LCD display information

SI-Stations BSx7/8

The onboard LCD display can provide a quick overview of the stations' settings and properties. The stations spend most of their life in standby mode. This is a low activity mode, which consumes very little power. In this mode, the LCD display is off. Switching from standby mode to active mode takes place when a SI-Card is inserted in the station. The maximum reaction time is 1 second. In active mode, the LCD display cyclically shows the function (including the control code) and the time. It will also display the SI-Card number during 3 seconds after it has been punched. This can be useful at the start to verify the number of the SI-Card of a runner.

From standby or active mode, the station can also be switched to service mode. This is done by inserting the Service/OFF instruction card into the station. In service mode the station shows additional information on the display and it is recommended to switch stations into service mode when the station should be configured with Config+.

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indicates that the service mode is active. Service mode is automatically terminated after 5 minutes or when any kind of SI-Card is inserted into the station.

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Operating mode

CLR (clear), CHK (check), STA (start), FIN (finish), RDO (readout), CN (control),

BST (beacon start), BFN (beacon finish), BCN (beacon control, SIAC test),

AC BT (SIAC battery test), AC ON (SIAC on), AC OFF (SIAC off), AC RDO (SIAC radio readout).

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Time of day

24h format - HH:mm:ss

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OFF time

The amount of minutes the station will be idling awake before automatically switching to standby mode. In this example, the unit will go to sleep 2 hours (120 minutes) after the last user punched the control. If the number is above 999, only the last 3 digits are displayed.

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Firmware

The version of the software (firmware) installed on the station, in this case version 656. See section Config+ / Firmware update for the latest version.

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Station backup

The number of punches that are currently stored in the backup memory of the station.

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Battery voltage

The last measured battery voltage or BAT if no battery voltage has been measured. When it drops below 3.0V (BAT300), time is nearing for a battery replacement.

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Battery capacity

Used capacity of the battery. A new battery will indicate CAP000. The example shows that the battery has consumed approximately 5% of its power. This value is a computed approximation, not the actual level. Accurate battery health check should be done depending on the battery voltage.

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Card full indicator

The text FULLxy is shown in the display when the inserted SI-Cards memory is full and the punch cannot be written to the card anymore. An error entry will be written to the backup memory of the card. The station will not give any audible or visible feedback.

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Battery low indicator

The tiny battery icon on the left side of the display is additionally displayed with the current information to indicate a low battery (battery voltage is below 3.0 Volts). So please make sure to replace the devices battery soon.

SI-Stations BS11

The following information will cycle when the station is off but connected to USB charger
(available with firmware 700 and later only):

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Device type

Shows the device type of the station: BS11BL (Beacon large), BS11BS (Beacon small), BS11LA (Loop antenna)

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Serial number

The serial number of the device

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Software version

The software (firmware) version of the device.

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Battery voltage

The battery voltage of the station: B + + + (voltage supplied by USB charger), B FULL (battery is fully charged)

The following information will cycle on the display when the station is on. The displayed information differs slightly for the two main firmware versions:

Firmware 320

Firmware ≥ 700

Description

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CN xyz

Control number of the SI-Station.

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Time of day

24h format - HH:mm:ss

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Operating mode

  • BC CTL/CTR (Beacon Control)

  • BC FIN (Beacon Finish)

  • BC STA (Beacon Start)

  • BC SLA (Beacon Slave)

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Beacon mode

PMODE (Punching mode), TMODE (Timing mode).
See Configuration of BS11 for AIR+.

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Gate mode

Gate mode:
- NOGATE (gate mode not active)
- GATE S (this station is a gate slave)
- GATE M (this station is a gate master)
- ERROR (this station was a gate slave and lost connection to the gate master)
- SIG 34 (new firmware only: signal strength to the other station, values between 21 (low) and 50 (high))
See Gate mode of BS11 for AIR+

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Operating time

Old notation: ON+599 (remaining operating time in minutes before the station will shut down),
New notation: OF:11:59 (remaining operating time in hours and minutes before the station will shut down)

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Battery low indicator

The tiny battery icon on the side of the display is additionally displayed with the current information to indicate a low battery. Depending on the display installation, this indicator can be either left or right side. The indicator is shown for a battery voltage below 3.5 Volts. So please make sure to recharge the devices battery soon.

The following additional information will cycle on the display for the first minute only. The displayed information differs slightly for the two main firmware versions:

Firmware 320

Firmware ≥ 700

Description

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Date

The current date, either YYMMDD or YY.MM.DD

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Temperature

Device temperature in degrees Celsius.

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Battery capacity

The remaining battery capacity.
Old notation: BTH+ (not available in this software version)
New notation: CAP+50 (the device has used 50% of its battery capacity), only available after device was fully charged, otherwhise CAP+++ is shown.

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Battery voltage

The battery voltage of the device.
- Full battery should be at 4.2 Volts or higher.
- Default operating range: between 4.2 and 3.5 Volts.
- Low battery: 3.5 Volts and below.

If the display shows no voltage, please switch on the device without a USB charger connected, so it can measure the battery voltage.

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Radio options

Radio options for the SIAC
(See section Short range radio / Sender device: SIAC radio).
- RAD NO (radio disabled)
- RAD LA (send last record)
- RAD AN (send all unsent records)
- RAD AL (send all card content)

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Serial number

Unique serial number of the SI-Station.

SI-GSM

The following information will be shown on the display of a device prior to firmware 200: (Please find information for firmware ≥ 200 below)

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A

Number of ping (keep alive) signals sent to the server

B

Number of data records in the device buffer that still need to be sent to the server

C

Number of data records already sent to the server in this session. This value will overflow after 999 and start from 1 again

D

Internal state code of the device

E

Countdown timer in seconds until next ping (keep alive) signal is sent to the server

F

Toggles between current session time (HH:mm:ss) and ON 5759: remaining operating time in minutes until device switches off

G

Status text of the device. Most common texts are:
- INIT_MODEM: The modem is starting
- SEARCH_PRV: Searching for cell network provider
- (provider): The name of the registered cell provider
- GRPS_OK: Data connection established
- WAIT_DATA: (default operating state) The device is connected and waiting for data to be transmitted
- SERVER_OK: SPORTident Center has received and confirmed the data package
- SEND_PING: Ping (keep alive) package is being sent to the server
- OFF_OK: The device has entered standby mode after 2 hours of inactivity, cell network has been disconnected. A new data package via SRR will wake the device again and it will re-register in the cell network.
- NO_SERVICE: No available cell provider found, no network connection possible

H

Graphical representation of the cell network signal strength

I

Graphical representation of the battery level

The following information will be shown on the display of a device with firmware 200 or later:

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A

Number of ping (keep alive) signals sent to the server

B

Number of data records in the device buffer that still need to be sent to the server

C

Number of data records already sent to the server in this session. This value will overflow after 999 and start from 1 again

D

Internal state code of the device

E

Countdown timer in seconds until next ping (keep alive) signal is sent to the server

F

Status information of the device:
- CONN 01:40: Shows the connection time of the current session in hours and minutes
- BAT 4.0V: Shows the current battery voltage of the device:
- Full battery should be at 4.2 Volts or higher.
- Default operating range: between 4.2 and 3.5 Volts.
- Low battery: 3.5 Volts and below.
- SIGNAL 84%: Shows the current cell network signal strength in percent, a value of 40 and higher is sufficient in most cases
- OFF 47:24: Remaining operating time in hours and minutes until device switches off

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Status text of the device. Most common texts are:
- INIT_MODEM: The modem is starting
- SEARCH_PRV: Searching for cell network provider
- (provider): The name of the registered cell provider
- GRPS_OK: Data connection established
- WAIT_DATA: (default operating state) The device is connected and waiting for data to be transmitted
- SERVER_OK: SPORTident Center has received and confirmed the data package
- SEND_PING: Ping (keep alive) package is being sent to the server
- OFF_OK: The device has entered standby mode after 2 hours of inactivity, cell network has been disconnected. A new data package via SRR will wake the device again and it will re-register in the cell network.
- NO_SERVICE: No available cell provider found, no network connection possible