More and more running races are switching to disposable tag technology because of the convenience and performance of the latest Ultra High Frequency (UHF) technology.
The Ultra System is the perfect timing system for running races big and small and can handle any size timing point from 16m start lines of a ‘major’ to a small 2m wide finish line for a local club race.
ULTRA is the only true ‘open source’ system that allows the owner to buy their own disposable tags from 3rd party vendors. That means the cost of timing is less than half that of other competitor brands saving many thousands of dollars.
Tags are placed on the back of the chest race number bib and require no effort on the part of the athlete.
Gone are the days of fiddly shoe tags that have to be collected after the run and checked to see who has not handed them in. With disposable tag technology there are no teams of volunteers collecting chips and the runner simply moves on to the post race recovery unhindered.
It is no surprise that disposable tags are now used in the majority of fun-runs around the world today.
For running clubs the High Density Digital (HDD) provides one of the best value for money timing systems on the market today. The system uses reusable low frequency transponders placed on the shoe or ankle band. This system can also be used for many other sports like cycling and triathlon.