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Electronic Start System

The Lynx electronic start system interfaces directly with FinishLynx to provide complete synchronization of the start signal, visible flash, and audible tone. It can produce either a start tone or simulated gun sound and is compatible with both wired start and RadioLynx wireless start. The system not only provides superior accuracy, but also removes the need for traditional starting guns and all the smoke, cartridges, and room for human error that come along with them.

This electronic simulated gun creates no noxious fumes,  requires no expensive  blank cartridges, and, in an age when transporting firearms is highly problematic, requires no gun to start a race. The system ensures absolute accuracy and has a direct interface to all FinishLynx and ReacTime systems. It interfaces directly with an integrated Public Address system to provide audio for athletes.

The hardware is simple to setup: just connect the electronic start signal directly to your FinishLynx system, and then connect the audio output connection to the speaker  provided or other permanent PA system in the venue.

  • Eliminates the need for a starting pistol
  • No expensive  blank cartridges
  • High visibility strobe light
  • Absolute accuracy
  • Direct interface to FinishLynx
  • Choose either simulated gun or tone signal
  • Compatible with a range of audio systems
  • Can be used with RadioLynx for wireless starts
  • Battery-powered for portability
Electronic Start Documentation
NameFile Size
QSG - Electronic Start System162.9 KBDownload
Electronic Start Datasheet303 KBDownload
Product Version: 3.6.4
Weight: 0.41 kg
Dimensions: 16 × 21 × 4 cm
Microphone Input: -50 dB
Tones: Simulated Gun or Audio Beep
Max Output Volume: 45 watts maximum
Start Signal Output: Normally Open Male XLR3 (Pins 1 & 3)
Audio Output: 3.5mm Mono (Male TS Plug)
Operating Temperature: -10° / +50°C