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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.
On the video you can see how the RyngDyng App recorded the arrows during the test. The RyngDyng App ran on a mobile phone.
We demonstrated the first version of RyngDyng to some professional archers at our range in Pang near Rosenheim.
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!