DerbyWeb

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Description

DerbyWeb Version 2.0.3

Have you ever wanted your race crew to be able to easily view and manage certain data without having to rig up a bunch of monitors or networked computers?  Have you ever had spectators come up to you asking when a certain racer will be racing or what their results for each heat were?  Our DerbyWeb™ add-on to our GrandPrix Race Manager (Pro Version Only) software will make it easier for your race crew and spectators to do just that from the convenience of tablet computers and smart phones.

Note: DerbyWeb does require someone who is more tech savvy than the average person to set it up.  That person will need to install and configure a web server and setup a wireless router properly to act as the access point.

How It Works - Below is a basic overview of how the interface works:

  1. The race computer is configured to run as a local web server. A local web server is not connected to the Internet.  So, only those at the race event site will be able to access the data.
  2. The race computer is connected to a wireless router. The router acts as the WiFi access point for people to connect their mobile device to.
    • Note: We recommend a router that supports MU-MIMO technology, to handle multiple devices at once.
  3. If security is enabled on the router, you will need to provide the wireless password to those that will need access.
  4. Everyone at the race is given the URL to point their mobile device's browser to. This will be the IP address of the race computer and the website's name.  A sample flier is provided with the software that you can edit and distribute.
  5. Additionally, for your race crew you will give them an appropriate username and password to log into the web app with.  At the discretion of the administrator, Spectators can directly access the public site or be required to signup for their own user account.
    • Race Crew - The administrator can setup different user accounts for the race crew so different crew members can view or enter only certain data. Managing racer check-in, defining awards, and viewing the race schedule (entire schedule, current heat and on deck heat) are tasks that can be performed by authorized crew members.
    • Spectators - Spectators cannot alter any data. They can only view certain data, such as race schedules, schedule and heat results for a selected racer and standings (at the discretion of the administrator).  Spectators can also save the heat results for a selected racer for future reference.
  6. You will still use GrandPrix Race Manager (Pro Version Only) to create your race schedules, run each of the heats.
  7. As the race progresses, your race crew and spectators can view the updated race data.

DerbyWeb Add-On

Key Features:

  • Easy to Use
    • Simple and intuitive interface.
    • GrandPrix Race Manager controls many of the settings, so there are minimal settings within DerbyWeb to worry about.
    • Software design allows for easy viewing on laptops, tablet computers and even smart phones.
    • Users can access DerbyWeb using a modern web browser on their mobile device via a WiFi connection to the race computer.
  • Admin Site - Race Crew can login to the admin console to manage and view select race data.
    • Home Page - Only features that the user account is authorized to access will be shown.
    • Data Maintenance:
      • Settings - The administrator can set any DerbyWeb specific settings here.
      • Users - The administrator can setup user accounts for the race crew.  Race crew will only have access to certain features based on their assigned role.
      • Group List - The administrator can setup the race groups.
      • Subgroup List - If subgroups are used, the administrator can setup the subgroups for each group.
      • Registration - The administrator, check-in and check-in/awards users can manage racer registration.
      • Awards - The administrator, awards and check-in/awards users can manage awards.
    • Scheduling and Results Data:
      • Group Schedules - All race crew can view the race schedules for each race group. This can be helpful for the staging crew in getting cars ready for the next heat. The fonts on this page can be increased/decreased for easier viewing.
      • Master Schedules - If master scheduling is being used, all race crew can view those schedules. This can be helpful for the staging crew in getting cars ready for the next heat. The fonts on this page can be increased/decreased for easier viewing.
      • Racer Schedules and Results - All race crew can view the heats that a selected racer will run in. Once those heats have been run, the heat results will be displayed.
      • Current Heat - All race crew can view the heat that is currently being run, showing which racer are racing and in which lane. Once the heat is over, the page will display the results. The fonts on this page can be increased/decreased for easier viewing.
      • On Deck Heat - All race crew can view the heat that is next up, showing which racers will be racing and in which lane. The fonts on this page can be increased/decreased for easier viewing.
    • Standings: The display of standings is entirely at the discretion of the Administrator. It can be turned on/off at anytime (i.e. Only after awards ceremony, just for the first half of the race or on for the entire race).
      • Grand Finals Standings - If a Grand Finals Round was run for the top racers from selected race groups.
      • Round Standings - Standings for the selected round of racing, regardless of race group.
      • Group Standings - Standings for a selected race group.
      • Subgroup Standings - If using subgroups, standings down to the subgroup level.
    • Help - The help page gives instructions for using each of the features.
  • Public Site - The public site is for use by spectators to view select race data.
    • Signup - If the Administrator desires, spectators will need to fill out a simple signup form in order to access the site. Otherwise, spectators can directly access the site.
    • Home Page - Gives access to each of the below features.
    • Scheduling and Results Data:
      • Group Schedules - View the race schedules for each race group. The fonts on this page can be increased/decreased for easier viewing.
      • Master Schedules - If master scheduling is being used, those schedules can be viewed. The fonts on this page can be increased/decreased for easier viewing.
      • Racer Schedules and Results - View the heats that a selected racer will run in. Once those heats have been run, the heat results will be displayed. Those results can be exported to the mobile device for later review.
      • Current Heat - View the heat that is currently being run, showing which racers are racing and in which lane. Once the heat is over, the page will display the results. The fonts on this page can be increased/decreased for easier viewing.
      • On Deck Heat - View the heat that is next up, showing which racers will be racing and in which lane. The fonts on this page can be increased/decreased for easier viewing.
    • Standings: The display of standings is entirely at the discretion of the Administrator. It can be turned on/off at anytime (i.e. Only after awards ceremony, just for the first half of the race or on for the entire race).
      • Grand Finals Standings - If a Grand Finals Round was run for the top racers from selected race groups.
      • Round Standings - Standings for the selected round of racing, regardless of race group.
      • Group Standings - Standings for a selected race group.
      • Subgroup Standings - If using subgroups, standings down to the subgroup level.
    • Help - The help page gives instructions for using each of the features.
  • Customizable - If you know your way around CSS stylesheets, you can tailor the looks of DerbyWeb to better suit your tastes.  If you know your way around PHP, you can further customize the app, though, please review the licensing agreement for change limitations before making such alterations.

DerbyWeb is a trademark of Lisano Enterprises, Inc.