When RFID Timing Australia produced their first ULTRA UHF disposable they realised the need for a UHF multisport tag. In a nutshell a disposable tag that could be used for triathlon or any other sport the chip must be attached to the ankle because a shoe cannot be worn for all disciplines and often a wetsuit is worn right up to the transition between swim and cycle.
The biggest challenge currently when using passive UHF tags is water, this is a major barrier to good read performance.
This can occur either due to the tag’s close proximity to the skin or having a wetsuit dripping in salt water wrapped around the transponder. Most attempts at a solution in the past have seen chunky plastic clips used to hold the tag off the skin but this is cumbersome and not effective for wetsuit swims. Watch this space, sign up for our newsletter – minutes! to be keep up to date.
For now we can use a range of UHF disposable tags for running, cycling , duathlon, kayaking, etc. Get in touch so we can help you out with our new system.