Finally, affordable timing gear that's fun to use!


Microgate's REI2 is a professional, homologated desktop chronometer that provides unprecedented innovation and reliability at a very affordable price point. It's architecture allows it to take advantage of the modular philosophy that is a trademark of Microgate. With its large, menu-driven LCD, the REI2 is one of the most intuitive timers on the market, and its impressive variety of general and specialized timing applications makes it a true professional's tool.

The simplified command keys ensure that the machine’s functions can be accessed with maximum ease.

Large (127 x 34mm) LCD with user-activated backlighting and contrast control. The graphical display mode is a unique innovation, making it possible to highlight the most important information by using different-size characters where necessary, and to organize data in a more logical way.

Silent, high-speed thermal printer can function in a broad temperature range (-20 + 70°C), with a printing speed of up to 8 lines a second.

The REI2 has 4 separate inputs (Start, Stop, Lap, Aux) on the back of the device, and 4 keys for manual line activation. Three additional analog inputs are available for connection to different types of sensors (thermometers, hygrometers, wind guages, etc.) and digital Input/Output for the control of various accessories.

LINKPOD expansion system:
As well as the 4 main inputs on the device, the REI2 can accomodate up to 80 additional external inputs through the LINKPOD expansion system. The external inputs are insulated from the chronometer power supply in compliance with swimming-race regulations. The expansion pods can be placed a long distance away (several hundred meters). It is also possible to disable the lines and to modify disactivation times individually. The logical channel of each line can be re-assigned via firmware.

Wireless connectivity:
The REI2 can be used in combination with the LinkGate radio transmission system. As well as start and finish times, it is possible to transmit 14 intermediate times or to acquire up to 16 passing speeds from the same number of timing zones.

Memory capacity:
The REI2 can permanently store about 60,000 impulses (memory is saved when the device is switched off).

Single Starts:
For competitions such as alpine skiing, mountain bike, timed climbs, etc. Allows for management of an unlimited number of competitors on the course at the same time, includes BIBO funtionality.

Group Starts:
Recommended for the management of competitions such as cross-country skiing, marathons, cross-country cycling, etc.

Basic Stopwatch:
Countdown management, possibility of stopping/restarting time with display to scoreboards (i.e. basketball, time out); excellent for events requiring display of lap times and speeds

Parallel Slalom:
Designed for timing without a specific start impulse (finish line difference on 2 courses), with single start (start gates) or double start (two separate start and finish impulses)

Show Jumping:
Timing of single and double phase competitions according to FEI rules; simple and immediate assignment of point and time penalties; allows for flexibility in conforming and adjusting to various regulations

Timing of races with numerous levels of complexity, compliant with FINA regulations

PC On-line Program:
Allows the REI2 to be used as a timebase when using PC-based timing software

Track-based events:
An excellent program for speed skating and track cycling

Useful for measuring average speeds and speeds at points along a course, for taking air temperature and humidity and snow temperature. Suitable also for the measurement of wind data.

All programs allow great flexibility of use and adaptability to almost any type of competition. Scoreboards can be addressed and managed in many different configurations, onboard results management is a snap and can be configured in many different ways, and the device can be networked with other REI's to accomodate advanced timing requirements.

REI 2 General Manual
Link to all specialized REI 2 manuals



1.9 kg, including batteries
187 x 286 x 64 mm
Time Measurement
Selectable 1s - 1/10s - 1/100s - 1/1000s; -1/10000s
Speed: m/s - km/h - mph – knots
Resolution Measurement
4 x 10-5s (1/25000 s)
Graphic display, display area 132 x 39mm 240 x 64 pixels, with firmware regulation of contrast and backlight
Time base
12.8MHz oscillator, stability ±1 ppm between –20°C and +70°C
±0.0864 s/day for temperatures between -20° and +70°C
Operating Temperature Range
-20° / +70°C
Power Supply
Internal NiMh batteries; external source c.c. 10~30V
‘Smart’ embedded recharger (automatic discharging/recharging, double control of charging)
Battery Autonomy
>20 hours at an average print rate of one time every 20 seconds. The chronometer maintains synchronization with the time base precision even when the device is switched off until the batteries run out. (Starting with batteries that have half their total charge, synchronization is maintained for more than 25 days)
3 C-MOS 8 and 16 bit microprocessors
Thermal printer • Various font types available • Speed: about 7 lines/s • Works with thermal paper
32-key keyboard with waterproof film cover • Start-Stop-Lap-Aux keys • Numeric keyboard • 5 function keys • 2 arrows for scrolling times • 2 keys for disabling inputs and 2 for locking and time disactivation lines (stop line + one configurable line) • key for enabling/disabling/cancelling scoreboard • key for selection of start/finish corrections • key for paper advance • display backlight key
Approx. 60,000 impulses • Retention of stored data when device is switched off
Connections on 6-pole amphenol socket:
• Start, Stop, Lap and Auxiliary signal inputs (on both 4 mm jack plug socket and on the amphenol socket)
• Connection to LinkPod system (max 80 auxiliary inputs totally insulated from chronometer power supply)
REI2NET connection for communication with other REI2 chronometers
• + 5V output stabilized to supply external devices
•  Serial RS 232/485 input/output for connection to displayboards
• 2 high-velocity serial RS 232/485 inputs/outputs (up to 115.2 Kbit/s) for connection to PC
• Analog inputs for connection of sensors for air temperature and humidity, snow temperature 
• Digital inputs/outputs for connection/command of external devices
• 5-pole socket for connection to Microgate LinkGate radio transmission system (up to a maximum of 16 different signals and 16 instant speeds)
• Input for external power source and/or battery recharge

[ LinkGate Wireless System ] [ Rear View ] [ LinkPod Expansion Module ]