FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Do I need to buy from judocare.com?  
A:  No.  You are encouraged to build your own for free. See BUILD 

Q:  Where can I download the software for free?
A:  Yes.  See BUILD 

Q:  Can just I get free help?  
A:  Yes.  See Darlene Cypert's expert TUTORIAL 

Q: What if I don't want to build one... How can I buy? 
A:   If you buy, you are keeping this project alive, and 100% of proceeds are donated back to Judo. It is a turn-key solution.  It includes everything you need to run CARE on one mat.  Fully configured and ready to go.    See BUY

Q: People often ask, "is it easy to operate?"  A picture is worth a thousand words...

Jury: show me that last throw please
shonen: ok
Jury: Let's play that in slow motion again
shonen: ok
Jury: Let's zoom in and see frame by frame
shonen: ok
Jury: Good job.  Thank you.
shonen: ok

Q: Terms and Delivery?
A: The term is payable in advance.  I start buying parts after I receive the money so please allow 4 weeks lead time after receipt of payment. 

Q: What type of payment do you accept?  
Please send checkl to  AppliedERP Corp.  4790 Irvine Blvd #105-298   Irvine, CA 92620
Paypal: daniel.lee@judocare.com
Wire transfer: contact me

When you made a payment, please contact me to alert me the payment was made.
please include your name, your email address, your group's name, shipping address (UPS)

Q: Can you provide PRO-FORMA invoice for budget approval?  

A: Yes, please contact me  Please send me your name, your group's name, shipping address, and email address, and a pro-forma invoice will be sent to you.  

Q: What kind of warranty do you offer?
A: Warranty, Guarantee, Free Support or Help of any kind is not included.  All hardware comes with mfg's warranty.  

Q: What else is not included?
A:  a) Air shipping charge from Irvine, California, USA  (zipcode 92614) to your location.  I will invoice you once actual shipping charge is calculated.  I can send using your UPS or FedEx collect account.  
      b) External monitor.  Too bulky to ship so please buy locally.

Q: Are there recommended policies and guidelines for CARE?

Q: Who owns it? 
A:  If a referee brings in his own equipment (in the early days), then obviously the referee owns it and uses it for the benefit of the referees (first and foremost, as a development tool), and for the players (as a consequence of use).  If the equipment is donated to Nanka, then it should belong to Nanka, and "administered" by the Referee Committee.  Note that "administer" doesn't necessarily mean "operate, setup, breakdown, store, transport".  I'll go with "administer" = "control".  Eventually, all CARE equipment should be owned by Nanka.
 
Q: Who controls it?  
A: As mentioned above, I believe the local yudanshakai RC should control it.
 
Q: Who sets it up?  
A: I believe the tournament director is responsible for providing electrical power for the CARE system at each mat.  Beyond that, I believe that the team of referees at each table, directed by the Jury, should set it up (at least for the time being).  It's not that hard, and we should train everyone to do it.  That could eventually change, but much later in time.  Junior referees seem to be more than eager to help, and they are usually technically competent (more than some of the older referees). As the Jury on my mat, most of the time, I'm willing to set it up on my mat.  I'm sure George Membrila would feel the same on whatever mat he's on.  This will take training, but I believe is workable.  If a referee owns the equipment, he should set it up himself, while coordinating with the Jury.
 
Q: Who operates it?  
A: The referees at each table, under direction of the Jury, should take turns operating it, as is the case at all of the USA Judo tournaments.  When the Jury is strong technically (like myself at the local level, Gary Berliner, Mark Oermann, etc. at the national level), they can operate the review process directly.  Otherwise, they can be aided by a referee who knows how to operate the playback review.  The referees on a given mat should all learn to turn on and off recording, and should rotate duties, when not on the mat.  We should train more than one referee on each mat to operate the review process, so that we have backup.  Again, I'm sure that many of the junior referees and younger senior referees can easily learn to operate the recording, playback and review.
 
Note that the review is only viewed by the Jury (and/or Chief Referee) and, if necessary, the operator.  The Jury can invite the referees on the mat to review as well.  No other referees, coaches or players will be allowed to review the CARE system.  If the review will affect the outcome of the match, it must be completed before the match ends, even if that requires the match to be stopped.
 
If a coach protests to the Jury before the beginning of the next match, then the review must take place before the next match begins, to ensure the correct player wins.  If the protest is lodged after the beginning of the next match, then the Chief Referee must decide if and how to handle the protest and its outcome.
 
Q: Who breaks it down?  
A: Just as I believe that the referees at the table, under the direction of the Jury, should set up the CARE system, the same holds for tearing it down and placing it into the storage container.   If that changes over time, then setup and breakdown (including removing and replacing equipment into storage cases) should be performed by those same people. If a referee owns the equipment, he should tear it down up himself and place it in whatever storage/transport container that he wants to use.
 
Q: Who transports it?  
A: This may be problematic at first, but I believe that the Tournament director should be responsible for transporting and storing the CARE equipment that is owned by Nanka.  Until we get a safe location and process set up, this burden may fall on the RC in the beginning.  If a referee owns the equipment, then he should be responsible for transporting it to and from the tournament venue.
 
Q: Who upkeeps it?  
A: I believe that the RC should be responsible for coordinating the upkeep, repair and replacement of Nanka-owned equipment.  However, its funding should come out of the Nanka tournament budget (which funds most of the committees, except for the referee and kata committees), since the CARE system benefit is to not only referees, but to players, coaches and to Nanka in general.  This may be a hard sell at first, but I think it's the most equitable approach.
 
Hopefully as time goes on, we can come up with a good set of CARE computers, cameras, monitors and other hardware that can be smoothly handled and used, as well as maintained.  My goal is for all referees to learn to use it, set it up, and tear it down.  At the national and international level, operating the CARE system will become the responsibility of all referees, especially with the judges now sitting at matside.  We should train our referees adequately at the local level to perform those responsibilities at the national level.