Students praise game changing technology that finally fills a gap
(Omaha) – Omaha-based technology startup ScoreVision announces nationwide availability of a big-screen jumbotron experience for schools and sports facilities everywhere. The company moves forward after a year of development, several million dollars in investment and many successful installations. CEO Gordon Whitten and a team of experienced Omaha technology entrepreneurs aim to revolutionize schools and small colleges with high-impact, high-definition multimedia display walls. ScoreVision replaces old-fashioned scoreboards with affordable multipurpose technology sure to deliver a tremendous return on investment.
Whitten has launched his share of Omaha-based success stories. He co-founded from scratch the familiar TurboTax ItsDeductible and Sojern, a multi-million dollar travel marketing platform. Sojern today employs 175 people in Omaha and around the world.
He now sees tremendous opportunity in reinventing the traditional school scoreboard that hasn't changed in decades. "It's time to replace the dinosaur with an interactive college arena experience at an affordable price," Whitten says. "ScoreVision video walls can enhance any gym event, from school music concerts and pep rallies to graduations with live video or even parent teacher conferences."
ScoreVision starts with the gym wall where user-friendly high-definition big screens take the place of old style scoreboards. The multimedia walls quickly load from an iPad menu with easy apps that control every feature. The ScoreVision digital display boldly flashes time, score and stats. The big screens integrate video or images of players just like college sports. Content choices transition in a flash. The same screen that engages fans also delivers safety messages, coaching demonstrations or parent orientations with the push of a button.
Whitten sees the next era of school messaging unfolding in a big way. "With our companion fan app, you can engage ScoreVision 24/7 from your smartphone, even if you can't be at a school event."
Added confidence comes from two tech-savvy Omaha schools with a reputation for smart technology. Westside High School and Brownell-Talbot School jumped on the early opportunity to test-drive ScoreVision. Both schools implemented the user-friendly system with ease. "The students grasped the possibilities so fast," Brownell-Talbot Headmaster Kristi Gibbs said. "We see a limitless tool for academics, community outreach and parent involvement."
ScoreVision national sales start this week with a brand-new in-house sales team. Anticipating challenges in meeting demand, Whitten is already planning the next round of expansion with more investors.
About ScoreVision ScoreVision is an Omaha-based technology company providing schools and sports facilities with all-digital scoreboards that deliver professional, jumbotron-like experiences similar to those at the college or professional sports level at a fraction of the price. The ScoreVision system is a high-definition multipurpose tool which facilities can leverage when games are not in progress.
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