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How to setup a radio control

This manual describes how to set up radio controls using the SPORTident system.

Information on how the Bluebox system works are on OResults page.

Required equipment

For each radio control you need:

  • One Bluebox or one Android device with Bluebox Mobile app
  • One or more SI stations equipped with a SRR transmitter (BSF8-SRR or newer)
info

Some clubs and organizers own SRR stations and USB dongles for Bluebox Mobile devices. If you don't have your own, it is possible to rent them (see information for organizers).

tip

In case of an event where all competitiors have SIACs you can only use classic SPORTident stations instead of the SRR stations on radio controls. Punch record data is sent by the SIAC itself if a station is correctly set.

Before the event

Setup the SI stations

The SPORTident stations are set up using the SPORTident Config+ software.

The SI SRR stations must be set up as shown in the following images.

Contactless mode

Radio set to Send last record - SIACs are sending punch records towards Bluebox devices.

Auto send must be checked - the SI SRR station sends the punch record towards Bluebox devices in case of contact punching

Other parameters can be set freely according to the needs of the event.

Contact mode

Auto send must be checked - the SI SRR station sends the punch record towards Bluebox devices in case of contact punching

Other parameters can be set freely according to the needs of the event.

On the day of the event

Radio control deployment

The SI SRR stations work the same as standard SI stations and can be placed on racks as you are used to.

One Bluebox device is capable of receiving punch records from up to 8 SRR stations or SIACs at the same time. So if you have doubled control (two SRR station at one control), you still only need one Bluebox device for the whole control.

danger

The Bluebox device must be placed at the same height as the SI stations at a maximum distance of 2 metres to ensure reliable detection of punch records.

tip

The Bluebox device can be placed either on the same stand as the SRR station or on a separate stand.