More than 500 sports events with over 500,000 athletes in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy will benefit in the coming years from the latest developments in sports timing.
MYLAPS Sports Timing, Datasport AG, and Abavent GmbH announce a 5+ years partnership to offer best-in-class digital sports experiences to event organizers and their participants and fans.
Datasport, based in Switzerland, and its German sister company Abavent have worked together for many years with iconic races like Escalade, Jungfrau-Marathon, Engadin Skimarathon, Einstein Marathon, Ötztaler Radmarathon, HERO World series, and BDR-related events. These 2 companies are involved in more than 500 sports events per year in the DACH region and abroad. Founded in 1982, MYLAPS is the inventor of automatic sports timing and develops technology that is used all over the world, from the Olympics, Boston Marathon, and MotoGP to countless local races.
Switch to one single timing technology
To create ultimate synergy between Datasport and Abavent, both partners believe in switching to one single timing equipment supplier for both active and passive technology. The companies will rely on the proven BibTag and ProChip Systems, ensuring they can hit the ground running, all on the same timing platform.
Datasport and Abavent to use ProChip at IRONMAN races
Part of this partnership is that Datasport and Abavent will be the IRONMAN timing partner of MYLAPS in Germany, starting with 2 races in 2021 with the option to expand the number of events in 2022. Most IRONMAN races in Europe and all IRONMAN races in North and South America and Oceania are timed with the ProChip System, the standard for high-speed sports with an accuracy up to 0.003 seconds. The newly launched ProChip Smart Decoder is the smallest and lightest timing decoder in the industry.
Accurate and reliable data
Thomas Bachofner, CEO of Datasport AG: ‘Datasport has a long history of providing highest quality services to its event organizers. Accurate and reliable timing data are a crucial element of the race experience where we are not willing to make any compromises for our organizers and their participants and followers. The Covid-19 pandemic turned out to be an ideal moment to initiate a smooth transition to MYLAPS technology, guaranteeing highest quality equipment and support for the coming years.’
Creating the ultimate sports experience
Camiel Slaats, CEO of MYLAPS: ‘At MYLAPS we strive to offer the ultimate sports experience to athletes, followers and events. We are excited that Datasport and Abavent choose our technology to offer the best timing experience at their races in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. We look forward to work together in the coming years.’
About Datasport AG and Abavent GmbH
Datasport AG is the leading company for time measurement in Switzerland with a tradition of over 35 years. Year after year, well over 200 national and international events rely on the proven and innovative services that go beyond pure timekeeping.
Abavent GmbH is one of the leading timekeeping companies in Germany and has been offering extensive services for all aspects of endurance sporting events since 1998. We successfully supported more than 1,000 national and international events in the sports of running, triathlon, cycling and cross-country skiing with our services.