Changes to the result system
Changes to the Results System.
Over the last few months we have been busy installing and integrating our new Benzing OLR timing system at the SAMDPR Lofts. This has been no easy task as systems that have been in place for more than 20 years had to be changed and modified to read the data provided by the Benzing system.
Besides all the software changes, the entire front entrance to the lofts had to be redesigned. The new trap entrances have been designed to read the pigeons with 100% accuracy and provide as much light as possible for the pigeons as they enter the lofts. We now have 96 entrances into the lofts each with dual reading areas the pigeons have to walk over as they enter the lofts.
All the hard work has been worth it as we are excited that now we are able to add the following new features to the results system.
The result is now automatically updated every 30 to 90 seconds as the pigeons arrive. The process of creating the race result has been streamlined and generation of the results has been sped up. The race result also states when the result was last updated.
Not having to have someone manually upload the race data means we can now leave the results running longer than before; however the general rule of thumb is that the result is kept running for as long as possible or until 90% of the pigeons basketed are home.
Unbasketed pigeons returning
We are now able to record the number of pigeons that were not basketed for a running race and display the amount of late returning pigeons that make their way home. We are working on extending this feature in the near future, so keep an eye out.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our entrants the best for the race season.