What is the timing pod doing when it’s in “calibration” mode with the red light ring?
When the timing pod is started, it needs to make sure its time is set correctly before it can start scanning timing straps. If the time is not set correctly, then the timing data will not be accurate. To avoid incorrect timing data, the timing pod will not scan any tags before its internal time is correctly set.
During this phase, the timing pod will set its time in the following ways:
1) The timing pod will use its internal GPS module to set its internal time accurately. It does not require a full GPS fix for this. The timing pod stores satellite ephemeris data allowing it to obtain a fast connection to satellites on start-up. If however, you are indoors it is likely that it will not be able to set its time in this way because of poor signal quality.
2) If the timing pod is not able to connect to GPS satellites to set its internal time, it will instead connect online and have its time set through an NTP server managed by the MyRun system.
What happens if there is no cellular signal?
If there is no cellular network coverage in the area you are operating in, the pod will still start up, calibrate its time using GPS and be able to scan MyRun straps. It will store all these straps on its internal memory and will keep attempting to send this data automatically when a cellular connection is obtained.
When the timing pod is in an area with sufficient cellular signal, it will connect to the MyRun server automatically and send its stored timing data.
Can I connect the timing pod to local network?
Yes, you can connect the timing pod to an internet connected modem/router using an ethernet cable and the timing pod will connect to the MyRun server using the router as its internet source. The timing pod is set to obtain an IP address dynamically.
I am using Mobii’s Visual Coder to monitor and manage results live at the event. How can I connect to the timing pod directly?
Connect the timing pod to either a Mobii TCU (timing control unit) or to your local area network using ethernet cable. The timing pod will connect to your local host in the same way as all other Mobii timing equipment and is fully compatible.
Alternatively, if used as a remote timing point, the device will display accordingly in the Mobii Visual Coder.
Is the strap secure, can someone try and use a different NFC enabled chip to interact with the system?
The NFC enabled MyRun strap employs all the latest encryption and security protocols equivalent to banking security. While no system can ever fully guarantee to be secure, a high degree of steps has been taken to preserve the security of the system which is able to be upgraded on a continuous basis as new trends occur.
If a non-MyRun NFC encoded strap attempts to be scanned by the timing pod, the light ring will flash Orange to indicate that it is not a valid MyRun strap and this is rejected by the system.
If the light ring flashes red, then this will indicate that the NFC tag that attempted to be scanned by the timing pod is not programmed and will also be rejected by the system.
The runner tries to scan their MyRun strap, but the light ring does not flash green and there is no beep to confirm that the strap was identified
In the unlikely event that a strap is not being scanned by the timing pod, please use the supplied mobile app to scan the QR code on the underside of the strap itself. When the QR code is scanned, the runners time is calculated and sent to the MyRun server. The system will record this for future investigation.
I need to change the internal SIM card on the timing pod, how do I do this?
1) Remove the small bolts securing the plastic outer cover of the timing pod. The electronics remains on the stainless steel back plate.
2) Remove the electronics from the steel plate. Ensure that this is done in a clean environment.
3) Remove the battery plate from the electronics board.
4) The SIM slot is located on the electronics board to the one side, lift the latch and replace the SIM card.
5) Assemble the battery plate, secure to stainless steel plate as well as the outer plastic cover>br>
6) Ensure that the cellular providers APN is set correctly.