SPORTident GmbH Germany

Make the most of your sport!


Do you know the SPORTident User Guide? Perfect for all questions about our products!

Do you have a specific question about our technology and how to use it? Or do you need a few more information about the topic of ‘live data’? Then simply take a look at our User Guide. You can easily find it on our new website. Go to the ‘SUPPORT’ tab and click on ‘Documentation’.


arntech GmbH announces acquisition of EMIT AS

The German company arntech GmbH is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of the Norwegian company EMIT AS.

The acquisition of EMIT AS is expected to open new markets for EMIT products and give benefits for future development of timing products from SPORTident GmbH (sister company of arntech GmbH) and EMIT AS.

The collaboration will strengthen the development of orienteering products for international orienteering. The collaboration will also support the development of time keeping products for new markets.


We are very proud to present you our new website! Just click through and let us know what you think!

More modern, more clearly organised and more sporty - this is how our new SPORTident website presents itself. Whether you are completely new to us or one of SPORTident’s long-standing customers, the new website offers the right entry point for every visitor thanks to its structure and sorting. 

  • How it works

    SI-Card vs SIAC

    The SPORTident system is comprised of two basic elements: stations and cards. Stations are placed on the race track. Each station has a unique control number. Every athlete carries a SPORTident card which records the time and control number as he or she passes the stations during the race.

    After the race, the SPORTident card holds the athlete's start-finish time, split times as well as all control numbers. This data is used to evaluate the race.

The SPORTident approach

Fast setup

SPORTident timing hardware comes preconfigured for your needs. Often, no additional setup is necessary, and the hardware can be used as it is, without even touching a computer. However, it is also easy to understand and change the configuration. We have recommended hardware setups for a wide range of sports and events, and our support staff will be happy to help you find the perfect setup for your specific needs.

Flexible solution

While the basic setup for most needs is straightforward, different product options together with rich configuration possibilities enable you to adapt the timing hardware to almost any use case and scenario you can think of. SPORTident is routinely used in many sports, from Mountain biking to Orienteering, Trail Running, Ultramarathons, Triathlons, Lap runs, Adventure races, and Company races.

Easy to carry

SPORTident timing hardware is small, lightweight and battery powered. For some races, you can fit all the equipment you need in a backpack. Our hardware will happily run unattended, timing your participants, and waiting for you to pick it up after the race. Thanks to our ultra-low-power technology, our most durable stations run on battery for years. While our rechargeable stations run for days on a single charge.

Robust hardware

SPORTident hardware is extremely durable. You can use it at -20°C and +50°C in any terrain, in any weather conditions and under the water. Some of our products have been in continuous use for over ten years now. Our hardware is built to last.

Fully certified

The entire SPORTident hardware product range is completely approved by International Orienteering Federation (IOF) with both the classic punching system and the contactless system. Additionally, SPORTident hardware fulfils all the demands of radio safety in the world, which can be seen in our certificates.

Our goals

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Customer satisfaction

This means a unique perfect sporting experience, wich your participants and yourself will talk about for a long time later still.

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A timekeeper and event partner you can rely on from the first minutes on. Your success is our success - we will do everything for it.

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SPORTident is committed to the environment - with durable hardware, software updates instead of new purchases, minimal power consumption and environmentally friendly packaging.

About us

Fascinated by orienteering which was developed in the 20th century in Scandinavia, the founders of SPORTident decided to revolutionise the sport with new technical equipment. To support that sport, the idea to develop a new timing and identification system was born.


  • Dr. Siegfried Ritter
    Managing Director
  • Dr. Burkhard Ritter
    Managing Director
  • Dr. Steffen Rauer
    Electronic Development Manager
  • Ute Schönfeld
    Program Manager Orienteering
  • Andreas Kosmetatos
    Business Development and International Sales Manager
  • David Lippmann
    Program Manager MTB
  • Brian Büttner
    Management Assistant in Event Organisation
  • Manfred Trommer
    Product Designer
  • Friedrich Wenzlaff
    Product Designer and Quality Assurance
  • Svenja Moritz
    Marketing International
  • Christine Schauer
    Office, Accounting, Personal Assistant
  • Cornelia Arnold
    Accounting, Purchasing
  • Olga Koslowa
    Production Manager
  • Katrin Pleß
  • Jörg Grimm
  • Nhung Vu Hong
    Production and Shipping
  • Christian Haschenz
    Electronics Technican
  • Jürgen Ehms
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Dr. Thomas Scherer
    Head of Software Development
  • Hakan Öztürk
    Software Developer
  • Umer Mahmood
    Software Developer
  • Royce Thomas Iype
    Junior Software Developer
  • Angela Malsch
    Software Developer
  • Hoa Nguyen
    International Sales Assistant
  • Thi Ngoc Anh Nguyen
  • Vuong Binh Nguyen

Careers - Join the SPORTident team

We believe in the importance of sports for personal health, vitality and well-being. For over 20 years, we have been developing and producing innovative products that make outdoor adventure sports more attractive and exciting. Organisers are using our technology for timekeeping in more than 65 countries around the world.

New ideas and perspectives will make our products even more successful! We are always looking for people with innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset. Join SPORTident to work in an international, diverse environment that promotes the open exchange of ideas and the development of skills. Interested? We are looking forward to your application.

Job openings at SPORTident


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SPORTident GmbH
Markt 14
99310 Arnstadt
Phone: +49 3628 78300 (Mo-Fr 08.00-17.00)
Fax: +49 3222 4394769
Timing Service
Phone: +49 3628 78303 (Mo-Fr 08.00-17.00)
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