In copérnico we have developed a new module to make the visualization of the participants readings per location much faster.
The main features of this new commentator module are:
- Much faster than the previous version. With this new version it takes only 1 to 2 seconds to display the name of the participant when the reading is received at the selected location.
When copérnico finishes the calculations, the name of the participant, as well as time and position of the participant will be displayed. These two data points are displayed within 4 to 6 seconds.
- Customizable columns. You will be able to show all the participants data that you consider necessary. For example: bib number, name, surname, club, team, type of team, time of any of the available locations…
- Customizable aesthetics. Using the CSS programming language you will be able to style different components. It will be used when you want to customize the look and feel.
- Persaonlized headers and footers.
- Multi-device. Share the URL with anyone so they can view the data.
- Several at the same time. You can configure as many commentators as you need and with the information you need. As each one will generate a unique URL, you will be able to have several devices with different information.
- Static page. The user can view it, but cannot interact with it. Neither search nor navigation is allowed. That is, the information is displayed as it occurs, but you can not navigate to see the first 50 that have been displayed, you can only see what you see on the screen. Therefore, you can’t search for a bib either, for that you can always go to participants in copérnico.
- Only streaming data is displayed. There is no persistence of the information displayed on the page. This means that, if the data is refreshed, either by reloading the page by pressing F5 or by any other means, the data displayed up to that moment will be lost, and data will not be displayed again until new data is received.
In practice, if by mistake you reload the page, once the reload has been completed, it will be shown empty until new readings occur at the selected location.
How to set up the new commentator 2.0?
The steps you will take to set up the new comentator 2.0 are as follows:
- Go to the plugins section on the left side of the screen.
- Click on commentator 2
- On the next page click on create the first one.
- In the next screen set up:
- Name. Pick a name. This helps you to differeniate between the different commentators. For example, FINISH.
- Location. Select the location for whcih you will show the data.
The function of this plugin is to show a concrete location, not a control point. Select, for example, FINISH.
Keep in mind that in a race with laps, you must select the fields in which a MEGAPHONE is displayed so that time and position are automatically assigned and displayed in each of the laps.
- Visual set up: you will need to configure
- Maximum number of rows: Number of rows you want to apear on the screen. This depends on the size of the screen.
- Buffer size for calculating duplicates: We recommend the value coincide with the number of rows. With this set up you won´t visualize the same participants twice.
- Table model. You must select the fields you want to display. You can display all the fields available in participants. For example, name, bib number, club, category, etc. You can also se tup a custom name for each of the fields to be displayed. This will be displayed in the table header.
You can add as many fields as you need. Everything will depend on the size of the screen on which it will be displayed.
We have added the same symbols that exist in participants to make the selection of fields easier. Thus, you can find the symbols for net time, category classification, leg time, among others.
In addition, a new symbol has been added, the megaphone, which you must selected for each location when participants are going to pass more than once. For example, in a finish line where they have to make 2 laps.
- Screem: This refers to the persaonlization of your screens display. Using the programming language CSS/HTML you can personalize distinct components.
- CSS: Use to change the aspect.
- Header. Use to persaonlize the header. By default, the race image will be selected with a height of 100 pixels that you can edit.
- Footer. Use when you want to personalize the footer.
On the left side of the screen, you can see a small monitor with the previsualization of data.
In addition, a URL is available for you to test the display of the participants’ data on the screen you are going to show.