Migration Webcast Series: Making the Move to Cloud-Based Race Timing Software

With the introduction of new technology, the racing industry is changing. Race directors continue to look for ways to enhance the race experience and are starting to expect more from their timers. Join Lapio to see how timers can benefit from using cloud-based race timing software and win new business with innovative race day features and enhanced timing capabilities.

WEBCASTS: 

Cloud-Based Race Timing – What’s in it For Me?
When: April 12, 2016 | 12PM PST

The migration to cloud-based race timing software has many timers wondering, “what’s in it for me?” Join Lapio for this 15 minute webcast and see how timing companies are using cloud-based timing software to win new business and upgrade their race day process.

In this webcast you will learn how to:

  • Increase your business with new offerings  
  • Easily scale your timing business with remote timing
  • Stop “pushing” data online and save time with instant data updates

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8906727355157928706


Going Beyond Race Timing – How to Get the Most Out of the Cloud

When: April 13, 2016 | 12PM PST

Go beyond basic PDF results with cloud-based race timing. Use the power of the cloud to increase your timing business and differentiate yourself from competitors. Join Lapio for this 15 minute webcast and see why Lapio is not your grandma’s race results.

In this webcast you will learn how to win new timing business with:

  • Live streamed results
  • Live (GPS-based) tracking & race replay
  • Social media integration
  • Custom race apps

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/716596081738476290


Hardware Flexibility – Taking control of your timing business

When: April 19, 2016 | 12PM PST

When it comes to race timing hardware there are plenty of choices. Lapio software provides efficient, accurate timing and is compatible with all the major hardware platforms. Join this webcast to see how Lapio software is providing innovative technology with the flexibility to choose the hardware that works best for your business.

In this webcast you will learn how to:

  • Get the most out of hardware flexibility
  • Set up a race in Lapio software
  • Connect your hardware with Lapio timing software
  • Stream live results

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5187490735740826370

 

Lapio Race Day App Now Available for Download

SAN FRANCISCO – February 10, 2016 – Lapio, Inc. providing powerful race timing software, announces the release of its race day app; creating the ultimate race day experience for participants and spectators.

The endurance industry has seen a recent migration from registration based software, which meets the race management needs of race directors, to timing based software that meets the needs of the participant. The ability to keep participants engaged, happy and registering for the next race is key to being competitive in a saturated race market.

Lapio gives race organizers the ability to go beyond the course, creating the ultimate race experience for their participants. The Lapio race day app provides the following powerful features:

  • Live streamed results
  • Race performance analysis
  • In app commenting on race results
  • Social media integration
  • Photo sharing
  • Race day updates
  • Push notifications

A branded version of the Lapio race day app is available for purchase. These apps are easily configured by race or race series and complete with custom branding. Branded race day apps are the perfect way to wow participants and spectators and give them the ultimate race day experience.

The Lapio race day app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play.

ABOUT LAPIO, INC.
Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers and timers who want to provide awesome race experiences for participants and spectators. Our software combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, photo sharing, and mobile into one, easy-to-use, integrated solution. We are passionate about endurance racing and passionate about technology with innovation at the heart of our solution.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Lapio software has timed nearly 3,000 races and more than 900,000 participants worldwide. For more information, visit www.lapio.com or email hey@lap.io.

Lapio Achieves World-Class Timing Accuracy at Newport Beach Triathlon

SAN FRANCISCO – November 19, 2015 – Lapio, Inc. providing powerful race timing software complete with live, accurate results, delivered world-class timing accuracy at the Newport Beach triathlon using Lapio software, race result hardware and Human Tagging RFID HuTag.

The Newport Beach Triathlon, produced by Pacific Sports, offers 3 distances including the Sprint, Super Sprint and Youth triathlons. Setup consisted of 5 timing points including 2 different start locations.  The race was timed using Lapio software and race result hardware was used to collect the chip times from HuTag XC-1 RFID tags. The team timed 591 finishers and recorded 2995 splits with over 99.99% accuracy. Lapio provided real-time data with the results streaming live within seconds of participants crossing the finish line. Results were instantly available to participants and spectators at the event, online and through social media.

“Our timing software is hardware agnostic; meaning that it’s compatible with many different hardware solutions. Lapio streams the data from the timing hardware online, in real-time, creating the ultimate race experience for participants and spectators. We partnered with race result hardware because of their reputation for accurate and quality data. Together with Lapio software, it’s a powerful combination of timing technology.” said Klaus Preisler, Founder, Lapio, Inc.

“We are proud of our hardware and the ability to provide Lapio with accurate timing data that not only meets but exceeds industry standards. Being able to present that data in a way that’s not only accurate but also engaging is a must. Lapio understand this and delivers a cutting edge solution. We look forward to what’s next.” said Sönke Petersen, CEO, race result.

Click here to view results from the Newport Beach Triathlon:

https://app.lap.io/event/2015-newport-beach-triathlon/results

ABOUT LAPIO, INC.

Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers and timers who want to provide awesome race experiences for participants and spectators. Our software combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, photo sharing and mobile into one, easy-to-use, integrated solution. We are passionate about endurance racing and passionate about technology with innovation at the heart of our solution.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Lapio software has timed nearly 3,000 races and more than 900,000 participants worldwide. For more information, visit www.lapio.com or email hey@lap.io.

ABOUT race result

race result creates world class timing equipment, trusted by event professionals at thousands of races each year around the globe. Engineered and built in the heart of Germany’s technology region, our systems are designed for rock solid dependability, unbeatable precision, industry leading detection rates, quick setup, and live streaming results data. USA Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. For more information, visit raceresult.com or email info@raceresult.com.

Lapio Subscription Model Brings Affordable, Innovative, Timing Software to Races

SAN FRANCISCO – November 24, 2015 – Lapio, Inc. providing powerful race management and timing software, announces new subscription model pricing that gives events from small to large access to cutting edge race technology at affordable price points for all.

Not all races are built the same but all races should be a premier event. With Lapio, all subscription plans include the ability to offer real-time, live streamed results. With this subscription model, races can then choose from additional innovative features that enhance the race experience for participants and spectators while working within the race budget.

What makes Lapio different is flexibility within all aspects of the software:

  • Pricing options to allow race directors and timers the ability to choose the best fit for their budget.
  • Flexible registration platform providing ability to collect the data you want in the format you need.
  • Software is hardware agnostic; meaning that it’s compatible with many different timing hardware solutions.
  • Timing software built for timing all types of races including multiple timing points, point systems and lap races.

“We believe that races small to large should be able to provide an awesome race experience for participants and spectators,” said Karen Lewis, COO, Lapio, Inc.

“We spent a lot of time researching registration and timing software. Lapio was far superior than anything we looked at. The registration platform gives us the flexibility to setup the event exactly how we want. In addition, the registration data ties directly into the timing software which has saved us time and money. We love using Lapio and even better is that we know our participants love it too,” said Cimarron Chacon, Race Director, Gro Promotions.

“The Lapio system is not only a huge leap forward for timing software, it’s also a breakthrough for race directors looking to super-charge their races’ social media presence,” said Sam Fiandaca, Race Director, Brazen Racing.

From now until December 31, 2015, sign up for Lapio’s premium subscription plan with annual payment option and receive Lapio’s custom results and tracking app at no additional cost.

Click here to learn more about Lapio’s subscription model: http://www.lapio.com/pricing/

ABOUT LAPIO, INC.

Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers and timers who want to provide awesome race experiences for participants and spectators. Our software combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, photo sharing, and mobile into one, easy-to-use, integrated solution. We are passionate about endurance racing and passionate about technology with innovation at the heart of our solution.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Lapio software has timed nearly 3,000 races and more than 900,000 participants worldwide. For more information, visit www.lapio.com or email hey@lap.io.

Los Angeles Triathlon at Torrance Beach timed with Lapio, race result and HuTag

SAN FRANCISCO – October 2, 2015 – Lapio, Inc. providing powerful race timing software complete with live, accurate results, announces the successful timing of the LA Triathlon at Torrance Beach using Lapio software, race result hardware and Human Tagging RFID HuTag.

The LA Triathlon at Torrance Beach, produced by Pacific Sports, offers 5 distances including the Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint and Youth triathlons as well as a 5K run. Setup consisted of 6 timing points including 4 different start locations.  The race was timed using Lapio software and race result hardware was used to collect the chip times from HuTag XC-1 RFID tags.  This marks the first year that the LA Triathlon at Torrance Beach has been timed using this powerful combination of timing technology.

Lapio is no stranger to race timing, having provided accurate, live results for nearly 3000 races and more than 900,000 participants worldwide. Lapio teamed up with race result because of their reputation for high quality RFID timing systems capable of timing any type of sporting event. race result uses the HuTag for triathlons and mud races to not only deliver superior accuracy but also durability for the most demanding races.

“Our hardware is made to deliver consistent and accurate timing data and we are proud to have teamed up with Lapio and Human Tagging to provide this level of timing to the LA Triathlon at Torrance Beach. We look forward to future collaborations.” said Sönke Petersen, CEO, race result.

“When developing our software, accuracy of timing has always been our main priority but product adaptability is second. As the market changes, compatibility with the most cutting edge technology is a must. We are happy to be able to work with race result and Human Tagging to offer our customers superior hardware that not only meets but exceeds their race needs.” said Klaus Preisler, Founder, Lapio, Inc.

“It’s an honor to see HuTags used at prestigious events like the LA Triathlon at Torrance Beach. We are committed to manufacturing quality tags that enable partners like Lapio and race result to in turn provide the best results possible” said Edward Yabsley, CEO, Human Tagging.

Click here to view results from the LA Triathlon at Torrance Beach:

https://app.lap.io/event/2015-los-angeles-triathlon/results

ABOUT LAPIO, INC.

Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers and timers who want to provide awesome race experiences for participants and spectators. Our software combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, photo sharing, and mobile into one, easy-to-use, integrated solution. We are passionate about endurance racing and passionate about technology with innovation at the heart of our solutions.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Lapio software has timed nearly 3,000 races and more than 900,000 participants worldwide. For more information, visit www.lapio.com or email hey@lap.io.

ABOUT race result

race result creates world class timing equipment, trusted by event professionals at thousands of races each year around the globe. Engineered and built in the heart of Germany’s technology region, our systems are designed for rock solid dependability, unbeatable precision, industry leading detection rates, quick setup, and live streaming results data. USA Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. For more information, visit raceresult.com or email info@raceresult.com.

Pacific Sports Names Lapio Official Timing Sponsor of Sprint Triathlon Series

San Francisco, CA. – July 2, 2015 – Lapio, Inc. and Pacific Sports LLC today announced that Lapio will be the official timing sponsor of the Pacific Sports Sprint Triathlon Series and the U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall, TX.

Lapio software is a cloud-based, integrated solution that combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, and mobile to create the ultimate race experience for participants and spectators.

Lapio CEO, Klaus Preisler said, “Our software goes beyond basic race timing. We capture the excitement of the race and create an experience that participants remember. We are thrilled to partner with Pacific Sports and share the Lapio experience at some of the most prestigious events in the nation.”

Pacific Sports President, Jack Caress added, “Our goal is to always provide the best race day experience for our participants. Lapio truly understands the sport of triathlon and what we are looking to accomplish at our events. We are excited to have Lapio onboard and look forward to a long-term partnership.”

Lapio software will be used at the Long Beach Triathlon (August 16), Los Angeles Triathlon at Torrance Beach (September 13), Newport Beach Triathlon (October 4) and the U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall, TX (October 18).

ABOUT LAPIO, INC.

Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers and timers who want to provide awesome race experiences for participants and spectators. Our software combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, photo sharing, and mobile into one, easy-to-use, integrated solution. We are passionate about endurance racing and passionate about technology with innovation at the heart of our solutions.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Lapio software has timed over 1200 races with over 800,000 participants worldwide. For more information, visit www.lapio.com or email hey@lap.io.

ABOUT PACIFIC SPORTS LLC

Based in Orange County, Calif., Pacific Sports LLC has been a premier sports consulting firm for 35 years. It specializes in event development, production, management, and corporate sports marketing and development in participatory lifestyle events including triathlon, running and cycling. Pacific Sports currently produces eight events annually, February through October, including the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, Brooklyn 15k, Cleveland Triathlon, Triathlon Eugene, Long Beach Triathlon, Herbalife Triathlon, Newport Beach Triathlon and the U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall, TX. The company and its founder, Jack Caress, have produced more than 400 endurance events in the United States, including the 1996 Triathlon World Championships and 12 U.S. Championships.

Feature Focus: Photo Sharing Platform

You are running a race, you see the photographer up ahead, and no matter how tired you are, you stand up straight, smile, and make sure you look awesome.  Why? You want to capture the moment. You want to SHARE your experience. And you want to share it while you are still pumped about the race.

Gone are the days of waiting 2 weeks to buy overpriced race photos. Race photos are an extension of the race experience and Lapio is changing how those photos are shared.

With the power of Lapio, photos can be shared immediately with friends and family though social media; increasing race and sponsor exposure.

Let’s take a look…

Uploading photos is easy. Simply choose the photo file, choose whether you want to add a watermark for additional brand exposure, and click submit to upload the pictures to your race page.

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Once the photos are uploaded, pictures are instantly available to participants and searchable by zone or time!

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The photo platform is also mobile friendly, viewable on mobile phones and tablets. This ensures your race is accessible by participants and spectators, anytime, anywhere.

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After photos are uploaded, participants can be tagged by bib number or tagged automatically by time when an additional timing mat is used for photos. Once participants are tagged, photos are shared directly to the participant’s Facebook timeline.  Think of photo sharing as free race advertising. More eyeballs equals more revenue.

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The power of sharing photos through social media comes from the fact that your reach is limitless. Your brand strengthens with each share, like and comment. Lapio’s photo sharing platform allows you to enhance your participant’s race experience and your bottom line.

For more information about Lapio software visit www.lapio.com or email hey@lap.io.

New Customer Bundle – Get 1 Race FREE

Timing your own races has never been easier.

Lapio software takes the difficulty out of timing by providing automated timing hardware synchronization. Now anyone can time a race, providing accurate, LIVE results.

In addition to race timing, Lapio provides cutting edge race management features including social engagement, photo sharing, and mobile. All the features you want in one powerful, integrated solution that will WOW participants and spectators.

To help you get started, Lapio is offering a new customer race timing bundle! From now until May 29, 2015, time your first two races using Lapio’s timing software and time your third race for free*.

Lapio is compatible with most timing hardware systems:

  • MYLAPS Sports Timing
  • Ipico Sports
  • RFID Race Timing Systems
  • Alien
  • J-Chip
  • Innovative Timing Systems
  • Macsha Chronos
  • Sirit
  • Human Tagging

For more information about our new customer timing bundle, call us at 650-466-7750 or email hey@lap.io.

*Bundle includes use of timing software, LIVE results, photo sharing and mobile friendly platform. Lapio registration can be used but regular pricing applies.

Powered by Lapio, Presented by Challenge Family – TBI opens registration for second Global Triathlon Conference

Registration is open for its second global conference July 9-11, held in conjunction with DATEV Challenge Roth on July 12. Registration will be powered by Lapio’s cloud-based software that seamlessly combines all the features needed to provide attendees with the best registration management system possible today.

The 2nd TBI global conference will target global equipment and apparel manufacturers, service providers, technology providers, industry executives, event directors, coaches and other professionals who operate in the swim-bike-run world. The conference will focus on the business of the sport – trends; challenges; growth forecasts; promoting the sport; new technology; social media and mobile trends; international mergers/acquisitions; and other topics designed specifically to bring insights into the market forces that shape the globalization and growth of triathlon, and its related sports of swimming, biking and running.

“We are proud to partner with TBI and Challenge Family to provide registration services for the 2nd global conference.” said Lapio founder Klaus Preisler. “With customers located all over the world, it made complete sense for us to be a part of this event, bringing industry leaders together at a global level.”

Online registration powered by Lapio will be available through the morning of July 10. TBI members who register for the conference will also have the opportunity to purchase a Challenge Roth VIP package at a discounted price. These are premium packages and only 100 are available.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for TBI, Lapio and Challenge Family to work collaboratively to bring together some of the world’s triathlon decision-makers at the world’s largest long-distance event,” said TBI president Jack Caress. “With so many European multisport leaders already headed to Challenge Roth in July, it made perfect sense to create a summit where triathlon leaders can network, acquire new information to advance their business and the business of triathlon, and witness the incredible Challenge Roth on Sunday.”

In addition to Challenge Familyand Lapio, the conference is sponsored by Quintana Roo , Ashworth Awards and FinisherPix.