SmartKage Ramps Up National Launch

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First of 40 Units Being Installed at Multiple Locations All in the Game Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona, Spring Training home of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres and Mike Murphy Baseball in Concord, California are the inaugural installations of SmartKage’s http://www.smartkage.com first phase of its national launch.

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"When all 160 locations are in place, virtually everyone in the contiguous United States will have access to SmartKage.” said Smartkage co-founder and COO, Larry Scannell.

All in the Game Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona, Spring Training home of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres and Mike Murphy Baseball in Concord, California are the inaugural installations of SmartKage’s http://www.smartkage.com first phase of its national launch. The Company is ramping up installation of the first of 40 units of a 160 unit nationwide launch.

In what it calls the equivalent of a “Physical SAT™” parent company http://www.smartkage.com has developed the first quantitative technology system and network that measures specific athletic performance for baseball and softball players.

Each one-hour SmartKage session yields up to 75 performance metrics for baseball and softball players. The patented proprietary technologies are completely invisible to the user; there are no wires, markers or sensors on the athlete. Performance data is captured in real time and used for player development, identification, college recruiting and professional scouting.

SmartSports Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Larry Scannell said the next 15 of the first 40 installations are scheduled for installation in the first quarter of 2015. Next in line are Pittsburgh and Indianapolis, followed by Los Angeles and San Diego. Scannell stressed that each location represents the very best of the nation’s indoor sports training facilities.

“As we have been developing the SmartKage technology in conjunction with some of the foremost sports technologists and leading authorities in the game, including several Major League teams, concurrently we have gone through a very rigorous vetting process selecting only blue-chip locations to represent the SmartKage brand,” said Scannell. “When all 160 locations are in place, virtually everyone in the contiguous United States will have access to SmartKage.”

During its developmental process SmartSports has partnered with the nation’s leaders in the field of sports. Rawlings Sporting Goods, the number one Baseball brand worldwide whose 125 years of product innovation has changed the game.

SmartSports has also partnered with Sportvision which, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), has permanently installed its PITCHf/x pitch tracking system in every MLB stadium.

Additionally, SmartSports works with Major League teams in each of the six divisions as well as 3,600 colleges and universities.

“SmartKage provides comprehensive performance analysis in pitching, hitting, fielding, catching, running and agility,” added CEO Corrine Vitolo. “It can be used for instruction, player development, recruiting and scouting. Our product sits precisely at the intersection of sport and science. By creating ‘big data’ intelligence and efficiencies, we are bringing America’s pastime into the future.”

About SmartSports/SmartKage

SmartSports is a privately held sports technology company developing smart sports products and environments. The Company develops and markets proprietary hardware and software systems that quantitatively measure athletic performance. Company products, including its fully automated SmartKage™, serve the amateur, collegiate and professional sports markets. Founded in 2008, the company is based in greater Boston, Massachusetts. For additional information please go to http://www.smartkage.com or visit the company on http://www.twitter.com/SmartKage http://www.facebook.com/SmartKage http://www.instagram.com/SmartKage http://www.youtube.com/user/SmartKage

Editor’s Note: High res photos of SmartKage and its principals are available upon request.

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