beta trial - Frequently asked questions
Question: Do I need to use the Google Chrome browser to access the system?
Question: Will the system always require an internet connection?
Question: Will the system eliminate the need for handicap books?
Question: Can the system track "non-shooters"?
Question: Does the system have a leader board?
Question: What end of shoot reports does the system generate?
Question: What is a visit and how does it work in the system?
Question: Can I copy and paste from another program (eg Microsoft Word) to create event names?
Question: When creating a double rise event do I enter the number of pairs or the number of targets?
Question: Can I use a barcode scanner to nominate shooters?
Question: Is there help available within the system?
Answer: Yes we recommend you use the Google Chrome browser. The system "should" work in other browsers but this has not been tested and some participants are reporting issues in other browser.
Answer: No. The current beta trial version requires an internet connection and most likely the initial production version will as well. However it is planned to enable the system to run in "offline sync mode".
This will involve the computer used to run the shoot day connecting to the internet at some point prior to the shoot to access the latest software and shooter data. The shoot can then be run without an internet connection. After the shoot the computer needs to be connected to the internet so the results of the shoot can "sync" to the central database and be available to all users.
Answer: Hopefully in the future yes. However this would require all clubs to use the system and the ACTA to agee.
The system remembers all changes to a shooters handicap and these changes are instantly available to any club that uses the system which will reduce admin time considerably.
In future release the system will provide a "kills" report for use in updating handicap cards as well as the functionality to automatically create the "regrade" report that currently must be sent to the ACTA.
Answer: Yes. To nominate a shooter they must exist (or be created) in the system (whether they are an ACTA member or not). The next time they shoot they will be present when their name is searched for.
Future versions will allow non-members driver's licence details to be recorded so they can be uniquely identified. The system will then be able to display how many times the shooter has shot and where and when they shot. This will allow shooters in breach of the "3 shoot" insurance requirement to be easily identified
Answer: Yes. It has a leader board which shows the top 5 scores in each grade and category for each event and the high gun (it automatically scrolls between them). It also has a results page which lists the event by event and high gun score for every shooter by squad.
To access these pages go to the login page (login if you are not already) and click on the name of your program (not the "wheel" that you press to manage squads, etc). This will take you to the Trap page from where you can navigate to the leader board via the top right button and then to the results page again via the top right button.
In future versions shooters and spectators will be able to follow a shoot in real time from anywhere in the world via an internet connection by accessing these pages themselves.
Answer: At this stage the system produces no end of shoot reports. We have plans to look at presentation reports, CTSN formatted reports, full reports for website publication, etc. We would appreciate your feedback on what reports would be of value to you.
Answer: A visit starts when a squad arrives at a trap and finishes when they leave the trap. As such during a visit a squad could shoot a full event, part of an event or even multiple events. For example a 5T Eye-opener plus 25T DB; or a 15T DR event; or the first 50T of a 150T DB event.
When entering visits in the system please remember they are cumulative across the shoot program. So if Event 1 is shot at 1 visit it will be set up as visit 1. If Event 2 is shot over two visits it utilises visits 2 and 3. If Event 3 is also shot over two visits it will utilise visit 4 and 5. This is the case whether or not all events are shot on the same day (eg a multi-day program).
Answer: Currently you cannot. A bug has been identified which results in shoot programs being corrupted where "copied" text has been used in event names. Future versions will fix this but for now please type event names directly into the system. If you experience this issue please cancel the shoot program and setup a new one.
Answer: Enter the number of pairs. Whilst the program page will display the text "targets" you should enter the number of pairs. So for a 15 pair double rise event you should enter 15, not 30.
Future releases will address this and display the text "pairs" instead of "targets" where double rise has been selected as the discipline.
Answer: No. We believe our nominations page is more efficient and quicker to nominate shooters without the use of a scanner. However we would appreciate your feedback as the incorporation of a scanner is certainly possible.
Answer: No. Currently all help can only be found on our website. Later versions will incorporate this help into the system itself.
Feedback on whether a "printable manual" would be of value would be appreciated.