Timing Systems for Dog Agility Trials

If you have recently attended a dog agility trial, chances are one of our timing systems was in use. At the heart of the agility timing system is our Polaris timer console, specifically customized for the requirements of dog agility trials. Our dog agility timing systems use multi-beam light curtains instead of the single-beam electric eye used for other applications. The light curtains are necessary to ensure reliable and accurate timing of dogs. We offer two types of agility timing systems as shown below:

Short Light Curtain
The light curtain is slid up or down a taller pole to position the light curtain at the proper spot for the current height class. This is typically done at the same time the jump crew is adjusting course obstacles for the next height class to compete.
 
Full Light Curtain
The entire light curtain (about 45 inches) is an active electric eye. No adjustments are needed for different height classes.
SLC System   FLC System

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Ordering Information

Short Light Curtain System
Includes the Polaris timing console, two pairs of short light curtains, four mounting poles, four sliding mounts, four pole bases with retainer (retainer not pictured), and a custom hardshell carrying case.
$1,667
Full Light Curtain System
Includes the Polaris timing console, two pairs of full height light curtains, four pole bases with retainer (retainer not pictured), and custom hard-shell carrying case. If you are concerned about dogs misinterpreting the tall curtains next to a tunnel or chute, then an additional pair of short curtains can be added.
Check to include short curtain pair for starting tunnel or chute (+$394)
$1,887

Popular Options

Scoreboard Combo (7 Inch LED)
Includes the 7 inch LED scoreboard, carrying case, scoreboard stand and 50 feet of cable to connect the Polaris console to the scoreboard.
Custom cable length:
Check to add external battery and charger (+$75.00)
$1,048
Scoreboard Combo (10 Inch LED)
Includes the 10 inch LED scoreboard, carrying case, scoreboard stand and 100 feet of cable to connect the Polaris console to the scoreboard.
Custom cable length:
$1,493
Wireless Scoreboard Interface
With the wireless scoreboard interface, you do not have to run the data cable from the Polaris console to the scoreboard. The scoreboard still requires AC power.
$175
Amplified Speaker (Wired)
The amplified speaker allows sounding of tones for games, for speaking "go" when the course is ready, and for speaking the table count with an accurate cadence (requires wireless handswitch, below). Includes the amplified speaker, a cable to connect the Polaris console to the speaker and a padded carrying bag.
$209
Amplified Speaker (Wireless)
Same as the wired version above, but the speaker does not have to be connected to the Polaris timer in order to operate (AC power still required). The wireless version also adds additional voices and phrases so that adjacent rings can have different sounds.
$369
Wireless Handswitch for Table Timer or Manual Start/Stop
The wireless handswitch is used to control the "table timer" countdown through the amplified speaker. The handswitch can also be use to manually start or stop the timer.
$125
Computer Interface Cable
The computer interface cable provides a connection between the Polaris timer console and a serial or USB port on a computer for record keeping. Includes a free 30-day trial of our Timer Interface Software.
$25