Welcome to an explanation of the timing systems we use and which in our experience would best suit your event. This is based upon the cost of the timing chip or transponder against the suitability of the system to support your event type. Below you will find a matrix of event types with competitor numbers and a corresponding timing solution. If you do not see your event type listed then please contact us to discuss.
We have a Passive (RFID) Timing Solution and an Active (Transponder) Timing Solution. Although there is significant overlap for the use of each system with many events types, each system has specific features and benefits as well as cost implications.
Passive (RFID) Timing Solution
This can be used for running events, triathlons, duathlons, MTB XC , Cyclocross and Cycling Sportive. We can provide reusable ankle transponders (that can also be attached to the bike) which reduces the cost of events for up to 600 competitors. Above this number you will have to purchase RFID Tags on Race Bibs or Bike Number Boards. For running races and cycling events this means you are not restricted to the number of competitors taking part. Triathlons and multi-sport events requiring ankle transponders will have to rent additional.
Active (Transponder) Timing Solution
Ideal for Triathlons, Road Cycling Races, MTB Enduro & Downhill, Motor Sports and Skiing. We can provide 300 reusable transponders for 100% reliable detection, very high precision: +/- 0.01 Sec, Max. Speed: 150km/h. The antennas are thin and can support road cycling or can be buried in the ground.
We can provide passive (RFID) chips on Bib Tags, MTB Plates or reusable HuTags that can be fitted on ankles or directly to bikes. The Active Transponders can be attached to ankles or bikes with the Velcro strap provided. Please contact us for a quotation for the best chip or transponder type for the type and size of your event.