To the right are images showing the progression of camera technology we have used, beginning with the Black and White camera, SCSI technology, using a Macintosh computer. Things have changed!
On The Mark Timing aims to ease your meet management stress by providing well trained operators, well maintained equipment and a willingness to listen so you have the event that meets your expectations.
Started in 1996 by two high school track coaches who knew the importance of track meet organization. The FinishLynx timing system was in its beginning stages. Digital technology was the future and a logical transition from AccuTrack film photo finish.
We have come a long way from our one camera (black & white), one computer system with SCSI technology. We now supply 2 independent color (primary & backup) FinishLynx cameras with integrated data management software, wind guage, digital running time clock and/or 1 meter x 2 meter video board.
Our vision is to provide, not only, a reliable and accurate timing service, but an information system that allows interested spectators, anywhere, to view result as the meet proceeds. We want to hear meet management say, "We had no worries about the timing and results".
From our home in central Ohio we have provided timing and data management for all levels of track & field and cross country competitions throughout the Midwest. We have provided service for College, High School, USATF-JO, AAU, and the Hershey Youth Program. Our service provided timing for the NCAA III indoor championships in 2007, 2009-2011 and outdoor championships in 2011.
Please click the services button to see the equipment and read a description of how our system works. If you feel that we can assist you, please contact us. We want to make the meet managers job easier.
Read about the early days of F.A.T. timing in this 1957 Sports Illustrated article. SI 2.11.1957
Watch an excellent 2010 YouTube video on how photo finish works. Photo Finish Explained
SCSI to VISION:
Cross Country timing/scoring with FinishLynx and the chip timing system
Outdoor setup with primary & backup FinishLynx cameras, IdentiLynx, and Absen7 video results board.
Indoor set up with 2-finish lines, running time clock and IdentiLynx.
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