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HY-TEK's Generic INTERFACE product is designed to exchange data through a file sharing interface with the Take Your Mark (TYM) Timing Console. Results from each race are transferred directly from the timing console and stored as a file in the MM database directory without any keyboard data entry. No cable is required to connect MM with the TYM Console.
Setting Up The INTERFACE for TYM
Click on Set-Up from the Main Menu Bar and then Timing Console INTERFACE. Now click on the Generic Network File Sharing radio button and then OK. The Take Your Mark computer and the MM computer should be networked together and mapped to share the MM database folder wherever that is. So there are two possibilities.
How to Select a Data Set for your Meet
A Data Set is a set of results for a given meet or session of a meet. Each time a race is completed and saved in TYM, it creates a result file in the shared data folder and this file has the extension .gen. The first 3 characters of the file name are numbers from 001 to 999. These three character numbers define the Data Set number. So when you select a data set, you are selecting a data set of results based on the first three characters of the result files. It is very important to have selected the correct data set.
To select a Data Set, click on Run / Interfaces / Timer and click on Select Data Set stored from GNET. The INTERFACE will display a window with the date and time and the number of races that have been stored for the current data set that MM is pointing to. Remember, you could be running a three day meet and The INTERFACE must know what "data set of meet data" you want to access.
Click on the Next Meet or Previous Meet buttons to select the appropriate data set. Because there is a date and time shown for when the first file in the data set was created, you can usually figure out which data set to select. This is handy if you have to go back to a previous session's results and pull over a DQ'd athlete's splits and time.
Reading in Results
From the Run Menu, there are two ways to read in times from the stored result files:
HY-TEK recommends using method #1 which assumes the timing operator is entering the proper event and heat number. From the Run screen, press F3 or click the Get Times button to cause MM to scan the result files for one with the matching event, heat number, and round (Prelims, Semis, or Finals). If found, the results and splits will be instantly entered.
From the Run screen, press F2 or click the Race# button. Enter a Race# to cause MM to scan the result files for one with the matching Race number. If found, the results and splits will be instantly entered. Note that each stored race has a race number with the first one stored being race #1, the second being race #2, etc. This allows for unique selection of any race in cases where the event, heat number, and round stored are incorrect. Each data set starts over with race number #1.
In both methods above, after a result file is selected, the data in the file is compared with the event, heat number, round, the number of expected splits, the number of athletes in the race, and the lanes used in the race. If any of these do not match, you will be so notified and will have the opportunity to either Accept or Reject the data. For example, the meet referee may have allowed an athlete to swim in an empty lane for this heat. The INTERFACE expected to receive times for 5 athletes but it received times for 6 athletes. The INTERFACE will let you know about that and you can Accept or Reject the Import.
When reading times from a result file, lanes that have no times because the swimmer scratched or missed the race are automatically entered with an NS for No Show.