Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 24, 2015

RFID Race Timing at Challenge

RFID Race Timing Systems were used at two Challenge events in the month of February. First up was Challenge Melbourne which saw over 1400 compete in atrocious weather conditions. Despite the wind and rain the athletes all enjoyed the scenic course on Port Philip Bay and the finishers towels were very welcome on the finish line. The event was managed by SuperSprint and timed by Tomato Timing using Ultra systems and Hutags.


Leon Griffin, Nic Kastledien and Robbo say cheers to Challenge Melbourne

Later in February one of the hottest events on the Challenge Family series took place in Subic Bay (Philippines) and was again timed by RFID Race Timing Systems using Ultra. The timing service at Challenge Philippines boasted more timed splits than previous years and a new live results application that anyone could track using their smartphones. The combination of Ultra, Hutag with OutReach software is proving to be the new benchmark in multipsort timing and well in the race against the older and much more expensive active transponder systems used in Ironman.


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March 24, 2015

Generation 4 Timing Mats

RFID Race Timing has perfected the manufacture of new antenna mats that have been in use now since early 2015. The 4th Generation mats boast even better antenna sensitivity whilst being made of bomb-proof polyurethane. The development took close to 1 year experimenting on shapes and materials to come up with what we believe is the ultimate UHF timing mat. These new antenna mats are proving popular with our existing timers due to the professional look they exude at the finish line. Like in previous generations the new mats are easy to deploy in about half the time of our competitors. The weight and suppleness of the polurethane means that the mats stay in one place and the ribbed non-slip surface will give years of service. The new Gen 4 mats are now shipping standard with Ultra4 and Ultra8 systems.

Low profile design

Antennas bolt into the mat for easy replacement