Patent Granted on RACE RESULT active timing technology

May 21, 2021

RACE RESULT is excited to announce the granting of EU and US patents on its active transponders. Launched in 2014, the RACE RESULT active timing technology has quickly proven itself worldwide and has developed into one of the most widespread solutions for top-class sporting events.

“Even after more than seven years, our active transponders are still top-notch in sports timing. What is unique about our active technology and the patent? The timing algorithm runs in each transponder rather than the decoder. This, in combination with 2.4Ghz data transfer allows us to implement cool features like Store Mode, Repeat Mode and Tracking,“ says CTO Nikias Klohr, who is in charge of the active transponder development.

With three transponder versions, ActiveBasic, ActivePro V2 and MotorKart, RACE RESULT meets the requirements for a great variety of sports and race formats. The transponders offer unique features for sports timing. Tracking Mode provides live split data and athletes can be easily followed along the race course using the RACE RESULT Track Boxes. In Store Mode the detection time from Loop Boxes can be saved on the transponder itself and transmitted at a later timing line. This allows for easy recording and transmission of remote starts or split points that do not have cellular coverage.

“Our active timing technology continues to grow worldwide. We owe this to our loyal customers who use our solutions in their races. To their benefit, we are continuing to innovate and develop our active solution, to make it even more versatile and effective in the future”, underlines Nikias Klohr.

The RACE RESULT active technology is used wherever 100% detection rate and highest accuracy are important, even at very high speeds of up to 250 km/h. Elite events such as the UCI MTB and Road Cycling World Cups, ITU triathlons, Red Bull Crashed Ice, and the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski race depend on RACE RESULT active technology, as well as many other race series throughout the world. Karting tracks, velodromes, obstacle courses, and ice-skating centers have permanent installations of the active system for timing both everyday practice and races.


Founded in 2009, RACE RESULT has developed into one of the world’s leading suppliers of timekeeping technology. Known as the biggest innovator in the industry, RACE RESULT inspires its customers with outstanding quality Made in Germany. Worldwide, the company is recording rapidly growing numbers of users. From online registration via the personalized start number to the timekeeping system: RACE RESULT offers a complete package of hardware and software for sporting events of all sizes.