Electric phase detection system
RM-200 picks up the pressure change that occur only after 0.5 seconds before the start, thus eliminating the judgement error caused by the runner’s warming up action.
False start signal
If a false start is detected, LED on the operation board lights up, and an audible alarm signal is given simultaneously to the starter through the headset.
Printout of the results
The reaction time of each runner and waveform indicating pressure changes can be printed out every time a start is made.
Automatic recall function
Signal output for automatic recall is also available.
Use in world’s leading sporting events
Continuously improved since developed first in 1984, False start detection system has been used regularly in IAAF World Championships in Athletics starting from Rome 1987, as well as numerous other international meetings.
* In athletic meetings that fall under the classifications of (a) through (c) of Section 1 in Rule 12 of IAAF Constitution, use of a false start detection device is obligatory.
False start detection
When the runner takes a starting action,waveform of pressure applied on the starting block shows frequencies completely different from those at the set position. RM-200 uses an electric filter circuit to detect such frequency change and judge whether the runner has taken a starting action.