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BarrelTime  --  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Questions about BarrelTime
What are the BarrelTime Versions? What does BarrelTime Cost?
    BarrelTime Packages Available:
    • BarrelTime Professional 6.0 is the "flagship" product;
      Producer's Choice -- More Value - More options - Most Flexible
    • BarrelTime District Director -- For NBHA District Directors to run NBHA District Shows
    • BarrelTime Small Show Plus -- Small Show Version w/ Expanded options.
    • BarrelTime Small Show -- Small Show Version w/ Limited options.
    • BarrelTime Back Yard -- Limited to 3D w/ Fewest options
    BarrelTime Package Costs:
    • BarrelTime Professional         $299.95   Limited Time -- $199.95
      Producer's Choice -- More Value - More options - Most Flexible
    • BarrelTime District Director   $199.95
    • BarrelTime Small Show Plus   $199.95
    • BarrelTime Small Show              $74.95
    • BarrelTime Back Yard                $24.95
    • BarrelTime Demo                        FREE
           60 Day time limit -- Needs Activation Key to Continue
Do I need an Electronic Timer to Run BarrelTime? What happens to my data if I foget to Activate my Demo in Time?
  • No.   BarrelTime Race data can be input by manual keyboard entry.
    BarrelTime optimizes for keyboard enty when not using a timer.
  • Nothing.   Your data becomes inaccessable until BarrelTime is purchased, activating the Package.

Questions about the use of Electronic Timers
Which Electronic Timers can I use? How do I know my Timer is Working?
  • Plug timer cable into computer and turn both on.  Go to BarrelTime Main Menu. "| Timer | Eye Test |" Follow the prompts to Test the Timer and to find the right COM port for your computer.
How do I know which Com port to use? Eye Test does not Connect to a COM Port. Now What?
  • Windows 8/10 does not allow selection of a COM port through Windows. Eye Test sequentially tests COM 1 through COM 10 to find an available port and make a connection. Each port is tested for 30 seconds waiting to receive a signal from your computer. Com ports 1-5 are typically used.
    See BarrelTime HELP File.
  • First double check that BarrelTime is looking for the right timer. Go to Main Menu "| Utilities | Set Up Defaults | Electronic Timer Set Up |" to run "Eye Test" in Set-up mode. Be SURE that you timer's Radio Button is selected. Follow the prompts to Test the Timer and to select the right COM port for your computer.
    Call Sandune Data Systems if this fails.