Enjoy the pure nature and focus on your sport. SPORTident provides reliable timing and personal achievement for all Trail Running events. Running quickly, getting the result instantly.
Trail Running - enjoy the pure nature
This trend sport is perceived as particularly natural. It often goes through varied landscapes, uphill and downhill as well as forests, meadows or gravel roads. Running off the road traines not only physical endurance but also coordination and concentration ability of the runner. There are several types of trail running races depending on the nature of the terrain, the intensity and speed.
Using SPORTident AIR+
Based on the SPORTident ActiveCard the system AIR+ supports meets the requirements of trail running. SPORTident AIR+ can be used for different routes, regardless of the profiles, distance and sections of the route. The runner has just to pass by the station in a specific distance for a successful registration. The contactless timing allows a quick tracking and evaluation of the race. SPORTident AIR+ features timing by using small sized and battery driven beacon units to be placed at the check points. Numbers of check points are nearly unlimited. The SPORTident ActiveCard (SIAC) can store up to 128 split times. SPORTident AIR+ additionally enables timing and identification by passing SPORTident Stations configured in a gate mode. Gate mode configuration features higher time accuracy of up to 1/10 seconds.
Advantages for you as an organiser
Easy to set up
Easy and rapid installation even in areas where access is difficult, less personnel expenses due to fewer course marshals required.
The runners bring the data to the finish line. Many possibilities of evaluating and showing the data (e.g. live results at the course, Internet).
The stations will work without an external power source (rechargeable battery is integrated). Any time. Any location. Any weather.
To set up a station at the control point needs less then 30 seconds time and can be done by one person.
Each runner has to be equipped with a SPORTident ActiveCard (SIAC), which should preferable be secured with an elastic band on the wrist of the runner. Before starting, the SIAC has to be switched on. A successful timing will not be possible if the SIAC is not activated. The activation of the SIAC is shown by a flashing green LED. SI-Stations in the AIR+ configuration have to be charged before application. SPORTident AIR+ is a real time system. SI-Stations should be synchronised by using a master clock shortly before application. To illustrate the application of the AIR+ configuration to the competitors it is recommended to set up a test course with some control points in the event centre. There, the runners can test and monitor the feedback signals of the SIAC at different passing speeds.
SIAC supports fast registration of competitors to participate at a race. The standard SPORTident procedure CLEAR – CHECK – START – CONTROL(S) – FINISH remains when SPORTident AIR+ is used. During the race the SIAC stores the start, intermediate and finish times of the race. The successful registration of the checkpoints is indicated by an obvious optical and acoustic feedback signal. The deactivation of the SIAC is done with registering the finish time. Without a finish record the device deactivates itself 20 hours after having received last record.
Evaluation of the results
After the finish, race data stored in competitors SIAC have to be read onto a computer for event evaluation. SIAC readout is possible at any time and not depending on SIAC's activation. Optionally, the data can be read out and transmitted by radio. Therefore to enable this, the checkpoints and the finish line can be equipped with a GSM modem. This allows to show the results data in real time and to present them on different media.