The SPORTident-Station BSF7 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 BSF7 station is compatible with the already existing SPORTident-
System parts and can be used mixed with older equipment.
œ The BSF7 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
SI-Card is inserted.
œ 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.
œ The BSF7 station features with an on-board service display visible from the back side. 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.
œ 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
stationfs 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.
œ It was a special goal to develop a device which best meets the growing
requirement to protect our environment. The SPORTident-Station BSF7
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.
SPORTident BSF7 Control stations
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.
Handling and service
œ The BSF7 station only needs minimal services. In typical application cycles only stationfs real
time has to be monitored.
œ Stationfs settings can be changed by using the PC-software SI-Config. In the inductive coupling
process between a SPORTident Master station and a slaved station the coupling stick should
be used to improve data transmission.
œ To achieve highest synchronism in station's real time clock it is recommended to adjust
station's real time by using the gSI-Masterh (coupling stick needed).
œ The battery has a capacity of 2000 mAh. This value should not be changed in the setups.
œ SPORTident-Stations BSF7/8 feature with an easy firmware upgrade mechanism.
Stations 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 https://www.sportident.com
œ Internal power supply: 1 x Lithium AA cell, no rechargeable
œ Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
œ Battery life: 4 . 7 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: 115mm x 62mm x 32mm
œ Weight: 148 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!