The Countdown system is composed of two matching displays
housed in heavy-duty Pelican briefcase-sized cases, one
at each Pursuit line facing the athletes. The displays
are wired to an Timy Cyclestart controller
located at the judges stand. Display controller features
display-countdown interval and is cross-connected to
the timing tapeswitches so that false starts are immediately
detected if the athlete leaves early.
features an internal weatherproof beeper with adjustable
controls, so competitors and officials get both visual
and audible cues. Audible cues consist of a 10-second
warning beep and a five-second countdown to Start,
but are also user-programmable using the Timy Cyclestart.
Standard digit height is 4".