RUFUS Cloud is the Run On Rufus cloud platform that allows you to host all your timing sessions and times in the cloud.
Now you can link your timing devices and send in real time all the measured times to the cloud and then receive or consult them, also in real time, from anywhere in the world instantly.
The open API of RUFUS Cloud will allow anyone to freely link their Apps and/or timing devices with the cloud to send and receive times.
You can currently link the One4All 5.0 systems with its firmware version 1.2 with RUFUS Cloud and soon you can also link your Android phone with the RUFUS Timing App.
RUFUS Cloud + One4All 5 + RUFUS Desktop = 😎🍸
From now on you can time your races sitting from your desk office or the armchair of your living room!…
For example, you can link your One4All fleet with your RUFUS Cloud account and from your mobile or laptop view the real-time passings on those systems. Or receive the times of those remote One4All on your laptop with RUFUS Desktop in real time, and thus time virtually from any point in the world that has internet connectivity.
In this step by step, we show you how to create an account in RUFUS Cloud, how to invite other Timers to your account, how to link your One4All systems and how to time using the cloud:
1. Create your company’s account in RUFUS Cloud
To create your RUFUS Cloud account, go to cloud.runonrufus.com and click on the “Create an account” button.
Enter your email address and press the “Next” button,
Enter a password (min 8 characters long and at least one numeric digit) and press the “Next” button again.
Repeat the password you entered earlier and press the “Finish” button.
You will be directed to your user profile where you can complete the main data of your account, such as company name, logo, country, and a phone number to receive notifications. Complete with your particular information and press the “Save information” button.
The next screen you will see is the Start or Home, where you can start operating and managing your timing devices.
Do not forget to complete the registration process, check your inbox for the welcome and activation email!
2. Add your team’s Timers
By clicking on the upper right corner of the screen you will enter your user profile. Once inside, navigate down to the “Timers” section and enter the email address of your colleagues to invite them to the account.
You can grant them different levels of access:
- Read Only: They will only have view access and cannot link new timing devices to the account.
- Timer: They can link new devices to the account. This is the recommended level for most guest Timers.
- Admin: You can also make invitations to new Timers to join the account.
Below, in the “Activity log” section you can see the access log of all users linked to your cloud account.
3. Link your One4All
Located on the Home screen, press the “Generate Token” button.
Enter the code generated in the RUFUS section of the CLOUD screen on your One4All 5 and press the “bind” button. The One4All will be linked to your cloud account permanently.
You will receive in your mailbox a notification about linking a new device to your Cloud account.
You will also receive a notification via SMS to your mobile phone if you have defined and verified it in your account.
Press the “Refresh” button on RUFUS Cloud to see your recently linked One4All.
4. Create sessions and send times to the cloud
If your One4All is linked and has an internet connection, then with each timing session it will create a cloud session where to store the passings. You don’t have to worry about activating the storage to the cloud, it will always be active.
Simply press the “Start” button on the HOME screen of your One4All to start the chip readings and to start sending times to the cloud as well.
To check the sessions of a One4All from the cloud, simply select the One4All to enter to the list of all available sessions.
There you can see the date and time of creation, the name of the session and the number of passings it stores. To view the details of the passings, select the timing session.
From each passing we can see the following information: passing number, chip, date, time, latitude (if available), longitude (if available), and its status. These passings can be downloaded at any time in CSV format or also sent directly by email.
If the session is in progress, by pressing the “Refresh” button you can instantly see all the new passings received.
You can also change the name of the session to make it more intuitive or that refers to the event that corresponds.
In your One4All to check the status of the transmission, that is, the number of passings sent successfully, go to the HOME screen and press the “refresh” button, in the CLOUD box you can see the count of passings sent successfully to the cloud.
5. Receive real time passings in RUFUS Desktop
First of all, update your RUFUS Desktop to the latest available version 0.1.2.1 [cloud release]. You can download the installer of the latest version of RUFUS Desktop available from within your RUFUS Cloud account by clicking on the following link:
If you already have it installed, accept the “new update available” notification so that the software will update automatically.
Run RUFUS Desktop.
On the main welcome screen, you can now log-in with your RUFUS Cloud account to access your devices in the cloud.
Enter your email address and password and press the “Login” button.
Create a quick event, for example, a 5K running only with start and finish.
Go to the Acquisitions screen.
We can see a new tab, “Cloud”, where all your One4All linked in the cloud are listed.
As if it were a physical One4All acquisition, add a One4All cloud to the list of active acquisitions.
You can see that its control interface is similar to an ordinary One4All.
Select the One4All cloud from the list.
In the right details panel, you can see the available sessions of that One4All in the cloud and the characteristics of each session: the number of passings, the details of the first and the last, etc.
When the One4All is in an active session, it will be identified with the LIVE tag.
Unlike a common One4All, instead of starting or ending chip reading, what we will do is subscribe to a timing session. We can subscribe to both a LIVE session and any previous or past one, we just have to select it, assign the checkpoint and press the “Subscribe” button.
As with any other One4All, RUFUS Desktop will begin to process passings and classify as if the One4All were 3 meters away from you! 🙌
6. Publication of LIVE result. Soon!
It is not yet available, but here we show you a preview of how RUFUS Cloud will allow you to publish the results in real-time of all your races so that participants can check them from their mobile instantly!
Event List 👀
Creation of a new event 👀
Public results page 👀
These new features will be available in the month of October. Don’t miss out!
We hope this blog post has helped you understand all the potential you can set up in your events using the RUFUS application suite.