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Computers for Timers, Starters and Race Control

Post by DLRA » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:47 am

Last year I put it to the committee that the running of the event could definately benefit from the purchase of some computers for the officals to assist them in their jobs. Thanks to the committee for their support and approval, I have been able to purchase secondhand 3 Hewlett Packard Notebooks PC's. Identical in specification they run Windows XP and Office 2007 they are also loaded with all the latest virus protection software etc. Included in the deal were wireless cards. They have been checked out by a computer technician and are ready to go

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They will be used by the Start Line officials, Timers and Race Control on a daily basis during speed week to for a number of activities including;
* Entrant details including what license they have and what vehicles they have entered for.
* Vehicle number, class, and record.
* Recording of each and every run
* Recording the 2010 entries
Hopefully this will take out a lot of the confusion over the radio with identifying each vehicle as it presents for a run.

I've also purchased 3 x 4Gb USB memory sticks so that they can be synchronized at the end of each day.
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Post by Reverend Hedgash » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:22 pm

Excellent work.

Are you going to get them pinstriped like any good hot rod tool should be?

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Post by REAL Stan » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:42 pm

NICE Greg :D :D :D :D
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Post by momec » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:44 am

GW

We will talk at the event about connecting all three together with a wireless network.
The technology is what we use to talk car to pit for telemetry san supercar etc.
This will eliminate a lot of radio delay and decrease duplication etc.
See you soon

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Post by Antsv8 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:19 am

Great Idea,

If you need to set up a wireless Lan just holler I would be more than happy to set this up and maintain it during the event.

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Post by momec » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:17 pm

Anthony.
Please chase me up, l'll be scruit asittant sat and sun and startline all week.

If you can help and advise it will be another step foward, any other interested parties we might arrange a meeting to discuss the same.

About to leave so see you all at the salt.

Chris :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Lynchy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:36 pm

Greg

Is anyone bringing any point to point wireless gear at all? I may be able to rustle some up???

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Post by DLRA » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:45 pm

I've got a wireless router that is surplus to my requirements, if this will be suitable. And I've even got the installation disk!
That's also the extent of my knowledge on the subject.
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Post by Lynchy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:42 am

I spoke with one of our technical gurus yesterday and he advises that a standard household or office type wireless setup with point to point directional antennas will not cut the mustard over the distance that we are looking at. If we use anything it needs to be beefy.

We don't have the gear but I know some guys who might be able to get it legitimately at the right price (nix) but not for this year...

Will see what I can do after the event.

Lynchy

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