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. During this time, the practice includes doing three events back to back.
Clearly with Orbiter there is no such thing as an equipment being too complicated to use and the high price tags that would otherwise be associated with mat systems. For events and timers, what is important is that Orbiter is easy to set up and take down. Orbiter greatly lowers cost, produces more accurate results, and uses “Space Age Timing” technology that makes timing all the more easier.
Furthermore, Orbiter is a Localized design rather than a Cloud Based design. Because of this, your laptop at the race serves as your personal server rather than relying on a timing server being in the Cloud. Orbiter’s localized design is more stable and reliable with no need to use any internet. Timers like it better since relying on a Cloud Timing system can prove to be detrimental when timing either from a bad internet or that of taking the time to connect to the internet in the first place. And even if the communication to the internet is needed, Orbiter uses RESTful interface that ensures a smooth connection.
Additionally, getting rid of the reliance on the Cloud means greater profitability for you. Orbiter provides you a great competitive advantage with its technology and software resulting in ease of use that comes with it. For example, a single timer can bring an Orbiter timing equipment to a race with just their small car (no need for trucks or SUVs!) whereas other systems require bigger vehicles to transport them. This is good for events as few and far between as most of the 30,000 events each year having 2,000 racers or less. Orbiter does both large and small events and allows you to scale up and down economically without having to carry and/or bring in new equipment.
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 of who you gave the bibs to who. (3) And making sure the Orbiter “beep” when runners pass. This serves as to know that Orbiter up and running and is ready to track racers. The system can also auto detects racers and does not need any IP addressing required in the first place, meaning that beginners can use Orbiters in their first try.
2. Innovation: Orbiter is the first to innovate in many ways with it being the only one that can do PATH events. These are where you can take a detector and drop them anywhere you want in a point to point path events. More specifically, the detectors can be approached in any order by racers without any complex imputing of which detector is the first in a lane. 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 without actively surveying the detectors themselves. Altogether, the ability to monitor detection points allows for better planning and easier management of the race. This is truly a “Space Age Technology.”
3. Finally, Orbiter offers cellular data, which is different than a hot spot and is easier to use. Our cellular data has priority on cell towers. This is similar to Police and Fire.