Timers and Event Managers need the simplicity that Orbiter offers. As Cameron Freshwater at Tacoma Metro Parks stated, “I need the simplicity that Orbiter offers, I purchased two other timing systems and they required 17 hours of online training to operate.” With Orbiter it takes 40 minutes and during this time practice includes doing three events back to back. Today there is no need for complexity and increased costs that are involved with mat systems. Important for events and timers is that Orbiter is easy to set up and take down. Orbiter is greatly lower cost, produces more accurate results, and uses “Space Age Timing” technology.
Also, all the aforementioned means greater profitability for you. It also provides you a great competitive advantage. A single timer can bring the Orbiter timing equipment to the race in an economy 4 cylinder light car. Unlike other systems which require an expensive 6 cylinder truck or trailer to haul equipment. This makes sense for races with 5.000 more people. Such events are far and few between as most of the 30,000 events each year are 2,000 people or less. Orbiter does both large and small evnets and allows you to scale up and down economically.
1. Rentals. Orbiter is the only successful race timing rental platform. This is because Orbiter is the only timing system anyone can rent successfully to first time users. Just (1) Turn the machine on. (2) Know who you gave the bibs to. (3) Make the Orbiter “beep” when runners pass. Doing this means your race is 100% safe. The system auto detects readers with no IP addressing required means novices can use Orbiters.
2. Innovation: Orbiter is the first to innovate in many ways. We are the only ones that can do PATH events. These are where you take a detector and drop them anywhere. And then have point to point path events in which the detectors may be approached in any order. In addition, Orbiter RIC software has “condition monitoring”. This means the timer can stand anywhere with a table and monitor all the detectors on a Trail Run remotely. The ability to monitor detection points allows for better planning of refreshment supplies as way stations. This is true “Space Age Technology”.
3. Finally, Orbiter offers cellular data, that is different than a hot spot and easier to use. Our cellular data has priority on cell towers. This is similar to Police and Fire.