Chronometers - Rei2

Cronometri - Rei 2 - Professional Timing | Microgate


REI2 is a professional chronometer of innovative conception which makes it possible to satisfy all timing requirements in the various sporting disciplines.

  • Wide range of programs available
  • Possibility of connection to the Linkgate radio transmission system
  • Possibility of dialogue with computers
  • Can be used with a vast range of displayboards
  • Large back-lit graphic display for easy interfacing with the operator 

Its large graphic display which guides the user step by step in the management of the competition and the keyboard, designed so as to maximize efficiency and speed of data input and correction, provide a simple user-friendly interface. The wide range of software programs available and the possibility of connection to the Linkgate radio transmission system ensure that REI2 is very flexible to use.

REI2 can acquire data from a computer and store athletes’ names and starts. It is therefore possible to display competitors’ names on the chronometer display and the displayboards without using a computer on the competition field. Thanks to powerful software, REI2 makes it possible to manage the display of results on the displayboards with great flexibility according to the type of competition and the displayboard available. 



  • Keyboard:

    The 5 function keys and other dedicated keys (displayboard management, line disactivation, 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.
  • Display:

    Large dimension (127 x 34mm) LCD graphic display with user-activated backlighting and contrast regulation. The graphic mode is a useful innovation making it possible to highlight the most important information by using different-size characters where necessary, and to organize information in a more rational way.
  • Printer:

    New-concept thermal printer which can function even at low temperatures (-20 + 70°C), with a printing speed of up to 8 lines a second and completely noiseless during use.
  • Inputs:

    REI2 has 4 main input lines (start, stop, lap, aux) available for immediate use at the back of the device and 4 keys for manual line activation. Three analogical inputs are also available for connection to different types of sensors (thermometers, hygrometers, wind guages, etc.) and digital Input/Output for the control of accessories (start light MicroSem, etc.).
  • LINKPOD line expansion system:

    As well as the 4 inputs on the device available for immediate use, REI2 can take up to a maximum of 80 more external lines through the LINKPOD system. Two types of pod (3 and 8 input) connected to each other sequentially by a small diameter 6-pole cable make it possible to increase the input lines. The external lines are galvanically insulated from the chronometer power supply (in compliance with swimming-race regulations). The expansion pods can be placed a long distance away (several hundred meters). It is also possible to disable the lines and to modify disactivation times individually. The logical channel of each line can be re-assigned via software.
  • Transmission of impulses via radio:

    REI2 can be used in combination with the LinkGate radio transmission system. As well as start and finish times, it is possible to transmit 14 intermediate times taken in different ways or to acquire up to 16 passing speeds from the same number of timing zones.
  • Memory capacity:

    REI2 can permanently store about 100,000 events (naturally memory is maintained also when the device is switched off).
  • Transfer from PC to REI2 of athletes’ names and the start list:

    In addition to normal transmission of stored data from the chronometer to a PC, it is also possible to transfer athletes’ names and the start lists from a PC to REI2. The competitors’ names can then appear on the MicroGATE alphanumeric graphic displayboards, as well as on the device’s display and the printed strip, thus avoiding using the computer on the site of the competition.
  • "Multicompetition" management:

    A number of timing sessions can be stored and retrieved as required, also with various function modes (for example, single starts, group starts and parallel slalom).
  • Real-time rankings:

    When the competitor finishes, his/her provisional position in the rankings is immediately shown on the REI2 display and on the displayboards.
  • Software updating:

    By connecting directly to Microgate’s Internet site, the user can install new programs or update those already installed on his/her equipment.
  • Time base:

    The time base used on REI2 is heat-compensated and guarantees a high level of accuracy: ± ppm equal to about +- 0.08 s/day throughout the temperature range (-20°C to + 70°C). The time base continues to function accurately even when the device is switched off (until the batteries have run down completely), maintaining synchronization of date and time.
  • Battery life and recharging:

    REI2 is fitted with high-capacity Ni-MH batteries which guarantee about 20 hours of continuous use. ‘Smart’ discharging and recharging guarantees maximum reliability. Continuous current power supply is also possible, with an input of 10 to 30V.
  • PC communication:

    The chronometer has 2 completely independent high-velocity bidirectional lines (which can be set at 1200 to 115200 bit/s). The first line is for communication with the Personal Computer while the second line is for display management, also with PC, in real time (TV).
  • Displayboard management:

    The displayboards are commanded through the dedicated serial line. Interfacing with displayboards of other constructors is also possible, but naturally the various display options can be exploited better with the Microgate µTab and µGraph displayboards.
  • REI2 NET:

    Various REI2s can be connected so that a number of timekeepers can manage the same competition, dividing up the workload. Functioning in network all the machines have a copy of all the data making the concept of master machine (containing all the data for the competition) and slave machines redundant).
  • Operating temperature:

    Functioning of the device is guaranteed for temperatures from –20°C to + 70°C inclusive.


  • single starts:

    • for such competitions as alpine skiing, mountain bike, timed climbs, etc.
    • possibility of management of an unlimited number of competitors on the course
    • use of the BIBO rule for inversion of the start list


  • group starts:

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


  • basic chronometer:

    • countdown management
    • possibility of stopping/restarting time with display on displayboards (basketball, time out)
    • excellent for display of lap times and speeds
    • management of carving competitions


  • parallel slalom:

    • countdown management
    • possibility of stopping/restarting time with display on displayboards (basketball, time out)
    • excellent for display of lap times and speeds
    • management of carving competitions
  • show jumping:

    • timing of single and double phase competitions according to international federation tables
    • simple and immediate assignment of point and time penalties
    • barrage
    • maximum flexibility in conforming and adjusting to the various types of regulation


  • swimming:

    • timing of races with different levels of complexity


  • PC on-line program:

    • management of one or more stations for acquisition with pressure sensors, with the matching of the manual impulse with the passage number
  • classic car program:

    • management of one or more stations for acquisition with pressure sensors, with the matching of the manual impulse with the passage number.
  • Speed events on track:

    • timing of speed skating and track cycling
  • testing of materials:

    • for measuring average speeds and speeds at points along the course, for taking air temperature and humidity and snow temperature. Suitable also for the measurement of wind data.
  • All programs allow:

    • great flexibility of use and adaptability to almost any type of competition.
    • many ways in which the connected displayboards can be configured
    • sophisticated management of rankings
    • management of start light
    • possibility of network connection with other REI2s
Weight 1.9 kg, including batteries
Dimensions 187 x 286 x 64 mm
Time measurement Selectable 1s - 1/10s - 1/100s - 1/1000s; -1/10000s • Speed: selectable m/s - km/h - mph – knots
Resolution Measurement 4 x 10-5s (1/25000 s)
Display Graphic display, display area 132 x 39mm 240 x 64 pixels, with software regulation of contrast and backlight
Time base 12.8MHz oscillator, stability ±1 ppm between –20°C and +70°C
Precision ±0.0864 s/day for outdoor temperatures between -20° and +70°C
Operating Temperature -20° / +70°C
Power Supply Internal NiMh batteries; external source c.c. 10~30V
Battery Recharge ‘Smart’ embedded recharger (automatic discharging/recharging, double control of charging)
Battery Life >20 hours at an average print rate of one time every 20 seconds. The chronometer maintains synchronization with the time base precision even when the device is switched off until the batteries run out. (Starting with batteries that have half their total charge, synchronization is maintained for more than 25 days)
Processor 3 C-MOS 8 and 16 bit microprocessors
Printer Thermal printer • Various font types available • Speed: about 7 lines/s • Works with thermal paper
Keyboard 32-key keyboard with waterproof film cover • Start-Stop-Lap-Aux keys • Numerical keyboard • 5 function keys • 2 arrows for scrolling times • 2 keys for disabling inputs and 2 for locking and time disactivation lines (stop line + one configurable line) • key for enabling/disabling/cancelling displayboard • key for selection of start/finish corrections • key for winding paper forward • display backlight key
Memory Approx. 60,000 time events • Retention of stored data when device is switched off
Connections Connections on 6-pole amphenol socket: • Start, stop, lap and auxiliary signal inputs (on both Ø 4 mm jack plug socket and on the amphenol socket) • Connection to LinkPod system (max 80 auxiliary inputs totally insulated from chronometer power supply) REI2NET connection for communication with other REI2 chronometers • + 5V output stabilized to supply external devices • Serial RS 232/485 input/output for connection to displayboards • 2 high-velocity serial RS 232/485 inputs/outputs (up to 115.2 Kbit/s) for connection to PC • Analogical inputs for connection of sensors for air temperature and humidity, and for snow temperature • Digital inputs/outputs for connection/command of external devices (e.g. MicroSem starting light) • 5-pole socket for connection to Microgate LinkGate radio transmission system (up to a maximum of 16 different signals and 16 instant speeds) • Input for external power source and/or battery recharge


  • Introduction

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  • User Manual

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  • Single Start Program

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  • Group Starts Program

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  • Simple Stopwatch Program

    Document Revision: 1085_001

  • Parallel Slalom Program

    Document Revision: 1095_002

  • PC-Online Program

    Document Revision: 1086_002

  • Show Jumping Program

    Document Revision: 1079_002

  • Dual Timer Program

    Document Revision: 1085_001

  • Swimming Program

    Document Revision: 1095_001

  • Transmission Protocols

    Document Revision: 1095_002

  • Signal Lights

    Document Revision: 1085_001

  • Rei2Net

    Document Revision: 1085_001