The Time Trial plug-in enables Time Trial Mode in FinishLynx, allowing timers to assign different start times to each individual athlete when necessary. Time Trial events have an additional inline region in the FinishLynx software interface labeled Time Trial. This line lists the number of starts in the event. Start lines in a Time Trial event are indented, and the indent region is highlighted to mark the current start.
When a start is received, its ID value is automatically filled-in with the selected results value. If there are no results (populated from the start list), then the ID value is left blank and it can be added or edited at any time. The “Set Current Time” feature also allows users to set the current start time for the purposes of onscreen running time, scoreboard running time, and Lap Time event generation.
Time Trials with the FinishLynx Lap Time Plug-in
When the Time Trial plug-in is installed along with the Lap Time plug-in, there is an additional Lap Time option labeled From Photo Eye. This feature means that when a photoeye break is processed by the scoreboard (which causes the running time to pause or stop) then a Lap Time event is generated with the ID of the current start and the time of the break.