2020-06-10

Active Tracking Technology

RACE RESULT granted patent in EU and US

After successfully patenting the foldable ground antenna in 2019, RACE RESULT is now happy to announce the granting of a patent for its active tracking technology.

As a technology leader in sports timing, it is our goal to always be one step ahead. We developed an active transponder which can be used for timekeeping and tracking at the same time.  The transponders’ tracking mode can be activated along the track. We are very happy to have received a patent for this development in the EU and the USA now. Since its introduction, the Track Box has been very well received by our timing partners and rces. It's nice to see how our developments fit our customers' needs”, says RACE RESULT CTO Nikias Klohr.

The tracking feature built in the RACE RESULT Active Transponders has taken a new approach to tracking, offering major improvements compared to traditional tracking solutions. Participants don't need to carry a separate GPS-tracker or cell phone. The handy Track Boxes can be easily set up along the course and detect the transponders as they are passing by. This detection is combined with the current GPS location and sent via cell network to a server. This live data is used for race visualization, checkpoints, splits and predictions in thousands of races around the world, including a growing number of major triathlon and road race events.

One specificity of the solution is the tracking activation at the start or along the course using the Management Box, and its deactivation once the finish line crossed to limit the battery consumption.

To learn more about the RACE RESULT tracking solution, visit our solutions page.