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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

 

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.

Lapio Spotlight:

13 Year-Old Times Race with Lapio LIVE Timing Results

Software: Lapio
Hardware: Ipico Readers
Event: MTB Kolding Club Race

Tobias Rasmussen is a 13 year-old boy whose father, Morten Rasmussen, is involved in race timing. Tobias has timed alongside his dad for years but had never timed a race all on his own. Recently, Morten was busy timing another event, and he needed someone to time the MTB Kolding Club race. Tobias was confident he could handle timing the club event without his father’s help, and he was right. Using Lapio’s easy-to-use timing software and Ipico Readers, Tobias successfully timed the race and streamed live, accurate results to participants. We interviewed Tobias about MTB racing and timing using Lapio software. Below is what he had to say.

How old are you?
13 years old.

How did you get into MTB racing?
Well my dad started racing and I just tried it out on my old school bike together with him until I found out it was something I wanted to do.

What is your favorite thing about racing?
Being able to ride a difficult track or trying something new.

Your dad has been timing races for a while. Have you helped him time other races?
I have been to almost all the races my dad has timed and helped him a lot.


Tobias Rasmussen using Lapio Software

What made you want to time this race on your own?
My dad was out timing another race and they needed someone to time it. I was the only one who knew the hardware and software so it seemed natural it should be me.

How many people participated?
There were 43 participants.

What was the distance? Were there split times?
The route was about 2km long, and of course there were split times!

Was it easy to time the races using Ipico hardware and Lapio software?
I am very used to both the hardware and software and I had a short walkthrough. All you have to do is connect the hardware to Lapio software and start timing. It’s easy. Anyone can time a race.

What is your favorite part of timing races?
It’s always fun to come out and meet new people and try new tracks. Also seeing old friends and just having fun.

Do you plan to time another race soon?
I plan to time a lot of cross races here over the winter and most likely the Sram-Liga next year.


MTB Kolding Club Race – Timed with Lapio software and Ipico hardware

We asked Morten how he feels about Tobias timing races and he said “It has always been great having Tobias with me when I have been timing races, it’s a great father & son “time” together. It’s cool that he’s able to do timing himself without me being there. This will give him great experiences in the future within racing”

It’s clear that these two are having a lot of fun timing together. And whether you are an experienced timer like Morten or timing your first races like Tobias, Lapio software makes timing easy.

To learn more about Lapio software and our compatible hardware visit www.lapio.com