With the TAG Heuer by Lynx camera system, the timing circuitry - if enabled - is contained in the camera. The TAG Heuer by Lynx camera is linked by means of an Ethernet connection to the primary computer and - if one is being used - to the network of evaluation and data management computers. It is possible to connect as many cameras as needed to the network.
If one camera in a networked TAG Heuer by Lynx system is equipped with the timing circuitry, and it is powered on, then all cameras on the network will produce time-indexed images – whether or not the timer enabled camera is being used to capture image. This means that adding a second or subsequent camera to an FAT system can be very affordable.
The TAG Heuer by Lynx range of cameras should be covered if rain is a threat. They require AC power or Power over Ethernet (PoE), and can be fitted with a number of different lens mounts including: CS-mount, C-mount and F-mount (Nikon). Depending on the lens in use, remote controlled zoom, focus and iris are available.
Current generation TAG Heuer by Lynx Vision PRO cameras are shipped with a CS-mount and a CS to C-mount adapter.
All cameras can also incorporate an optional physical or electronic viewfinder so the operator can look through the lens of the camera for alignment and focusing purposes.
TAG Heuer by Lynx Vision PRO cameras come standard with a 12.5-75mm C-mount lens with remote controlled zoom, focus and iris. In addition, a 2.8-10mm CS-mount lens is provided for installations very close to the finish line.
Gigabit Ethernet connection
AUX power connection
USB 2.0 ports
HDMI output port
Electronic ViewFinder mode toggle button
Remote Lens/Positioner port
Internal GPS indicator
Connection Box port
Wi-Fi port (not in use)
|L||12 volt output|
Power & Status indicators
|Basic - TLC3K||TLC306||TLC320|
|Electronic ViewFinder (EVF)|
|Automatic Capture Mode (ACM) Plug-in|
|LapTime (LT) Plug-in|
|External Sync (ES) Plug-in|
|Network ComPort (NCP) Plug-in|
|Time Trial (TT) Plug-in|
|Remote control 12.5-75mm C-Mount f1.2|
Remote iris 2.8-10mm CS-Mount (P-Iris)
*Full resolution between 6.5-10mm only
|AC/DC and DC in Power Supply Kit|
The DB15 connectors on the ends of the Connection Box cable are connected between the back of the Camera and the Connection Box.
The Capture Button is used to trigger the TAG Heuer by Lynx camera into action, transferring the photo-finish image to the TAG Heuer by Lynx software. It needs to be connected directly to a serial port or a USB port on the computer with the USB-Serial adapter supplied.
Capture Button and Cable