Since 1984, Pierre ROUSSEAU invest time in research and development of timing systems by transponders.
A system was first developed in 1984, within the YANKEE company employing Pierre ROUSSEAU. The company manufactured and marketed cars radio controlled scale 1/4. At that time, there was no reliable system on the market to timing these cars.
1986: First French automatic timing system. This system allowed to identify up to 14 cars.
1989: An evolution make possible to identify 28 cars.
1994: Pierre ROUSSEAU founded Chronelec. Working without a break, a timing system for karting is developed (system allow identification of 40 cars).
1995: Launch of the marketing karting system. In 3 years, more than 150 karting tracks equipped.
1998: Company moved in new building and the first employee hired. Sell of the 1st system that can identify an unlimited number of vehicles.
2000: Contract with the FFM (French Federation of Motorcycling) to equip all disciplines with transponders.
2001: Construction of the Chronelec building.
2002: Chronelec moved into its new building.
2003: The Chronelec transponders are used in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Auto and Moto.
2005: The transponders with driver identification are used in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Moto.
Marketing transponder RF (radio frequency) for the Jet Ski.
Timing of Le Touquet Enduro, over 1000 competitors !
Contact with the FFSA (French Federation of Cars racing) to provide in the "Series FFSA" a timing system with intermediate times.
2006: Signing a contract with the FFSA for sale individual transponders.
2008: Races "le Mans Series" are equipped with transponders Protime Elite.
New system Oled Messenger, marketing will begin in 2009.
September 2008: Partnership with TAG Heuer in order to become leader !