Since 2006, Tacoma-based Orbiter Inc. has provided the most accurate, efficient and reliable means of timing human-powered events. We are currently on our 4th product revolution providing both hardware and software. Orbiter is sold into 33 Countries with excellent customer references.  Events, all lines of military service, and schools use Orbiters.

Orbiter has become the leading race management solution thanks to its innovative use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, quick set up, and ease of use.  

This setup is fast and simple by eliminating the obsolete time detector control box, mats, cables and overhead structures.   Three minute set up and all in one rugged construction our system sets up in just three minutes.

With Orbiter, anyone can time a race.


Orbiter leads the industry in its hardware design, including:

  • SIDE ANTENNA: The Orbiter phased detect side-antenna technology allows races to be timed accurately with 3-minute set up and ease.  Our patented side antenna technology allows precise control of the RFID tags because the RF lobe has an edge which creates a line on the forward leading edge. The user has the option of using which side (right / left) or back edge of the radio frequency lobe to use as the timing line .  The detection point is at speed of light and confirmed to the user in real time.  There is  no latency and the detection point is heard and seen by all. (Unlike other systems with a 7 second delay.)  Independent tests conducted by the military find the Orbiter timing method is more  accurate for RFID than mats and overhead structures. 
  • INSTANT SET-UP of cellular way points and Wi-Fi.  Just turn the Orbiter RFID detectors “on”, and your cellular connection is automatic to the host.  No human interaction.  Connect as many detection points automatically and at the same time.  See the result on bollard control, and then like Mission Control from the space program control your detection points from your Host Tablet / Laptop.  You can even eliminate your timing shed and walk the course while seeing real time results on your Tablet computer.  Orbiter is like Magic.
  • RFID TAGS: Orbiter offers a choice of RFID tags: From traditional race bibs inlaid with our transponder chip to patented 3D tags mud races, triathlons and military fitness assessments wrist tags.  These tags are for schools and military fitness assessments use too.  Our disposable tag application method is easier to apply, lower cost and more fool proof than other systems. 


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