ITS offers a competitive platform to other industry manufacturers including Ipico Sports and Chronotrack. Both Ipico and Chronotrack use ground-based antennas. Ipico uses matts and Chronotrack
uses a small ramp. Ipico uses a permanent chip and Chronotrack uses a disposable chip. Ipico uses a dual frequency design while Chronotrack operates in UHF. Ipico offers customization of tags, as
does Chronotrack. ITS has an extensive line of timing chips available and also offers customization. Ipico and Chronotrack are used at numerous races as is Jaguar. In addition, Ipico and
Chronotrack may not currently offer a disposable chip for 40 cents. The Jaguar Chip Timing System will read a Chronotrack chip, but it will not read an Ipico chip. Ipico operates at a lower frequency
than Jaguar. ITS recognizes and acknowledges the marks or trade names for Ipico and Chronotrack. Competition is healthy for the race industry, so ITS welcomes competition from firms like Ipico
Not all chip timing systems are alike. Chip timing requires advanced knowledge of RFID race timing
technology. When race organizers want to provide chip timing for their event, they expect the system to perform
well. Past chip timing systems used low-frequency chips which were susceptible to interference. Using state
of the art UHF technology, it's now possible to chip time a Marathon, 5K, 10K, using our Jaguar technology, and
you can rest assured that your chip timing system will be accurate. Most chip timing systems require you to
purchase your own software. With Jaguar, you receive race software that manages the entire chip timing
system. It handles registration, chip programming, and it provides real-time race results. It even supports
Wi-Fi and can send messages across your network. When race timing results are needed at a remote
location, Jaguar can send them over the internet. Jaguar is truly a breakthrough chip timing system and the
results provide it. Over 100 races in just the past year.
Jaguar Product Information.
When it comes to chip timing systems, our Jaguar race timing system is the most advanced solution for
Marathons, triathlons, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, cross country skiing, motocross and more. Our system
uses advanced RFID technology to deliver accurate race results. Timing systems need to ensure that chip timing
works well for all types of events. Many chip timing systems don't include the advanced software features that
Jaguar offers. So, when it comes to chip timing systems, Jaguar delivers because it is the one chip timing system
that comes with all the tools you need. Product Information on Jaguar.
Advanced Chip Technology -- ITS Jaguar and ITS Cheetah Timing Systems uses a disposable and/or reusable timing chip that can
be attached to a race bib, bike helmet, ankle strap, wet suit, tennis shoe, motorcycle, etc. None of our chips require a battery...and
most of them are as light as a feather. Each one has a built in microprocessor that ensures maximum reads even during the most
challenging of conditions. Talk about powerful...unlike older systems that can only read the chip at short distances, our chips are so
powerful they can be read from as far as 50 feet away! Need to time a cycling race where mats simply can't be used? No problem
with Jaguar or Cheetah. Want to put your Triathlon split point at the edge of the lake for a true swim time...again not a problem with our
technology! And remember the best part of all...because many of our timing chips are inexpensive and disposable, you don't have to
hassle with collecting them at the end of the race.
Convenient Setup -- The Jaguar and Cheetah systems allow you time every imaginable type of race. There are no inconvenient
mats or plastic ramps that can cause a hazard for runners or bikers. Jaguar uses high-powered antennas that are placed above or
beside the race course. Our system comes with an arch, much like the one shown below, where the antennas can be mounted. You
can also mount the antennas to any surface imaginable including a PVC pipe, fence post, ski lift, tree, hazard cone, vehicle, etc. In
short, our antennas provide extremely flexibility because you can mount them just about anywhere you like.
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Advanced Hardware Technology -- The Jaguar and Cheetah systems include a powerful set of computers and readers that
connect to our antennas and read the timing chips. Our system has the ability to grow from a single computer system for small races
with perhaps 50 runners, to a highly-redundant platform that can manage a race with over 100,000 runners. The system can provide
complete redundancy and offers automatic backups of race data...a must for larger races such as Marathons! In short, there's no
race we can't handle. The Jaguar hardware comes in a hardened case, much like rock musicians use when they are on tour. The
case protects your equipment, provides water proofing, and makes it quick and easy to setup at a race. Inside the case, you'll find our
Jaguar or Cheetah RFID readers, computer, and a backup power supply capable of running the system for up to 24 hours. Of course,
the computer comes pre-loaded with our powerful Jaguar or Cheetah software for managing your entire race!
Custom Arches -- We can completely
customize your start, split, transition, or finish
line to include race banners, flags, or other
marketing materials. Imagine the possibilities.
Now you can turn your 5K event into a
polished and professional race. The arch can
also be used to hold clocks, computer
displays, lights, strobes, or PA speakers!
Powerful Race Software -- The Jaguar and Cheetah systems include powerful software
that not only reads the timing chips, it provides complete race management capabilities. During a
race, runner information is updated in real-time and displayed on screen. You can access
individual results for any runner, any group of runners, or for the entire field of runners. In fact,
you can print updated race reports at any time. With our automated networking, you can have
race information sent to a master computer and print race results every couple of minutes. If
you have an announcer at your race, you can provide him/her race results as they happen!
The software stores all results in a database for future retrieval, and you can export race
results to a spreadsheet file or to third-party race programs. As if that wasn't enough, the
software can help you figure out the finish time for a runner who has lost their chip! Imagine
that, a race with outstanding results, even when a chip is lost during the race!
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