Packet Pickup for the Modern Age

Offline packet pickup, athlete lookup, and bib/tag assignment is here.

Launch allows event volunteers to manage packet pickup and bib/tag assignment seamlessly, regardless of reliable Internet connectivity. Plus, athletes can scan barcodes or perform manual lookups to find bib numbers, confirm entry accuracy, and even sign electronic waivers upon check-in.

Admin Kiosk

Monitor and manage volunteer, athlete, and announcer kiosks from one central laptop.

FEATURES

  • Pull down athlete database from CT Live
  • View entry information
  • Assign bib/tag
  • View number of entries checked in
  • Download csv file of entries
  • Set a backup location for entry database
  • View Internet connection status and status of changes
  • Customize kiosk settings

Volunteer Kiosk

Volunteer kiosks are synced together in real time to minimize bib/tag assignment errors.

FEATURES

  • Enter access passphrase on connected machine to open kiosk
  • Live search functionality for entries
  • Entry lookup by scanning receipt barcode
  • View customized display of entry information
  • Assign bib and tag, or bib only
  • Electronic waiver

Athlete Kiosk

Self-service athlete kiosks allow athletes to scan barcodes or perform manual lookups to find bib numbers and check entry accuracy.

FEATURES

  • Enter access passphrase on connected machine to opens kiosk
  • Live search functionality for entries
  • Entry lookup by scanning receipt barcode
  • View customized display of entry information
  • Read-only display of bib

Announcer Kiosk

Real-time bib information from volunteer kiosks is synced with announcer kiosk, regardless of Internet connectivity. This eliminates the last minute scramble to download and upload athlete files for accurate finish line info.

FEATURES

  • Enter access passphrase on connected machine to open kiosk
  • Display read number, name, race, bib, and hometown
  • Stream tag reads from Fusion or Simple Client

Sync Engine

All changes made offline—whether in the admin, volunteer, athlete, or announcer kiosks—auto-sync with CT Live as soon as an Internet connection becomes available. On the front end, everything appears as business as usual to the volunteers and athletes.

  • Changes made in Launch sync to the cloud when Internet is available
  • Changes are queued in a pending state when no Internet is available
  • New entries in the cloud are pulled down to Launch when Internet is available
  • Edits to existing entries in the cloud are pulled down to Launch when Internet is available (not yet implemented)

“Using Launch for this year’s race has been a huge improvement from previous years. The onsite experience has been great; we do not have to worry about having a bad Internet connection since Launch operates all offline. Now we have happy athletes who do not have to wait in the sun in long lines to get their bib numbers. It’s a streamlined process.”

— Sandy Flynn, Pat’s Run Event Director

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