XOS and STATS Combine Technologies to Provide Football’s Ultimate Solution

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XOS’ Thunder™ digital coaching solution now integrated with STATS’ ICE personnel management system

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The strategic partnership between XOS and STATS is the result of two companies coming together with a common goal, and that is providing the best possible coaching and player evaluation solutions available in the sports industry

XOS Digital, Inc., the leading provider of content management solutions and digital media services for collegiate and professional sports organizations, and STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports information, content and technology provider, today announced a strategic partnership that will bring together their respective football solutions, XOS’ Thunder HD™ and STATS’ ICE platform. By integrating the complimentary aspects of both solutions, XOS and STATS are providing professional and collegiate football organizations the most advanced and comprehensive coaching and player evaluation product offered today.

XOS Thunder HD is the most widely used platform in the NFL & BCS, allowing coaches to view and analyze game video, game plans, manage the playbook, prepare for practice and review recruiting and scouting video all from inside one easy-to-use application, all in high definition.

The STATS ICE platform supports enhanced player evaluation and scouting processes by bringing together a team’s internal information sources, such as scouting reports, medical and contractual data, and merging it with STATS’ proprietary game analysis and player performance metrics called X-Info.

“This is an exciting partnership that will extend the capabilities and performance of Thunder Football HD,” said Matt Bairos, vice president and general manager, XOS Digital Coaching Technologies. “XOS Digital is committed to offering the best football coaching software on the market and the STATS integration further proves that fact.”

ICE will provide the user navigation path for mapping STATS' proprietary X-Info data to actual game video managed by Thunder HD, creating a new level of analytical power and operational efficiency for teams. X-info provides the most detailed events that occur in a game and integrates them with traditional play-by-play to create an unprecedented level of performance information and player insights. As a result, for the first time ever, a complete visual catalog and corresponding analytics library of more than 160 performance metrics is available for the entire organization to access and utilize. Through the integration of Thunder HD and ICE, teams can rank players by performance metrics such as burned defender, yards after first contact, broken tackles and QB Knockdown and Hurries, and see each and every instance of such plays.

“The strategic partnership between XOS and STATS is the result of two companies coming together with a common goal, and that is providing the best possible coaching and player evaluation solutions available in the sports industry. Both companies recognize the complementary nature of each other’s offerings and we think the possibilities are endless,” said John Pollard, GM of STATS Sports Solutions Group. “The integration of Thunder and ICE is just the beginning.”

Currently XOS Digital has 107 customers across the NFL and NCAA using the Thunder Football editing platform, with more than 40 of them getting the added benefit of the HD presentation and workflow.

About XOS Digital, Inc.
Founded in 1999, XOS Digital is the leading provider of digital asset management solutions for collegiate and professional sports organizations. Conference officials, league offices, coaching staffs and athletic departments rely on the XOS portfolio of products and services to manage, analyze, archive, distribute, protect and monetize their digital assets. The XOS Thunder™ Coaching Platform, XOS Xchange™, XOS PlayerOnDemand™, XOS Digital Licensing Portal™, and the XOS Digital Sports Network™ digital media distribution technology provide the most advanced, comprehensive digital asset management solution available in the world. For more information, visit http://www.xosdigital.com.

STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. The company passionately abides by a mission to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood and enjoyed. STATS’ calling card consists of real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation and SportVU technology. Today, STATS’ worldwide client network of media companies and professional sports leagues and teams utilize a broad spectrum of dynamic in-game broadcast presentations and virtual images, multimedia enhancements and game analysis and tactical coaching tools. STATS is owned jointly by the Associated Press and News Corporation, with corporate offices across the globe. For a complete tour of STATS’ sports content portfolio and solutions, visit http://www.stats.com.


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