Monthly Archives: June 2015

Good Times Version 4.2 Released!

Good Times Version 4.2 has been released!

That’s great news for race timers who desire to use the MYLAPS Sports Timing interface.  With the addition of support for MYLAPS equipment, Good Times provides even more flexibility.

We already support the IPICO Sports chip timing system, and the way Good Times works with the MYLAPS equipment is very similar.  In fact, any of our customers who use the IPICO Sports interface will be comfortable getting the MYLAPS interface up and running.  The basic idea is this:

  1. Setup MYLAPS Exporter Files in System Preferences
  2. Configure your event  to use the MYLAPS chip timing interface
  3. Specify any processing rules (e.g. Import Ranges) for each Exporter File deployed at your various timing locations (Starting Line, Finish Line, Split Location, etc.)
  4. Time your event!

Good Times will automatically poll the MYLAPS Exporter Files in the same way it polls the IPICO Sports Elite Readers.  (Technically speaking, it’s not the same way, it’s quite different actually.  But to a user of our software, the behavior and utilization of the Time Entry window is essentially the same.)

Race timers, go have yourself some MYLAPS Sports Timing fun with Good Times!  Visit our YouTube Channel for more information, and like us on Good Times Software on Facebook, please.  Happy Timing!

Chip Timing: MYLAPS Sports Timing

Well this is exciting news!

Good Times v4.2 is in public beta, and proudly supports the MYLAPS bib tag system.  For quite some time we’ve only supported IPICO Sports RFID / Chip timing within Good Times; adding support for the MYLAPS Sports system gives our race timer customers even greater flexibility and choice.

For now, we’re only supporting the MYLAPS exporter files.  At some point I fully expect to support real-time (TCP/IP) connectivity to the MYLAPS Decoders and Toolkit software, and perhaps even support the use of Microsoft SQL Server-based exporter data.

Because we like to keep things simple to use in Good Times, setting up MYLAPS as the chip timing system for an event is extremely similar to setting up an event to use IPICO Sports.  Check out our YouTube channel for videos on how to use IPICO, and soon we’ll have videos showing how to use MYLAPS.  But the concept is the same: Setup the MYLAPS exporter files in System Preferences first.  Then, setup your event to use MYLAPS and select the appropriate exporter file for the timing purpose (starting line, finish line, split location, etc.)  Add any rules Good Times should use when processing the exporter file (like import ranges) and that’s it!  Then, when it’s time to time the race, Good Times will pull data from the appropriate exporter files and process results.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Also, please take a look at our YouTube Channel and our Facebook page.  Gotta love those likes!