Photocell optical sensor & Camera combination systems
PX Product Overview
PX tracking systems start from just $ 1,299 - all supplied with TGC and RedChain software
Optical Sensor Club tracking Mat with FiberBuilt synthetic fairway grass top panels
Tracking system: Photocell optical sensors
Data captured: Club speed, club face angle - PX2 club path
Pros: Easiest setup and lowest cost. No cameras to install. No markings on clubs required. Most accurate photocell club tracking sensor mat on the market.
Very precise club speed detection, club path and face angle.
Trig out connector to add LX Lite vertical launch. Any other cameras can be added. Plays with all E6 and TGC game software.
Cons: System detects club data only (path, speed and face angle). Ball data is only calculated from club data. When putting, your head must be either held up or slightly to the side if not using our floor LED lamp.
Mat dimensions: H = 5.5cm - 2 1/4" W = 30 cm - 12" L 61 cm - 24" Weight 7 lbs
Our manufacturing and assembly time for the PX2 sensor mat exceeds 8 hours per unit
with TGC plus E6 demo and RedChain single course software.
PX1 includes TGC 15 course base software
PX1 to PX2 upgrade kit: The circuit board in the PX1 is the same as in the PX2 so you can upgrade it yourself later by inserting the extra sensors for club path and replacing the grass panels.
PX vertical launch camera
which means no matter how you strike the ball - on the up or down swing -
you'll always get a perfect launch angle based on the loft of the club you have selected.
Even topped shots that would normally just skim along the ground still launch perfectly with these pads
Using our new PX Vcam, this problem is solved.
The PX Vcam features built in IR LED lighting and a high speed machine vision camera that captures ball launch angles from 0 to 90 degrees.
Priced at just $ 1,299, the PX Vcam is an affordable add on to your PX sensor mat
PX Vcam - $ 1,699.00
The PX Vcam is an easy setup and portable vertical launch camera that compliments PX1 and PX2 club tracking mats.
There's no line scan camera of other lighting required.
Our manufacturing and assembly time for the PX3 sensor mat exceeds 14 hours per unit
The PX 3 adds ball tracking to the PX2
1. Club head velocity
2. Club head face angle at impact to ball ( degrees club-head open or closed at moment of impact in relation to club head path )
3. Club head path i.e. Square, in-to-out, out-to-in.
4. Horizontal ball position at impact on club face
5. Ball speed
6. Ball path
7. Putting speed and path
8. For both left and right-handed players
157 sensors, 2 * 16 bit counters, USB Serial I/O
Maximum measurable Club Path : 24° in-to-out 29° out-to-in +/- 0.65°
Advanced mathmatical algorithms in the software calculate (not measure) ball spin and spin axis tilt
from the club-face angle, club path, loft and velocity which determines the ball flight curve
ie. draws, fades, hooks and slices.
System includes TGC 15 course software plus RedChain single course software!
PX3 price $ 3,499
System includes TGC 15 course software plus RedChain 10 hoe course plus E6 single course 30 day demo!
The PX 4 adds camera vertical launch detection to the PX3
For both left and right-handed players
PX4 price $ 4,499
Advantages of PX 4 over PX 3
Vertical launch angle is detected.
Note that PX2 and PX3 systems - like all other low cost pads - use the loft of the selected club as the vertical launch angle
Advantages of PX 4 over PX 5
Disadvantages of PX 4 over PX 5
Ball must be played from the same position on the mat.
Advantages of PX 5 over PX 4
Ball can be played from other surfaces like rough, sand and greens
The PX 6 adds dual camera ball spin and launch angle detection to the
PX 3 portable sensor mat
Tracking system: Photocell optical club and ball tracking sensors with LX ball vertical launch and spin rate detection
Data captured: Club speed, club face angle, club path, ball path, ball launch angle, ball speed plus ball spin rate
Pros: Relatively easy setup and lowest cost for a full feature tracking system.
No markings or tape required to be adhered to clubs.
Most accurate photocell club tracking sensor mat on the market. Most accurate ball launch angle, ball path and ball spin system.
Cons: Ball must be played from the same hitting position
Launch monitor must be rotated for left handed players
System includes TGC 15 course software plus E6 single course demo!
PX6 - $ 7,999
PX - LX
The PX - LX combines any of the PX sensor tracking mats with the LX Lite or LX Pro camera launch monitor
Add ball vertical launch, speed and spin to the PX1 or PX2 or PX3 sensor tracking mats with the PX-LX
Click above to read more about LX Launch Monitors
Pros and Cons of optical systems compared to camera systems
PX optical system advantages
1. Compared to camera systems, our PX optical sensor systems are a breeze to setup
Other than installing the software and mounting an overhead lamp, PX optical sensor systems are Plug'n,Play
2. PX Optical sensor systems don't require the room or enclosure to be dark
3. PX Optical sensor systems don't require flooring to be non reflective
4. PX Optical sensor systems don't require any tracking dots to be applied the club
5. PX Optical sensor systems detect very precise club speed as well as club face angle and club path
PX optical system disadvantages
1. Optical sensor systems are not quite as accurate as camera systems
2. Optical sensor systems require cameras (LX or CX) to detect ball launch angle
3. Optical sensor systems require that the player always play the ball from the same spot unless using ball tracking cameras
Combining camera and optical sensor systems
Most of the above disadvantages can be overcome by combing both camera and optical sensor systems
The PX5 for example uses optical sensors to capture club data so that there is no requirement to apply any tracking dots to the club
and the cameras capture ball data (ball speed, path and launch angle) and allow the player to hit from other surfaces like fairway, rough, sand and greens for putting.
GSA Golf true feel mats
Warning! Most low cost (under $1000 ) optical sensor golf pads only use a thin grass top layer that feels very hard.
When hitting into these pads it can hurt and cause sprained wrists.
After using these pads for a while you'll probably find that you are adjusting your swing so as not to hit into the mat.
In contrast, GSA Golf use long grass fiber mats that allow the club to get under the ball for a true feel
PX2 vs CTS
Club Tracking Systems
1. Detects club path, speed and face angle for all clubs without tracking dots or markings on the club
2. Easy setup compared to cameras - it's essentially plug n play
3. PX Optical sensor systems detect very precise club speed as well as club face angle and club path
1. No photographic evidence of club face angle accuracy
1. Detects club path, speed and face angle for all clubs with photographic evidence
2. Most accurate club tracking system available
1. More complex setup
2. If not using tracking dots a visible flash is seen with every shot
3. Tracking dots or stripes may need to be applied to the clubs
Not sure which is best ?
No problem. We offer free exchanges of CTS and PX2 systems with associated price adjustments.
i.e. if you purchase one club tracking system and decide later that the other would be better than we can usually do a straight swap plus price difference as long as the unit is in good condition
BX ball tracking sensors
Use the BX ball path detection sensor array with built in trigger for the Vcam vertical launch camera
to replace the Hcam and SX line scan camera in a CX system
Price: $ 1,295.00
Camera sensor trigger array
As an alternative to our line scan camera triggers, you can also use optical sensor array triggers to trigger the V and H cam ball tracking cameras
The unit is 5ft in length and features 48 sensors that detect any ball passing over them.
Its advantage over the SX line scan camera trigger is that it doesn't require a non reflective floor surface that usually requires black carpet to be placed under the SX camera
Product features sturdy acrylic glass casing that takes the full weight of anyone standing on the unit.
Price : $ 450.00
Optional extra stance mats
If you are not wanting to raise the flooring but still want the hitting mats to be at the same -or very near - the level as the flooring
then you can simple add our 1 1/4 inch high stance mats
Set of all 3 stance mats
2 x 3ft X 4ft left and right stance mats
plus 1 x 5ft X 5ft - front mat
$ 750- free shipping
2 x 4ft X 4ft left and right stance mats
plus 1 x 5ft X 5ft - front mat
$ 836 - free shipping
Warranty and Support
One year full warranty plus life time free e-mail support
Life time free GSA Golf software updates
No maintenance costs. No subscription fees.
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