CrossMgr Features

CrossMgr software is under continuous development, with new features added as often as weekly. Users of CrossMgr are encouraged to submit recommendations for new features to  As an open source program, the development of new features can be monitored on

CrossMgr is supported on both Mac OSX and Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, including 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.  CrossMgr 1.93.5 is the last version to support Windows XP; subsequent versions will not run on Windows XP.  Camera support for CrossMgr is available only on Windows.  When using a Windows computer, a laptop with a solid state drive (SSD) is recommended for higher performance and reliability.

Major Features in CrossMgr:

  • runs on Mac OSX 10.8+ or Windows Vista & later computers.
  • supports any USB camera on Windows computers, with options to take pictures of every racer on every lap or only the last lap.
  • directly supports J-Chip, Impinj, Alien and Orion RFID readers for real-time lap data.
  • allows manual entry via keyboard, mouse and touch screen.
  • supports data file import for lap data created by RFID readers.
  • built-in help for all features.
  • supports multiple monitors with tear-off windows that can be displayed on separate monitors.

Complete support for bicycle racing:

  • criterium races display lap data with notes for primes.
  • time trial support for scheduled start times with manual or RFID finish.
  • complete support for mass start road races.
  • all race formats allow multiple categories with different start times offset from the race start.
  • start time can be scheduled and then changed after the race starts.

Registration input:

  • Registration data is stored in Excel and linked to CrossMgr.
  • Optional support for RaceDB to manage registration data.
  • Registration data includes bib, chip and start time for time trials.

Results output:

  • produces Excel file for direct upload to USA cycling.
  • produces data file for direct upload to
  • produces complete results in Excel.
  • publish HTML results real time and directly to a web-site with integrated FTP.

17 thoughts on “CrossMgr Features”

  1. As a member of a small volunteer run Mountain Bike club in New Zealand, we have been using CrossMgr for timing small cross country mountain bike races for some time (longer then I have been a member) and have recently started holding a team’s endurance race. We held the first annual race in February to great success, only thing was each team member had to have the same number and there was no option to see which rider did what time unless you knew the order of your laps. If you were to look at making any updates to the software the option to enter teams of people and categorize teams would be absolutely awesome!

    Kind regards
    Blair Westoby
    South Canterbury Mountain Bike Club

    1. Great idea, we’ll forward it to the developer for consideration. In the meantime, using the lap notes you can enter a riders name on each lap.

      1. I currently use cross mgr for cyclocross races. I would like to use it for a 5K cross country event. How can I enter everyone in for one lap? I am use to having a race duration.

  2. Will Crossmgr work with diy hardware setups? We are planning to purchase off the shelf components and use Crossmgr.

    1. According to its spec (, the Motorola FX7500 reader supports LLRP (Low-Level Reader Protocol).

      That means that this reader should work with CrossMgrImpinj, which supports the LLRP compatible reader. CrossMgrImpinj uses “vanilla” LLRP with no vendor-specific features. The documentation explains what ports you have to open, etc. Not opening ports is the biggest problem people run into.

      That said, please understand that I do CrossMgr as a hobby in my spare time. I have two Impinj readers that other organizers have provided for me to test with, and I can test with them at any time.

      I do not have access to a Motorola FX7500. If you ran into trouble, there would be no way for me to help.

      So… if you have access to the Motorola reader and it works, but all means go for it.

      If it doesn’t work, or you want to “run with the herd”, consider a new Impinj 420 reader for big bucks, or pick up a used R1000 reader on ebay ( for $200.
      The R1000 may need to be factory reset (which the CrossMgr community can tell you how to do), but it will work fine.

        1. The full manual for the R1000 is available as a PDF with instructions on doing a factory reset:

          The R1000 does not have an external reset button. Instead, connect to the reader using an Ethernet cable and web browser with the IP address of the reader. The reader uses a default hostname of “Speedway-XX-XX-XX” where the X’s are the last six digits of the MAC address printed on the reader label. In the event the reader IP and MAC address are unknown, download free Wireshark software to identify the IP, hostname and MAC address of the reader.

  3. Other than the R1000 reader and laptop what other hardware is needed for a simple Criterium setup……Thanks Ron

    1. In addition to the Impinj R1000, the following parts are necessary:
      – 24v power supply for Impinj R1000; the R1000 does not support Power over Ethernet.
      – RG58 or LMR200/400 cable with N male connectors.
      – 1 to 4 antennas.
      – RFID chips mounted on each bike.
      – Ethernet cable from R1000 to laptop.

  4. Hello, I’m not sure this is the place for this, but here goes. I have downloaded CrossMgrAlien but the software cannot login into my alien reader. alien & password. I know that is it because I can telnet to it and get in. Is there any settings I need to provide. I don’t see a configuration menu.

    Any help would be much appreciated.


    Paul C. Strother

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