LapR – Software
All settings, tracks, sessions, users etc. are stored automatically on your computer. You don’t need to save anything manually.
The system is based on a personal transponder system, this means that to be able to use its full potential each transponder should be registered. Otherwise you will miss out information and the system will NOT register your laps. In order to be able to find out your own transponder number you need to enable siffer mode in the settings tab. This will print your number in the practice tab after registering hits for approximately 10 seconds. The idea is that no other system should be able to sniff your transponder while on the track. Each user gets a dashboard square with all essential statistics like best lap, last lap, best heat, least mistakes etc.
You can create as many tracks as you like, the idea is to create one for each location you usually practice or race. The intention is to easily be able to find your way to previous practice data and organize your sessions in an intuitive order.
Each track can have as many sessions as you like, to choose a session you just double click in the tree found in the Tracks tab. When a session is chosen, all the laps will be stored in a text file automatically associated to this track/session.
This information is based on all the user information available for that particular session. If you have several transponders registered it is a good way to keep track on which car/driver is the fastest or most consistent or whatever.
Min lap time
When choosing a new track you should change the min lap time to an appropriate value. The recommendation is to set your best lap time minus a few seconds in order to not risk getting double hits.
Nominal lap time
This is an estimation of your average lap time. LapR counts mistakes based on this lap time and the mistake percentage setting.
This percentage is of the nominal lap time and is used to detect whether a lap time involves a mistake or not. Set a high percentage is the lap time varies a lot and a low percentage if you want small deviations to be noticed in this number.
When LapR detects a lap time larger than 3 times the nominal lap time, it will automatically start a new heat count. When the heat length time has been reach LapR will automatically output the heat result in your user-tab. The best heat result is stored in the dashboard.
In windows this must be chosen depending on what Windows assigns for the TimeR. In Mac OS X TimeR most of the times gets assigned the standard alternative. But if that is not the case, this option exists.
Hit sound can be enabled or disabled by pressing the sound symbol in the lower part of the screen.
Spoken Lap Times
LapR can read the lap times in real time as soon as they are registered. Obviously it can only do this for one user at a time.
An apple iphone/ipod touch application will be released soon. This tab sets the login/password in order for LapR to synchronize each lap with a DCD supported server. If this option is enabled all the laps can be accessed using the iPhone at any location desired. If internet is available the laps can be seen in real time in the iphone. If internet is not available the lap times will be synchronized as soon as it gets available.
You can get a user specific report based on the active session data. You can choose from outputting a formatted pdf-report or a comma separated file to be imported into MS Excel if that suits your purpose better.
This is a track temperature inidcator.
TimeR battery indicator
It is divided into 25, 50, 75 or 100%. It is an indicator of the battery status of the TimeR. The recommendation is to bring the TimeR in for charging when it reaces 25%.
This is an indicator of whether you are connected to TimeR or not. When the symbol is green you are connected and when it is red you are not.
This is an indicator of whether you are connected to the iLapR server or not. When the symbol is green you are connected and when it is red you are not.
It is a possibility to run several types of single heat races. Both qualifying heats and final heats can be set in a conventional way just by selecting the race time. You can choose to run speed races based on a specific number of laps as well. As soon as the race is finished a pdf report is automatically created.
iLapR – mobile app