Jaguar Chip Timing,RFID Chip Timing for speed and accuracy:
RFID stands for radio-frequency identification. There have
been many applications for its use from inventory
management, pet identification and timing athletic events to
name a few. In this article we will discuss Chip Timing.
Also called transponder timing, chip timing, RFID timing, or tag
timing, it is a method for measuring time and place in athletic
events. An RFID Transponder is attached to the athlete and
sends a code that is detected by radio receivers.
Chip timing systems require that athletes wear a lightweight
chip that identifies them as they cross electronic mats or
antennas. The chip is typically attached to shoelace, an ankle
bracelet, or on the assigned bib number depending on the
system being used. Chip timing electronically collects and
processes results at the finish line.
Chip timing eliminates the problems with manual timing.
Mistakes in the results can be caused by confusing
multiple-chute finish areas, runners wearing the wrong
number, runners who get out of order in the chutes or
“bandits” (runners who have not registered). Also, because
the process of matching times to numbers is computerized,
human error is minimized, and results can be made available
As less expensive transponders have been produced, the
use of disposable tags has become more popular. The
technology is the same as a reusable tag, but the race does
not have to collect the chips at the finish line. Chips are now
available that can be attached to the athletes bib number. This
has the added feature of increased accuracy in being
recorded as the participants torso crosses the finish line as
apposed to the lead or trail foot, which sometimes leads to
incorrect place results.
RFID technology is evolving rapidly and finding more
applications for use. We will be finding it increasingly in use
throughout our daily lives.
Article research from Marathon Guide and Wikipedia.
About Time LLC provides complete race management and
chip timing services for your event. We have the
background, skills, and technology necessary to help you
put on a great event! In 2010 we are greatly enhancing our
services to include disposable chips, large screen displays,
announcer screens and two timing systems and crews. We
are also enhancing our race promotions and working on
our own online registration system.
About Timing LLC uses the Jaguar chip timing systems
to provide the best technology has to
offer in race timing. we are Alabama chip timing experts.
About Time LLC offers fast, friendly, accurate chip timing and
database management for all types of running, cycling,
cross-country skiing and multi-sport events.
Our services are very comprehensive and include everything
from chip timing to complete management of your entire
event. You choose from our services and create a
customized solution that truly meets your needs and budget.
We know the importance of an accurate database to ensure
accurate results as well as contacting participants in the
future. We also understand the importance of fast and
friendly packet pick-up on race day. We want your event to
be flawless. Our staff will professionally supervise
volunteers on race day making sure that packet pick-up and
registration are a pleasant experience for both the
participants and the volunteers. Let our staff ensure that
participants needing extra attention are assisted quickly.
We know the importance of accurate and timely posting of
results throughout the event. Let our expert scoring staff
ensure that the results you need are provided when you
needed them, how you need them.