Today, FIFA and world-leading technology provider KINEXON announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration in the field of Live Player Tracking. FIFA aims to utilize KINEXON’s tracking innovation expertise to advance the way clubs and players can receive next level insights on health and development, and also how the sport is presented to fans around the world. The FIFA Preferred Provider (FPP) initiative was launched to drive the development of Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS) in football. Not only will this initiative benefit FIFA and the global football community, but also KINEXON, who will collaborate with FIFA to develop new and innovative technologies to advance the sport.
To this point, KINEXON has worked with more than 400 clubs, leagues, and events worldwide to improve player and team performance, reduce injuries, accelerate return-to-play, and empower fans with previously inaccessible information to provide a deeper understanding and love for the game. KINEXON’s unique ability to provide automated insights and content is enabled by its industry-leading ultra-wideband and 5G-ready GNSS technologies, as well as its powerful real-time analytics platform.
“This is an important step for FIFA to innovate and further develop the game. It is key for us to work with industry thought leaders who have demonstrated their capabilities for forward-looking product innovation. As one of those companies, KINEXON will drive a better experience for all football stakeholders – players, clubs, leagues, federations, and fans. The next logical step is to ensure this data becomes available in real-time, so that users can react during games or in training and make informed decisions instantly. The goal is to define standards for high-quality and accurate live data sets that will help improve the game and match experience.”
“This collaboration has major significance for global football and the entire sports industry. We believe that Live Player Tracking will reshape the presentation and perception of sports around the world. Our technology greatly benefits players, clubs, and fans, bringing the entire football community to the next level of engagement and experience. This global collaboration with FIFA will bring digital evolution to the football field, while preserving the spirit of the game. Following our previous success with clubs, we are very proud to have come out on top after FIFA’s demanding selection process. Our role as FIFA’s Preferred Provider of Live Player Tracking confirms KINEXON as a pioneer of technological innovation in global sports, which makes us very proud.”
“At KINEXON, our passion for the game is front and center. We believe in preserving football by driving digital innovation. We consider it our mission to create value and an enhanced experience for players, clubs, leagues, and the fans. Together with FIFA, we will develop and introduce new applications for the game we love, which will also drive our team to new heights.”
FIFA and KINEXON’s collaboration was announced at a virtual event, with more than 300 participants from all around the world. The speaker line-up included Julian Nagelsmann and Dominique Janssen, who talked about what this announcement means for the future of football.
KINEXON expands its footprint in the Swiss National League by providing tracking and analysis to HC Ambrì-Piotta
With the Swiss professional ice hockey club HC Ambrì-Piotta, another club relies on intelligent live tracking & performance analysis technology from KINEXON. The team led by head coach Luca Cereda joins SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers as one of the first in the National League to use small UWB KINEXON player sensors to analyze data on skating speed, time on ice, power, acceleration, miles traveled on ice and more in real time. It’s the same technology that is increasingly used in the US American NHL, NBA and NFL, as well as German professional leagues.
VfL Wolfsburg to become first club to equip women's and junior teams with same sports analytics setup as men's pros
Live player tracking is now also used in women’s and youth football. German Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg is investing in the latest real-time tracking technology from KINEXON. Beginning in the 2021/2022 season, all teams from women’s and men’s professional to the U14 junior team are equipped with the latest GNSS-based KINEXON PERFORM live tracking and analysis solution.
KINEXON Launches the World's Most Cost-Efficient UWB Sensor For Unprecedented IoT Use Cases
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EBI partners with KINEXON for leading Distance Monitoring & Contact Tracing Solution
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DB Schenker: Modern Sensor Technology Reduces Infection-Critical Contacts
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KINEXON Wins 2021 IoT Sensor Innovation of the Year Award
Today, the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program announced that KINEXON SafeZone, the world’s most trusted solution for contact warning and contact tracing, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 “IoT Sensor Innovation of the Year” award. The awards are conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market.
Oerlikon Expands Use of World-Leading Digital Solution for Contact Warning & Tracing
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IoT Solutions for Next Generation Factory Automation & More Resilience: KINEXON Joins the AWS Partner Network
It’s a match: KINEXON and Amazon Web Services. KINEXON is now a part of the AWS Partner Network. KINEXON offers both factory automation and worker safety solutions on AWS. During the COVID-19 pandemic, KINEXON SafeZone has become the world’s most trusted digital solution, for contact warning and tracing.
EIB Invests €15 Million Into KINEXON to Scale Its IoT Technology
Ambroise Fayolle, EIB Vice-President: “At the EIB, we strive to support companies that shape the future. KINEXON is such a company and given how they seized the opportunity to make use of their knowledge and expertise during the COVID-crisis, I am thrilled that we can bolster their creativity and vision with EIB financing.”