Chronometers - Racetime2

Cronometri - Racetime2 - Professional Timing | Microgate

Thanks to its small size and anatomic shape, this instrument is easy and practical to use.
The function keys and the guide messages on the alphanumeric display provide a simple user-instrument interface so learning to use it takes only a short time.

As well as allowing professional timing of all sports competitions, thorough testing in the field has shown Racetime2 to be the ideal instrument to fully satisfy needs in preparing for competitive sport (training, materials testing, etc.).


Simplicity of use:

Simplicity of use is such that a single athlete can time a training session completely automatically. All times are taken, stored and printed without any kind of manual intervention.
The wide range of software programs available, the possibility of immediately printing the start lists and the rankings at the finish (on the detachable printer) and the possibility of interfacing with PC and displayboards, allow professional use of the device in every sporting discipline.


Its 4 function keys and other dedicated keys (line disablement, arrow keys, etc.) ensure that the machine’s functions can be accessed with maximum speed. The ergonomic layout of the keys (spacing and positioning) and good touch sensitivity allow fast keying in.

Connection box for Racetime2 chronometer via cable:

The connection box for Racetime2 allows simple connection of a number of accessories to the Racetime2 chronometer. As well as the three main lines on both the Amphenol socket and on 4 mm jack plug sockets (start, lap, aux and stop), there are connectors for serial input/output and analogical inputs (climate sensors). 

Wireless transmission of impulses:

In combination with the LinkGate system, Racetime2 is able to receive start, intermediate and finish impulses via radio with maximum reliability, freeing the operator from the need to be connected via cable with the photocell at the finish. But that is not all ... it is also possible to acquire 16 passing speeds via radio from the same number of timing areas, thus moving freely along the course. .


The instrument’s reliability, even in extreme climatic conditions, is guaranteed by the wide temperature range feature and by ‘smart’ recharge management. At every moment, the display shows the various phases of the recharge process, guaranteeing correct operation.
The embedded batteries guarantee continuous functioning of over 12 hours, even at low temperatures. 


single starts:

  • races such as alpine skiing, mountain bike, timed climbs, etc.
  • possibility of management of an unlimited number of competitors on the course

group starts:

recommended in particular for the management of competitions such as cross-country skiing, marathons, cross-country cycling, etc.

basic Chronometer:

  • countdown management
  • management of carving competitions
  • excellent for displaying lap times

show jumping:

  • timing of single and double phase competitions according to international federation tables
  • simple and immediate assignment of point and time penalties
  • barrage

program PC on-line:

PC on-line for the transmission of data to PC in real time

speed tests:

with the acquisition of speeds, and data such as snow and air temperature and air humidity.

Training Light:

to allow maximum simplicity of timing in training sessions. Up to 3 athletes can take part simultaneously in tests. Each athlete can make up to 250 runs (manches) that are automatically numbered by the chronometer. Rankings can be made for the performances of athletes obtained over the whole timing session, in a specific run, or for a single athlete.

customised programs:

Racetime2 is also ideal for ‘special’ applications. An example is the Train Speed program developed at the specific request of a research group to automatically take the speed of trains. 

Technical Data
Weight 595 g, including batteries (chronometer: 420 g, printer: 175 g)
Dimensions 114 x245 x 57 mm (chronometer: 90 x 170 x 47 mm, printer 114 x 120 x 57 mm)
Time measurement units Selectable 1s - 1/10s - 1/100s - 1/1000s; -1/10000s • Speed: selectable m/s - km/h - mph – knots
Resolution measurement 3.47 x 10-5s (1/28800 s)
Display Alphanumeric display, 4 lines of 20 characters each • Size of characters: 5x3 mm
Time base 14.7456 MHz quartz, stability ±10 ppm between –20°C and +50°C
Precision ±0.085 s/day for outdoor temperatures between -20° and +50°C
Operating temperature -20° / +70°C
Power supply Internal NiMh batteries; external source c.c. 9~20V
Battery recharge "Smart" embedded recharger (automatic discharging/recharging, double control of charging)
Autonomy >7 hours at an average print rate of one time every 20 seconds
Processor C-MOS 16 bit microprocessor
Printer Detachable, impact dot • 16 characters per line • Speed: about 1 line/s • Works with normal paper
Keyboard Start-Stop-Lap-Aux keys · Numeric keyboard • 4 function keys • 4 control keys • key for disabling inputs
Connections Connections on 15-pole multifunctional socket: • Start, stop, lap and auxiliary signal inputs • Output + 5V stabilized to power external devices • serial RS 232 input/output for connection of alphanumeric displayboards and PC • 3 analogical inputs for connection of sensors for air temperature and humidity, and for snow temperature • 5-pole socket for connection to Microgate LinkGate radio transmission system • Input for external power source and/or battery recharge.


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