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What is Slynx?

SLynx is a "middle-man" utility that sits betweem SportsTrak 2200 and the Lynx PhotoFinish System.


It allows SportsTrak 2200 carnival data to be exported for use by Lynx system, receive the electronic timing results and pass them back to SportsTrak.


Slynx is intended for use by the SportsTrak coordinator.

He/She up a carnival with events, lanes, and competitors and then later processes the incoming timed results.


It is not used by the Lynx operator, except to receive the setup files for Lynx.


The program is is independent of both SportsTrak and Lynx.  


It does not communicate with those programs directly.  It can read SportsTrak data relating to a carnival, and format that data for Lynx.  This data consists of the Schedule of Events (a Lynx SCH file),  competitors and potential competitor (PPL file) and the competitor list for events (EVT file).


Lynx saves its results, one event an a time, in LIF files.  

SLynx is able to read these files and write the data back as SportsTrak results.


The results appear in SportsTrak with times, competitors, and placings, but not the Team or Individual Championship points, so SportsTrak has to Process those results, either individually, or in bulk.





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