PCs to monitor finish lines

Industrial Computer Source has been chosen by RaceTech to supply ruggedised PCs to monitor the finish lines at race tracks in the UK. The custom-built PCs will work in tandem with digital cameras to capture the end of each race. Whenever a race takes place, a RaceTech team travels to one of the 59 horse racing tracks in the UK, setting up equipment to monitor the finish line. As the machines are regularly transported from one race track to another, the PCs need to be durable. They are placed in the photo-finish room, which often has to be accessed via ladders, so the PCs must be able to withstand frequent jolts. The PC system, linked to a digital camera, works in tandem with a traditional photofinish camera, providing a backup option for a more rapid conclusion.