Triathlon & MultiSports

Triathlons and multisports events are tough in every aspect. Event organizers as well as timekeepers, have to perfectly manage different classes and distances, along with transition areas and registrations. Besides all that, athletes expect flawless timing and a smooth running event.

Timing solutions for triathlon and multi-sports

High speed accuracy ✔  Suitable for multiple disciplines ✔  Both ProChip and BibTag available 

Timekeeping triathlon and multisports events and races is a huge challenge. With multiple disciplines and splits points that all have to give accurate results, you need to be able to rely on your equipment.

Triathlon challenges can sometimes be visited by thousands of athletes who are up for a challenge. Whereas professional triathletes, reach high speeds while having to be measured at an accuracy of 1/1000th of a seconds. With these challenging conditions at events, timers simply need a system on which they can rely at all times.

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Timing solutions

Timekeeping at triathlons & multisports events is a huge challenge.

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.

ProChip System

The ProChip Smart Decoder is the new standard in portable timing decoders. The decoder is 2.5x smaller, 6x lighter and 3x more affordable than the previous ProChip Portable Decoder, while maintaining all of the functionality and even adding features.

Because of it’s small size the ProChip Smart Decoder fits in your carry-on luggage, so it makes your logistics a lot easier. To time a race all you need is the ProChip Smart Decoder, a loop, ProChips and a laptop with Timing & Scoring and you are good to go!


Detection loops are installed in the track at the start and finish line and intermediate time points. The loops work as the system´s antennas and pick up the ProChips signals.

The detection loop can be installed in basically every type of surface.

  • Asphalt or concrete (not permanent): use industrial quality adhesive tape to affix the loop to the course. Make sure you use high quality tape to secure the tape to the road.
  • Ice: Cut slots of approximately 2 cm (1inch) deep in the ice, embed the loop wires and fill with water. Make sure to do this well in advance of an event, as the water will need some time to freeze.
  • Snow: cut slots in the snow, approximately 20 cm (8 inch) deep. Place the loop wires in the slot and fill them with snow.

The ProChip Timer is the newest addition to the ProChip System. Together with the ProChip Communicator it is the fastest manageable timing chip in bulk. Try it now.

Manage and activate your ProChips in bulk

ProChip Timer is a timing solution for timers that have to manage a large number of chips at once. The bulk-activation functionality of the ProChip in combination with the ProChip Communicator makes the process of checking and activating ProChips smooth and effortless. You always know what ProChips are ready for the next event and which ones you need to update.

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The ProChip is the proven reliable chip with an upgraded processor. It has best in class read-rates, high speed accuracy and is used at all A level events in the world. Each chip is unique which guarantees athlete identification up to 0.003 seconds.

To use the chip in races you need an active 1, 2 or 5 year subscription that you can activate with the ProChip Communicator in MYLAPS Connect.

The ProChip comes with a practice option for facilities where a ProChip System is installed. In practice mode it is possible to effortlessly use the system with automated online training data.

Why ProChip Timer?

The ProChip Timer is designed to make it easier to manage and update your ProChips in one overview.

Pros of the ProChip Timer:

  • Easy bulk activation & mass subscription renewal
  • Best in class read-rates and high speed accuracy up to 0.003 seconds
  • Wireless management of your battery-powered ProChips
  • Clear overview of ProChips owned, status and subscription wallet via
  • Compatible with the proven ProChip System


More information

Timing a race and creating reliable results is a challenging task. We make sure your event will run smoothly with our Timing & Scoring software. Timing & Scoring is the improved successor of ToolKit and offers a complete and easy to use software package to set-up and time a race and then to create and publish reliable results.

The software is specifically designed for running and triathlon events and allows you to have multiple starts, splits, races and courses in a single event and offers extensive diagnostics. It is easy to use, and allows professional timers as well as weekend warriors to set-up and time a race and to create and publish reliable results in just a few clicks.

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BibTag System

The decoder is attached to the mats and decodes the BibTag signals into the athletes IDs and their measured times. Portable decoders have an integrated battery and can measure up to 50 BibTag passings per second.

The system is especially designed for mass events and can handle a high density of athletes.

Detection mats are placed at the start, finish and split timing locations. The mats serve as the system’s antennas and detect the signals sent out by the BibTags. We offer modular mats that allow you to create timing locations between 1 and 8 meters wide per system.

The BibTag system comes with different tags. These tags are designed for example for different weather conditions or types of sports. Pick the tag that suits your needs best and your timing system is ready for your next event.

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The EasyMat is an innovation that helps set up your timelines faster than you could ever imagine. The rollable formula enables you to deploy the timing mat with one movement. The cabling is integrated within the mat, so there’s no more manual cable handling needed. The short setup time (within 1 minute) means minimal road closure time before and after the race.

The mat is compatible with both the MYLAPS BibTag and ProChip systems, which makes it a convenient solution for multiple sports and their unique timing needs. The flat design guarantees safe passing for all sports.

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BibTag or ProChip

If you are timing a triathlon or multisports event the timing system setup that would be best for you is depending on the size and professionality of event. For events with many participants, the BibTag system in combination with the MultiSports Tag is well suited. For events in which professional athletes participate (such as IRONMAN triathlons), the ProChip system is recommended.

BibTag for mass events

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. The tag is well suited for use at triathlons as it meets everyone’s requirements. There are disposable and non-disposable tags available and they are all waterproof.

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ProChip for high speed races

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.


Contact us

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want a personal consultation about the best timing system for your situation.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a pro-triathlon race or you are timing or a mass event you always want the best equipment. We provide you with the best systems out there. Consult us about what solution suits your situation best and check the customer stories or the system specifics.

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