ReacTime interfaces with FinishLynx results for seamless integration of athlete data and the individual Block Sensors can also be used as a reaction training system. Unlike some simpler systems, ReacTime has no contact pads and the system cannot be tricked or overloaded. The system is rugged and easy-to-use. The battery or AC powered blocks are weather-resistant and designed to withstand the tough demands of a year-round athletics environment.
We offer many ReacTime package variations, including 6-Lane Wired (RT6L) and Wireless (RT6WL), 8-Lane Wired (RT8L) and Wireless (RT8LWL), ReacTime Training Packages, and many custom variations for both larger and smaller venues.
- Detects illegal reaction times and alerts the starter (USATF Rule 60.18 and IAAF Rule 161.2)
- Measures reaction times to 1/1000th of a second
- Detection sensors attach to most popular starting blocks
- ReacTime Control Center is lightweight and portable
- AC powered or battery-operated
- Includes headset for the start official
- ReacTime Software allows athlete waveform start data to be graphed, compared, saved, and printed
- Loudspeakers attach to blocks to ensure athletes hear gun and start commands
- Paper tape printer allows track-side printing
- Optional wireless adapters eliminate the need to lay out cables to each of the starting blocks
“In competitions held under Rules 1.1(a), (b), (c) and (f) and for any performances submitted for ratification as a World Record, the starting blocks shall be linked to an IAAF approved false start control apparatus. The Starter and/or an assigned Recaller shall wear headphones in order to clearly hear the acoustic signal emitted when the apparatus detects a false start (i.e. when reaction time is less than 100/1000ths of a second). As soon as the Starter and/or an assigned Recaller hears the acoustic signal, and if the gun is fired, there shall be a recall and the Starter shall immediately examine the reaction times on the false start control apparatus in order to confirm which athlete(s) is/are responsible for the false start. This system is strongly recommended for all other competitions.” -IAAF Rule 161.2 (2010-11)