About Orbiter Chip Timing System
Since Orbiter patented its unique side-antenna technology, the approach is becoming an industry standard for timing events. For large and small races, the Orbiter side-antenna technology method allows races to be timed accurately with this unique application. This is why many of the largest marathons through their timing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) have purchased licenses from Orbiter. It is well understood that the Orbiter timing method can be even more accurate than mats and overhead structures. The reason is that the Orbiter readers, both Standard and SLING (operating as backup), may be adjusted such that participant tags are detected (signaled by a “beep”) on the Start and Finish lines. Competitive systems typically need two rows of mats and wires to accomplish the same result as Orbiter.
In recent Marathons, runners who finished simultaneously had up to a 1.5 second timing discrepancy with other timing systems due to inaccurate tag-reads. With Orbiter, both readers detect on the finish line allowing for more accurate timing. Simplicity, economy, modern design are all trademarks of the Orbiter system. Call us today at 1-866-938-3587 (toll free) or (253) 627-5588.
Orbiter Intellectual Property Notice: Orbiter has over 145 issued US and International Patents and Licenses. These span the entire UHF Gen II Standard technology for use in lap counting and timing sporting events worldwide. Using UHF RFID technology for lap counting or chip timing without a License is infringement. Enforceability has been established by prior court cases. Companies and their customers already covered are Chonotrack and ITS Jaguar. Purchasing product from Orbiter automatically provides a royalty free perpetual license. If you would like to gain a list of our patents or obtain a reasonable license, please contact us at Orbiter at 866-938-3587 (N. America) 253-627-5588 (International). Infringement may be subject to treble damages plus attorney fees.