New in version 9.72 Feb, 2023
A software download link will be sent via email. May take up to 1 Hour
Software for slot car lap counter. Requires Trackmate hardware. Also has a demo mode which simulates races that requires no hardware... click view for more details
20 foot cable to go from decoder to overhead detectors
Software - Select free download or USB stick
1 year warranty
Toll free support
This is a new system with 1 year warranty
Why Buy a Trackmate RC lap counter?
Works with any scale. Same transponder can be used on 1/24 scale or 1/5 scale. Even R/C boats
Works indoors or outdoors
Transponder has a unique ID, so your club can have hundreds of members and not have a ID conflict.
Transponders are dirt cheap. 5 for $129, 10 for $250.
Includes easy to use software, but you can also run other software (Flipside Racing, Live RC, Laps Free, Alycat)
Reliable lap counting
No wires to drive over, sensor are above ground
Toll Free support 877-756-8227 USA /Canada International 604-582-1946 System Requirement Windows 2000,XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Just click Start no complicated setup required
Sounds for Lap, Personnel best lap, Overall best lap
Practice, Qualify, Race
View all Lap times
Enter Racers name only once with his transponder ID, it will then automatically show racers name.
View live and old results on other devices such Android, iphone, laptops etc.
In Video you will see 1/5 scale racing on dirt, see it go under the sensor bridge.
Theory of Operation
The Iridium System is a complete timing system for Radio Controlled Cars. The transponders use infrared technology, An overhead bar is placed at the start/finish line approximately 22 inches above the track with sensor modules placed every 14 inches. When a transponder passes underneath it will be detected and its ID will be sent to the PC. All 14 transponders can pass through simultaneously and all of them will be detected and counted.
The overhead sensor units are interconnected with the 12 inch cables supplied. Use as many overhead units as required for the width of your track. One to thirty overhead units can be used. The orientation or which jack is used on the overhead unit does not matter. The overhead units are connected to the lap counting decoder with the included 20 foot cable. The interface board is connected to the PC via the included USB cable.
Transponders are powered by the R/C receiver battery. You would normally plug into an unused servo channel. It may be mounted in the windshield area or by having a clear area in the front hood of the car it would be possible to mount the transponder there.