Never before it has been so simple to set up a timing point and send live data from the course! The RACE RESULT Track Box Passive is easy to carry, installed within seconds and developed to collect data for a whole day.
With participants wearing inexpensive disposable transponders on their bibs, this is the ideal solution for additional check points, remote timing locations or trail runs.
Explore the Track Box!
Two status LEDs indicate GPS, network and reader status at any time. If a transponder is detected, the LED blinks blue and the box beeps.
SIM Card Slot
You can open the box to insert your own SIM. The integrated LTE modem can now send data to the server-adress you configured. All important settings can be defined with the online configuration or through Track Box Configuration Rules.
At only 4 watts, the custom RACE RESULT reader has the lowest power consumption on the market. The RAIN UHF Gen2 protocol parameters are tailored specifically for timing applications. The reader is orientation-aware: It automatically switches to standby mode if the box is laid flat facing upwards.
The device is switched on and off with one button click. The button can be locked via an configuration software.
The box has three magnets integrated. They allow the box to be hung from lampposts or street signs. With the box hanging, the angle can be adjusted to ensure the antenna points directly towards the transponders. It can also be placed on the ground and secured with the provided stakes.
Battery & Charging
The box has three 4000mAh 3,7V Li-Po batteries with a total capacity of 45Wh. Battery life is 10-18 hours in operation and 10 days in standby. With the 12V AC power supply and double charge adapter, two boxes can be charged simultaneously. With the reader in standby, charging time is 6 hours.
The Track Box Passive is set up along the course where the density of participants is not too high.
Ideally, the device is installed perpendicular (90 degrees) to the direction of travel. With the optimal setup and transponders worn correctly, you can expect >99% detections within 4 meters range. Transponders up to 25 meters may be detected, but with reduced read rates. Please note: All UHF timing systems need a direct line of sight between transponder and receiving antenna.
The Track Box Passive combines the transponder read with the current GPS position and sends the data via SIM card to a defined server. It is seamlessly integrated into RACE RESULT 12 timing software where it is operated like a conventional timing system.
The configuration of the box is done via online interface. Some parameters can even be changed by sending an SMS to the box. Learn more about the configuration here.
The Track Box Passive is not designed to be used as timing system for start and finish lines. Wherever you require highest precision and rely on a detection, please use a ground antenna.
The foam-padded Track Box case with shoulder strap includes:
The Track Box Passive was used to install a semi-permanent MTB race course.
Due to corona restrictions, the event itself could not take place. But participants were now able to do their own race on the original course within three months and receive official results.
The case study explains how the Track Boxes were installed, how the timing software is set up and how the handling of race numbers can be organized.