New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
Krossover, the innovator in providing affordable, easy-to-use data analytics for high school and college sports programs nationwide, today announced the expansion of its service offerings with an innovative initiative that will further complete the youth and amateur sports digital media ecosystem.
The “virtual film room” enables coaches at any level to upload their game film, and then provide access to their entire team and staff from any mobile device or web browser. The service is free for any coach around the world. Other advantages of this new service includes the secure environment that it provides, which is crucial for teams that don’t want their game film publicly available for the competition to view.
Additionally, the virtual film room allows for film exchange between two different teams, which saves the cost of shipping DVDs. Other comparable free video sites, like YouTube or Vimeo, are unable to deal with the plethora of sources, formats, lengths and sizes that characterize sports footage. With coaches using a wide variety of cameras and other storage devices, Krossover built technology that allows for multiple files of any size, length or format to be uploaded seamlessly through the Krossover web app – there is nothing to install on the local computer, making it truly web-based. Krossover is then able to ingest the content, stitch the various parts together, and provide a full length game for streaming across platforms.
“We’re continuing to build out and evolve Krossover’s video coordination services and offering coaches around the country easy to use, affordable data analytics that provides them with a different and more comprehensive view of the game to give their team a competitive advantage,” said Vasu Kulkarni, founder and CEO of Krossover. “With today’s announcement, we’ve created a virtual film room so coaches can now access and share game footage anywhere they are, from any device – in a safe, secure environment. Most importantly, we felt this product should be free in an era where storage and bandwidth are so cheap. With our services, high school and college coaches are better equipped today than ever before to prepare for each game.”
Matt Kerwick, Georgetown’s Associate Head Lacrosse Coach, stated, “We started using Krossover this spring and it has been an incredible benefit for our team. There are a number of ways it has helped us with team development and scouting. However, the best aspect I have seen is the ability to have our team view clips on their own, from their own computer. We utilize a great deal of time as a team in video sessions, but the ability for our guys to view upcoming opponents and our team clips on their own has been an excellent teaching tool. I highly recommend Krossover to every level lacrosse program. The Krossover team is very receptive to ideas and continues to fine-tune the service. We will continue to utilize this service at Georgetown Lacrosse.”
Having recently concluded a highly successful basketball season that included numerous high school customers making it deep into the state playoffs – and with college customer University of Kentucky winning this year’s NCAA Men’s College Basketball Final Four – Krossover has made a number of announcements of late that illustrates the company’s increased and rapid expansion. Earlier this year, Krossover launched its lacrosse vertical, with a service offering for football coming soon. The company also announced this year that it raised $3.5 million in angel funding in 2011, bringing Krossover’s total capital raised to approximately $4 million since 2009.
Krossover, a New York City-based startup, is a virtual video coordinator that provides sophisticated data analytics technology to the sports world. With an intuitive online platform easily accessible by thousands of high school and college programs, Krossover enables coaches to use video to improve the success of their athletic programs by eliminating the time and financial impediments to managing their filmed content. With an estimated 95% of high school and college athletic programs now recording game video, Krossover is accelerating the use of indexed, on-demand video content by programs of all sizes.
Learn more about Krossover at http://www.krossover.com.