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RFID technology applied in sports timing

News posted on: 2021/8/9 16:53:36 - by qingbin - RFIDtagworld XMINNOV RFID Tag Manufacturer

RFID technology applied in sports timing

RFID technology applied in sports timing


In many competitive sports competitions, the key to victory or defeat lies in time. In many cases, victory or defeat lies in a momentary difference, which requires a fair and accurate timing method.


The traditional way is that the referee uses a stopwatch to time, which is not only inefficient, but also has large errors. By the end of the last century, some foreign manufacturers and organizations explored the introduction of low-frequency and high-frequency RFID technology into the field of sports timing. However, due to the complexity and high cost of the label, it has not been widely used.


After entering the 21st century, with the development and maturity of UHF RFID technology, it has begun to be widely used in the field of sports timing.


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The main advantages of RFID in the timing of sports competitions are:

No personnel intervention, automatic statistics, to ensure the fairness of the game;

The cost of UHF RFID tags is very low, which is convenient for mass use;

The UHF RFID system has a strong group reading capability, which can instantly read and record hundreds of tag data.


At present, many different types of sports tags have been developed for different types of sports on the market, such as recyclable waterproof tags suitable for water sports; disposable sports shoes tags suitable for track and field sports; and 2.45G active tags. Recycling tags have the characteristics of long reading distance, strong anti-interference, and 100% reading rate, but the cost is much higher than that of general UHF RFID.


RFID sports timing system is applicable to many fields, including track and field, marathon, race walking, swimming, bicycle, roller skating, relay and many other formal competitions. In addition, there are many applications in school sports games, physical fitness tests, and daily training and competitions of troops and military schools.


In recent years, urban marathons have rapidly emerged in major cities in China, and RFID timing systems have gradually become standard in this scenario. Because there are many marathon runners, it is necessary to process a large amount of runner information in a short time, which is highly matched with the performance characteristics of UHF RFID technology.


With the continuous improvement of residents' living standards, the awareness of sports and health has also been continuously enhanced, and the application of RFID timing systems can bring everyone a better sports experience.



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