The meeting was set up by the UIPM senior officers, to gather all potential provider companies with Olympic result and information system provider Omega under UIPM requirements.
The meeting followed the Olympic test event in London where it was noted that problems occurred with the "hit and miss" laser target system in use, problems identified as coming from the radio/wireless elements.
UIPM decided to go for a system working without radio but providing all feedback (X and Y data) to the athletes through the use of laser "Precision" targets. These targets have already been tested with success recently at the CISM World Military Games in Rio de Janeiro, and during the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
They will be used for the first time in Olympic Qualification Competition at the 2011 Moscow Senior World Championships this September in Moscow, Russia. The new system simplifies the use of the equipment which falls under the responsibility of the athlete, the laser container placed on the pistol. It is more simple and solid since the radio is not required anymore.
UIPM has decided to install a UIPM laser code on all laser containers. This code will have to be used by all companies producing containers.
The "hit and miss" target will become a "hit" target since the radio element is erased and the "hit" target will be used for development competitions by making the system very cheap and affordable for organisers of all competitions.
The result of the meeting is also that all laser containers from all producing companies on the market will be compatible with all laser "hit" or " precision" targets produced by all companies.