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On October 8, 23, the RyngDyng system for the automatic scoring of arrows was inaugurated at the Schützengesellschaft Edelweiß Tading e.V. (an archery club in Bavaria). In the newly built 18 m archery hall, 4 RD600 were mounted on the ceiling above the lanes. The RyngDyng Management System shows all hits live on a large monitor. All archery athletes can now evaluate their training data and work specifically on improving their performance.
As part of the inauguration, a competition was held for young archers. All hits were automatically scored and the rankings were constantly updated.
The club financed the RyngDyng system through a crowd funding campaign, which brought in the required budget in a short time.
From July 31 to August 6, 2023, the Archery World Championships took place in Berlin on Olympiaplatz. As always, all finals (from 1/4 to gold) were automatically scored with RyngDyng. Matteo - the WA's Head of Technology - told us that all arrows were accurately scored by RyngDyng. We have achieved a capture rate of >99% with the RD720. Even the massive rain and the sun in the backlight (from 6 p.m.) were mastered.
All measured arrows can be analyzed here in the demo account (login: RyngDyng, password: 123demo123). The serial numbers of the RyngDyngs used: 24 on the left lane, 25 on the right lane. The AGI values measured for the top shooters are absolutely impressive.
Many discussions with interested parties from all over the world took place at our booth. We observed that not only associations and national teams know and already use RyngDyng, but that more and more clubs and individual archers have discovered the great advantages of tuning and training for themselves. Measuring the result on the target provides objective key figures to assess which measure brings an improvement and which does not. This makes the training effective and goal-oriented.
On February 25, 2023, the final of the German Recurve Bow league (Bundesliga) took place in Wiesbaden. The competition was held on 4 lanes in parallel, with 2 teams competing against each other. All arrows were recorded with RyngDyng systems and displayed in the live TV stream. This made it possible to output the scores in real time and to indicate the intermediate result directly after each arrow. This noticeably increased the tension in the competition and also captivated the viewers at home who followed the stream on the Internet.
Here is the link to the video: Sportdeutschland TV
After a good six months of development, the new firmware version 1.2 was released today for all RyngDyng systems RD720 and RD600. Among other things, the following improvements are included:
- Fast arrow detection mode (fast mode): an initial position measurement of the arrow is made as quickly as possible, soon followed by an accurate measurement. This ensures that on all systems connected to RyngDyng (I@nseo, RyngDyng App, Artemis, scoreboards,...) the first position and the associated score are already available 0.5 s after the arrival of the arrow. This is a real improvement for live broadcasts, and very comfortable in training. The fast mode can optionally be activated in the app before starting the arrow detection.
- Extension of the light range within which a target face recognition can still be carried out reliably (high brightness / sun, artificial lighting, ...)
- Improved compatibility with iPhone (iOS + Safari). iOS has some technical problems in the area of connection protocols, which we can now better handle on RyngDyng's side.
- More reliable automatic person recognition
Many thanks to all testers who, as always, gave us great support during development!
The upgrade takes place automatically when RyngDyng is started, provided the router is connected to the Internet. To establish an Internet connection, see the support document that can be downloaded
Today we launched the new version 2.0 of our RyngDyng App. The UI is completely new and more focussed to the tasks at hand. New features such as the automatic assignment of arrow numbers or the determination of a shooting sequence have been implemented. The technology is still PWA, but much faster and more robust. Especially the compatibility with iOS / Safari is improved. The development was accompagnied by our friendly testers during the past half year. Thanks to all of you! We hope you will enjoy it!
Here is the link to the detailed manual .
We traveled to Paris on a very short notice in order to show RyngDyng to further national teams. Again, RyngDyng did convince the archers and furthermore scored all arrows during the finals.
For the first time, we had a booth with live demonstration at an important international event: The European Championship Munich 2022. There was a huge interest in RyngDyng among the coaches and the archers. As usual, RyngDyng did convince through it's performance and accuracy. The finals have been scored using RyngDyng and all results were displayed within 1 second on the large screens and broadcasted via TV.
A selection of 2021 archery events that have been scored using RyngDyng
In the semi final at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Stage 2 in Lausanne (17.-23. Mai 2021) there was a shoot out between Lisa Unruh and Svetlana Gomboeva. A single arrow decides who is going to participate in the final. It was a very tight decision. RyngDyng measured a difference of only 3 mm, see sceenshot of the I@nseo management software below.
You can watch this exciting scene at the World Archery YouTube Video, from 17:45 onwards.
Our RyngDyng System RD720 will be used in this year's 15th Hyundai Archery World Cup for automatic arrow detection and live display of the results. In the first tournament in Guatemala City, the final shooting was evaluated with our autonomous spotter. In the next stages in Lausanne and Paris, RyngDyng will already be used from the quarter-finals. It's great that we're allowed to accompany digitization in archery.
World Archery and Archery Analytics seal cooperation
We are pleased and proud that we became the "World Archery Automatic Scoring Partner". As an official provider of World Archery, we offer completely new possibilities for archery sports with RyngDyng: With the help of automatic arrow detection, instant result transfer and innovative data evaluation, tournaments can be made more attractive for archers and audience. Shooters, spectators as well as the event organizers get a faster and improved view of results. Competition evaluations can be created and broadcasted live at any time. Hit data is stored electronically and is always accessible for later analysis.
Together we will drive the further development of archery.
On the 22nd of Juli 2020, the Deutschland Cup took place in the city of Wiesbaden. Germany's top archers competed for the prestigeous cup for the best archers. Both targets at 70 m have been scored with a RyngDyng RD720 and all results were displayed live in TV. Another important and successful test for our product..
We at Archery Analytics Team have been working hard over the last few months to complete our Internet Shop and production. At the beginning of April, we finally made it: Despite the Corona pandemic and the associated worldwide restrictions, we started selling the RyngDyng RD600 in Germany as well as in the European countries of Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.
In the first step, the standard version of our autonomous spotter, the RD600, can only be purchased in our online shop. Further distribution channels are under construction. However, we are happy to send the product to selected European countries. Since all competitions are currently cancelled, interested archers unfortunately cannot see our RyngDyng products live. On our website under the link RyngDyng we have compiled a lot of information about the technology, the product versions as well as the RyngDyng app. Of course, it is our pleasure to answer all your questions at any time.
We look forward to drive the revolution of archery together with you!
Outlook: Our high-end product RD720 for clubs and competition organisations is also in the starting blocks.
This year provided us with some very positive surprises:
The World Archery Federation extensively tested our product RyngDyng RD720 and we can say: with success. Two RD720 units were already used for some high level tournaments and were exposed to extreme testing conditions. The results have been promising and therefore first steps towards the integration with Ianseo's tounament management system have been started.
Some of the recorded arrows are accessible within the demo account here (login: RyngDyng, password: 123demo123). Just have a look at e.g. the data from the Indoor World Series in Strassen (Luxembourg) on 2019-11-24. Especially the ends 13 to 20 show the highest Arrow Grouping Indicator (AGI) that we ever measured. Who could beat that? Absolutely impressive. Also the tournaments in Bangkok (Asian Para Championship) or the South East Asian Games on the Pilippines can be found there (hint: press the button on the right upper corner of the displayed target with arrows and there you find a note on which tounament these arrows belong to).
Our developments are very advanced now, we plan for the market introduction in Q1/2020. Everybody in our team is extremely busy and helping to finalize the last tasks such as product certifications, shop development and so on. As soon as we are ready, we will send a message to our followers.
Archery Analytics wishes you a relaxing Holyday Season and every arrow into the Gold for 2020!
We are currently in close exchange with World Archery who are testing our premium version of RyngDyng© with the intention to log and record competitions.
Based on this cooperation, RyngDyng© has already travelled large parts of the world, among others Bangkok where it was recently tested during the Asian Para Continental Quota Tournament, a preliminary for Tokyo next year.
Even due to the prevailing extreme weather condiitons, our autonomous spotter convinced. As you can imagine it was not only very hot (35° Celsius), but also extremely humid. What made it even more challenging was the brightness, the intense sunlight and the fact that RyngDyng© had to be positioned directly in the sun.
All these external challenges couldn’t harm RyngDyng© – the very positive feedback and the impressive acknowledgment speak for itself.
Thank you World Archery for the support.
We herewith announce the founding of our company on June 24th 2019 - Archery Electronics becomes Archery Analytics GmbH.
Reason for the name change is that we are of the opinion that the term „Analytics“ is closer to the value we offer and therefore better suited than what we could say with „Electronics“.
We therefore aim to offer all customers and users of RyngDyng not only a tool for easy and automated arrow detection , but at the same time objective individual data derived from the detection.
For the first there is a system now which makes the shooting result of the archer measurable and shows the effects of influencing factors, such as material settings and adjustments in reference to the shooting performance.
With this innovative combination and technology, we are convinced that Archery Analytics can help any archer to achieve a continuous improvement in shooting performance - without the need to keep an expensive shooting log.
We will keep everyone up to date at and look forward for any support.
Your Archery Analytics Team
We recently were thankfully invited by World Archery Association to join the world cup in the Netherlands.
During this event we had the chance to introduce RyngDyng and test it under live conditions with top shooters. Surrounded by the fantastic scenery of s'Hertogenbosch city center we could not only inspire and convince world class shooters, but also officials and organizers on all matters: both by the mobile handling of the device itself and by the precise, automated arrow detection function. The latter is the basis for measuring the archer’s shooting results and respective performance data and analysing them accordingly via our app.
We implemented a statistical walk-back test in order to bring bow tuning to a next level. The possibility to record and calculate the connecting line between many arrows by means of statistics will lead to a much higher accuracy especially of button tuning for recurve or bare bows.
RyngDyng will automatically recognize the blue cross that serves as a reference point for the walk-back test (left image).
After pressing the 'start walk-back test' button, archers can shoot as many arrows they want for each distance, always targeting at the blue cross (the right image shows the RyngDyng App during recording). For example, you can shoot one arrow at 5m, 2 arrows at 10m and finally 6 arrows at 40m, depending on the accuracy you want to achieve.
The following video shows a recording of two walk-back tests. The first test leads to a red line connecting the various arrows belonging to the increasing distances. As the line deviates from the ideal vertical line, the button was adjusted by a 1/8 turn, leading to a center position of the arrow closer to the riser. The second red line shows the result of the second walk-back test after tuning the button. It shows that the button tuning was successful.
On 9.3.2019 we demonstrated RyngDyng at the Indoor German Championship in Biberach.
We introduced RyngDyng to DSB in order to find possible applications for the future. Despite the adverse conditions in the open air they listened very excited and there was an interesting conversation on possible applications in training and tournaments.
The organizers should not go unmentioned here. Above all, the orga-team with Gerd at the top.
And the involved clubs: SV Essendorf e.V.; Schützengilde Bad Schussenried e.V; TG Biberach 1847 e.V. - Bogensport; BSC Laupheim e.V. and Äffle und Pferdle.
Thank you all for giving us the opportunity to present RyngDyng!
Does RyngDyng always need new proper target faces? There are some limits, but RyngDyng reliably operates with very used or even damaged faces. In the following example you can see an arrow impact on a 40 cm target face where the arrow is located within a paper hole. The arrow has been correctly detected and valued by RyngDyng.
Before arrow impact
The arrived arrow on the upper border of the 10 at 11 o'clock position, sitting within a paper hole
The result: it's a 10 (see text in upper left corner of the image)
Further pictures of a situation with a very used spot face. See arrow in lower spot. The image on the right shows the RyngDyng calibration on 'potato-shaped' contours of the rings.
People asked whether it is possible to record several target faces at once. RyngDyng RD720 autonomously recognises all layouts according to WA and assigns the correct letters A, B, C and D. RD600 can do 2 target faces simultaneously. All hits will be recorded for that archer who has been associated with the corresponding target face. The archers can display 'their' target face on their tablet or mobile. The later analysis of the recorded arrows will be seperate for each archer.
Below you can see a situation in our last indoor training session using 4 vertical spots. The first image shows the calibration RyngDyng did for these target faces. The second image shows an end of the training session. All arrows have been detected and recorded. For RyngDyng it doesn't matter whether the arrows arrive at the same point in time or one after another.
We did a performance test and shot 11 arrows on a single spot target. RyngDyng detected all arrows correctly. The first image shows the view from the left camera right before the last arrow arrived. The second image shows the same view right after the last arrow did arrive. The difference between these two images is good enough for RyngDyng to calculate the position of the arrow. The result of the computation is shown in the third image. The detected arrow is marked with a red dot.
We launched the RyngDyng video and received a lot of positive feedback from the community.
In order to keep you updated on the developments, we started this blog here. Keep following!