Networking Clients will ask for an IP
address before attempting to connect
to a Timing Server. Please be
precise, the address is very
The Networking Clients (listed below) can provide functions
and features similar to the Timing Server but access to data is specific to the Client Mode.
It is by design that the software appears similar on all the machines and allows
expands the capabilities that are typically only provided on the main timing computer. This
helps offset the work load from the Timing Computer and to the Clients, reducing
the amount of work the T&S personnel have to carry out.
Below is s list of specific features of the Clients.
Client: 2 Registration Clients are
available, Registration Client I,
Registration Client II.
Registration clients provide
remote registration capabilities and
thus can add 2 additional computers
that can help speed up registration
or provide registration throughout
the event, if necessary. All
registration updates, new entries,
edits, deletions etc., are exchanged
between the Timing Server and
these clients. Timing
control, timing data and related functions are
disabled, including an in-active staging
4 Total computers can manage
Registrations, including Heat setup,
class changes etc. These include the Timing Server, Audit Client
and the 2 Registration Clients.
In a typical installation, the
Timing Server and one or both
Registrations Clients will suffice.
For example: 1 Registration Client
can provide a quick check in and
payment line for online registrations and
the 2nd computer (be it Timing
Server or another client) can manage
walk ups where additional data and
thus time are needed.
- enter and edit registrations
- print registration based reports
- heat assignments
- work assignment
- grid assignments
- most any feature of
- Note: No timing data will be
seen on these clients.
2 announcer clients are available,
Announcer Client I
and Announcer Client II.
Announcer Clients provide
style of view allowing
data to be displayed and viewed any
way necessary. These are very
handy for your announcers to pull up data
in the registrations, staging, any reports,
and even utilize the
Announcer Window for interactive
access to summarized announcer view
The Announcer Clients
essentially can view, print, display
and manage anything, all without the
ability to edit any data.
The audit client provides full
editing functionality of the data,
including Registrations and Staging
data. You can edit entrants
times, penalties and other effective
the Timing Server and the T&S persons from
managing penalty changes, audits and edits during the event. Audit Client can make
those changes real-time and seamlessly.
The T&S persons can then focus on
staging cars and keeping timing
The Audit client
also has full access to all of the data. You have access to view, display,
use the Announcer Windows, print
reports, print time slips, do live
timing, live streaming, as well as
other functions, all without
affecting the Timing Server or any
other client. Timing Displays
and printers may be configured to provide
additional functionality as well.
Essentially the Audit client is
almost as powerful as the Timing
Server but without the timer