Decoders 

BeChronized decoders are the devices which receive the signals from the transponders and decode them so the software can know which participant crossed the loop and what time. 
 
Multiple loops can be connected to one decoder, for example, if you have a transition in and out point (for triathlon) within 50m of each other, it would be possible to connect both of these loops to the same decoder.  
 
IdentiSports can provide you with three types of BeChronized decoder: 
Standard 
Pro 
Elite 
 
Standard 
Pro 
Elite 
PC connection 
USB or Ethernet 
USB or Ethernet 
USB or Ethernet 
Number of loops 
15 
Max reads/min 
200 
800 
1500 
Max reads simultaneously 
24 
48 
Max track width 
30m 
30m 
30m 
Back up SD card 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
When the transponder sends its signal, it is received by the antenna located at the rear of the decoder. 
The antenna can either be an Omni antenna, therefore allowing for a multi-point loop system to be used, or a directional Yagi antenna. The directional antenna is used when the loops are concentrated in one small area, therefore we can use this antenna to concentrate on receiving signals from one particular area of the finish. 
 
The decoder can be powered by mains power or by 12v battery and is housed in a weather proof casing.