SPORTident Organiser Guide


From now on, all customers, partners, friends and interested people can have detailed look in our Organiser Guide to find all information about the operation, use and configuration of the SPORTident timing system. The information is given for both the classic and the AIR+ system. For both cases, the system will be explained, followed by detailed instructions on how to set up the system with the configuration software Config+. The aim is to guide you gradually through the possibilities of the system, from the pure basics to the advanced features. 

SPORTident’s slogan is "Make the most of your sport!"- This guide supports you with that.

In addition, we added on our "Documents" website a feedback button you can use to send us directly your opinio, suggestions, questions or approvements. We would be happy, hearing from you.

New design for SPORTident cases

From now on there are new transport cases with special desgin available. Therefore, you can choose between three different inserts for 60 SI-Cards or for 18 BSF8 stations or for the School and Training Set. One example, for 60 SI-Cards, you can see below.

The new cases allow you to mark the equipment inside and the owner's name of each case. Size: 391x304x104mm Further images will follow on our product page under accessories.

Pleasant visitors in Arnstadt

In the last two weeks some good customers and partners visited SPORTident in Arnstadt. We are glad to look back on interesting and constructive meetings with our partners from Belgium, Siberia, UK, Ukraine and Sweden.
Our customers from Ukraine brought a SPORTident School Set for a sportschool nin the District of Dnipropetrowsk. At the end of their visit, they found some minutes to take this photo, seen on the right site.  

German tradition relayed to the world

This year SPORTident would like to thank its customers, partners, fans, supporters, sport-lovers and all other enthusiastic sportsmen and sportswomen around the world for their engagement in sports. Herefore, the SPORTident team prepared a very traditional German tool used in winter times to shorten the last days until Christmas - the so called Advents- or Christmas calendar.

In former times it was prepared for children to sweeten the time until the Christmas Eve. Their parents hid homemade biscuits or other sweets in 24 different bags or little boxes. The children were allowed to open the right box each day. At the last day of this calendar, people celebrated the Christmas Eve and the children finally got their presents.

In this context SPORTident admitted this idea of sweeten the time until New Year celebrations and created this calendar with a lot of catching stories about its work, events, experiences and of course with some games and quizes to enjoy. You will get a lot of times the chance to win some of SPORTident equipment or voucher worth up to 500€! Therefore you have to visit the SPORTidents New Year´s Calendar every day and open the right window.

Review to Antalya O-Festival

From 29th October until 5th November the Antalya O-Festival 2017 was held. Hundreds of participants enjoyed the different stages at the sunny venue. It was also a good chance to show orienteering sport to a lot of schools to make this sport more attractiv and known to young people. 

The winner from our "win a free entry" campaign sent us some very nice impressions from Antalya Orienteering Festival, we want to share with you. Therefore, please visit our Facebook channel, to see all impressions of this o-event, placed in beautiful scenery.

Enduro magazine: "The best was just good enough."

Enduro magazine published an article to find out the fastest enduro bike 2018. In this context they needed to measure the time to get reliable results for their test- the result: They chose SPORTident and explained in some less words how easy you can measure your time with our AIR+ equipment. 

"The timing- In terms of timing, the best was just good enough. Instead of relying on the Strava times of our smartphones, we trusted in a professional transponder timekeeping system from Sportident. This is also used in the EWS and almost all enduro races around the globe. A transmitter activates the transponder within a radius of 1.5 meters. From then on, the time measurement begins. The start was realized as flying start wiith sufficient distance. Shortly before the end of the stage, a second sensor stops the timekeeping. Subsequently, the data were evaluated on the computer."




Strengthen the market in Asia

Last week SPORTident had the great opportunity to go on a business trip to Asia, visiting our partners and customers to expand our cooperations, strengthen the Asian market and demonstrating the latest SPORTident systems.
Among others, meetings were held with the President of the Orienteering Association of China, the board of the Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association and customers from trail running events, orienteering and school projects. It was a very interesting experience to learn more about the market and as it is known, you never stop learning.

Many thanks to all our partners and customers who helped organising this important business trip.

Punching record verification error in SPORTident stations BSF 7/8

An error in SPORTident stations with firmware 6.56 has been identified.

Under rare circumstances, an athlete's SPORTident card may miss a punch that is recorded as a successful punch in the corresponding station's backup memory.

We have identified that the station erroneously marks an interrupted punch (i.e. removing the SPORTident card too fast from the station) as successful. The correct behaviour is to mark an interrupted punch with an error code in the station backup memory. Because the station erroneously treats the punch as successful, it also gives feedback (beep and flash), making the incorrect punch indiscernible from a correct punch to the athlete. Effectively, the interrupted punch is missing on the athlete's card but present in the station's backup memory. In such a case, the athlete's presence at a control can be verified only by evaluating the control station's backup memory.

Firmware 6.56 has been published in October 2016. Since March 2017 we have seen five verified cases of this error, all with firmware 6.56 and with either the SPORTident card 9 or SPORTident card 10. Firmware 6.56 is used in tens of thousands of SPORTident stations worldwide. There are hundreds of thousands of punches every weekend. The error therefore occurs extremely rarely.

Fixing this issue is our highest priority. Reproducing, identifying and finally resolving the issue is challenging, because of its rare occurrence. We are aiming for a new firmware release that fixes the error in December 2017.


Your SPORTident team

Orienteering - part of the Austrian national day of sport

22nd September, Vienna, Austria

Today some Austrian orinteering clubs are part of the national day of school sport. It is an initiative to get the students in touch with this great sport and to show the teachers how easy it is, to implement orienteering in school activities, especially with the SPORTident equipment.

One of our retailer,, will be there as personal contact person and will answer all questions concerning orienteering.


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