SportIQ Smart Basketball featured in IoT documentary by DNA

SportIQ Smart Basketball was featured in the episode 3 of a documentary series by DNA, a top-tier mobile operator in Finland. It discusses about the opportunities of IoT and how it will change the world we live in.

Check the episode here:


Finnish Hockey League broadcasts live player tracking data

SportIQ and the Finnish Hockey League in collaboration with Nelonen Media broadcasted SportIQ real-time player tracking data.

Finnish Hockey League Liiga game Ilves – KooKoo on March 11th 2016
Live Player tracking showing the time on ice, number of shifts, total time on ice, speed/top speed and total distance skated with live graphics on video.
The robotic camera is driven by the location of the player.

SportIQ launches a smart hockey puck in the Finnish Elite League

SportIQ introduces a smart hockey puck to be used in the Finnish Elite League. The puck features a smart sensor that enables tracking of  puck possession and shot speed amongst a wide range of other stats. “This technology has never been seen before in ice hockey”, states reporter Olli Eronen.

Even though the smart hockey puck features a built-in sensor, on the outside it is not any different than a regular puck. “I didn’t notice any difference”, tells Finnish Elite League team Tappara’s defenseman Markus Kankaanperä after shooting back to back with a smart puck and a regular puck.

Watch the full video in Finnish here.

First time ever, live tracking data visualised in live broadcast

Maple Bowl XXXVI pioneering real-time analytics and TV graphics in the world.
Finnish American Football Association (SAJL) together with SportIQ and Nelonen Media, are in the forefront in the world of real-time analytics and statistics, as well as graphic production on live television. In Maple Bowl XXXVI (American football Finnish Championship game) event players, the ball, as well as judges will be tracked and produced analytics and graphics for live television broadcast. SportIQ solution used in the game, enables the utilization through real-time player tracking and analytics, as well as live TV production and game analysis afterwards for training purposes.
SportIQ CEO Harri Hohteri:
“Our continuous and focused work of several years in real-time analytics and visualization, has brought to us to this groundbreaking point. Today we can happily together with SAJL and Nelonen Media show that by investing in the right things and understanding end customer the best, we can offer engaging solutions across different sports. Our solutions assists (edesauttaa) the general public to follow specific sports easier and supports teams and individuals to advance to the top.”
SAJL President of Roope Noronen:
“It’s great to be forerunner and to test a new technology that could be used to serve the audience better. When at the same time, it is possible to obtain game data for coaching and education. We can benefit from this type of solutions and improve our game to a new level.”
 Nelonen Media Production, Pauli Talikka: “We received HD-SDI cable from SportIQ solution and it was immediately integrated into our existing workflow. Super simple!”
About SportIQ:
SportIQ is the first in the world providing real-time the ball and the player tracking in basketball since 2013. Along with Wilson Sporting Goods SportIQ has brought to market the first consumer basketball, which detects and calculates shots anywhere, anytime. Today SportIQ deliver the world’s first TV production of realtime analytics and visualization. Founded in 2008, SportIQ is an innovation-driven sports technology and analytics company and the creator of a groundbreaking player and sports equipment tracking solution that is currently being piloted by leading sports organizations around the world.

SportIQ participates in the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2015

SportIQ announces that it is a proud sponsor of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2015. This is the second time SportIQ is participating the event after taking part in the Trade Show in 2014. In its conference booth, SportIQ is set to show its array of analytical tools for various sports with basketball in the main focus. The stand-out core capabilities of SportIQ’s expertise are the ability to integrate various data sources and provide real-time analytics of sporting events. Professional quality smart basketball and other sporting equipment make SportIQ a unique player in the ever growing field of sports technology and analytics. Come and visit us at the conference and find out more.

MIT SSAC 2015 gathers together the best of the sports technology with the focus in analytics and data. This years conference features speakers such as Adam Silver – the commissioner of the NBA, Don Garber – the commissioner of the MLS, and many other major sports influencers and analysts.

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