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RaceCapture/Apex Motorsports telemetry system


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Product Description

Ruggedized, powerful motorsports telemetry

RaceCapture/Apex is a powerful motorsports telemetry system designed for harsh environments. Whether you need telemetry for your open-cockpit race car, your desert-racing trophy truck, or your 200mph hydroplane boat, RaceCapture/Apex fits your data acquisition needs. With an open platform and customizable architecture, you can collect the data that is important to you, without a multi-page manual or multi-day seminars. Real-time telemetry via onboard WiFi,  Bluetooth, or 3.5G GSM cellular gives you access now to the data that makes the difference, while on track when it really matters. The next generation in motorsports telemetry has arrived.  

Live streaming to Podium

Live-stream your racing to Podium, where you can perform real-time analysis on engine, chassis and driver performance. Share and compare your laps with friends, colleagues, and race coaches around the world. Learn more at https://podium.live


3.5G Cellular Telemetry

The on-board, high performance, worldwide-capable 3.5G GSM cellular module provides real-time streaming of telemetry data to the Podium cloud platform, enabling access to the live-stream from the pits or anywhere in the world. Visit http://podium.live for details.

Mission Critical GPS with multi-GNSS and automatic dead reckoning

An advanced multi-band GNSS receiver is included, with automatic dead reckoning capabilities to provide highly reliable positioning, even when subjected to intermittent interference or loss of satellites due to aggressive terrain or obstructions. The receiver concurrently tracks GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo GNSS systems and supports update rates to 20Hz (up-sampled to 25Hz). Position, speed, altitude, distance and GPS statistics are provided in the telemetry stream and log file.

Predictive Lap Timing

100’s of tracks available worldwide combined with on-board predictive lap timing provides real-time feedback to the driver.

With the included interactive track map builder you can be assured you can roll up to your favorite track and get the lap times and statistics you need.


6 Axis Accelerometer and Gyro


Get 3-axis G-force plus Yaw / Pitch and Roll using the on-board high performance 6 axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) – use it to analyze peak cornering G’s, or detect oversteer / understeer situations.

WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity

802.11bgn WiFi connectivity provides access to streaming data as well as remote configuration using the included RaceCapture app. RaceCapture/Apex can act as both an Access Point as well as operate in client mode. The included Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity provides a high-speed link to Android compatible devices.

Dual CAN bus


Two CAN 2.0 compliant channels are available, providing baud rates up to 1MBPS. CAN bus data can be mapped to channels using built in OBD-II, direct CAN channel mapping, or custom logic mapping via Lua scripting.

Software controlled CAN termination

A RaceCapture exclusive: with a flip of a switch in the RaceCapture App you can enable or disable built-in CAN termination – no external resistors to add, switches to flip, or jumpers to set.

Powerful ECU and sensor integration

CAN OBDII support, direct mapping of CAN channels from ECUs such as Motec, Link, AEM, and Bosch, support for sensor networks and OEM CAN data streams are all supported with RaceCapture/Apex. Two CAN channels allows for maximum flexibility when designing your sensor network.


Analog, Digital and GPIO output capabilities

8 external 0-5v analog inputs with 12 bit ADC, 4 channel timers for measuring RPM or frequency and 3 general purpose I/O ports for low speed inputs or controlling outputs up to 1A. (open drain)


Onboard SD card logging

A micro-SD card slot is provided  for on-board data acquisition file recording. 32GB SDHC cards are supported.

USB Connectivity

A standard USB interface for direct connection for configuration, telemetry monitoring, and firmware upgrades.

GoPro™  Camera Control

Use the built-in WiFi capabilities to control a WiFi-enabled GoPro camera using a speed-based trigger, allowing precise synchronization between data and video.

RaceCapture App – included

Create your own dashboard and feed your sensor data to the gauges you customize.  Show predictive lap times with real-time +/- delta feedback vs. your best lap, and instantly review your laps right as you come off track. It’s all built-in to the RaceCapture app with user-friendly, touch optimized experience, and it’s easy to get set up and going!


The RaceCapture app works on the devices you love – with Android, iOS, Windows and OSX support. Monitor critical engine data in real time with your iPad or Android tablet standing right at your race car, or run it on a big screen with your Windows or OSX machine to analyze your lap data.


Visualizations for specialty sensors

Got special sensors, like tire and brake temperature? We have a dedicated view just for that.


Built in analysis features

Instantly review your laps and runs with the built-in, touch-optimized analysis capabilities – right on your Android or iOS device!


Extensibility through Lua Scripting

On-board scripting provides unprecedented customization through a powerful yet simple on-board Lua Scripting runtime. The real-time Virtual / Math channels incorporating logic and formulas, CAN and RS232 serial communications, and access to the system’s input and output ports provide flexible integration and opportunities for custom logic without requiring custom firmware.


Ruggedized for harsh environments

IP65 rating provides protection against dust and moisture. Power and signaling is provided via dual 12 pin Deutsch connectors and dual SMA connections for 3.5G telemetry and GPS.

Connectivity to your smart device

RaceCapture/Apex connects to your smart device over its built-in WiFi connection (Android and iOS) or Bluetooth (Android only). Use the included RaceCapture app to:

  • Access all setup options for your device
  • Create a customizable dashboard to display sensor data, create visual alerts, show predictive lap times and more.
  • Use the built-in analysis capabilities to review lap data as soon as you come off track.

Included in the package

  • RaceCapture/Apex system
  • Wiring harness with 12” flying leads
  • External magnetic mount multi-band GPS antenna
  • External through-hole mount GSM antenna
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide

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RaceCapture/Apex Product Brief




Analog Inputs
Channels 9 (8 external + 1 internal battery/supply voltage)
Voltage range 0-5v
Input impedance Greater than 1M ohm
Voltage Protection 400v (intermittent)
ADC precision 12 bit
Maximum sample rate 1000Hz
Mapping Raw / linear formula / interpolated map
Digital I/O
Channels 3
Output mode type Open Drain
Output current capacity 1A, inductively clamped
Input mode voltage range 0-12v
Input voltage protection 0-40v
Maximum sample rate 1000Hz
Timer inputs (RPM / Frequency)
Channels 4
Voltage Protection 400v (intermittent)
Maximum sample rate 1000Hz
Mapping RPM, Frequency
Voltage Reference
Output Voltage / Capacity 5v / 500mA
CAN Channels 2
CAN baud rate 125K, 250K, 500K, 1M Baud
CAN filters 14 per channel
Protocol Support OBDII PID, custom CAN mapping
CAN Bus CAN 2.0 compatible, 1M baud
CAN termination Software controlled
Aux Serial RS232
Max Baud Rate 230400
Cellular Telemetry (Optional)
Cellular 3.5G GSM worldwide compatible
Maximum Sample Rate 10Hz
WiFi 802.11bgn
WiFi Modes Access Point, Infrastructure
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0
Maximum Sample Rate 50Hz (Bluetooth and WiFi)
GNSS Type External active antenna
Automatic dead-reckoning Supported
Supported GNSS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
Sample Rates supported 1 / 5 / 10 / 25 (up-sampled from 20Hz native)
GPS accuracy 2.5M CEP
Inertial Motion Unit
Accelerometer Channels 3 (X/Y/Z) (2G, 4G capable)
Gyro Channels 3 (Yaw/Pitch/Roll) (1000 degrees/sec)
Micro SD Up to 32GB (SDHC)
CAN bus direct mapping 30 direct CAN mapping channels
Channel Support 200
Predictive Lap Timing Built-in
Track Mapping Circut and point-point
Track maps 200 built in for autonomous auto-detection;
unlimited via RaceCapture app
with interactive track map builder
Sectors per track 20
Analysis Included in the RaceCapture App
Export data format Plain CSV
Export compatibility Race Render
Dimensions 120 x 136 x 35mm (4.72 x 5.35 x 1.38in)
Temperature range -40 to 85c
Environmental IP65 rated
Weight 368g (13oz)
Connections Deutsch connector system, 24 pins
SMA for external GPS antenna
SMA for cellular module
Power Consumption (max) Main System: 0.6W
With Wireless: 1.6W
With Cellular Telemetry: 8.6W
With Cellular Telemetry and Wireless active: 9.6W

Additional Information

Weight 2.3 lbs
SKU: RC_APEX Category:


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