Media & Technology: Apps & Software
AB Survey Results: Class Variety, Management Software Drive Fitness Programming
by AB editors October 2014
In August, Athletic Business surveyed fitness facility managers in all sectors of the industry regarding the management of their class offerings.
New System Screens 23,000 Volunteers in One Day
by Sonja Isger Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014
Palm Beach County officials say its 40,000 backlog of volunteer checks was cut by 23,000 names in one day when the district tested a new system to check those names against national criminal databases.
Aramark to Pilot Newest Mobile Payment Technology
by AB Editors October 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a $14 billion global provider of food service, facilities management and uniforms wherever people learn, work, play and recover, announced today it will pilot acceptance of mobile payments from Apple Pay and Softcard at select arenas this hockey season.
Prep Coaches' Scouting Processes Have Gone High Tech
by TOM CHARD, By TOM CHARD Staff Writer October 2014
Through a paid Internet service, coaches can upload video of their games and send it to their next opponent with the stroke of a computer key.
Georgia Tech Athletics Now Accepting Bitcoin
by Michael Gaio October 2014
Georgia Tech will be the first university in the world to integrate bitcoin payments into its stadium concession sales, the school announced Wednesday.
NFL: Technology Helping Create 'Sideline of the Future'
by Barry Wilner, The Associated Press September 2014
The NFL and its partners have been ahead of the curve in technology on television, but coaches were stuck using antiquated photo prints and cardboard play sheets. This season, coaches have the option of using NFL-approved tablets during games.
Tech Upgrades Boost Sports Concessions Operations
by Emily Attwood July 2014
Improving the fan experience.
Such has been the motive of nearly every major decision in sports venues as of late — premium seating and club areas, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, increasingly eye-catching LED video displays — it's all about creating an atmosphere that tops the comfort and convenience of watching a game at home in a way that no fan can resist.
Blog: Does Wearable Fitness Have Legs?
by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein April 2014
Wearable fitness tracking technology is the future!
Such excitement was so early-2014. We saw articles in The Wall Street Journal that described how corporate CEOs were big users of wearables and how they were competing against each other to see who could sleep better or walk more. BusinessWeek ran a story earlier this year that discussed the possibility — the likelihood? — of wearables putting gyms out of business. The New York Times ran a piece two weeks ago today about how wearables were being used in gyms.
Video: Stunning Pregame Show Tranforms Ice Rink
by Michael Gaio April 2014
Last month, Athletic Business introduced our readers to the newest trend hitting sports facilities around North America: venues turning their playing surfaces into a 3-D video displays. The technology behind it is incredible, as are the final results.
Showtime: Turn Playing Surfaces into 3-D Video Boards
by Michael Gaio March 2014
Hardwood ripples. Free-throw lanes rise. Game footage rolls and championship banners unfurl in an unexpected space — the playing surface. Welcome to the next generation of in-arena entertainment.