Lexmark RFID Encoder and Laser Printer Combination Goes the Distance
Source: Lexmark International
Based in Southfield, Michigan, SAI Timing & Tracking is a world leader in the specialized industry of clocking athletes in marathons, triathlons and other events. It was difficult for them to keep track of each runner, including registration, distribution of numbered bibs and recording actual realtime race progress to the fraction of a second, with multiple split times recorded at several points and at the finish line, is its own world-class challenge. Advances in RFID (radio frequency identification) technology led SAI to conclude the time was right for a new approach. Gaining popularity for inventory-tracking applications, RFID tags are both inexpensive and accurate. SAI leveraged this technology and developed a world-class, cost-effective disposable RFID solution for participatory sports.