Databases

If you can make sense of the following two sentences, you can grasp the fundamental principles that are behind the way the TAG Heuer by Lynx database files are structured:

  • There were six finishers in the third race of the meet. It was won by the competitor in lane number four.

One of the most important features of TAG Heuer by Lynx (and incidentally the reason for its name) is the ability to link results to the entire meet management process. This is possible because TAG Heuer by Lynx turns what used to be hand written results into data that is readable by most computers. It can also transmit that data to different custom databases, spreadsheets, scoreboards, and networks.

The database feature can be run on the same computer as TAG Heuer by Lynx, or on a separate computer on the network or even linked by a serial connection.

For many people who are not totally conversant with the finer details of computer operation, this may be the most intimidating part of the TAG Heuer by Lynx system. But, if you never learn to use the system as anything more than a camera with a clock attached, then you are only using TAG Heuer by Lynx at a fraction of its potential. Linking the processing of results with a computer file of competitors should not be intimidating and, when you can do it, you will be amazed how smoothly your meets take place.