Zebra Deploys Player Tracking RFID Solution for College Football Championship

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, today announced its award-winning Zebra Sports Solution, which operates inside every NFL stadium, will be used for the College Football Playoffs (CFP) National Championship Game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

Zebra collaborated with the CFP and the four participating schools (Alabama, Clemson, Michigan State, Oklahoma) to implement its real-time, revolutionary player tracking system, for the CFP semifinals at the Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., and the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2015.

KEY FACTS

  • The Zebra Sports Solution enables leagues and teams to gain real-time insight into the action happening on the field of play, providing precise location and motion performance data.
  • Zebra equips every NFL team and player with shoulder pad sensors that collect data used by coaches, broadcasters and fans.
  • Zebra provides enterprise asset intelligence and operational visibility to 95% of Fortune 500 companies including customers in the retail, manufacturing, transportation & logistics and healthcare industries, helping them make more informed business decisions.

SUPPORTING QUOTES

Eric Petrosinelli, general manager, Zebra Sports

"We are expanding on our 2015 regular season college football initiatives and our work with the CFP along with each of the four Universities selected to participate in this year's college football playoffs. By bringing innovative player tracking technology to the games, we are providing schools with in-depth player tracking data."

 Woody McCorvey, assistant athletic director, Football Relations, Clemson University

"We were very excited to be presented the opportunity to work with Zebra Technologies and have its player tracking technology used in the Orange Bowl as well as in tonight's game. This solution will help schools to evolve training, scouting and evaluation through increased knowledge of the game and player performance."

About Zebra Technologies
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) makes businesses as smart and connected as the world we live in. Zebra tracking and visibility solutions transform the physical to digital, creating the data streams enterprises need  to simplify operations, know more about their businesses, and empower their mobile workforces. For more information, visit www.zebra.com.

 

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