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Windows Security and IST Software

By Eve Julian | January 11, 2024

Every few weeks it seems like Windows updates their security. While this is great for security, sometimes it’s tough to keep up. Recently Windows decided not to allow mass copies, which affects things like updating, reindexing and creating a Test system. The good news is, there is an easy way to fix this! All you […] Read More

Looking for ways to raise some additional funding?

By Nolan Radloff | September 14, 2023

Creating a marketing plan is a great way to help raise some additional funding for your team or program! We posted a write-up for campus rec talking a bit more about what to do! Click the link to read it for yourself. If you are looking for more, we also did a write-up about using […] Read More

Using IST’s Diagnostic Mode and Testing Equipment

By Eve Julian | April 5, 2023

IST makes it easy to test your equipment using diagnostic mode. You don’t even have to run a “fake race” to do it! Here are the best practices for testing equipment, and troubleshooting hardware that isn’t working. Running Diagnostics MEETWARE/TIMEWARE – Diagnostic menu We recommend testing your hardware equipment FIRST, as soon as you have […] Read More

How to get support from IST

By Eve Julian | October 6, 2022

The ability to get support for our products is very important to us. Here at IST, we pride ourselves on our worry-free hardware and excellent customer service. Our goal is to build equipment that doesn’t need a lot of maintenance, and software that doesn’t require days of training. Lots of ways to find help Sometimes, […] Read More

Swim Timing Cleanup for Fall

By Eve Julian | July 7, 2022

It’s still summer, but not for long! Pretty soon we will be packing up the summer swim league equipment and moving to our high school pools. Here are some tips for transitioning from one season to another with your swim timing equipment. Swim Timing Hardware Cleanup Whether you are putting away your swim timing hardware […] Read More

Planning for the Future

By Eve Julian | July 8, 2021

So, you just bought a new timing system – congratulations! Or maybe you have had your system for a few years now. While most of our products will last long beyond their 5-year warranty, you will need to plan on replacing items now and then. Planning for future purchases can make your budgeting for those […] Read More

Let’s talk about backup buttons!

By Eve Julian | June 9, 2021

Backup buttons, also known as pickles or plungers, are simple little tools that are critically important to running a swim meet smoothly. Here is what you need to know about IST backup buttons. Configuration You can run a whole swim meet with just backup buttons. You have the option of using anywhere between one to […] Read More

Start of the summer sale starts now!!

By Nolan Radloff | June 8, 2021

IST is in a great mood thanks to these high temperatures, and to celebrate all pace clocks are 15% off! We are also offering WORKWARE for $50 when you purchase any Bluetooth models of our pace clocks or a Bluetooth adapter! We are making it easier than ever to take the training outdoors, so go […] Read More

What does the TV show Mad Men and scoreboards have in common? Advertising!

By Nolan Radloff | April 29, 2021

Scoreboards are pretty cool, aren’t they? They’re so big and flashy, plus they’re a vital part of any sort of sporting event. How else would everyone watching know what’s going on? There just seems to be one thing that always seems to stop people, the price. Scoreboards are time-consuming and technologically advanced pieces of equipment […] Read More

Seeding lanes 1-3/4-6 for a dual meet

By Eve Julian | January 5, 2021

With the current pandemic, a lot of changes are being made to swim meets. One of the more common changes is keeping the two teams separated physically as much as possible. No pre- or post-meet handshakes, everyone stays on their side of the pool, and instead of alternating lanes, each team gets half the lanes […] Read More

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