Live Chip Timing Explained
Our Chip Timing solutions provide you with near real-time, published on-line, lap times, split times and results as they happen during your event. Using Mobile Data and Wi-Fi we communicate with all the chip timing points for your event and publish them live on our local network and at the same time on to the internet. This gives you more information to manage and control your race as the Event Organiser. It also provides a much enhanced experience for your competitors who can access all their split times and positions as they finish. Spectators can also follow your event on their mobile devices, watch our live presentation screens in the finish area or listen to live commentary. Click here to watch the videos.
By deploying an extra Timing Mat prior to either a Lap Mat or the Finish Mat we can provide you a Commentator view of who is approaching a particular timing point anytime in the event. We can provide this information to you displayed on a Wi-Fi Tablet or any other Laptop you may wish to connect. With the Commentator View we can display any data you provide about the Competitor; for example their Club Name, their Charity or maybe the Event Day is their Birthday. THIS INFORMATION is available to you in the Commentator View BEFORE they cross the Lap Mat or Finish Mat. The Commentator tablet can also view all other timing and result data.
For all our races we provide a leader board, this is a list of competitors leading one or multiple concurrent events. This is published live on the internet and can be accessed by anyone with data access on a mobile device. We also display this information on large screen TVs in the Finish area and outputs are available to other display devices that can be attached to our network (other laptops, projector screens etc)
These differ from the Commentator View in so far as they display all the Timing data to support your event, again in real-time. For a Triathlon this maybe all the Split Times and positions for each competitor as the race progresses. For a lapped Cyclo-cross race this could be the number of laps for each competitor with times, across all your Age Groups. Again this is provided live during the Race and in addition to our screens and other devices, is available on the internet or on any other devices you may wish to use as the Race Organiser.
Many events provide little information to all the loyal Spectators who turn up to support their competitors. It is also worth remembering your competitors before starting and after they have finished can become avid spectators following other friends and club mates who maybe in another competition or yet to finish. As a Spectator with a mobile device that has internet access, they can follow the live leader board for the race and also review the presenter screens that display split times and positions. If they have no personal data device they can view the large screen TVs we provide in the finish area, or just listen in to the live commentary that you as the Race Organiser or us as your Timing Service Team can provide.
Competitors could view their splits and lap times live during the race but this is unlikely. With our commentator Services on lapped races they can hear their name, club, time and position called out on each lap and also be recognised before crossing the finish line. We find this is a significant enhancement to the competitors race experience. As soon as they wish to view their lap times, splits and positions they can be seen live on screens in the Finish area. For some they are content to view this information on their mobile devices live on the internet.
Self Service Certificates
We can provide a self service terminal at the finish area where competitors can type in their Bib number or Name and view a certificate with all the lap times, splits and positions, this can be printed at the event. Certificates can be personalised for your event with your logos and sponsors names as required, competitors can also print a certificate off at home after the event.
Online Results Service
We will provide you with a personalised website for your event results, this can also be incorporated into you website if you require. Apart from leader board, split times, lap times and results being available on the Results page, the competitors can also leave feedback on each others performance and post directly onto social media. There is also a feedback section where they can leave comments and rate your Event which we will manage on your behalf. To view past results click here.
Event Management Tools – On-Line Registration
We can also provide an on-line registration tool which is fully integrated into the results service. This provides the option for you to sell merchandise, email and SMS your competitors, manage your entry numbers, bib allocation and much more. Please contact us for information on this fully integrated software service. To view a current online regitration click here.
Start Finish Arch
We can provide a Start Finish inflatable arch to make your event look even more professional. It comes with Start & Finish removable banners or you can affix your own event banners.
We will erect and dismantle and provide our own power so you can concerntrate on managing your event.
Large LED Race Clock
We do provide as part of the service a large double sided LED Race Clock, ideal for your lap timing point or finish area.
Mobile PA system with Wireless Mics
We also provide a powerful mobile PA system with 2 x wireless microphones, ideal for race briefing, starting and commentating on your event as it can also play music.
"May I thank you, on behalf of both Clubs for such excellent service on the day. It was first class and could not have been better. I think all riders were delighted with the speed with which they received the information and the accuracy involved. Suffice to say I don't think we have had one single query over the timing. Remarkable!"
"thanks guys, great service, first time we've had a live timing board.....brilliant"
"Thank you Rogue Racer for your amazing service at Treehouse School 10K, Cholsey yesterday. We used a different company last year but your service was far superior - everything ran smoothly and extremely efficiently. Even our compere asked if we could use you again!! Thankyou so much!"
If you need a complete and affordable sports chip timing solution for your event, from fun runs, competitive and complex multi-sport, or high speed cycling or motor sport events then contact us to discuss your requirements.
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