With the introduction of our new timing system Ubidium, the Decoder 5000s with its Ground Antenna will be discontinued.
Soon, we will offer as an active solution only Ubidium. The passive solution with the new ground antenna will also be switched to Ubidium in 2024.
Service and parts for the Decoder 5000s and its predecessors and ground antenna remain available for the foreseeable future.
The decoder is the heart of the RACE RESULT timing systems. It receives the signals from the transponders, calculates the exact finish time and provides the data to the scoring software like RACE RESULT 12 in real time. The system runs independently from your computer and from power supply. The integrated 4G module allows worldwide mobile network connetion.
Click on the circles to explore the 5000s series!
Your decoder can automatically connect to GPS after booting and get the precise GPS time. This ensures highest precision, especially when using several timing points.
The display has an integrated backlight and is easy to read in both, at night and in direct sunlight.
Connect your system with the RACE RESULT 11 software, update the firmware and adjust settings from your browser. Includes an internal switch.
External LTE Antenna Connector
You can use an external LTE Antenna (sold separately) to improve the connectivity in areas with poor cellular coverage. The Decoder LED indicates an active mobile connection.
The decoder has an internal lead acid battery of 15Ah capacity which will last about 8 hours with the passive antenna or 24 hours with the active loop. It can be charged while running.
Turn your decoder on and off, navigate through the decoder menue and start timing. LEDs indicate when timing mode is active, the battery is charged and external power is available.
Connect a USB stick to copy all detection files. This is a handy option when your decoder cannot be moved or accessed through the internet. Newer decoders also support WiFi dongle connection.
Blinks and gives an acoustic signal on each detection. You can also connect external speakers or headphones with 3.5mm jack. The internal beeper will then be turned off.
To keep your decoder dry in rainy weather, you should close the lid and lead cables out here. Leave the lid slightly open in hot and dry weather.
Plug in your Active Extension to run the decoder in active timing mode. You can also connect other devices like start markers or light barriers.
12V Battery Connector
Connect a larger battery or a car (via the cigarette lighter) for longer times without another power supply. Use the 12V Battery Booster (sold separately) to first fully discharge external sources, before internal battery is used.
4G Module/ SIM Card Slot
Insert your own SIM card to connect the Decoder to a mobile network of your choice. The integrated 4G module then pushes all detections to the online storage. This is the easiest way to get live data from remote split points.
110-240V AC, 50/60Hz. The decoder comes with a power cable matching your country's sockets.
The integrated 8-port "Zebra FX9600 RFID Reader" was customized for RACE RESULT to fit the special needs of a timing system. It unfolds all its power in combination with our foldable ground antenna and RACE RESULT passive transponders.
The Decoder can be opened to upgrade the hardware, replace the battery or repair components. Always closely follow our instructions if you open the decoder and note that you will lose any further warranty.
|Safety & conditions Decoder|
|Protection class with closed cover||IP54|
|Regulatory conformity||CE, RoHS, FCC|
|Relative humidity||Max. 90%non-condensing|
|Temperature range||-20°C to 50°C|
|Pack-size||36 x 26 x 45 cm|
|Power & battery Decoder|
|AC power supply||110 V-230 V50-60 Hz (2 A fuse)|
|DC power supply||12 V-14 V2 A (when battery full)|
|Battery flight safety||15 Ah (Pb)IATA - A48 / A67|
|Charging time||4 h (switched off)8 h (running)|
|Power consumption||30 W (battery full)60 W (charging)|
|Battery life (passive)||8-10 h1)|
|Battery life (active)||24 h1)|
|1) Battery life can be reduced by usage of 4G/LTE (-10%), low temperature (-25% @ 0°C/32°F) and battery age|
|29-Band 4G/LTE/3G/2G Module||FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/
External SMA (optional)
|Ports & features|
|Internal GPS||uBlox 50 channel receiver, 30 seconds cold start|
|2 x LAN||Dual 100 MBit / 10 MBit lan port. Auto crossover detection. Switched internally for loop through to next device.|
|USB||Thumb drive for backup|
|Antenna ports||8 x BNC|
|Feature port||Supplies 5V (500mA)12V (500mA) output, start gun, photo sensor|
|Audio beep||3.5 mm headphone plug (mono)|
The iconic red foldable mat has become inherent part of hundreds of start and finish lines in sports competitions all over the world.
The setup can be done in a few seconds. This saves personnel and storage costs. Race organizers benefit from the quick installation of split points. Road closures can be significantly shorter if the technical infrastructure is set up and dismantled faster.
The setup can be done in a few seconds. This saves personnel and storage costs.
Race organizers benefit from the quick installation of split points.
Benefit from industry leading technology and a perspective for the coming years.
Easy setup in just a few seconds
Simply unfold the antenna and connect it to the Decoder
Easy to ship
The 4.8 meter antenna weighs 25.9 kg / 57 lbs and can be shipped via regular mail
The height of only 2 cm ensures excellent safety for all kinds of events
The antenna can be passed over by cars or even trucks
German engineering inside
Application optimized antennas guarantee the best detection rates
6 m or 8 m Extension Kit
Two or six additional elements to extend the antenna to 6 m / 20 ft or 8.4 m / 26 ft
|4.8 m antenna||25.3 kg
25.5 kg (incl. packaging)
|Single element: 58 x 36.5 x 2 cm
Total: 465 x 36.5 x 2cm
Cable length: 110 cm
Pack size: 60 x 40 x 20 cm
|6 m Extension Kit||6.2 kg||60 x 37 x 5 cm|
|8 m Extension Kit||18.6 kg||60 x 37 x 15 cm|
|Antenna height||2 cm|
|Antenna width||29 cm|
|Antenna & transponder (passive)|
866 MHz (EU)
903-927 MHz (US)
920-925 MHz (AUS)
|TX power||up to 36 dBm EIRP radiated
and 30 dBm conducted
6 m or 8 m with Extension Kit
read rate Loop cable & length
> 3,000 chips/min
|Maximum transponder speed3)||40 km/h
|Timing accuracy4)||200 ms|
|1) Transponders are detected multiple times while crossing the antenna. The detection with the highest signal strength – right above the antenna – is used for timing.
2) With transponders attached correctly. 3) Higher speeds are possible, detection rate may be lower. 4) Use GPS time to get most accurate results.
Using the Active Extension, your RACE RESULT Decoder supports the Active Transponders. Only a wire loop is needed as the antenna. It can be fixed on the ground using duct tape or attached to a mat. On race tracks, it can be installed in the channels designed for timing loops.
Connect the Active Extension to your Decoder and plug in a wire loop to time with Active Transpondes.
Active transponders ensure highest precision, accuracy and reliability for cycling, triathlons, inline, skiing or motor sports.
|2.4GHz RF & loop specification|
|Transponder 2.4 GHz channel frequencies main/ backup (worldwide compliance)||
1: 2.480 MHz / 2.405 MHz
2: 2.405 MHz / 2.470 MHz
3: 2.425 MHz / 2.465 MHz
4: 2.475 MHz / 2.440 MHz
5: 2.415 MHz / 2.445 MHz
6: 2.460 MHz / 2.430 MHz
7: 2.435 MHz / 2.455 MHz
8: 2.450 MHz / 2.420 MHz
|2.4 GHz TX power||17.5 dBm|
|Loop frequency & data||125 kHz
Data-Packet = Loop ID + channel
Packet rate: 150 Hz
OOK-modulation, manchester encoded, 16 bit anti-false-wakeup pattern
|Loop power||100% = 250 mA RMS regulated peak current|
|Loop cable & length||5 m - 25 m, >0,5 mm²
standard 4 mm banana plugs
|Data cable||5 m (standard), 15 m, 20 m|
|Read range25% loop power
100% loop power
60 cm (2 ft)2.5 m (8 ft)
> 250 chips per second burst for 4 seconds
> 50 chips per second continuously
|Internal data buffer||1,000 passings|
|Clock stability||24/1,000th second per day0.28 ppm TCXO calibrated to rubidium frequency standard traceable to NIST|
|Forewarn data delay||100 ms (from entering the loop field)|
|Max Passing Data Delay||250 ms
(after loop center)
|Repetitive Passing rate over loop||1 per second|
|Safety & Conditions Active Extension V2|
|Protection class with cable/antenna screwed on||IP67
|Regulatory conformity||CE, RoHS, FCC|
|Temperature||-30°C to 70°C|
|Dimensions / weight||27 x 66 x 117 mm / 190g|
Perfect for special purposes like mass road cycling events. With high signal power these antennas provide long range and high precision. The passive transponder is usually put to the seatpost sticker participants have attached to their bike.
Please note: Using the High Gain UHF Antenna you need to comply to legal regulations and the correct setup is very important to achieve good results!
High Gain Antennas can currently only be connected to RACE RESULT Decoders, not to our new timing system Ubidium!
This antenna is used with passive timing technology, where the Foldable Ground Antenna with its 2 cm height is a serious obstacle for athletes. The passive transponder is usually put to the seatpost sticker participants have attached to their bike.
The correct setup is very important to achieve good results!
Only to be used with RACE RESULT Decoders. Currently no connectivity with Ubidium timing systems available. Please contact us for further questions!
* Warning: As this is a 13dBi High Gain antenna you will need to set your decoder power accordingly to comply with local regulations.
|Features High Gain UHF Antenna|
|Polarization||Linear (Vertical or Horizontal)|
|Dimensions||(LxWxD) 450 x 450 x 36mm|
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