Our custom timing software offers many unique features:
If your race is not in our coverage area, we can help you find a timer that uses our advanced RFID chip timing system.
We love Agee. We bought our own timing system last year, with input from Brian and purchased the software. Its so easy to use, reliable, and constantly updated. We had a fluke problem with the software on Thanksgiving morning while timing a Turkey Trot. Brian got on the phone with me and spent at least an hour trying to diagnose the problem. He followed up later on and issued a software update within a week or resolve the issue. I wouldn't consider using any other timing software.
My husband has worked with Agee since he started timing races. The software is constantly being updated with improvements and the developer is very proactive. He is always available to answer questions and give advice.
I've used ART since 2015. It was perfectly priced for a small independent race timer just starting out.
Brian Agee's software will basically do everything all the expensive software, like RunScore, Race Director, will do but Thurs is a one time purchase and then has lifetime updates and support for free. Occasionally, there are bugs which Brian addresses quickly and incorporates into updates. After researching equipment, I was easily able to piece together my hardware. I shopped around for the right tags and laminated my own chips.
The Google forums group is super helpful. If its a problem, they've seen it, done it, fixed it, etc. The software interfaces with RunSignUp. Great product, great price, really good support.
After trying out several timing methods, from manual timing to UHF RFID chip timing , and then trying out several chip timing companies like MyLaps and Bibs, I found Agee Race Timing to be a decent choice for timing software.
It is a hybrid manual timing and RFID software. You can add your own RFID hardware to build your own system, which is not for the faint hearted I might add. However, for the aspiring chip timer the software developer has numerous YouTube tutorial videos to watch for the aspiring chip timer. There is also a wealth of information on the internet surrounding the concept of how RFID works.
The software is coded by the brilliant minded Brian Agee out of Arkansas, USA with regular updates and versions to the software. He's constantly ironing out bugs and offering the latest and greatest results features available anywhere by teaming up with leaders in the registration platform industry. Top notch features include a creating a results kiosk, outputting live results, syncing to various race registration platforms, just to name a few. There is also an online Google Group which is just an awesome think tank of race directors and timers using his software. This group provides the bulk of the technical support.
That being said, getting the technical support you might need in a timely fashion can sometimes be a long time, cumbersome, or not addressed. The software is sort of "open source", so at least you can buy chip tags and RFID readers and RFID antennas, cables, and other equipment from just about anywhere without any worries of it not working.
The lower price point is great, but it also reflects the lack of technical support. Definitely assess your own knowledge and experience in networking and other computer related skills before moving forward with Agee Race Timing. With confidence and a willingness to learn about RFID and timing software then I'd definitely go this route.
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