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PHOTOFINISH & TIMING SERVICES

 

Photofinish

GC Racing’s FinishLynx photofinish camera captures each and every athlete as they cross the finish line.  GC Racing’s cameras can record to very high frame rates enabling operators to determine who beat who no matter how close the athletes are. Perfect for any sporting event where there is a finish line.  Working in conjunction with race officials (where applicable), GC Racing’s photofinish race equipment can record any finish aiding race officials with event scoring.

 

With the use of GC Racing’s photofinish cameras, a photographic record is captured of the finish and stored as digital film on GC Racing’s computer system.  At any time the digital film can be opened to certify results, working through protests, or to re-score the race.  Unlike other timing systems, GC Racing’s equipment provides both a photographic record of the race in addition to the times of each athlete crossing the finish line.

 

Timing

GC Racing’s specialized camera & timing systems can establish a race time for every competitor.  In addition, GC Racing’s cameras can determine the time between athletes, timing of groups, when a particular athlete crosses the finish line in team races, etc..

 

GC Racing uses wireless electronic timing start systems for events that require precise FAT timing when a starters pistol is used like track & field events. With a range of over 3 miles, GC Racing’s FinishLynx timing system can receive a start signal wherever the starter is positioned around the track facility.  These wireless electronic timing start systems remove the need to string out cables across the track facility preventing tripping hazards and the starting system from being disconnected.

 

 

COMPLIANCE

For cycling events, GC Racing’s FinishLynx photofinish camera system satisfies the photo-finish & timing equipment requirements for USA Cycling and the UCI.

 

For track & field, GC Racing’s FinishLynx photofinish camera system complies with IAAF [Rule 165:15] & USATF [Rule 72:10(A)].

 

GC Racing’s FinishLynx photofinish camera system complies with NFHS & WIAA rules for FAT timing.

 

 

TIMING CLOCKS

In addition to GC Racing’s FinishLynx camera system, GC Racing can provide customers with timing clocks.

 

Start Clock

In 2010 GC Racing introduced an audible start clock synchronized into GPS satellites showing time of day, a countdown clock for each athlete, and an audible countdown tone.  This Start Clock enables athletes and race officials to simplify the starting procedure for the race.  In addition, the Start Clock aids the race officials ensuring all athletes are started in the same manner and at the correct start time. Click for Picture of GC Racing’s Start Clock.

 

Race Clock

In 2012 GC Racing introduced an LED displayboard.  This displayboard can be used for an array of purposes including a race clock, a scoreboard, to show event sponsors, to show the events schedule, etc.  This displayboard is portable and can run off internal batteries enabling the displayboard to be placed where power is non existent, like on the infield of a track facmilty.  Click for a Picture of GC Racing’s Race Clock.

 

 

RESULTS SERVICES

Through the use of GC Racing’s results software, race results can be collected and posted minutes after a race finishes.  Timing data can also be included within these results.  Podium places can be collected and posted within seconds of those riders finishing.  At the completion of each event GC Racing posts race results on GC Racing’s website in the EVENTS section.

 

HyTek Meet Manager Integration

For schools and clubs that use the HyTek Meet Manager system for their results, GC Racing’s FinishLynx camera system integrates easily with the HyTek system creating a fully electronic timing and scoring system.

 

 

REGISTRATION SERVICES

Race Promoters have multiple options on utilizing GC Racing for handling their event registration:

 

Day of Event Registration Services

 

GC Racing can assist race promoters for day-of-event registration. For example, with cycling races GC Racing utilizes both the USA Cycling and WSBA membership database to collect the event participants. With these capabilities, GC Racing can ensure all registration data is kept electronic & accurate eliminating the blunders of hand written registration lists.

 

Online Registration

 

Race Promoters can utilize online registration companies providing the online data to GC Racing to import into their results programs. By using online registration & electronic day-of registration, the need for hand written start lists is eliminated keeping all registration and results data electronic and accurate. Promoters select which online registration they prefer to use.

 

In addition to these registration services, GC Racing is capable of creating official start lists for the race officials, making available electronic versions of race results for media, sponsors, and race officials, producing the multiple copies of race results required at an event, and posting event results on GC Racing’s website, USA Cycling, and WSBA.