I have had an interesting question raised by a client regarding live timing
They do something different than what I would expect so here goes.
They have two keys and run the NAT /FIS on both
First run everything is normal, primary pc on line, registered race on live timing , etc. Back up PC running independent and that PC never registered race so it is assumed that it cannot post the backup times even if they forget to uncheck the "SEND DATA" box
AT the end of the first run they copy the primary race files and place them on the backup computer so that the bibo matches etc for the second run.
The 100000 dollar question is...
Now that both PCs have the "primary" race file for the second run
Does the live timing registration and parameters come over as well?
Yes, they do, they're associated with the "race"
Could the Backup PC now compete with the primary to send data to live timing?
Yes, and it's happened. The solution is to make sure the "send to LT" button is unchecked on the backup.
Assume for the argument that the button for "send Data" is still checked.
So now there is the possibility that the wrong times could accidentally be sent or have you trapped out that possibility?
No, I haven't seen a way around it. It's just a matter of being aware of what you're doing and un-checking the box on the backup (if you choose to do it this way, which I don't think you should be in the first place, because you're potentially losing the backup times from the first run)