RACE RESULT - Reader Performance Testing
Keep Up RAIN RFID Readers with Best Marathon Event Performance
Imagine you are running a marathon but the timing system did not get your time. In addition to the runner, for RACE RESULT it is the worst-case scenario if the reader performance is degraded and is failing to track runners in the crowd of a marathon. The reader equipment needs to work fully reliable and precise to avoid failures of this magnitude. To ensure a best-in-class timing system with a lifetime of several years, simple-to-handle test equipment for outgoing and on-side inspection for RAIN RFID reader performance checks next to their existing production tests was required.
RACE RESULT and CISC worked together to develop a solution for these challenges. Being partners at eye level on solution and measurement techniques, the portable RAIN RFID Reader Checker has been developed. This product offers a quick and effective performance check of every single port of a reader in outgoing inspection and on-site before the event starts. RACE RESULT was able to offer a test procedure to their customers which is easy to use and let them become more independent from the test bench in the headquarter while saving time and money.
LEDs indicate immediately whether a reader is suitable for the use in the application. In case of an issue indicated by a red LED signal on the Reader Checker, a deeper investigation is possible by connecting the reader to the computer to figure out whether the problem was due to output power, sensitivity, wrong frequency, read-rate, or an air interface parameter. Overall, the use of the RAIN RFID Reader Checker and its basic performance checks ensures that only unsuspicious decoders from distributors are shipped and decoder downtime is avoided.
RFID Technology at the Limit
“We are the global innovation leader in sports timing. Our area of application pushes RFID technology to its limits. A reader that works flawlessly is essential for us” says Nikias Klohr, CTO at RACE RESULT. “With the RAIN Xplorer Reader Checker, we can quickly and easily check whether the readers in our decoders are ok. Especially, because the device is so small and handy, we can test dozens of rental devices in our warehouse in a short time.”
- Less shipping costs
- Less decoder downtime
- Higher reliability and best performance
- Early problem detection
RACE RESULT is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sports 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. Besides about 50 employees at the headquarters, the company has seven distributors on three continents. While always being profitable, the company increased the customer base and turnover tenfold in the last four years with a total revenue of 13M Euro in 2019.