CoachComm Announces Testing of Wireless Communication for SEC OfficiatingSeptember 4, 2012 1 Comment
CoachComm, LLC, the makers of sideline communication systems for football teams across the country, recently began work with SEC Officials to test CrewCom®, a communication product aimed at providing wireless communication to officials to help make officiating more efficient. While wireless communications have been used in international soccer for years, the concept is new to NCAA football – a sport that presents new challenges to executing a top-notch system.
The NCAA football rules committee approved a waiver for the SEC to test the system only for intra-SEC games. The SEC has tested CrewCom during two scrimmages and will use the product during eight live (SEC/SEC) football games this season. For this testing, one of the SEC Officials crew is using the CrewCom® system. Last night’s game between South Carolina and Vanderbilt was the first televised game in which the SEC Officials used CrewCom.
“We are very excited about working with the SEC officials on this project. There is a huge potential here to positively impact the game though communications,” said Peter Amos, CoachComm’s founder and President. “CoachComm knows the wireless environment of college game day better than anyone else and we are focused on protecting the investment of our coach-clients while creating new and innovative products for officials.”
CrewCom offers several advantages to communicating in these demanding environments. Based off technology developed for football coaches and broadcast communications, CrewCom has been specifically designed with the official’s specific work environment taken into consideration. Factors such as special lightweight headsets, shrill whistles and field workflows are all unique solutions CoachComm is pioneering for this application. CoachComm brings unparalleled experience to this project through their 20+ years of providing quality communication systems that perform flawlessly in some of the largest and most challenging stadiums in the world.
What started as an advanced technology for football coaches has moved off the sidelines and onto the field. This technology’s hands-free, full duplex capabilities and the changes in licensing requirements have made it part of a winning game plan for early adopters and those looking for the next great thing in wireless communication for officiating.
CoachComm, LLC is the established leader in providing sideline communication solutions to athletic programs nationwide. CoachComm is the wireless sideline communications provider for 95% of Division 1-A colleges and thousands of high school and small college programs across the country. Based out of Auburn, Alabama and founded in 1991 by Peter Amos, CoachComm partners with industry leaders Panasonic, Canon, GoPro, Sony, JVC, Kenwood, and Eiki, and offers the best sideline communications equipment and coaching tools available on the market today. For more information, visit www.coachcomm.com