In June 2008 ATTA expanded its timing system at events to include 'chip' timing. The system we are using, MyLaps Prochip, is an active transponder system (the battery-powered transmitting device is attached to the bike or rider).
Until mid-2021 the electronic system and rider passings were always monitored and fully backed up with manual timing so no rider completing a race had failed to receive an accurate finish time due to transponder or equipment failure. This has since been abandoned and replaced by video monitoring that can be reviewed post-race when necessary, belatedly but usually with fairly accurate times being recovered if adequate calibration is performed. For timing, we use bespoke software developed in-house: J.attaTime, refined over many years and closely integrated with our current race management system and results databases.
Throughout events, progress results are posted from attaTime to the web and an ATTA phone app released in 2021.
From mid-2013 we began to use a variation on the
classic Prochip, the Prochip Flex. Its function is based on a subscription for a 1-, 2- or 5-year period. The advantage of the Flex is that, for the duration of the subscription, the unit carries an unlimited warranty. An expired subscription can be renewed online.
Purchasing the Flex units can be done online from MyLaps (HERE).
A $5 levy is added to the race entry fee for transponders loaned to riders.
It is possible to use the transponder wherever the MyLaps ProChip system is in use. Riders who have purchased a personal transponder through another club can use it in ATTA events; if you haven't done so previously, let us know you have your own device when you register for one of our events.