Working to continually provide valuable support solutions, ACTIVE | IPICO is building upon an existing team of stellar support experts to deliver expanded support tools for IPICO timers.    Enhanced support includes: Knowledge Base: Tap into a continuously growing library of quick-reference articles to answer questions anytime, anywhere. Case Management: Submit, view and manage service requests through one intuitive interface. Collaborative Forum: Ask and answer questions from other IPICO timers.   Knowledge Base Earlier this year, we launched a public knowledge base on our support homepage that provides IPICO timers with self-help guides [ ... read more ]

                  Who is Kirsten Lancaster? A petite IPICO Timer from Belton, Texas, Kirsten Lancaster slings mats and barricades with the strongest of men.  Despite women being a minority in the timing industry, she has no problem easily proving she’s “one of the guys” when it comes to timing operations and tech-savviness. While at Texas A&M University, Kirsten was on the cycling team and enjoyed the camaraderie that comes with endurance sports.  She looked forward to daily rides and weekends racing with her team, and bonding while strategizing how they would beat their big rivals. “I swim, I run, I used to be into triathlons, [ ... read more ]

  *Photo Credit: World Triathlon Corporation                       A Championship Event IRONMAN Brazil will host the 2015 IRONMAN Latin American Championship in Florianopolis on May 31.  With 2,000 registered participants from 36 countries, this 140.6 mile event “offers a scenic course and sparkling beaches, which have been attracting athletes from all over the world for over 15 years,” quotes IRONMAN organizers.  Brazil is now host to four IRONMAN events each year.    LATIN SPORTS Ironclad Timing Based out of Sao Paulo, Carlos Galvao’s LATIN SPORTS will be timing IRONMAN Brazil for the fifth [ ... read more ]

So, just how many runners are timed?
  Running event participation continues to increase year after year, which is no surprise to the timing industry.  More runners easily mean more events to time, and more athletes to time within these events. What is new, however, is the explosion of runners in non-traditional events (also known as experiential events or mob events), such as color-infused runs, glow-in-the-dark events and obstacle races. These events do not typically require a timer to track the whereabouts of runners along the course or carefully monitor the finish times of elites. Running USA reports that in 2013 there were over 19 million finishers in timed running events throughout the US.  They estimated 4 million participants in [ ... read more ]

Made for Mud Runs
  Most timers would be concerned about read rates if their course looked like this -                         Why? Because mud and water do not mean ‘accurate results’ for most timing systems. However, if you use ACTIVE | IPICO mats and shoe tags, mud runs can still yield highly accurate race results.   Why ACTIVE | IPICO equipment is ideal for mud runs: Our dual-frequency technology Is unique to IPICO and we put a lot of R&D into its development and hold many patents Reads through mud, water and the human body and gives accurate read rates Produces 99.99 % accuracy in large-scale events [ ... read more ]

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