Note: The green post shown in one of the pictures is not part of the system. The Fast CAT light curtain is also used for a rodeo event called "roping." The rodeo picture shown is the only good photo we presently have that shows hows the light
curtain works. Please send us your pictures of the light curtain in use so we can update this page!
Do you need a timing system for Fast CAT events but not for agility trials? Our new Fast CAT timing system can save you hundreds of dollars off the cost of an agility timer, and at the same time, offer several advantages versus the agility timer
when timing Fast CAT.
The unique light curtain design uses a single point light source (the photo-transmitter) which sends a beam of light that spreads out and is picked up by the two foot vertical extent of the receiving light curtain. This design increases the beam
span of the curtain and reduces its cost. However, it does require that the single point light source be placed beyond the width of the track for proper operation as illustrated below. For more information, take a look at the Fast CAT User's Manual.
Provides accurate, hands free, wireless timing. The timer automatically starts at zero when the start beam is broken and stops when the finish beam is crossed. The timer is then ready for the next dog with no reset required between runs.
The timing console operates 50-60 hours from standard AA batteries. The light curtain runs about 20 hours from a single 9v battery.
Utilizes a different light curtain than used for Dog Agility to increase the beam span across the track. The agility light curtain is limited to about a 6 foot span whereas the Fast CAT curtain can span 15 feet or more across the track. The
active area of the light curtain spans a two foot vertical extent.
The detachable antenna on the light curtain provides greater radio range and can be removed to allow connection to external long-range antennas if needed.
The light curtain can be mounted to a fence pole, T-post, etc., in a variety of ways including tie-wraps, 1/4-20 screws, or our adjustable Quick-Mounts (not