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*Updated* Red, Yellow, X2, TR2 – What does it all mean and where can I use them in 2020

📁 MyLaps Product News, Timing.ie News 🕔19.February 2020
*Updated* Red, Yellow, X2, TR2 – What does it all mean and where can I use them in 2020

Following some communication around issues with using ‘Yellow’ transponders at events last year not currently serviced by Timing.ie, we took the opportunity to bring some clarity to this matter and alleviate the concerns of a number of competitors. With the recent introduction of the all new TR2 Transponder from MyLaps, we have taken this article and updated it for the 2020 season, to ensure that our customers (the competitors) are fully informed going into the new racing season.

In this article, we are going to focus on the Car, Kart & Motorbike (non-MX*) transponders offered from MyLaps, and which event types they can and/or cannot be used at.

 

AMB / MyLaps TranX Style Yellow Transponder:

This unit was developed for the Karting market, and as such is rated to a lower speed rating that will accurately support the timing of Karts. However, while the use of this unit is recommended primarily for Karts, the signal transmitted will work at car events if the transponder is fitted to the car in such a position that it has a clear sight of the ground as low as possible within the car. For example, Formula Vee and Legends typically have very little issue using these units.

At events timed by Timing.ie up to and including 2020, these transponders will be supported at Car, Motorbike (non-MX*) & Kart type events.

 

AMB / MyLaps TranX Style Red Transponder:

This unit was developed for the Car and Motorbike (non-MX*) market, and as such is rated to a much higher speed rating that will accurately support the timing of Cars and Motorbikes, traveling at high-speed. However, while the use of this unit is recommended for Cars and Motorbikes (non-MX*), the signal transmitted is more than capable of working at kart events also, and has always been the recommended future proof option for any competitor that has contacted us for advice on which transponder they should purchase.

At events timed by Timing.ie up to and including 2020, these transponders will be supported at Car, Motorbike (non-MX*) & Kart type events.

 

MyLaps X2 Yellow Kart Transponder:

This generation unit was developed for the Karting market, and as such is rated to a lower speed rating that will accurately support the timing of Karts. Unlike its older predecessor however, this unit can ONLY be used at Kart type events, where the timers are using the X2 Timing Platform, as used by Timing.ie. This means that if you turn up to a Car or Motorbike type event, this transponder will not be suitable for you.

At events timed by Timing.ie up to and including 2020, these transponders will ONLY be supported at Kart type events.

 

MyLaps X2 Red Car/Bike Transponder:

This generation unit was developed for the Car and Motorbike (non-MX*) market, and as such is rated to a much higher speed rating that will accurately support the timing of Cars and Motorbikes, traveling at high-speed. However, while the use of this unit is recommended for Cars and Motorbikes (non-MX*), the signal transmitted is more than capable of working at Kart type events also, and continues to be the recommended future proof option for any competitor that contacts us for advice on which transponder they should purchase.

At events timed by Timing.ie up to and including 2020, these transponders will be supported at Car, Motorbike (non-MX*) & Kart type events.

 

MyLaps TR2 Yellow Kart Transponder: (New for 2020)

This brand new for 2020 generation unit was developed for the Karting market, and as such is rated to a lower speed rating that will accurately support the timing of Karts. Unlike its older predecessor however, this unit can ONLY be used at Kart type events, where the timers are using the X2 Timing Platform, as used by Timing.ie. This means that if you turn up to a Car or Motorbike type event, this transponder will not be suitable for you.

At events timed by Timing.ie in 2020, these transponders will ONLY be supported at Kart type events.

 

MyLaps TR2 Red Car/Bike Transponder: (New for 2020)

This brand new for 2020 generation unit was developed for the Car and Motorbike (non-MX*) market, and as such is rated to a much higher speed rating that will accurately support the timing of Cars and Motorbikes, traveling at high-speed. However, while the use of this unit is recommended for Cars and Motorbikes (non-MX*), the signal transmitted is more than capable of working at Kart type events also, and continues to be the recommended future proof option for any competitor that contacts us for advice on which transponder they should purchase.

At events timed by Timing.ie in 2020, these transponders will be supported at Car, Motorbike (non-MX*) & Kart type events.

 

We certainly hope this helps to keep competitors fully up to date with what they need for the season ahead. However, as one of the main Official MyLaps Partners in Ireland, Timing.ie is proud to offer advice to any competitor about the use of transponders and the different types available. We also have a full range of transponders in stock for the 2020 season ready for immediate dispatch. Please feel free to contact us for pricing and further information.

 

Note:
*MX refers to MotoCross. Competitors competing on these events require a specific model of transponder which is Orange in colour and not compatible with any of the above.

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