Monthly Archives: November 2013

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

Lapio Connect – Download Instructions

Lapio Connect is LIVE timing software developed by Lapio. Simply connect Lapio software to the timing hardware you currently use. You’ll be up and running in minutes, providing accurate, LIVE results.

Follow the below download instructions to begin using Lapio Connect.

1) Visit www.lapio.com/downloads and choose the version that best applies. For US races download the Lapio Connect – English version.

2) You will be prompted to “run” or “save” the file. Click “save” and continue.

3) You will be prompted to “run”, “open folder” or “view downloads”. Click “run” and continue.

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4) The Lapio Connect Setup Wizard will open and easily walk you through the download and installation steps. To start the Setup Wizard click “next”.

5)  Choose the best setup type that best suits your needs. Lapio recommends choosing the “Typical” setup.

6) Select installation Folder. Lapio recommends using the installation folder recommended by the Setup Wizard.

7) Click “Install” to begin installation of Lapio Connect software.

8) Lapio Connect will begin installing.

9) Once installation is complete, click “finish”.


10) Locate the “Lapio Connect” folder in your program list.  Double-click on the Lapio Connect file within the folder.

11) Simply login to your Lapio Connect account to get started! If you don’t have a Lapio Connect account, sign up for FREE, here.

To download Lapio Connect visit www.lapioconnect.com/downloads.

Once your download is complete, start timing today! Check out our blog post on Lapio Connect - LIVE Timing Instructions to get started. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Lapio Connect – LIVE Timing Instructions

Lapio Connect is LIVE timing software developed by Lapio. Simply connect Lapio software to the timing hardware you currently use to provide accurate, LIVE results.

Streaming LIVE results is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Select the race you want to time
2) Click “Find Readers”
3) Sit back and watch as the data starts coming in

Below are screen-shots to show just how easy timing can be with Lapio software.

Login to Lapio Connect
To download Lapio Connect visit: www.lapio.com/downloads
(You will need to login using your Lap.io account login information, sign up for FREE, here)

1) Select the event you want to time and click “Time It”

2) Click “Find Readers” – The status bar will let you know when task is complete.

3) Click “Start Race” – Watch as LIVE data starts streaming in

Results can immediately be seen on Lapio’s LIVE results page

To get started,  download Lapio Connect at www.lapio.com/downloads.

Fore more information about Lapio software visit www.lapio.com/software.

 

Lapio is LIVE

We’re happy to announce that Lapio is now LIVE in the US.

Who is Lapio?

Lapio is an all-in-one race management and timing software providing online registration, payment, LIVE timing, social media integration, photo sharing and more!

We’ve been LIVE in Europe for the last year, with over 600 races using our software. But now, we’re expanding to the US. Our mission is simple. At Lapio, we want all races, from large to small, to enjoy the benefits of efficient, accurate timing combined with innovative features; all at an affordable cost.

Who uses Lapio?

Race Organizers
Take control of your races. Lapio is your complete online race management and timing solution offering all the features you need without breaking the bank – only $1.29/participant. LEARN MORE

Race Timers
Now you can offer accurate, LIVE timing plus increase your business offerings with cool new race management features. Focus on the timing. Leave the innovation to Lapio. LEARN MORE

Athletic Clubs
Want to host your own race to gain awareness of your organization? Lapio offers our software at no cost for FREE events. Have your event up and running in minutes. LEARN MORE

As endurance athletes and former race directors and timers, we understand  the demands that go into each and every race. That’s why we developed Lapio software; to make race management and timing EASY for everyone.

To learn more about Lapio visit www.lapio.com.