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5 things timers love
Timers get a lot of – well, let’s be honest – dumb questions during race day. And while our preferred response to most of these questions would bring in some pretty great reactions from participants, we know we’re part of the event and have to represent the event to the highest standard. So to help you relieve some stress, we compiled the top 5 things we “love” and our dream responses, dripping in sarcasm.   1. Registering Minutes Before the Start of the Race I know the race starts at 8 a.m. and the website and all the emails that were sent said to please be checked in by 7:45 a.m., but yes, we can totally make an exception for you at 7:58 a.m. We know how important it is that you stopped [ ... read more ]

IPICO Timer of the Month: Craig Wilson, Red Cap Timing
Craig Wilson wasn’t always a timer. In fact, he got his start in timing by simply volunteering. For almost 30 years, Craig was an environmental scientist for the state of California where he proposed water quality standards and managed the state’s water quality monitoring program. In 2004, when his son was on the high school track team, he volunteered to learn how the school’s timing equipment worked. His first two races were timed with FinishLynx. From there, he was hooked. Three years later he created Red Cap Timing, and he’s since created a web app called TimerHub. We recently talked to Craig about Red Cap Timing, his IPICO set up and how to communicate with race directors, coaches and spectators. Tell [ ... read more ]

Brighton Marathon timing with 13,000 finishers
At ACTIVE Network, we love to see innovative and unique ways that our customers are using our technology. On April 18, Brighton Marathon & BM10K partnered with ACTIVE to utilize the full suite of event management lifecycle solutions. Brighton incorporated our IPICO dual frequency RFID system with ACTIVE Timing and ACTIVE Results to accurately and precisely track and time almost 13,000 finishers, resulting in nearly 154,000 separate splits recorded.  As the world grows increasingly mobile-first oriented, race directors are looking to incorporate mobile technology into their race-day experience. In a groundbreaking event, the organizer and timer were able to quickly configure timing equipment with a user-friendly [ ... read more ]

IPICO Timer of the Month: Ken Racine, Racine MultiSports
Ken Racine started his endurance career in the 1980s, spending five years participating in triathlons. After taking time off to focus on his family and career, he returned at age 39 and started competing again. That second wind helped him solidify his decision to become a race director, and in 2006 Racine MultiSports was formed. Today, the company owns and operates 17 events, which includes timing with IPICO equipment. We recently caught up with Ken and talked about how he got into timing, his IPICO setup and advice on how to enter the timing field. Tell us a little about Racine Timing and how it came out of Racine MultiSports. After hiring timing companies for the first two years of operation, I decided to [ ... read more ]

Introducing the TUHF System
From all the glitz and glamour of the IPICO Users Summit in Las Vegas, there’s one thing that stands out among the rest: the introduction of our brand new TUHF System. The TUHF System marks ACTIVE Network | IPICO’s introduction to the UHF market and is planned to launch in Q2 2016. While many IPICO timers rely on our Dual Frequency hardware, we’ve noticed an emerging trend of timers looking for a lower-cost, disposable timing solution. Keeping an eye on these needs, the ACTIVE Network | IPICO team created UHF hardware that compliments the existing – and evolving – portfolio of Dual Frequency hardware. Built for road races and those looking to enter the UHF timing market, the TUHF System features two [ ... read more ]

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