LapSnapper Lap Timing System can be used on all type of the Android smart devices such as Android smart phones, tablets, mini computers and TV boxes. LapSnapper supports Android version 4.1 and newer. Android smart device has to suport USB 2.0/3.0 or USB OTG.

LapSnapper has an advanced support for the system recovery for example after the system totally crashes or decoder has been detached and attached again. LapSnapper is also cabable to recover the running session. The system recovery uses the real time clock (RTC) functionality of the Android smart device. That is reason why it is recommended that Android device should have an internal accumulator or at least the RTC with the build-in battery (RTC = Real Time Clock). Internal accumulator of Android smart device acts also as uninterruptible power source (= UPS) for the system.

Please find below short information about use cases of LapSnapper and recommended features of Android smart device used in the use cases:

1. FEW HOURS TRAINING OR RACE WITHOUT ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

In this use case LapSnapper Lap Timing System hosts the practicing and racing and no any extra accessories are needed.

It is recommended to use normal Android tablet or phone. Tablet or phone does not have to have any other special requirements than Android version has to be 4.1 or newer and the Android smart device has to support USB 2.0/3.0 or USB OTG. Although the minimum supported Android version is 4.1, it is recommended to have Android version 4.4 or newer.

Android smart device need to support the WiFi, when the LapSnapper Client or third party race management software are used.

It is also recommended that Android smart device has support for the external speakers, when the race commentary are used.

2. LAP TIMING SYSTEM IS USED ALL THE TIME

In this use case LapSnapper Lap Timing System hosts the practicing and racing and the service has to be available all the time. Some extra accessories are needed.

It is recommended to use a Android tablet. Tablet has to run Android version 4.1 or newer and the Android tablet has to support USB 2.0/3.0 or USB OTG. Although the minimum supported Android version is 4.1, it is recommended to have Android version 4.4 or newer. It is also recommended that tablet has to support simultaneously charging the device and using the USB data. This for making sure that the device has enough battery charge all the time.

Android smart device need to support the WiFi, when the LapSnapper Client software, third party race management software or wireless printer are used.

It is also recommended that Android smart device has support for the external speakers, when the race commentary are used.

3. LAPSNAPPER ARE USED ONLY IN LAPSNAPPER SERVER MODE

In this use case LapSnapper Lap Timing System acts as a LapSnapper Server, which shares the measured lap times via the WiFi or lan cable to the LapSnapper Client or third party race management software.

It is recommended to use a Android tablet, mini computer or TV box. Tablet has to run Android version 4.1 or newer and the Android tablet has to support USB 2.0/3.0 or USB OTG. Although the minimum supported Android version is 4.1, it is recommended to have Android version 4.4 or newer. It is also recommended that tablet has to support simultaneously charging the device and using the USB data. This for making sure that the device has enough battery charge all the time. Android minicomputer or TV box may have also own display for making setup of the system easier.

When the Android minicomputer or TV box is used, the device should have an internal accumulator or at least the RTC with the build-in battery (RTC = Real Time Clock). Internal accumulator of Android smart device acts also as uninterruptible power source (= UPS) for the system.

Android smart device need to support the WiFi, when the LapSnapper Client software, third party race management software or wireless printer are used.

It is also recommended that Android smart device has support for the external speakers, when the race commentary are used.

4. LAPSNAPPER CLIENT SOFTWARE

In this use case the LapSnapper Lap Timing System hosts the practicing and racing and the LapSnapper Client Software is used to receive measured lap times from the LapSnapper Lap Timing System.

It is recommended to use Android tablet or phone. Tablet or phone does not have any other special requirements than it is running Android version 4.1 or newer and the device has to support WiFi or lan connection. Although the minimum supported Android version is 4.1, it is recommended to have Android version 4.4 or newer.

It is also recommended that Android smart device has support for the external speakers, when the race commentary are used.

Last updated 6th of May, 2020