Active System

A rapidly growing number of elite events around the world has trust in the RACE RESULT Active System. It combines high precision and reliability with unique features like tracking and store mode.
The unmatched combination of Decoder and Active Extension ensures a detection rate of 100 %. A simple wire loop is used to detect transponders. It can be taped to the finish line or buried in the ground.

Active V3 Transponders


Thousands of events around the world rely on RACE RESULT active transponders as a guarantee for maximum precision and reliability under all conditions.

V3 is the third transponder generation and takes the product to the next level with significantly lower power consumption, greater resistance to interferences and significantly increased accuracy.

The four V3 transponder options are tuned to different application scenarios. Different transponders can be used in the same race.

ActiveBasic V3

The budget choice. For clubs and events that appreciate the reliability of active technology and can do without the highest accuracy, tracking and store mode.

ActivePro V3

The best choice for most events. Combines high accuracy and speed with long battery life, store mode and tracking.

ActivePro V3 Performance

High-end transponders for pro races. Delivers the highest accuracy, most stable data transmission in sprint finishes, additional tracking data and store mode.

MotorKart V3

Special transponder for timing go-karts, optimized for avoiding electrical interferences at detection heights < 0.5 m. Ensures highest reliability and precision over tens of thousands of rounds of kart racing.

The minimum time between two detections where our solution can define the correct order of passings reliably

Max. Speed
Maximum speed for a reliable detection

Warranted usage time of the transponder

Activation Antenna
3D: Transponder can be in any orientation
2D: Transponder must be mounted vertical

Store Mode
In Store Mode, detections can be stored intentionally on the transponder and be read out by a system at a later point in time

Tracking Mode
The Tracking Mode allows for tracking & timing with the same transponder

Tracking Lifetime
Time the transponder can spend in Tracking Mode (fast / slow interval)

Maximum rated operating temperature range - without battery voltage restrictions


No hidden costs

Once you purchase the transponder, it's yours! There are no follow-up costs such as activation or subscription fees, renewal costs, expiration dates etc.

Highest accuracy

Our active transponders already were among the most accurate timing solutions on the market. With the V3 transponder, we were able to implement an even further improved timing algorithm. The result is a significantly improved accuracy - according to measurements,the best in this transponder class.

Improved power consumption

Utilizing the latest semiconductor technology, V3 has a significantly reduced power consumption compared to any existing transponders. This allows for new functionalities, exceptionally long activation duration, more store mode and tracking mode usage.

Unique features

With "Store Mode" and "Tracking Mode" the application scenarios of the RACE RESULT Active transponder* can be expanded. No other timing transponder on the market offers these functions. V3 consumes significantly less battery in tracking mode, so the feature can be used even more frequently.

Works in any orientation

No matter what position the transponder is in when crossing the timing line, thanks to the 3D activation antenna, the times are always precisely recorded and transmitted. (The ActiveBasic V3 has a 2D antenna, so it must be mounted vertically.)

High performance in low temperatures

V3 delivers reliable timing data even at low temperatures and low battery levels. Compared to its predecessor, the V3 has been greatly improved in this regard. Active transponder can be used from -25° C to +70° C.

Extra transponder code

Store your own data on the transponder. An individually programmable and changeable code (0...30000 / A-000...Z-999) is transmitted with each passing. In addition, each transponder has a key-value-store that you can assign as you wish (e.g. “Owner” : “MyTimingCompany” ). This code can be changed and read out via the Management Box.

Ergonomic and robust

All active transponders are 100% waterproof. With a weight of only 16.8 g and a size of 36 x 40 x 9 mm, they are comfortable to wear and easy to attach. Smooth edges increase comfort for athletes.

* Not available for ActiveBasic V3 Transponder

Technical Specifications

  ActiveBasic V3 ActivePro V3 ActivePro V3 Performance MotorKart V3
Warranty* / Battery lifetime
Years4 years5 years3.5 years3.5 years
Tracking fast / slow400 / 1000 days150 / 300 days150 / 300 days
Accuracy0.2 s0.004 s0.004 s0.004 s
Max. speed60 km/h120 km/h150 km/h120km/h
Resolution**0.001 s0.001.s0.001 s0.001 s
2.4 GHz backupdualdualquaddual
Exit passing precision170 ms100 ms50 ms170 ms
Reaction time500 ms250 ms125 ms125 ms
Loop Antenna2D3D3D3D
Detection Height2 m2 m2 m0.5 m
Max. time between Track Boxes5 h5 h5 h
Max. time between Loops25 h25 h25 h
Typical track ping range50 m200 m50 m
ActivationLoop ID 8 + Channel ID 8Loop ID 8 + Channel ID 8Management Box
Adaptive track ping intervals5 s / 2 s / 1 s1 s / 0.5 s1 s / 0.5 s
Store Mode
Max. passings stored64128128
Max. store time 12 h24 h12 h
Store Mode precisionTemperature compensated +-5 ppm
Temperature-25 °C – 70 °C
Extra transponder code
Adaptive noise avoidance
Key-value store
Deep sleep mode

Please note: All data apply to the optimal configuration of the RACE RESULT hardware. More information about the setup can be found here in our Knowledge Base.

* the value reached first is applied
** when using Ubidium

Data Sheet

Active V3 Transponders :: Data Sheet

Features and facts of the different transponder versions at a glance.

Comparison between V2 Pro and V3 Pro

ActivePro V2ActivePro V3
Accuracy0.01 s0.004 s
Battery lifetime when standing over loop5 days250 days
Battery lifetime with tracking activated2.000 h24.000 h
Timing resolution0.04 s0.001 s
Store Modenot calibrated, not temperature compensated+-5ppm calibrated and temperature compensated
Max. store time12 h12 h, enlarged by 12 h after each intended stored passing
Tracking Activationadditional loop with Management Boxevery timing system with Loop 8 / Channel 8
Adaptive track ping rate 5 s / 2 s / 1 s
Max. time between Track Boxes3 h5 h
Exit passing precision1 s0.1 s
Adaptive Noise Avoidance
Extra Transponder Code

V3 will be available in the shop in April, with a delivery time of 2 to 3 weeks.

Active Extension

Using the Active Extension, your RACE RESULT Decoder supports the Active Transponders. Only a wire loop is needed as the antenna. It can be fixed on the ground using duct tape or attached to a mat. On race tracks, it can be installed in the channels designed for timing loops.

Loop Box

The stand-alone Loop Box is a revolutionary new way to collect split times. At nearby split timing points detections are repeated wirelessly to the main system. In case of remote timing points, the ActivePro Transponder saves the passing time and then transmits them when arriving at the finish.

USB Timing Box

The USB timing box is the handy alternative to the Active System. It is connected directly to the PC and does not need a Decoder. Thanks to the internal memory battery, 100 % reliable timing can still be maintained if the computer should fail. The USB Timing Box can be combined with loop boxes.

Track Box

With the Track Box, you can provide tracking and timing with the same transponder. Track Boxes placed along the course or on race vehicles receive pings from all tracking-enabled transponders within a 50 m radius and transmit the data live online. You can then use this data to produce live tracking visualisation, and to publish an unprecedented amount of splits.

Management Box

The Management Box is a key component of the tracking solution, as it is required to activate and deactivate tracking on the transponders, as well as to manage your Track Boxes.
It also allows you to easily check your inventory of transponders, to generate chip files and to set the transponders to Deep Sleep Mode.

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