How to Set Up a FinishLynx Timing System – Part #1: Preparation
Want to Be a Great FinishLynx Timer? Start Here.
We offer a number of resources to help new FinishLynx timers start learning their systems, including Quick-Start Guides (QSGs), product manuals, support videos, and more. Whether you just purchased a new Silver Package or inherited an older system at your school, we’re dedicated to helping you master the art of capturing photo-finish results.
As with any new technology, you shouldn’t expect to become an expert overnight. Becoming a skilled race timer starts with mastering the fundamentals of fully automatic timing. That includes setting up your system, properly aligning the camera, integrating your meet management software, and evaluating a race. And the best way to learn is simply to practice. That’s why we recommend printing out the QSG for your package and practicing indoors long before your first event. Practicing in a low-stakes environment gives you (and your team) a chance to learn the steps and skills necessary to capture quickly and accurately on race day. Follow along below to begin practicing with your FinishLynx system.
Step 1: Find the Right Quick-Start Guide for Your Package
We have Quick-Start Guides for all of our major packaged solutions, including our newest systems with Vision cameras. The QSGs have step-by-step directions on how to set up your system before a race. QSGs are the most important document you have when learning FinishLynx. Find the QSG for your package below (Bronze, Silver, Gold, etc.) and print it out now. It should be everything you need to get the system up and running. Keep it with your equipment or save the pdf on your phone so you can access it any time. Don’t see your package QSG listed below? Click here to view our full list of setup guides
Choose Your High School Track & Field Quick-Start Guide Below
|QSG – Vision Diamond Package High School Setup||1.0 MB||Download|
|QSG – Vision Platinum Package High School Setup||972.5 KB||Download|
|QSG – Vision Scholastic Package High School Setup||783.9 KB||Download|
|QSG – Vision Bronze Package High School Setup||905.6 KB||Download|
|QSG – Vision Silver Package High School Setup||768.5 KB||Download|
|QSG – Vision Gold Package High School Setup||827.5 KB||Download|
|QSG – Vision MVP Package High School Setup||899.2 KB||Download|
Step 2: Choose Any Additional Setup Guides & Manuals You May Need
The guides below can help you align your camera, add an IdentiLynx video camera, integrate with a meet manager database, configure your Windows network settings, and more. Looking for a setup guide for one of our more advanced products like FieldLynx or IPICO Chip Timing? Click here to view our full list of setup guides
|2013-qs1 no hub(2)||Quick||Download|
|2013-qs1 with hub||Quick||Download|
|Capture Button Serial Port Unavailable||Quick||Download|
|IdentiLynx SR/HRS QSG||Quick||Download|
|LynxPad Meet Manager Networking (Windows 7) QSG||Quick||Download|
|QSG – Camera BIOS Chip Replacement Guide||Quick||Download|
|QSG – FieldLynx: General Setup, Event-Specific Information||Quick||Download|
|QSG – LynxPad 3.1 Meet Management Setup||Quick||Download|
|QSG – Manual Lap Scoring Tips for Track & Field||Quick||Download|
|QSG – Submit a Repair RMA to Lynx||Quick||Download|
|QSG – Vision Championship Elite Athletics Package Setup||Quick||Download|
|QSG – Vision Competition Athletics Package Setup||Quick||Download|
|Remote Control Plug-In Comands||Quick||Download|
|Remote Positioner Motor: Home Repair Guide||Quick||Download|
|Using LynxPad with FinishLynx QSG||Quick||Download|
Step 3: Update Your FinishLynx Software & Download Any Paid Plug-ins
Be sure that all your FinishLynx software is up to date. You can always download the latest version of FinishLynx for free at any time by visiting the FinishLynx product page. You can also download the paid plug-ins directly from the website — but you’ll need your serial numbers to activate them. Your paid serial numbers for software and plug-ins can be found inside the installation CD or Flash Drive provided with your system. If you’ve misplaced your serial numbers, please contact us now to request them again. See below for links to our most popular software and plug-ins.