Granite State Race Services is proud to be New England's leader in ChampionChip race timing. This revolutionary automatic race timing system is used at many major Granite State Race Services timed events.

 

 

OWN YOUR OWN CHIP! - order on-line today.

Now you can own your very own ChampionChip and use it at any ChampionChip timed event in the world! Avoid the hassle of picking up a chip at registration, or stopping to remove it at the finish line. Order your chip today for only $US35.00, includes a velcro ankle bracelet (for triathlons), ID labels to affix to race entry forms, and shipping within the continental USA and Canada. All other orders, please add $1.00. All orders are processed promptly.

What is a ChampionChip?

The ChampionChip is a small plastic disk containing a miniature transponder. For running races, the ChampionChip is often just attached to the runner's shoelace and can also be attached to an ankle bracelet for trathlons.

How does this system work?

The basis for the ChampionChip timing system is the high-frequency-identification system (TIRIS) from Texas Instruments. For race timing, special antennas are cast in thin tartan mats and the mats are placed at the finish line and other timing locations. Each time a ChampionChip passes over the mat it activates and sends its unique identification number to the reading antennas in the mats. The data is then stored with the corresponding time in a computer. A ChampionChip system with a 4-meter wide mat can score more than 1,500 athletes per minute without missing anyone!

What makes the ChampionChip work?

Each ChampionChip contains a miniature transponder with its own unique seven-character identification code. The transponder is encased in a waterproof capsule. The transponder is passive until moving into the magnetic field generated by the ChampionChip antenna mats. The magnetic field activates the ChampionChip's energy coil, producing an electric current that energizes the transponder. The transponder then transmits its unique identification code to the reading antennas located in the same mats. The scoring is completed instantly, so there is no need for ropes and lanes and long lines of runners waiting to be processed. There are no batteries to run down, so the chip is ready for a lifetime of use.

Where has the ChampionChip system been used?

Since it's first commercial use at the 1994 Berlin Marathon, ChampionChip systems have timed thousands of events around the world including the 1998 USAT National Championships, Los Angeles marathon, Boston Marathon and the Disney Marathon. In the 1999 season, more than 3,500 events worldwide will be using the ChampionChip technology.

Ordering and Shipping

You have two ordering options:

1) Print the order form, complete the fields and mail to Granite State Race Services, along with a check for $US35.00, plus $1.00 shipping if outside of the continental USA or Canada.

2) Order by credit card using a secure on-line process. The cost of this is also $US35.00, plus $1.00 shipping if outside of the continental USA or Canada.

For more information, please feel free to email Bob Teschek at: racetime@gsrs.com