Boston, MA, March 3, 2015 — He informed SportTechie that, thus far, there has been a "lack" of data that's particularly actionable to the end-user, as it pertains to the devices and its respective software in the market aimed to propel athletic performance. A "guided experience" on the software-side is imperative to assist athletes in their comprehension of the analytics displayed to them. The hardware, itself, doesn't impede the adoption for these tools, especially when the production of them is rather minimal from the outset for manufacturers.
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SmartSports and Sportvision's Synergy Scouts Smart Baseball Players at Batting Cages
'Smart' batting cage provides better measure of players' abilities
As a hitting instructor, Larry Scannell has seen almost every imaginable strategy for getting a baseball scout's attention. He recalls one teenage prospect and his father filming batting practice on a Little League diamond and posting bogus distance measurements on the outfield walls to make the small field appear full-size.
Boston, MA, December 19, 2014 — "It looked like he was hitting moon shots," said Scannell, who played three seasons of minor league baseball in the Red Sox system between 1987 and 1989. "Even on video you can't always trust what you see."
Scannell's Tyngsborough startup, SmartSports, aims to remove some of the subjectivity — and even the deception — that makes scouting for talent such a challenge. He and cofounder Corrine Vitolo are rolling out the company's debut product this winter, a "smart" batting cage, dubbed SmartKage, that tracks scores of data points as players practice hitting, throwing, and fielding a baseball.
SmartSports and Sportvision® Team-Up to Provide the Ultimate in Baseball Performance Evaluation with 40 SmartKage™ Installations Nationwide
SmartKage™ Delivers "Physical SAT™" Report with Analytics on More than 70 Performance Metrics for Baseball and Softball Players
BOSTON. — When a baseball/softball player of any skill level steps into a SmartKage™ they will now have access to the same technology that has successfully provided analytics and performance metrics for Major League players since 2007. On the heels of a partnership between SmartKage™ parent company, SmartSports (www.SmartKage.com) and Sportvision, Inc.® (www.sportvision.com), the leading innovator of next generation sports entertainment and broadcast enhancements, SmartSports has announced the first 40 of 160 SmartKage™ unit installations at the nation's top indoor sports training facilities.
SmartSports Board Member Named Chief Commercial Officer
Paula E. Payton Joins Staff of Sports Technology Company
Boston, MA, November 6, 2014 — SmartSports today announced that board member, Paula E. Payton, has been named Chief Commercial Officer. In her new capacity she will report to SmartSports co-founder and CEO, Corrine Vitolo.
President of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Calls SMARTKAGE a "GAME CHANGER"
Baseball Statistical Pioneer, Vince Gennaro, Praises Technology's Data Capturing and Diverse Applications
Boston — November 12, 2014 — Vince Gennaro, a recognized leader in the field of baseball analytics, is nationally known for, among other accomplishments, his groundbreaking study as a graduate student at the University of Chicago developing a methodology to measure the dollar value of then "big money" free agent, Catfish Hunter.
Million Dollar Arm contest winner lauds SMARTKAGE
Josh Dahl Calls It "The Smartest Cage That I Have Ever Stepped Foot in"
Peoria, AZ — He didn't win the million dollars but his 95 mph fastball strike did earn him top prize in Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" contest that coincided with the release of the movie of the same name staring Jon Hamm. However, Josh Dahl, did win $750 in gift certificates and tickets to the ESPY Awards but more importantly, with the fastest speed, Dahl will be able to sign a contract with the J.B. Bernstein's agency, Seven Figures Management, the basis of the movie.