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20-Apr-2016 AutoDownload version 2.534.1177.2373 released - A minor update, a few bug fixes and enhancements.
18-Nov-2015 AutoDownload version 2.534.1163.2353 released - The release includes new functionality and a few fixes and tweaks based on feedback on the last version. See the release notes for details
08-Apr-2015 AutoDownload version 2.521.1078.2177 released - A few fixes and tweaks based on feedback on the last version and requests we have received. See the release notes for details
22-Dec-2014 AutoDownload version 2.521.1064.2153 released - Bug fixes.
19-Dec-2014 AutoDownload version 2.521.1061.2147 released - Plug and Play introduced along with many other enhancements and a few bug fixes. See the release notes for details
14-Feb-2014 AutoDownload version 2.496.959.1951 released - A fix for SQL Server 2000 users. A few IOF XML bug fixes.
31-Jan-2014 AutoDownload version 2.496.952.1938 released - Inter-Club results changed, user interface options updated, IOF XML 3.0, Air+ support and a few bug fixes and enhancements. See the release notes for details
10-Apr-2013 AutoDownload version 2.484.888.1822 released - A few bug fixes and enhancements.
04-Feb-2013 AutoDownload version 2.484.876.1804 released - A few bug fixes and enhancements.
17-Sep-2012 AutoDownload version 2.484.842.1743 released - A few bug fixes and enhancements.
07-Jun-2012 AutoDownload version 2.477.803.1679 released - Lots and lots and lots of changes!. See the release notes for details
27-Oct-2011 AutoDownload version 2.426.704.1462 released - The main change is a fix for British orienteers for the Yvette Baker Trophy, for scoring of second and subsequent teams within a club. There are also a number of other minor bug fixes.
06-Oct-2011 AutoDownload version 2.426.699.1452 released - A few bug fixes and enhancements. See the release notes for more details
10-Aug-2011 AutoDownload version 2.418.667.1376 released - A few bug fixes and enhancements. See the release notes for more details
24-May-2011 AutoDownload version 2.408.605.1250 released - Changes to the event backup process, support for serial printers and many minor changes/improvements. See the release notes for more details
03-Dec-2010 AutoDownload version 2.334.526.1076 released - A fix for SQL Server 2000 users
02-Dec-2010 AutoDownload version 2.334.525.1075 released - Two new course types - linear with free order sections, and “figure of 8”, a fix for downloading the backup memory of printer/master stations and several other new features. See the release notes for more details
09-Aug-2010 AutoDownload version 2.317.472.982 released - Linear with time penalties course checking type added, keyboard shortcuts and lots of small tweaks. See the release notes for more details
06-Jul-2010 AutoDownload version 2.314.448.932 released - Lots of little tweaks to improve performance and usability. See the release notes for more details
13-Apr-2010 AutoDownload version 2.300.391.789 released - A fix for SQL Server 2000 (MSDE) users and a couple of other minor bug fixes. See the release notes for more details
08-Apr-2010 AutoDownload version 2.300.388.786 released - Peformance improvements, new features and minor bug fixes. See the release notes for more details
22-Feb-2010 AutoDownload version 2.279.352.682 released - A few new features and a couple of minor bug fixes. See the release notes for more details
12-Feb-2010 AutoDownload version 2.271.346.665 released - A new download mode of “Automatic, Non-Stop” for Master/Print stations and SiConfig, a couple of minor bug fixes and a few new features. See the release notes for more details
02-Feb-2010 AutoDownload version 2.271.340.657 released - Increased event set-up options, age class results at regional events, control master introduced and much more. See the release notes for full details
19-Aug-2009 AutoDownload version 2.201.253.503 released - Improved MultiDay functionality, a few new features and some bug fixes.
08-Aug-2009 AutoDownload used by the Scottish Six Day Tay 09 to provide results and commentary for all six days plus the sprint race.
19-May-2009 AutoDownload version 2.190.203.403 released - The Badge Time and Colour Standard Calculators & Live Results have been integrated into the main AutoDownload software. A new event type for schools orienteering has been added. A few bug fixes.
23-Apr-2009 AutoDownload version 2.190.188.374 released - many new features. Badge Time Calculator updated - Bug fix and the option to include climb in the course ratios. Time Master released, this is free and unlicensed - a ultility to check station battery life and firmware version as well as time sync stations and clear their backup memory.
14-Apr-2009 AutoDownload used by the JK to allocate start times and provide results and commentary for all four days including the relay. The multi-day module was used to manage entries across the three individual days and provide overall results for days 2 & 3.
17-Mar-2009 InterClubResults version 2.0.155.279 released - Bug fix needed when competitors with no club exist.
30-Jan-2009 AutoDownload version 2.155.121.210 released - Safety Check performance improvements, fix for OCAD 8 imports, integration of AutoDownload for Relays into the main product, updated colour and badge calculators.
13-Jan-2009 AutoDownload version 2.151.108.166 released - Changes to allow archives to be viewed and maintained.
19-Dec-2008 AutoDownload version 2.145.101.154 released - .NET version with many new features.
17-Jul-2008AutoDownload version 1.2.18 released - A couple of minor bugs have been fixed.
09-Jul-2008AutoDownload version 1.2.17 released - Added new automated download screens, improved safety check screens and many other improvements.
07-May-2008AutoDownload version 1.2.16 released - Mainly cosmetic changes, but a few minor bug fixes.
14-Apr-2008AutoDownload version 1.2.15 released - This contains an important bug fix.
08-Apr-2008AutoDownload version 1.2.14 released - Extended mode download of SiCards has been added, and handling of events > 12 hrs. Also new version of Live Results, Multi-Day and Inter-Clubs are released.
07-Apr-2008AutoDownload has been acquired by SPORTident UK Ltd.
10-Mar-2008AutoDownload version 1.2.13 released - Various minor improvements, mainly to pairs logic.
14-Dec-2007New version of Start Time Allocator has been released. There is a change to the CSV output to include every minute slot regardless of the time interval chosen. This will help when filling in EOD.
22-Nov-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.12 released - Important fix for OCAD8 users.
31-Oct-2007The new Multi-Day utility for combining multiple events has been released.
25-Oct-2007A new version of colour standard calculator has been released.
03-Oct-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.11 released - support for "Butterfly" loops now included, all detected automatically of course. Inter-Club results has also been re-released with new options on scoring, inculding a sample configuation file for the Laurie Bradley Trophy (a WMOA event). Also new versions of Badge and Colour standard calculators to fix minor bugs.
19-Jul-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.10 released. An integrated install for SQL Server 2005 for Windows Vista users has been included. Also a new version of all of the free utilities have been released which should now all work correctly with Java 6.
04-May-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.9 released. A bug was introduced in yesterday's release on the XML imports - fixed in this new version.
03-May-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.8 released. Fixed to work with Java 1.6.0. Also several subtle improvements to various parts of the system.
19-Apr-2007New version of Badge Standard Calculator launched. Any class which doesn't have a postfix (e.g. L, S, A, B) will be treated as a Long course - particularly useful for the most eldery classes. Also novice courses (postfix "N") are now not reported as errors, although no badge standard are calculated for them.
16-Apr-2007New version of Colour Standard Calculator launched. This now includes an option for standards to be calculated separately for men and women.
27-Mar-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.7 launched. A couple of minor tweaks to both the import and export of the OE200x style CSV files.
20-Mar-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.6 launched. Two noticable changes - time format can be set to HH:MM:SS instead of MMM:SS and race numbers can now be used for individual events. Also some tidying up of XML import/exports. New version of Start Time Allocator launched to match changes. New version of Live Results launched which skips courses/classes with no results in.
26-Feb-2007New Inter-Clubs released which allows optional printing of club and class breakdowns.
12-Feb-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.5 launched. Additions for import of online entries, and improvements to start time allocation (new Start Time Allocator released to match). Also some speed improvements.
10-Jan-2007AutoDownload version 1.2.4 launched. Changes to the SPORTident archive import to match changes made by SPORTident UK. Ability to read SPORTident printer stations and master station backups added.
10-Nov-2006AutoDownload version 1.2.3 launched. Improved excluded splits reporting for MTBO races, improved HTML and XML output. Also new versions of all the free utilities are available.
05-Oct-2006A new version of Colour Standard Calculator has been released.
02-Oct-2006AutoDownload version 1.2.2 launched. A couple of changes to make download easier and a fix to the SPORTident safety check.
01-Sep-2006AutoDownload version 1.2.1 launched. Small fixes for SPORTident interface and Condes import.
30-Jun-2006AutoDownload version 1.2 launched. Main new features being pairs competing with an e-card each, and support for TCA age classes.
24-Jun-2006AutoDownload used for the first time at a TCA event.
15-May-2006New versions of all the other free utilities launched with the new version of the SWT libraries. Any copies of the shortcut you have made should be replaced by the new one created on the Start menu.
10-May-2006New versions of Live Results and WM Schools released. They use a new version of the SWT libraries so any copies of the shortcut you have made should be replaced by the new one created on the Start menu.
04-May-2006AutoDownload version 1.1.5 launched. A few minor bug fixes. Update to cope with SPORTident firmware 5.55 recently released. Club field expanded to 30 characters.
29-Mar-2006AutoDownload version 1.1.4 launched. An important bug fix for the safety check.
16-Mar-2006AutoDownload version 1.1.3 launched. A few minor bugs fixed but mainly additions for pre-entry events. The first version of Start Time Allocator also launched - this is very much work in progress so please feel free to give comments.
12-Mar-2006AutoDownload used for the first time at a Regional Event.
08-Feb-2006AutoDownload version 1.1.2 launched. A couple of additions to pre-entries for the upcoming Start Time Allocator (due late March). There are also a few other bug fixes and improvements based on your requests.
05-Feb-2006AutoDownload 1.1 used at 3 events this weekend.
23-Jan-2006Colour Standard Calculator is launched. This is free and unlicensed. It works with an IOF XML results list as do all of the AutoDownload family.
13-Jan-2006AutoDownload version 1.1.1 launched. This is just a bug-release from 1.1.0 with a few usability improvements to Age Classes.
08-Jan-2006AutoDownload 1.1 used at 3 events this weekend including the first Age Class based race at the Walton Chasers club championships.
14-Dec-2005AutoDownload version 1.1 launched. The main improvement is the ability to have age class based events as well as course based events. Other new additions include manual start times, mass start times, full event backup, optional controls and alternative codes, entry by punching, non-competitve results. Many small improvements have also been made. It will upgrade a 1.0 database on install - try it today!
13-Oct-2005Badge Time Calculator program launched. This is free and unlicensed. It works with an IOF XML results list as do all of the AutoDownload family.
02-Oct-2005AutoDownload used at WCH District Event and YBT Qualifier at Shugborough Park. A very smooth run for download, but a few improvements have been posted. The first live trial of a score course went very well with 3 competitors being correctly selected by the software as having done the score. Also the first live outing (that I know of!) for the Inter-Club results. This worked accurately but there were a few issues with hanging on this and the Live Results. Some improvements have been posted for these also.
18-Sep-2005AutoDownload used at WCH District Event at Anson's Bank. A few bug fixes have been made following the event but mostly it ran very smoothly.
12-Sep-2005Inter-Club Results program launched for Live Team Results at Compass Sport Cup/Trophy and the Yvette Baker Trophy. It is configurable for your own inter-club competitions too.
24-Aug-2005Back-end database changed to Microsoft's MSDE because of licensing issues with MySQL. This has also resulted in a performance increase! If you have a demo version using MySQL you are asked to replace it with the new version here. Any test events you want to keep you will need to export before upgrading and then import into the new database. Apologies for any incovienience caused.
07-Jul-2005Special Offer: 15 months for the price of 12 if you purchase a full AutoDownload licence before the end of September.
06-Jul-2005Website launched! The first official versions of AutoDownload and Live Results are available to download. Please please please do your own testing before a race if you're using these early versions. Testing will be ongoing here and we will put updates up as soon as we find anything amiss. Report any problems using the Contact Us page. Thanks for helping us test it!