Disabling Socket in Copernico

What is the function of disabling the socket?

The socket keeps Copernico up to date. It is what allows the participants section dashboard to update athletes data in real time.

Sometimes, in races where you have a massive participation, or a lot of timing points, the socket may overload the PC you are using for timing with updates and it may become a bit slow. Of course, if you have a more powerful computer it will be much less noticeable.

Likewise, in a race with little participation but many timing points, there will also be numerous socket updates that may "saturate" the PC.

Another of the causes that can saturate a PC is that a massive change is made. For example, a change of start time and a lot of participation. Once the start time is given, if the start time of one of the events changes, Copernico will have to update the start time for all the participants of that event, so all the time updates of the participants will have to be received by socket.

If any of these options happen to slow down the PC, the socket can be deactivated so that the order can be restored to have the necessary fluidity to perform tasks 

How to deactivated the socket?

It is as simple as clicking on the top right corner of the Copernico window. 

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What happens if the socket is always deactivated?

As mentioned above, the updates of times, status and other changes that occur during timing will not be received. In addition, if from another PC / tablet / phone changes are made in a participant, in the race configuration, in a start, etc. these will not be visible on the PC that has the socket disabled.


What to do to see the changes that occur?

There are 2 ways:

  1. By clicking on the synchronize button in the upper right corner in participants, or in the lower left corner at any time. This action will synchronize the data 1 time only. Depending on the amount of changes to be updated it may take more or less time.

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  1. Re-activating the socket. This action will not only perform the synchronization, but will also resume the automatic reception of readings, status changes, etc.


Here you can see the explanation and operation in video format.


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