Media & Technology: Equipment
2015 Super Bowl to be First Played Under LED Lights
by AB Staff January 2015
Source: Ephesus Lighting
SYRACUSE, NY, JANUARY 20, 2015 - It's not the first time a championship football game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium and the two teams will not be there for the first time. But for the first time ever, the big game will be illuminated by high performance LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting, Inc., the leader in providing LED lighting solutions for sports facilities.
Blood Test Newest Fitness Tracker for Athletes, Aged
by Marco della Cava, USA TODAY January 2015
Capitalizing on the culture's growing obsession with health-monitoring through tech, a fitness-tracking company promises that its latest creation allows users to literally defy aging.
Seven Tips for Keeping Athletic Storage Rooms in Order
by Denny Hammack, Guest Contributor January 2015
Whether it’s a rec center, arena or field house, when you run an athletic program, it’s important that all of your equipment and important information be organized and easy to access. When properly managed, the athletic storage room can be one of the most useful, specialized storage areas in your facility. It can increase security, space, productivity and convenience.
In Texas, Replay Considered for Football Title Games
by Abilene Reporter-News ( January 2015
Is instant replay coming to the high school state championship football games? Dr. Charles Breithaupt, the executive director of the University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, told reporters that his group and its advisory committee of coaches would discuss using instant replay to help officiate the title games.
Redskins Drop Plans for Chinese-Built Wi-Fi at Stadium
by Bill Gertz, The Washington Times December 2014
Just weeks after announcing a deal to install a Wi-Fi network from China's Huawei Technologies at their 85,000-seat stadium, the Washington Redskins are moving in a different direction.
GearBoss Storage System Saves Space at San Diego High School (Sponsored)
by Wenger Corporation December 2014
Technology Allows Hockey Fans to Feel Game's Impact
by Troy Wolverton December 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks fans now can feel the bone-crunching action in the rink - from the comfort of their couches. In a first for the NHL, a system dubbed 4D Sports transmits a special signal from the SAP Center, where the Sharks play, to a gizmo under a fan's couch, letting them "feel" the action every time a player crashes into the boards. But it's an open question how many fans will sign up for the service, which costs $300, or whether it will go the way of other gimmicks such as 3-D TV.
Tech, Funding Drive High School Scoreboard Upgrades
by Dennis Van Milligen November 2014
Beyond the playing surface itself, sports fans' eyes are drawn most often to one must-have venue amenity: the scoreboard. For high school administrators committed to modernizing their facilities without the funding to do so, scoreboards are increasingly seen as a great place to start. "Budgets are tighter than they've ever been," says Mike Daniel, CEO for Murray, Ky.-based Sportable Scoreboards. "Athletics has such a broad footprint, as it draws in so many folks to the school, that athletic administrators have to come across as putting their best foot forward, and a scoreboard is a big part of that."
Robot to Help Diagnose Concussions at Dartmouth
by Andrew Brandt November 2014
With studies conflicting as to whether or not concussion risk is related to the helmet you wear, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons recently suggesting that more than one third of all college football players have suffered a concussion, having the ability to quickly recognize a concussion is more important than ever.
Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation
by Michael Gaio October 2014
By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.