Start gate camera system
Made in: Hungary
Model: Aligner's View
Type: main equipment for rowing channels
Robust, weather proof cameras are mounted on each post of the start machine close to the start gates. The live video streams are transferred to the connected computer in the control tower where the judges can view the closeup video of each gate simultaneously. This camera system, together with the transparent start gates, gives the judges the opportunity to check wether each boat is exactly on the start line. The judges in the control tower can easily observe the events close to and inside the gates.
During the rowing start there are two phases of the start procedure when the camera system can help the judges:
1. Before the raising of the gates. At this time the area above the gates must be empty. The judge in the aligners' hut observes the screen and informs the control tower that the area is clear.
2. The gates are raised and are on the water surface. The judge observes the tips of the racing boats entering into the start gates and instructs the athletes to paddle into the correct position.
During canoeing start the procedure is similar to phase—2 of rowing.