Colorado Time Systems

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Colorado Time Systems
Private, Partnership
Industry Sports Timing & Displays
Headquarters Loveland, Colorado
Key people
Anita Sayed, president and CEO
Products Aquatic Timing & Scoring Systems
Sports Venue Displays
Display Marquees
Sports Scoreboards
Variable Message Signs
Display Control Systems
Number of employees
More than 40
Divisions Colorado Time Systems
Colorado Display Systems
Scoreboards at the University of Minnesota during the 2007 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Finals

Colorado Time Systems (CTS) is an American company based in Loveland, Colorado that designs, manufactures, sells, and services aquatic timing systems, scoreboards, LED video displays, and related products.[1]


The company was founded in 1972 by four engineers from Hewlett Packard. They left Hewlett Packard to form Colorado Time Systems when, as part of HP's Test and Measurement division, they started researching aquatic timing because of the accuracy required in measuring times.[1]

Meet contracts[edit]

NCAA Division I Swimming Championships[edit]

In March 2009, the NCAA made history by using wireless backup timing for the first time ever during the 2009 swimming championships, held at Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas.[2]

FINA World Junior Swimming Championships[edit]

Colorado Time Systems is the Official Timekeeper for the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships through 2013. The first meet was hosted in 2011 in Lima, Peru. The second, scheduled for August 26–31, 2013 will be held in Dubai, UAE.

Colorado is the Official Time-keeper for the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. The meet was recently changed to occur on a two-year cycle, with the next meet being hosted in 2011. That meet, which will be timed by CTS, is going to be held in Lima, Peru.[3]

The History Channel[edit]

On December 23, 2008, the History Channel series, Modern Marvels, aired an episode titled "Measure It!". This episode discussed various modern methods of precise measurement, including the measurement of time, following the Beijing Olympics. The segment, featuring Colorado Time Systems, talked about the construction of modern timing systems and the history of touchpads.[2]

Sponsorship partners[edit]

Colorado Time Systems is the official timing, scoring and display partner to: USA Water Polo, US Synchronized Swimming, Brazilian Swimming Federation, Mexican Swimming Federation, FINA Junior World Swimming Championship, American Swimming Coaches Association, and China Swimming Association.[4]

In July 2011, Colorado Time Systems was acquired by PlayCore; based in Chattanooga, TN. Colorado Time Systems is part of the Everactive Brands division.

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Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Our Company" Archived April 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Colorado Time Systems.
  2. ^ a b "History in the Making", Proven Systems, April, 2009.
  3. ^ "FINA Partners With Colorado Time Systems for FINA World Junior Swimming Championships" Archived 2011-01-01 at the Wayback Machine., Swimming World Magazine, April 6, 2009.
  4. ^ "Colorado Time Systems » Sponsorships". 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 


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