Sunday, January 30, 2011

WorldSBK, MotoGP and NZSBK Timings

WorldSBK, MotoGP, NZSBK, Formula 1, V8 Supercars, All Blacks, Tri Nations all loaded into AlertManager for the 2011 year, to provide you with Televising Broadcast Reminders.

Never miss one of your important events again. We preload televising dates and times of all of these events, and if the dates or times change, we update the system so all users calendars are updated automatically.

Not already getting these ? Don't be late. Go to and join. Its free.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Event Bulk TXT Alert solves communication problems

Do you run events ?

Are there times when you need to send an urgent message to a group of people ?

If you answered Yes to the above two questions, then AlertManager Mobile Group Alerts is the solution to your problem.

AlertManager Mobile Group Alerts allows your event officials to send a TXT from their Mobile Phone, to AlertManager, and the TXT is broadcast to a select group of people, eg your Club Officials.

Mobile Group Alerts uses all of the enhanced features of AlertManager, to provide you with the assurance that your messages will get to their destination. Messages are normally delivered within a minute. This system is well proven, and is currently used for delivering thousands of Alerts every month.

Note: The Group sending is a standard feature in AlertManager. The difference introduced here is the ability to send those messages from a Mobile Phone.

If you are interested in AlertManager, please don't hesitate to contact us now, or go to to read more, faq's or join online.

Ctas are specialists in TXT & Web Integration, and our systems are ready now, for you to start using.

Get Your Business, Club or Organisation TXT Ready Now !!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Live Timing and Audio for many NZ Motor Racing Meetings

Ctas NZ are actively involved in the development and operation of Live Timing, Video and Audio for NZ motor racing. This is done in conjunction with Tim Gibbes Timing, and updates are linked from

A sample of our Live Timing screen for last years NZSBK Final Round is as follows:

Rounds of race meetings being covered are at Events or can be accessed from the Live Timing link at

The timing data is uploaded every few seconds, depending on track length, while races are actually running, so you can watch from anywhere in the world, and know exactly what is happening. We also offer a small screen for viewing from Mobile devices.

Audio data is picked up from the commentator, and streamed live in a small separate window, which allows you to listen while still viewing the Live Timing. The Audio is a button at the bottom Right of the Live Timing screen.

Video data (only available from tracks with Internet), is still being developed. We started off with low quality, but have improved this with better decoding software. The latest improvements, which are still being tested, will provide 3 x fixed cameras, and utilising Picture in Picture, to give watchers a better view of what is going on around the track. This part of the system is continually being reviewed, based on us finding ways to make the best use of limited facilities.

We also, recently, added a small Chat screen, so people watching remotely, need not do so alone.

The result is a complete sound, data and sometimes video experience of motor racing while events are actually being held, and this is quite rare for New Zealand. We are spending a lot of time and money, doing all this work, so if you are interested, please take the time to review our products, and tell your friends and family.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Grant Collingwood
Ctas NZ Ltd