Options to Consider when Purchasing Athena for Clubs

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Options to Consider when Purchasing Athena for Clubs

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This document is intended to be a guide for clubs when ordering the Athena Electronic Scoring Target (EST). The Athena family is composed of many parts and pieces, and each order is generally customized to fit the needs of specific clubs and ranges. There is no one-size-fits all solution.

Existing Orion Customers

The Athena for Clubs EST is designed to integrate with the Orion Scoring System. A valid Orion Scoring System license/account is required for Athena to function in a club or on a range. Clubs who do not have a Orion license will need to purchase one.

Range Size and Firing Point Configuration

How many firing points do you intend to purchase?

You may purchase Athena either for a small number of firing points (e.g. 1 or 2) now and purchase more later, or purchase for your entire range now.

Athena for Clubs is generally sold on a per firing point package that includes the NC100 or NC200 EST Target and DoW100 athlete Monitor. Both are required.

NC100 Electronic Scoring Target for 10m air rifle and 10m air pistol. Comes with a backstop suitable for air gun shooting.

NC200 Electronic Scoring Target for 10m air rifle, 10m air pistol, and indoor smallbore 50ft rifle. Does not come with a backstop, customers must provide their own.

DoW100 Athlete Monitor, for indoor use only.

Stand Options for NC100 and NC200

There are three stand options for the NC100 and NC200

Mechanical target lift.

Table top stand.

Wall mount.

Athlete Tables

The Athlete Tables are generally optional but recommended especially for practice. They come in three forms.

Rulebooks based on international rules (e.g. USAS) do require athlete stands, or at a minimum a bench to place their gear and monitor on. National rulebooks (e.g. CMP) do not. However, athletes will find having an athlete stand advantageous especially during practice. With the stand the athlete monitor may be placed on top of it, making it easier to interact with the user interface during the standing position.  

Monitor Stand An adjustable height stand that fits the DoW100.

3 Position Rifle Table A table and bench that holds the monitor plus some of the athlete's gear. The three position version is narrower and smaller than the International version.

International Table A table and bench that holds the monitor plus some of the athlete's gear. The International version is so named because it adheres to ISSF rules for athlete tables.

The 3 Position and International table comes with free laser-engraving of the firing point number and your school or team’s emblem. To include your club’s emblem we will need a SVG file, and then confirm with the manufacturer.

Each athlete table is manufactured by Sandusky Woodcraft and are made in the USA.

Spectator Displays

If your range has bleachers or an area spectators to watch, Athena’s MM100 is a device that plugs into an available HDMI port on a TV or display, making match-specific information available to view for all. Spectator Displays (MM100 plus TV) are optional, but recommended for ranges with spectator area.

We recommend 1 spectator display per 6-8 firing points, to display athlete individual scores, plus one additional for the range, to display a leaderboard. For example, if your range has 12 firing points, we would recommend 3 spectator displays.

A MM100 is required for each TV. Any TV with an HDMI port is supported. Our available options include:

40 inch TV suitable for smaller ranges where spectators are within 15 feet of each display.

50 inch TV suitable for small to medium sized ranges where spectators are within 25 feet of each display.

70 inch TV suitable for large ranges where spectators are within 50 feet of each display.

TV Wall mount ($100).

Customer is responsible for proper installation of displays.

Extension Cords

As unglamorous as they are, power outlets, or extension cords are needed to supply power to each of the EST components NC100, DoW100, and MM100. Check your range and make sure there are outlets available nearby, and if not how many extension cords you will need. Remember, you may need one set of extension cords for both the firing line and the target line.

30ft Extension cord for 6 firing points

60ft Extension cord for 10 firing points

Power Requirements

A standard 15 amp fuse can provide enough power to a 20 point range, for both the NC100 (or NC200) targets and DoW100 athlete monitors.

The NC100 and NC200 draws about .30 amps during normal operation, and .40 amps when the mechanical target lift is engaged. The DoW100 and MM100 draw about .30 amps during normal operation. Note that this does not include any TVs attached to the MM100.

Please consult a licensed electrician to ensure your range has adequate power.

Consumables

Aiming Masks

Aiming masks are purchased separately, there is both a front and back aiming mask required.

Aiming masks for 10m Air Rifle.

Aiming masks for 10m Air Pistol.

Aiming masks for 50m Rifle reduced for 50ft.

Back aiming masks

Shot Verification Paper Roll

The shot verification paper roll is used not only used by Athena to score targets, but to physically inspect (or verify) historic shots.

Each roll should last ~2000 shots in practice, and ~1500 shots in a competition.

Networking Equipment

The Athena line of products have been designed for use with the standard WiFi network protocols. We do require ranges to have an isolated wireless network solely for the Athena network of systems. This is to ensure all data communication between devices are prioritized to provide not only fast, but efficient, communication to display and render scored targets.

Network Managers

The Network Manager is a required component for all club systems. This standalone device is responsible for three primary functions, security, redundancy, and computation. This device is integral to the performance, functionality, and reliability of the Athena system.

The Network Manager may be included in one of three options depending on range size. Only one Network Manager is required for each range.

1 - 2 firing points. Installed with the DoW100. No fee for this option, but it is not available for larger ranges since it eliminates the redundancy the standalone Network Manager provides.

CL210 for 1 to 12 firing points

ML510 for 1 to 30 firing points

24 to 60 firing points: Call us.

Networking Hardware (WiFi/Routing)

Since Athena is an IoT (Internet of Things) system, it is important to ensure the security of the appliances and applications. Although Athena is designed with security from the ground up via software and compatible hardware, it is important to take the infrastructure into consideration - in this case, the wireless network Athena uses. As mentioned previously, an isolated network is required for Athena. If your range needs to provide members and/or guests with internet access, a secondary Wireless Network is needed.

When generating your estimate or order, we include the wireless networking equipment (which we pre-configure) for your Athena Range by default. If your organization would like to use and configure your own WiFi network, please see our Configuring Your Own WIFI Network support article.

Things to keep in mind when building a wireless network for your range:

1 Access Point (AP) per ~20 firing points* (Each firing point contains 2 devices that will need to connect to Wifi: NC100 (or NC200) & DoW100)

1 Router/Security Appliance per range

*This is an estimated recommendation. Your needs may vary depending on environmental variables, such as building composition and the size of your range.

Building a Athena for Clubs Quote Estimate

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Prices valid as of Summer 2022. Please check our web store for updated pricing.