2019-04-16

RACE RESULT granted patent

for foldable Ground Antenna

The global innovation leader in sports timing technology has obtained the US and EU patent for its foldable ground antenna (patent number EP 3 298 668 B1).

The iconic red foldable mat was invented and developed in 2015, since then it has become inherent part of hundreds of start and finish lines in sports competitions all over the world. Fast assembly and disassembly, robustness and highest precision characterize the RACE RESULT ground antenna.

"The foldable ground antenna has become something of our hallmark. We invest a lot of time and money in the development of new, innovative products - to the highest quality standards. With the folding mechanism we have hit a home run with our customers. We are very proud that this development is now also recognized and protected by the patent", says a delighted Nikias Klohr, head of development at RACE RESULT and co-inventor of the foldable ground antenna.

Compared to other timing mats, the setup of the race|result ground antenna is very easy and can be done in a few seconds. Timers don’t need to open and connect mat elements to lay cables through them. This saves personnel and storage costs. Even race organizers benefit from the quick installation of split points. Road closures for the races can be significantly shorter if the technical infrastructure is set up and dismantled faster.