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.
1. Rentals. 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.”