Both professionals and novices are able to use our Chip Timing and Lap Counting system with ease with accurate results in both time and counting laps. Orbiter is versatile in being able to be used for many situations ranging from Schools, Races, and Fitness testing. This is because our software is a tool that times any human powered event. Our detector hardware makes smart and autonomous decisions independent from live internet, ensuring that your recording of the race is safe from outside interference.
All Side Antennas are not the same, as Orbiter is the only company with phased detect antennas. These antennas produce more accurate “on the finish line” times and eliminate the need for multiplexing. Multiplexing means the full line of a mat is on only one mat segment at a time. A line of mats typically has 4 mat segments or more. Not only are mats difficult to set up with multiple mat segments and wires from multiple mats being linked up, but they have half the energy output than Orbiter. Orbiter has 24 volts DC power versus 12 volts DC for mats.
Most importantly to note, the portability and the light weight system of Orbiter render other heavy weight timers obsolete with no need to assemble since Orbiter comes all-in-one. This comes in addition to the durability of other timers, since typically the coppers inside is delicate and would fray with it being out of tune and in need to be replaced. This comes in contrast with Orbiter where not only is it more durable but with one example being that one our systems lasting for 10 years even when dropped often. Not only relying on Orbiter is cost-saving and stress free with the handle, it also doesn’t include different systems/ parts that would accompanies regular timers since Orbiter comes all-in-one with nothing needed to add on.
Timing is really about producing accurate results which Orbiter can provide in varieties of platforms that ranges from iPhone, displays, tablets, and laptop. This comes with the benefits of being able to be displayed in real time and/or downloaded later in logging mode.
In addition, we have customers around the world in 33 countries that buy Orbiter. They ranged from Race Timers at thousands of events ranging from hundreds of Schools, many Military bases, and of Police agencies. This includes being used by many world class professionals with it being used in sanctioned world class events and National championships.
From the start, accessibility is our primary objective. Whether you are a professional sports timer focused on accuracy and economy, or a physical education teacher interested in simplicity and ease of use, Orbiter can fulfill such needs regardless the backgrounds. Examples of accessibility being the convenience of there being no boxes, mats, cables, and overhead structures to worry about when timing any races. Instead you can rely on our professional easy chip timing & lap counting with no need to worry about any hassles/ complicated procedures, nor having to handle with any heavy weight equipment to begin with.
Lastly, Orbiter timers are leading world class professionals. Many are former World and National champions. Orbiter equipment is used today in sanctioned world class events.
From the start, ease is our primary objective. Whether you are a professional sports timer focused on accuracy and economy, or a physical education teacher interested in simplicity and ease of use, you are both key to our success. You will be able to setup and take down quickly. People like the simplicity of No boxes, mats, cables and overhead structures. Professional easy chip timing & lap counting.
Orbiter is so easy to use, novices rent our light weight system and are able to time events successfully with ease with its 3 minute set up. There are only three things to remember when using Orbiter: turn the machine on, know who you gave the bibs to, and making sure the Orbiter beep at the finish. Do this and 100% of the time your race is ready to go.
Reference: Reference: “The Bristow 24 Hour Run uses the Orbiter Bollard reader to accurately and reliably record over 2000 laps our runners complete with no read errors. Both the runners and the timing officials appreciate the beep that tells them that their lap was recorded. The rental option means that we always have an up to date system with no maintenance needs, and we don’t need a secure storage area. The system shows up a week before race day when we review setup and operation with Orbiter by phone. The Orbiter folks are available throughout the race for questions. After the race, the system is returned, prepaid, in the same shipping box. No question – we’ll be back for our next race.” – Ed Wilson, Event Manager