In November 2008, two leading sports timing solution companies, AMB-i.t. and ChampionChip, merged. This created an international market leader in the field of sport timing solutions for the motorized and active sports. Today we are pleased to introduce the new name of our new organization: MYLAPS
MYLAPS is the new brand that builds on twenty seven years of experience and market leadership of the two Dutch world leading organizations in timing and identification solutions. MYLAPS offers a truly complete and comprehensive product portfolio for racers, athletes, race organizers, clubs and spectators.
MYLAPS has revolutionized timing for active sports events. In 1994 the company introduced a portable automatic timing system, which can not only time the finish but also split and start times. This made net times for every individual athlete possible.
MYLAPS ChampionChip was officially introduced at the Berlin Marathon in September 1994. Presently the MYLAPS ChampionChip technology is used in all the big city marathons, Ironman triathlons plus thousands of other events around the world, with proven superior performance.
What is a MYLAPS ChampionChip?
MYLAPS ChampionChip is a miniature transponder in a specially designed plastic housing. This device contains a chip in combination with an energizing coil. These elements are encased in a waterproof glass capsule, meaning the MYLAPS ChampionChip can be used under all conditions (wet, dry, cold and hot). The MYLAPS ChampionChip can be worn in different ways. For running races, the MYLAPS ChampionChip is attached to the runner's shoelace. In triathlons it is attached to an ankle bracelet.
There are no batteries in the MYLAPS ChampionChip. The transponder is passive until moved into a magnetic field of the well known red mats or the TimePoint. The transponder gets powered and then transmits its unique identification number to a timing computer.
For more information visit: www.mylaps.com.