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is an electronic scoring system designed and
built by Ted
Wagner specifically for scoring Formation
Skydiving events, including 4-way, 8-way, 16-way,
and Canopy Formation Skydiving. It is a PC-based,
fully networked system that is easy to set up and
operate. OmniSkore! consists of 1 to 8
judging panels, a scoring processor, and a suite of
interface software. OmniSkore! is also
used in versions called Pegasus and Stylus
for scoring Freestyle & Skysurfing
and Style & Accuracy competitions.
A summary of OmniSkore!'s
- Totally soft design
methodology. You set judging policy and
operation parameters in accordance with your needs. Number
of official judging stations (1 to 8), operation of
scoring buttons, event configurations, and more are all
customizable by you.
- Six distinct scoring
definitions are available for the four
scoring buttons: Score; Penalty (formation); Penalty
(interim); Omitted Formation; Not Judgeable; and No Video.
Each judging panel can be independently programmed for
individual judges' preferences.
- Up to eight events can be
separately defined for your competition with
"soft" rules for each event (e.g., Four-Way
Open, Intermediate, and Novice; 16-way, etc.). No
reconfiguration necessary between events; clicking on a
single button takes you from one event to another.
Predefined events include: 4-Way Novice, Intermediate, and
Open; 8-Way Intermediate and Open; 20-Way Sequential;
Canopy Formation Sequential; and Canopy Formation
Rotation. Dive pool figures (for use with graphical
enhancements) are implemented for all sequential events
except 20-Way, which will be added if it becomes and IPC
- Graphical enhancement of
video provides an optional benefit
for your closed-circuit TV system. Two video outputs, one
with and one without the graphic enhancements,
allow each individual judge to view a monitor with
the video signal of their choice, while the spectators
view the enhanced picture.
- Wide variety of information
logging, printing, and viewing, including
automatic score sheets upon the posting of a score,
detailed score sheets for reviewing judges' performance,
scoring summaries, and the world's best standings
printouts. All printing functions are built-in. No
external tools or spreadsheet programs are required.
- Internal video Time Base
Corrector (TBC) provides superb video
stability and stabilization for your video.
- Hardware-independent design
methodology means more flexibility, as well
as fast and inexpensive system upgrading when changes in
New features added this year:
- New judging panels
feature four programmable scoring buttons; a
"Confirm Score" button, a "Change
Score" button, a 3-color status lamp, and a 4-line by
20-character Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). This LCD allows
each judge to privately view and edit their scoring
prior to confirming it. Editing functions available at
each panel include Change Score, Insert Score, Delete
Score, Undo Changes, and Confirm Scoring. The buttons
feature a light but positive tactile feedback.
- Graphical User Interface
for the Event Judge runs on Microsoft Windows 95™ .
- Network-based architecture
provides multiple-scoring-system capability for large or
fast-paced competitions. An independent Chief Judge's
Interface program called OmniView!
(running under Microsoft Windows 95™) allows the Chief
Judge to browse and print scores from all scoring system(s)
without affecting operations at any individual system.
- No software installation necessary --
it's plug and play!
- Designed for use by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
or 8 judges.
- Continuous storage of all scoring
information on hard disk.
- Takes full advantage of Microsoft Windows
95™ preemptive multitasking environment.
- World's most extensible scoring system -
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exclusive, the graphics overlay feature uses a video genlock
(graphics overlay) card in the scoring processor to overlay
computer images on top of the video in real time. These images
are the familiar formations, clock, score, team name, and flag
as seen on the live "DZ TV" feeds. The graphics
overlay function is also optional for the judges, and can be
used at any level of transparency.
At the heart of OmniSkore!'s
accuracy is the Intel 8253 timer chip, programmed to a
sampling rate of one millisecond (ten times more accurate than
the IPC requirement) and accurate to 1/19200000 of a second
(and that's very, very fast).
automatic printing of score sheets as soon as a score is
logged as "official". Optional to this feature is a
variety of printouts, including Detailed
score sheets and Scoring Summaries. Also
included is a feature called OmniView!, a
comprehensive printing and score management utility that can
be used to print standings at any round.
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