Archive for April, 2013

2013 Virgin London Marathon
Last weekend the 33rd Virgin London Marathon had 34,278 runners cross the finish line in The Mall after passing a record crowd of more than 700,000 spectators along the route. They watched Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win two dramatic elite races under cloudless skies, while Tatyana McFadden and Kurt Fearnley raced to victory in the wheelchair contests. Kebede who emerged from nearly a minute behind the leaders at 35km to regain the men's title he won three years ago, while Jeptoo made it third time lucky in London, improving from third last year to win the women's race after taking Olympic silver in the capital eight months ago. McFadden celebrated her 24th birthday by breaking the women's course record [ ... read more ]
FINA’s 2013 10km Swimming World Cup
FINA’s 2013 10km Swimming World Cup in Cancun Mexico was a success. Believe it or not only seconds separated the winners in this event and one of our great IPICO Sports timers was their timing with our new Power Tag. Rodrigo Calderon of Mexico’s entusmarcas.com has been electronic timing all over Latin America for about 20 years. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) and Daniel Fogg (GBR) emerged victorious at the fourth stop of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2013, held for the first time in Cozumel, Mexico. The event had a record 128 participants (53 women and 75 men) from 24 countries, who swam in the crystal-clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean and enjoyed the naturally stunning scene. The women's race was [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports’ NEW Power Tag
We are excited to have launched our new Power Tag, a low-cost high performance tag that will ensure the most reliable read rates in high activity sporting events. We believe the Power Tag will be the tag of choice for cycling, triathlon, mountain biking, skiing, and other high-speed sports. The battery operated ‘active’ tag provides superior read reliability. In addition, the award-winning Dual Frequency sports technology platform allows the tag cost to be considerably lower than its competitors. The IPICO Sports Power Tag was developed under the direction of Marius Van Dyk, IPICO Sports Technical Director. He explained his team’s design intent, “We wanted to enhance the read reliability in multisport events [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports Users’ Conferences
IPICO Sports held three very successful Users' Conferences recently. The first one was held in Grenoble, France December 5th-7th, 2012. The North American Users' Conference was held in Las Vegas January 20th-22nd, 2013. The Latin American Users' Conference was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 18th-20th 2013. Sessions included the introduction of several exciting new products such as the Power Tag, Cycling Antenna, Handheld Reader, and the Integrated Test Tag. Other sessions incorporated into the conference were Customer Profiles and Sharing of Ideas, Breakout Sessions on topics requested by customers , and Hands-On Technical Training. [ ... read more ]
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