Unisys, Rugby And Golf
Auto races are won in thousandths of a second. As such, race
drivers and their team managers must make decisions based
on instant and accurate information; it can mean the difference
between first place, with all the glory, or a spot far down
in the standings.
For more than 10 years, Unisys has partnered with Motor Sports
Timing (MST) of Worcestershire, England to provide timing
and results services for most of the major races in the UK,
as well as Macau and China.
Unisys joint solution employs a sophisticated transponder,
emitting a unique frequency, that's fitted to all vehicles.
As they cross the start/finish line the transponder ID is
captured, along with the precise time the vehicle interrupts
a light beam stretched across the line. This information is
passed to Unisys PCs running MST's proprietary software, which
then performs all the necessary calculations to produce full
race analysis and results.
This information is relayed to TV monitors in pit stalls
for the teams, to the track announcers, to the media, and
also to TV companies in the form of highly sophisticated computer