RFID technology has existed for over half a century. It “uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects”. (Source: Wikipedia).
In the 90s, Texas Instruments started using RFID technology to time races. Since then, the practice has spread and several companies have developed their own ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID system for endurance events.
The technology is evolving very rapidly, with an increasing level of performance and decreasing cost. Jikko is always on the lookout for innovation, so we can provide you with the best solution.
The Jikko difference
At Jikko, we don’t have any contracts with RIFD system providers.
Because we want to provide you with the best solution at the lowest possible cost and keep refining our technology. Our promise: to always provide you with full results and to continually improve our system to do so.
The accuracy and reliability of Jikko’s chip technology is unmatched by other systems used by our competitors. We work with the latest technology at a very competitive priceline.
We are continually developing Jikko to deliver accurate results to you and the athletes.
Active or passive chips, antennas or timing mats, real-time LTE controllers, videos segmented by participant, live split and results display at the finish: that’s the future of timing.
We are athletes, organizers, club leaders, engineers and computer technicians who love what they do. Jikko’s strength is the product of our expertise and our passion for timing and for racing. We created Jikko to innovate and to provide endurance event organizers with a simplified solution.
Steve Sinki, Engineer, MBA, IM
Steve is the founder of Jikko. A passionate marathon and Ironman racer, he had a vision to provide race timing services unlike anything currently offered, whether in Quebec or elsewhere: simple, efficient, cost-effective and designed by an athlete for athletes.
Steve is a Six Sigma Black Belt certified, engineering and MBA graduate with 15 years of experience as an improvement specialist. His work in logistics, distribution and aircraft maintenance have helped organizations become more effective. His background has provided him with a strong foundation in continuous improvement, management and quality.
Lily Roy, Engineer
Jikko’s cofounder, Lily is passionate about sports and healthy living. Each year, she participates in various cycling and running events to raise funds for causes close to her heart: Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, Leucan, Breast Cancer.
A bilingual, dynamic industrial engineer, Lily is recognized for her organizational skills and her thoroughness. Determined and results-oriented, she lives to take on professional and physical challenges. Her experience over the last 14 years includes:
- Project management in logistics and distribution
- Supply chain process improvement
- Strategic investment planning for major projects
Janie Cloutier, Event organizer
Running has been a part of Janie Cloutier’s life since childhood. On top of knowing several race directors and event organizers, she was herself an organizer of several sporting events, including the Tour du Lac Brome, which attracted over 4,500 runners in 2013.
Janie is someone who is extremely thorough and loves a job well done. Because of this, she has a positive impact on everything she gets involved with. She is dynamic, has excellent communication skills and a knowledge of the field that Jikko clients can rely on with confidence.
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