Calibur 2.0 - What's new and why

We’d like to thank you for all the feedback we received from you during the past years. We spend most of our time incorporating changes and new features based on users’ experiences. Explore the novel features of Calibur 2.0 below! Summary 1. New button We've received many feedback about issues regarding old button - sometimes […]

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Smart Target Practice DIY

Ever wanted to have your own responsive fencing targets? Here's a quick guide to Calibur Target Practice to test the accuracy of your attacks with minimal to no additional costs. Requirements: Step-by-step guide +1 Pro hint To get a real feeling of challenge, use your target surfaces during lessons and fencing too!Lead the cable through […]

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New Sabre Mode

The time has come: Calibur Sabre is here! Here's a quick tutorial for you to get familiar the world's first completely mobile scoring system for sabre. Requirements: After downloading Calibur (App Store, Amazon Store, Google Play), take the following steps to set up your wireless sabre scoring set: In case you followed the instructions step […]

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Connect a bigger display via cable

Having a larger display for the Calibur scoreboard is possible through cables and wirelessly. Depending on what device you own, the opportunities are various. Here’s a quick summary about the possible ways to extend your scoreboard to a second screen by cables! Connecting Apple devices Mac First things first, you have to identify the ports […]

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Firmware update

What is the firmware and why is it important? Here’s your quick guide to update your firmware for getting the most out of your wireless fencing experience! The firmware is a software that runs on your Calibur pocket boxes. It is important to keep the Calibur application, as well as the firmware updated, because we […]

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Hints & tricks - guide to avoid errors

The aim of the Calibur system is to make fencing available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. In order to make this feature, we had to design a complex way of registering hits and transferring information. Because of this, there are some, not so obvious ways in which Calibur differs from other scoring methods. Here, you can […]

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Bout tracking

Keeping track of your results during trainings and competitions is essential to discover patterns in your performance and be aware of the things you have to pay attention to in order to become better at fencing and competing. Calibur offers a detailed log of your bouts to help analyze your performance against other Calibur users, […]

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Reaction time game

Want to know who's the fastest in the fencing hall? Stop guessing, start playing - our Reaction Time Mode is already out to help you show your skills! Here's a quick guide on how to access it within the app. Useful hint: For better performance make sure to close every other applications on your phone […]

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Remote & referee app

Did you know it was possible to use remote controls for the Calibur scoreboard to start and stop the timer, add or deduct points, penalties, bouts and priorities? Here’s your quick tutorial on using the Calibur Remote Control Mode! Useful Hint: Network speed and your hardware can influence the speed of registering commands; if you […]

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Use Calibur on  PC/Mac

 

Until we release the designated desktop version of our system here's a quick guide on how to to run the Calibur mobile app on computers. This tutorial will guide you through on setting up the Android system and Calibur app on your computer. Don't worry if you're not tech-savvy; just follow the instructions, and you'll have the Calibur system running on your PC.

We've tested this process on various PCs with successful results, but cannot guarantee perfect operation for every computer model due to the third-party nature of Android-x86. Please check our list of tested and verified computers. 

You can download the manual in a handy PDF or follow the steps below:

MAC/OSX

Requirements:

  • Mac/MacBook with MacOS 11.0 (or later) and an Apple M1 chip

On a MacBook:

  • Launch the App Store app on your Mac.
  • Search for the app or the type of app you want like you normally do.
  • After performing the search, look at the tabs under the “Results for” heading.  By default the button on the left ,”Mac Apps” will be selected. Select ”iPhone & iPad Apps”.
  • Tap on the Calibur app to download it.
  • The app will run on your computer just like on an iPhone

 

Windows or Linux PC

On a Windows or Linux PC you can use the Android-x86 emulator to emulate a fully functional Android system.

Requirements:

  • PC with built-in Bluetooth support
  • Mouse
  • Pendrive with at least 8GB capacity (This will be the bootable USB)
  • PC with Windows OS to prepare the bootable USB
  • Wireless internet access

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the bootable USB using the Rufus software. This will load the Android-x86 emulator, which allows Android to communicate with your PC's hardware.
    • Download the Android-x86 emulator from their website and select the .ISO file compatible with your processor type (x64 or x86). If you are not sure about the type you have check this guide.
    • Download Rufus, a software to prepare bootable USBs, from their website.
    • Use Rufus to prepare the bootable USB with the downloaded .ISO file. Follow the prompts and select the recommended options.
    • Set the following options in Rufus:
      • Device: your USB stick
      • Partition scheme: MBR
      • Target system:
        BIOS (or UEFI-CSM)
      • Volume label: any name
      • Cluster size: 8192 bytes (Default)
  2. Plug the bootable USB into your PC and set your PC to boot from this USB. This process may vary depending on your computer's make, so do a quick search for specific instructions.
  3. Set up Android by following the steps similar to setting up an Android phone or tablet.
  4. Once Android is set up, connect to WiFi and turn on Bluetooth.
  5. Open Google Play, search for Calibur, install it, and connect the pocket boxes.
  6. Be careful not to disturb the pendrive to avoid freezing Android. You're now ready to start using Calibur!

 

 

 

Set up Calibur

As soon as the Android system is running you can do everything you could on a tablet.

  • Connect to a WiFi network if you have not done it before.
  • Turn on Bluetooth.
  • Open Google Play.
  • Search for Calibur and install it.
  • Open Calibur and connect the pocket boxes.
  • Make sure the USB stick is securely attached. If it moves a bit, Android might freeze.
  • You’re ready to start fencing!

Enjoy using Calibur on your PC! 

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