The SPORTident-Station BSF8 is based on a newly developed hardware core. The new design
offers a number of significant improvements and new features compared with the older series of
SPORTident-Stations. The new BSF8 station is still compatible with the already existing
SPORTident- System parts and can be used mixed with older equipment.
E The new BSF8 station is designed as a smooth and compact device. It is about the size of a
mobile phone but still large enough to incorporate a number of future enhancements. Different
mounting options allow the station to be used for a variety of applications in different
environments. A special semi-transparent plastic is used to show off the insides. The BSF8
station is available in two different colors. A special conversion holder is also available so that
the station can be seated in an existing larger holder that is used for BS7 stations.
E The BSF8 station is galways onh and works in a low power Stand-by Mode. There is no need to
switch on the station or to make any special preparations before the unit can be used. Also in
Stand-by Mode the station is fully qualified to proceed SPORTident-Cards. The maximal wake
up time is 1 second but can be adjusted by the user. A faster wake up will increase stationfs
power consumption. The station is switched from Stand-by Mode to Active Mode when the first
SPORTident-Card is inserted.
E Once the station is in Active Mode the reaction time to the insertion of subsequent SI-Cards is
very quick. After an adjustable period without a SI-Card being inserted, the station drops back
to Stand-by Mode.
E The BSF8 station features with an on-board service display visible from the back side (BSF8-
DB) or from the top side (BSF8-DT). The display shows quickly main stations' settings like real
time and code number. After a card has punched the card number is displayed for 3 seconds.
E From Stand-by Mode the station can also be switched to Service Mode. This is done by
switching on the station with the Service/OFF-Card. In Service Mode the stationfs LCD display
offers additional information like the serial number, battery consumption and firmware version.
Information about stationfs battery is given both by measuring the battery voltage and by
computing the stationfs battery consumption in relation to the battery performance. Service
Mode is automatically terminated after 10 minutes or earlier if the Service/OFF-Card is used.
SPORTident BSF8 Stations
E It was a special goal to develop a device which best meets the growing requirement to protect
our environment. The SPORTident station BSF8 features with a very low power consumption.
In typical application cycles a battery will serve for several years. This enables the use of a
smaller battery. The battery is soldered to the printed circuit board and this enables the
SPORTident GmbH to guarantee and control a fully certified disposal of empty batteries. For
the first time an non-polluting lithium battery is used. This battery type does neither contain
Cadmium nor Mercury. Other points of importance are decreased use of plastic material as a
result of the smaller volume and weight.
E The stationfs real time clock system is calibrated and temperature compensated (starting with
firmware V5.53). This offers higher accuracy also at very high and very low temperatures. The
internal time resolution is 1/256 s, approximately 4 ms.
E The stationfs backup memory is increased and is typically 8 times bigger than that of the BSF6
Handling and service
E The BSF8 station only needs minimal services. In typical application cycles only stationfs real
time has to be monitored.
E The stationfs settings can be changed by using PC-software SI-Config. In the inductive coupling
process between a SPORTident-Master Station and a slaved station a coupling stick can be
used to improve data transmission.
E To achieve highest synchronism in the station's real time clock it is recommended to adjust
station's real time by using the gSI-Masterh (coupling stick needed).
E The battery has a capacity of 1000 mAh. This value should not be changed in the setups.
E SPORTident-Station BSF7 and 8 feature with an easy firmware upgrade mechanism.
Station's firmware can be uploaded by the user via simple inductive coupling. This feature
keeps the station up to date and enables the implementation of additional functionality. To
upgrade the firmware a master station BSM7 must be used. Information about the firmware
version and features are available at www.sportident.com.
œ Internal power supply: 1 x Lithium . AA cell, no rechargeable
œ Battery capacity: 1000 mAh
œ Battery life: 3 . 5 years
œ Battery exchange: by SPORTident GmbH and authorized SPORTident dealers
œ Operating range: -20‹C - +50‹C
œ International protection class: IP 64 (DIN EN 60529)
. Protection against penetration of dust
. Protection against splashed water from all directions
œ Dimensions: 101mm x 51mm x 19mm
œ Weight: 62 g
œ Accuracy at normal temperature: less than +/- 20 seconds a month
œ Switch on time: < 1 second (standard)
œ Backup memory: maximum number of punches: 21802
maximum number of SI-Cards data records: 1022
Good luck with SPORTident!