Timing plays a critical role in most sporting events. RFID-based timing solutions offer a high level of automation. Current timing solutions are high in cost and frequently do not offer live results to spectators. Existing RFID hardware is evaluated for suitability in a new timing solution. An architecture for an open source timing solution is then evaluated. The new solution offers a novel combination of features making ownership feasible for smaller sporting events.
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