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New Updates to ACTIVE Timing (and a webinar)
New Updates to ACTIVE Timing (and a webinar) ACTIVE Timing V1.7.6 now brings you even quicker race timing setup and a powerful result calculation system for triathlon events! In this release, ACTIVE Timing has been completely redesigned for timers to manage readers, race layout, and results, and monitor participants during the race. Our updates include: New reader management page Manage and review all your readers collectively from the convenience of one screen. Also. with V1.7.6, you can provide independent decoding function for Lite, Elite, or Super Elite readers. Visual and usability enhancements to race layout configuration- Support multisport event timing: swimming, cycling, and running.   Group [ ... read more ]
How One Race Grew to over 20,000 registrations and became an influencer
In case you missed the article in Endurance Sportswire this morning, Nicolas Stevens, our Senior Product Manager offered some awesome insight into how races become influencers. Below is a quick preview, for the full article visit Endurance Sportswire Take a look at the races and brands that inspire you, whether on social media, blogs, forums or simply industry chatter. What is it about these races and brands that has you paying such close attention? They are influencers. An influencer is a brand or a race making waves through innovation and proven results in their industry. You can tell which brands are influencers by the size of their following. What is their rate of recurring registrations? Do they have a [ ... read more ]
Brighton Marathon Weekend: A Timer’s Dream
It's always exciting when you get to experiment with new racing technologies and test just how far your equipment can go. For many timers, it's this love of technology and sports that drives them to become a race timer in the first place. Earlier this year when ACTIVE was given the opportunity to work with the Brighton Marathon weekend and HS Sport, we jumped at the opportunity to see just how far this collaboration could push the technology, and we were not disappointed. As the second largest marathon in the UK, behind the world-renowned London Marathon,  Brighton Marathon Weekend organizers are laser-focused on innovation and enhancing the event experience. In the past, it was a challenge to successfully convince [ ... read more ]
Timer of the Month: Eliecer Adames with Timing Co.
This month we sat down to talk with Eliecer Adames from Timing Co. in the Dominican Republic to learn more about what gets him up in the morning and how his IPICO hardware has helped to build his business.   Tell us a little about your favorite event that you put on? Last year was a big growth year for us, we were given the opportunity to time a 10k race with over 3,500 participants. We were so honored because it was the biggest race in the country! We were excited to be trusted with this challenge; but at the same time, this was our biggest race yet and we were frightened by the task of setting up readers for such a large amount of runners. The IPICO team was invaluable, they gave great and timely advice. [ ... read more ]
The Complete Timing Solution Race Timers Have Been Waiting For
Ease-of-use. Streamlined processes. Real-time reporting. These are key things that timers are looking for when they are evaluating different timing software options. ACTIVE Timing is the answer to your event timing needs. As a complimentary offering with IPICO hardware, ACTIVE Timing is built for activities both large and small. It acts as the primary scoring application, automatically highlighting discrepancies and detecting potential errors, it even integrates with ACTIVEWorks Endurance Registration—simplifying the process of uploading participant data for event organizers. Additionally, ACTIVE Timing offers expanded support for triathlon and lapped events, making it the complete solution event timers have been [ ... read more ]
UHF Best Practices
Frequency matters when it comes to timing. While the basic principles of race timing will stay the same, there are differences in how you prepare for a race with ACTIVE | IPICO Dual Frequency technology, and how you prepare for a race using UHF RFID race timing systems.   Whether you are a new race timer, or an old-timer timer, there are steps you can take to ensure the accuracy of your reads and refresh your memory. Based on successful events with our TUHF reader, we have compiled this list of Best Practices.  Preserve your investment and get tips on: Software specifically designed for UHF readers Common UHF mistakes and how to avoid them Assembly and transport of RFID tags and equipment to ensure [ ... read more ]
“What’s my time?” Chip vs Gun
Every four years, the world unites in a celebration of unity through diversity and a show of unprecedented athletic ability. In 2012, the games kicked off in a new way: with a starting pistol. As a race timer, the concept of a starting pistol is nothing new to you; after all, gun timing has been the standard for world record times for many years. However, with the development of RFID timing systems, timers typically set up a gun start as well as chip timing for ease of use and accuracy. To those just getting into timing, there are two types of timing commonly used in endurance events: Chip timing (which IPICO technology uses) and gun timing. It's important to understand the difference in the two because, depending [ ... read more ]
Cool Tip to Grow Revenue
As a Race Timer, you are always looking for new services that you can offer your customers. That's a key part of your business strategy. After all, next to your expertise your services are what make you stand out from the pack! One area that you may not have looked to as a potential revenue generating opportunity is your Bib offerings. With ACTIVE | IPICO we offer custom bib options. Whether you are timing a Turkey Trot, a Triathlon, or an experiential race, we have a bib offering that is sure to impress. When pitching to your customers, here are some unique ways they can use your custom bibs Organization: No matter the size of your race, race day logistics are a major hassle. Custom Bibs with pull tags can [ ... read more ]
Which Timing System is best for you?
As you search the web for the timing solutions that are right for you, it's easy to get overwhelmed with your choices. With the many types of races out there, not every timing system will work for every race. That's why we created this detailed guide. Whether you are a timer for road races or cycling races, ACTIVE Network | IPICO has you covered. With this guide you will receive: Suggested Configurations for every rac Complete pricing for timing equipment on all races Tips to grow your revenue with technology Solutions for live-streaming results and more! visit this page to get the guide! [ ... read more ]
July Timer of the Month: Bart Muylle
MyTime began as a group of friends pooling timing equipment for events they were organising all across New Zealand, but today it has grown into one of the largest full service timing teams with around 140 events per season. From Road Races to Cycling, Kayaking and SUP Bart Muylle and his team do it all! Read on to get insight on how Bart sets up his races and why he loves his job! Q: Tell us a little about MyTime. A: Back in 2006 we were helping to organise a few events around NZ and that season we did results manually including for some triathlons. Needless to say, that was pretty painful and we found it a huge challenge to get results up online quickly for the participants to check. Not wanting a repeat, we [ ... read more ]
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