December 20, 2011

RFID Timing December newsletter


Dear Friends and Partners in the timing world,

The holiday season is just around the corner and a successful year is drawing to a close. RFID Timing is not only celebrating the festive season but a great year as the ULTRA has continued to be the choice of timers large and small all over the globe.

The neat part of it all is with every new unit we make the RFID Timing world grows. Whether it is timing walks, runs, pedals, swims, skis, or paddles – we are all working together, side-by-side as partners.

To top off a great year we are launching our new website with this newsletter. The expanded site has many new features and products, showing who is using our timing equipment around the world, the incredible cost savings our ULTRA units are delivering to timers, as well as the amazing range of events that are being timed by our systems.

We are also looking to kick off 2012 with a bang with the Americas Race Timing Conference at the end of January. The event has garnered extensive interest in the last few months, and we are excited to meet our American partners face-to-face.

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Mr Genco Jin of Sydex (Beijing) Science and Development Co. Ltd. as our new China Agent. With this new partnership we look forward to seeing the ULTRA grow in popularity throughout the China region.

We hope you enjoy this newsletter and would like to take this opportunity to wish you health, prosperity, and joy in the coming year.

All the best for the holiday season!

Andrew Peterson

RFID Race Timing’s New Website

RFID Race Timing is launching their new website with this issue of the newsletter. An all new look, the website has been updated in line with the products and technology of our ULTRA units that are surging in popularity. The latest ULTRA 8 and ULTRA 4 are unveiled along with developments in timing mats, side antenna, disposable transponder choices and the new multisport ULTRATAG.

We invite you to take a look at to see what is the latest and greatest at RFID Race Timing.

RFID at the races

Our ULTRA System has gained hugely in popularity over the last year so it is no coincidence that it was used in each of the highlighted events for this month:

The Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity (Perth, Australia):

On November 20, over 3,000 cyclists donned their helmets and pedalled in support of three different charities in the Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity. The Great Bike Ride, established in 2004 and taking place a stone’s throw from RFID Timing headquarters, is one of Perth’s most popular cycling events. Participants of the 10km, 53km, and 106km rides raised significant and vital funds for the Horizon House, Hope for Children and the Heart Foundation. One of the largest bike events ever to use a UHF system, the Great Bike Ride was reliably timed by Blue Chip Timing with the ULTRA System.

More on the Great Bike Ride here

YouTube clip

Run Geelong (Geelong, Australia): 

Approximately 11,500 people took part in a Run Geelong on November 20. A charity event, Run Geelong included runs of 6km and 12km to support the Geelong Hospital children’s ward. Raising an impressive sum of over $475,000 AUD, the event had 9,100 finishers whose times were all captured without exception by Tomato Timing using the ULTRA System. CEO Andrew Peterson was on course to see first-hand the smooth running of the event and the successful capture of race times.

More information here

Pacific Association-USA Track and Field Half Marathon Championship (Clarksburg, California)

Just over 500 runners lined up on November 13 for the Clarksburg Half Marathon Championship, one of a number of running events that make up the 45th Annual Clarksburg County Run. The Half Marathon is now a Pacific Association-USA Track and Field Championship race, and many of Northern California’s best runners participate in this race as a tune up for the California International Marathon. The ULTRA chalked up yet another flawless race for A Change of Pace Foundation contributing to the event being an overwhelming success.

Clarksburg County Run website

Pacific Association-USA Track and Field website

Tour de Bintan (Bintan, Indonesia)

Some 800 cyclists trekked to Bintan, a one hour catamaran ride from Singapore, for the Tour de Bintan which took place from November 11-13 in relatively hot and humid conditions. The ride past traditional fishing villages, dense lush green forests, and beautiful unspoiled beaches included three stages over a total distance of 265Km. BlueChip Timing timed the event with the ULTRA system. The ULTRA mats again proved successfully that they are the number one choice for cycling events.

Tour de Bintan website

News Flash: Americas Race Timing Conference around the Bend
Sign up by December 26 for your complimentary pass

The 2012 RFID Race Timing Conference for partners in the Americas will take place on January 26 – 28, 2012 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. RFID Timing is pleased to provide complimentary access to attendees that register by December 26, 2011. The RFID team from Australia will team up with Americas agent Al Harding to tell the RFID Race Timing story. This is your chance to attend informative seminar sessions, view product demonstrations, and meet race timing peers in an informal atmosphere at a one-of-a-kind venue.

Visit our registration page to sign up now

For further information please contact the
nearest distributor in your country

Asia Pacific & Europe

North and South America

United Kingdom/Ireland

RFID Race Timing Systems



97 Garling Street

2501 NW
107th Avenue
Coral Springs,
Florida 33065

5 Harcourt Dve
Dudley DY32PW
United Kingdom

Phone: +61 8 9316 4528

Phone: (954) 461-6320

Phone: +44 7808 254 916








UNO Multimedia

Sydex (Beijing) Science and Development Co. Ltd.

36 Rue Geoffroy de la Tour Landry

Alta, 46-A, Entlo,
39008 Santander,

Ole Sports Centre
No.5 Shimen Cun Road
Baizi Wan Bridage East
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Phone:+33(0)2 41 30 44 54

Phone:+34 609 131 130





Motoki Sato

Japan 21
1-26-7 Ebisunishi
150-0021 Japan

Phone: +81 3 5456 8540


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