For events with many participants, the BibTag system in combination with the MultiSports Tag is well suited. This system can easily handle thousands of competitors and minimizes handling and logistics, as the tags are disposable. Moreover, many add-ons are available in combination with the BibTag system. For instance, a personalized registration module can be created. Another great feature is the SocialShares application: an easy to use application which provides live timing updates to athletes and spectators through Facebook, Twitter, email and text messages.
When dealing with triathlons, transition areas are points of interest that need extra attention. Transition areas are perfect places to set up an intermediate timing point (or even two, which enables athletes to see how quick they switch between disciplines). It is advised that detection mats are not placed in tight turns to ensure maximum accuracy.
For events in which professional athletes participate (such as IRONMAN triathlons), the ProChip system is recommended because of its high accuracy and ability to handle high speeds. The chips are waterproof and are worn by the athletes on a comfortable ankle strap. The strap with the chip attached can be worn underneath any wetsuit.
Triathlons are tough in every aspect. For event organizers as well as timekeepers, it is hard to make everything work. Many triathlons offer different classes and distances, but coping with transition areas makes triathlons stand out from your normal event. And, from a triathlete’s perspective: it takes a lot of training to be able to compete in one. Triathletes are not your average participants: they know what they want, and flawless timing is one of their main requirements.
The MultiSports Tag is well suited for use at triathlons as it meets everyone’s requirements. The system can easily handle large amounts of competitors and the tags are waterproof. Add-ons which are useful include a personalized registration module and the SocialShares application: an easy to use application which provides live timing updates to athletes and spectators through Facebook, Twitter, email and text messages.