Supported timing units

The BBT timing software is compatible with most common open timing software and hardware. Below is a constantly growing list of timing units which are fully supported by the BBT timing software. Please contact us if your timing unis is not on the list as we are happy to see if it can be added.

Type Sync Replay Remote Gun Notes
Black Box P X X X X Read more
Ipico Elite P X X X Replay stops timing temporarily
Ipico Lite P X X Replay via file
RFID Timing Ultra P X X
MyLaps P/A (X) (X) (X) X Requires external software in most cases. Units supporting P3 protocol works with no additional software.
race result P/A X X X Decoder with/without active extension, USB Timing Box and TrackBox supported. Remote Decoder requires race result login*
Trident Time Machine P/A X X X X
SPORTident A (X) (X) Works via plugin added to SPORTident ReaderUI*
Impinj reader P X
Zebra/Motorola RFID reader P X LLRP and TCP connection methods supported.

Type: (P)assive and (A)ctive systems
Sync: Can the clock be synchronized with PC time?
Replay: Can the unit be replayed after e.g. a network failure?
Remote: Can we receive readings from the unit via a cloud-service?
Gun: Can the software detect start pistol/marker impulses from the unit?

race|result remote

To use race|result remote, you must have a race|result website login and your units must be set to upload to your customer ID.

For BBT to connect to the remote units, you need to enter a race|result API key into an advanced setting (server settings or event-specific settings):
raceresult.apikey

You can find or create this API key when logging into the race|result online portal.

After changing settings, please restart the timing server and the option will appear.

Optionally, you can have your login automatically added to all the BBT installations belonging to your license. Contact us for more information about this option.

SPORTident

To use SPORTident you must copy the file BlackBoxTiming.ExtPlugin.SportIdent.dll from the BBT installation folder into the plugin folder for your SPORTident ReaderUI program.

You then select the Black Box Timing plugin in ReaderUI, and it will open a connection to BBT, where you can add the units.

Please note that the units will only show up in BBT after the first punch readout, but you can use the “ALL” unit (possibly with an antenna/codenumber filter).