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Innovative Timing Systems, LLC
Breakthrough High-Speed Sports Camera Solution Released
PhotoVision® Camera delivers advanced features for collegiate and high school sports
St. Louis, MO – December 15, 2018 - Innovative Timing Systems (ITS), the leader in sports photo technology, has released its new high-speed PhotoVision camera solution. The system was designed from the ground up to use the latest technological advances in optics and imaging, while also achieving a price point that makes it ideal for schools ranging from elementary to college. PhotoVision can capture full-frame high-resolution color images at speeds from 120 to 1,000 frames-per-second. Multiple lens options are available and the included lens can capture points that are up to 100 feet across. Ease of use was crucial, so PhotoVision can be operated using a USB cable that can reach up to 50 feet. No external power is required and the customer can use their own laptop to operate the software. PhotoVision comes with all hardware and software needed to capture running races, lap events, cycling, auto racing, triathlons, fitness tests, skating, skiing, football combines, track & field and cross country races.
PhotoVision sets the new standard in sports photo capture by allowing the user to record continuously as long as disk space is available on their computer -- even at speeds up to 1,000 fps. The user can capture from one or two cameras simultaneously. Unique features like triggering photos using Innovative Timing’s Lasers make it possible to fully automate the capture process. In addition, the Laser can record and display the exact finish time on digital clocks also provided by ITS. Furthermore, gun start times can be automatically recorded by using the PhotoVision wireless transmitter and receiver. The starter simply holds the wireless transmitter that detects the gun sound, and the wireless receiver is plugged into the same laptop that’s being used to record the photos. The integration of wireless gun starts, rapid photo capture, lasers and digital clocks makes it possible to rapidly score track & field events, while also creating an amazing experience for athletes and fans. It’s integrated, it’s easy, and it’s revolutionary.
PhotoVision, unlike some competing products, doesn’t require the user to set up a complex Ethernet network, which can be difficult and time consuming on race day. In addition, the Ethernet interface only operates at speeds up to 1 gigabit/second, while PhotoVision’s USB interface can operate at speeds up to 10 gigabits/second. This makes it possible to capture full-frame high-resolution color photos in real-time to the user’s computer. Best of all, photos don’t have to be combined together to re-create a finish shot; thus there is no stretching of the athletes and clarity is outstanding. Furthermore, because full-frame color images are being captured, it’s easy to see pre- and post-finish photos to analyze athlete placement or movement within 15 to 20 feet of either side of the finish line.
The design engineers at ITS wanted to create a product that would require less than 5 minutes to set up and operate. Feedback collected from coaches, athletic directors, and educators often revealed that their current solution required long setup times. This was one of the primary reasons they were looking for a new product that would be more convenient. ITS delivered on this promise as the following video shows here.
Finally, ITS set a goal of delivering amazing functionality and quality at more affordable prices. PhotoVision prices range from $3,999 to $6,999, making it viable for nearly every customer.
About Innovative Timing Systems, LLC: Innovative Timing Systems, LLC is a privately-owned company, providing leading-edge sports timing solutions and race timing services through a network of over 500 locations around the world. ITS provides advanced chip technologies, race kiosks, large athlete displays, live web updates, automated race photos, race registration and results, social media integration, and mobile apps. Founded in 2008, ITS is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has sales, support, and engineering facilities in numerous locations around the world.