Ski Orienteering

Ski Orienteering is one of the four orienteering sport disciplines.As an endurance winter sportit combines cross country skiing and navigation skills. The ski orienteer has to read the map and to choose the best route to find the location of the post while skiing at high speed.

Using SPORTident AIR+

SPORTident supports the special requirements of Ski Orienteering with its AIR+ system. SPORTident AIR+ features simple and robust contactless identification at check points in the field and an integrated solution for a flying start.

The contactless timekeeping at the checkpoints and the finish allows high speed performance and increases concentration of sportman. To stop at checkpoints is not required.Additionally SPORTident AIR+ enables timekeeping and identification by passing SPORTident Stations configured in a gate mode. Gate mode configuration features higher time accuracy and is recommended to be used especially for START and FINISH.

Simplify Ski Orienteering events

No need to read out the data from the stations in the field as the ski orienteers bring the data to the finish line.

Lower labour costs

Saving the cost due to the easy handling of the equipment. Easy installation, rapid set up and dismantling, even in areas that aredifficult to access.


The stations will work without an external power source (rechargeable battery is integrated). Any time. Any location.Any weather.


The SIAC is compatible to the whole SPORTident System and can be used in any combination with our traditional equipment.



Each ski orienteer has to be equipped with a SPORTident ActiveCard (SIAC). The mounting holder “SkiO” fixes the SIAC directly at the map holder and enables a check of the successful registration process and reading of the map at the same time.

SI-Stations in the AIR+ configuration have to be charged before application. SPORTident AIR+ is a real time system. SI-Stations should be synchronised by using a master clock shortly before application.

To illustrate the application of the AIR+ configuration to the competitors, it is recommended to set up a test course with some control points in the event centre. In there, the athletes can test and monitor the feedback signals of the SIAC at different passing speeds.

Event execution

The SIAC supports fast registration of competitors to participate at a race.

The standard SPORTident procedure CLEAR – CHECK – START – CONTROL – FINISH remains when SPORTident AIR+ is used. The SIAC has to be activated before application. The activation process is integrated into the standard event handling procedure and done with CHECK.

During the racethe SIAC records split times and checkpoint numbers. The successful registration of the checkpoints is indicated by an optical and acoustic feedback signal emitted by the SIAC.

The SIAC becomes deactivated when passing a FINISH Station. Without a finish record the device deactivates itself 20 hours after having received last record.

Evaluation of the results

After the finishrace data stored in competitors SIAC have to be read onto a computer for event evaluation. SIAC readout is possible at any time and not depending on SIAC's activation.Optionally the data can be read out and transmitted by radio. For this online publication of intermediate and finish timesthe SPORTident Stations additionally can be equipped with a GSM modem.

SPORTident AIR+ contactless timing makes orienteering faster and much more attractive.

Control Station BS11-BS with 1.8m range of contactless punching allows the athlete to go faster.

Control Station BS11-BL with 3.0m range of contactless punching allows the athlete to go gaster - especially for the finish line.

Mounting holder "SkiO" to fix the SIAC at the map holder. A special device developed for Ski-Owith the SIAC-1.


O-Stand for BS7/8 fixed on the base and a fiberglass stick 80cm.

Control flag "SPORTident", available in three sizes (30x30, 15x15, 6x6).

Mounting holder "plate", available in two versions for Control Stations BS7 and BS8.

Transport case for SI-Cards or Control Stations. Special inlays available.