SPORTident Station BSM8-USB


  • The SPORTident Base Station Main 8 is based on the BSM7-USB hardware core. The station works and can be configured like each other SPORTident station. The BSM8-USB is compatible with the already existing SPORTident system parts and can be used mixed with older equipment.

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  • The BSM8-USB is a read out station for SI-Cards. It starts working as soon as it is connected to the PC and switches off automatically when disconnected from USB port.

  • The BSM8-USB station features with a higher transmission speed of 38400 Baud. This transmission speed automatically is selected each time the station is plugged into the USB port. For compatibility reasons the station can be switched into a lower transmission speed of 4800 Baud. The higher transmission speed results in a significant faster SI-Card readout process.

  • The station’s backup memory can store, dependent from the SI-Card type, up to 1022 complete data records. The data in the station remain even after disconnection from the USB port.

  • The station’s settings can be changed by PC-software SI-Config+. Basically, the full range of functions is available. Since this station is depending on an external power supply, a programming into other modes is not useful.

  • The inductive coupling between station BSM8-USB and a slave station is improved with using a coupling stick.

  • The station’s real time clock starts with 00:00:00 when the station is connected to the PC and can be synchronized by the PC-software SI-Config+. The time is not kept in the station without external power!

  • This station does not have an internal battery. It is solely powered by the USB port. The station BSM8-USB has an extremely low power consumption, so the laptop’s battery is not stressed.

  • The BSM8-USB features with an easy firmware upgrade mechanism. Station’s firmware can be uploaded by the user via simple inductive coupling. This feature keeps the station up to date and enables the implementation of additional functionality. To upgrade the firmware a master station must be used. Information about the firmware version and features are available at


Power supply

Solely by USB port, features no internal battery

Operating range

- 20°C to + 50°C

International protection class

IP 20 (DIN EN 60529)
no protection against splash water


101 mm x 51 mm x 19 mm


100 g

Backup memory

maximum number of SI-Cards data records: 1022
(depending on SI Card type)