Orbiter Inc. provides a comprehensive set of products to automatically manage your races. We include the software, hardware, training and support you need to run things smoothly.
The Orbiter Race Timing System will register each lap and record race times as runners, equipped with smart chips, pass an Orbiter RFID reader. The device may be used for many types of events, including military and sports fitness tests, road races, school physical education and even vertical feet tracking on ski slopes.
The Orbiter system is unique because it sets up in 3 minutes, has all-in-one construction, has 8 hours of battery life, comes with easy to use software, and is 100% wireless.
These five benefits are important because: 3 minute set up allows for many more race types to be run than any other systems. This is because many race types cannot afford the time it takes to set up an unnecessarily complicated timing system. Second, all-in-one construction means no parts or cables to lose or break. Third, 8 hours battery life means no need for a generator. Fourth, easy to use software means you do not need to delete or clear race data that could ruin your event like in many other systems. With Orbiter you can go back after the fact and fix a race set up, and run a “Reprocessing” to recalculate your race with the corrections. This cannot be done for certain with systems that allow you to clear time and tag detect data from the reader. Fifth, the Orbiter is 100% wireless which means no cables and greater versatility in where you place your results computer. All these benefits allow for greater economy as one person can run large races, and no site survey is required prior to race day. Just show up to the event, and in 3 minutes you can run a race.
Most importantly our systems are weather proof and operate in desert, high humidity, snow, mud and rain. You do not need a tent or other protective covering which makes Orbiter ideal for extreme environments.
RFID tags are detected as they pass the reader. The system works for small and large races. Plus, we have 15 and 30 foot read ranges depending on whether you choose the UHF or Microwave system.
U.S. Patent No. 8085136