Foresight Sports | July 12, 2022
Foresight Sports, the leading developer of professional-grade launch monitors and a Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) brand, has become the official launch monitor partner of Callaway Golf and Topgolf Entertainment Group.
Strengthening an already long-established relationship between the two companies, the newly announced official partnership will further extend the use of Foresight Sports' launch monitor technology throughout Callaway Golf's Tour and sales channels, as well as accelerate the pace of availability throughout Topgolf Entertainment Group, which includes Topgolf owned and operated golf entertainment venues and Toptracer's global portfolio of partner's range and golf course properties.
"Golf is being played by more people, in more places and with more technology than ever, This partnership between Foresight Sports and Callaway and Topgolf brings together industry leaders that jointly will enable more people to experience and enjoy the competitive and entertainment value golf provides. We are thrilled that Foresight Sports, in conjunction with Callaway and Topgolf, is now poised to provide data-driven golf tools to a wider audience, further establishing itself as golf's preeminent launch monitor technology provider. This partnership will not only help the sport capture new participants and continue unprecedented momentum for on- and off-course play, but also leverage partnerships that simplify the consumer ecosystem for golfing technology."
-Vishak Sankaran, President, Outdoor Accessories and Golf, Vista Outdoor.
According to Foresight Sports' Director of Sales, Rick Cuellar, the new partnership offers immediate benefits for Callaway's global community of players.
Anyone following the current trends in the industry understands that golf has become a massively data-driven sport," Cuellar said. "From watching the pros on Tour to hitting shots on the home range to playing a round on a golf simulator, everyone wants to know their performance numbers. Callaway Golf has partnered with Foresight Sports because, when it comes to club and ball launch performance analysis, they recognize that our technology delivers shot data with the highest level of quality, accuracy, and reliability. Combining this with Toptracer's industry-leading ball flight performance analysis delivers unmatched data to the golfer.
Callaway Golf will immediately begin incorporating Foresight's Tour-dominating GCQuad launch monitor and all-new GC3 personal launch monitor into its Topgolf facilities, including select venues and Toptracer-equipped ranges. The partnership will also provide attractive benefits to Toptracer Range owners – which alone commands a presence in over 600 locations globally and is growing fast. Both launch monitors deliver industry-leading ball and club performance data, and their small form factors combined with calibration-free setup equate to the perfect data-delivery solution from the outdoor range to the indoor simulator.
Ben Sharpe, Global President of Toptracer, considers the new partnership a perfectly timed intersection of technology and opportunity.
One of the key opportunities inherent in this agreement is integrating Foresight into Toptracer locations with a singular objective – to provide more data," Sharpe said. "This partnership combines Toptracer's most accurate ball flight technology with Foresight's most accurate club and launch data technology. The justification for this is simple – we know the marriage of our two technology platforms and data will produce an experience that is greater than the sum of its parts.
For more information on Foresight Sports' game-changing launch monitors, golf simulators and performance and entertainment software, visit the company's website at foresightsports.com.
About Foresight Sports
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Foresight Sports develops the most advanced and most trusted performance analysis solutions in the golf industry. Outdoors or indoors, from cutting-edge launch monitors and software to the ultimate virtual golf experience, Foresight Sports is your total technology solution.
Toptracer, an innovative technology from Topgolf Entertainment Group, is the most-used and most-trusted advanced ball-tracing technology. The first of its kind to be introduced to the game of golf, Toptracer has revolutionized the way viewers experience the game at select Topgolf venues, at driving ranges and while watching major golf tournaments. Today, Toptracer technology powers over 600 Toptracer Range driving ranges in 31 countries. Learn more at toptracer.com.
About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) is the parent company of more than three dozen renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products. We serve a broad and diverse range of consumers around the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, backyard grillers, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. Our reporting segments, Outdoor Products and Sporting Products, provide these consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative outdoor and sporting products. Our operating model leverages shared resources across brands to achieve levels of excellence and performance that would be out of reach for any one brand on its own. Brands include Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Fiber Energy Products, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, Stone Glacier, Federal Ammunition and more. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. For news and information, visit our website at www.vistaoutdoor.com.
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Aramark Sports + Entertainment | July 21, 2022
Aramark Sports + Entertainment, a division of Aramark (ARMK), announced that it has become the new foodservice provider for Reno Tahoe. Reno Tahoe operates four entertainment facilities in Reno, Nevada – the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno Events Center, National Bowling Stadium, and Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center – which host a variety of sporting competitions, national meetings, and tradeshows, as well as equestrian and livestock events
“Reno Tahoe is a spectacular destination with endless, year-round entertainment opportunities We are thrilled to be working with Reno Tahoe to deliver a food and beverage program at each of its unique facilities that can enhance the guest experience and represent the culinary culture, heritage, and diverse communities of the area.”
-Aramark Sports + Entertainment President and CEO Alison Birdwell
As part of the multiyear agreement with Reno Tahoe, Aramark Sports + Entertainment, which provides more than 150 award-winning food and beverage and facility service programs in premier sports and entertainment venues in North America, will operate concessions, clubs, as well as premium and catering services at the following venues:
Reno-Sparks Convention Center: Housing 600,000 square feet of meeting space, 380,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, and 53 breakout rooms, the Reno-Sparks Convention Center is the largest convention facility in Northern Nevada and hosts a wide variety of events, including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, consumer shows, sporting events and competitions, and community events.
Reno Events Center: The multi-use Reno Events Center seats up to 7,000 and hosts regional sporting events, national competitions, and a variety of family shows and headline entertainers.
National Bowling Stadium: The first facility in the United States dedicated solely to bowling competition, the National Bowling Stadium attracts regional and national bowling tournaments from 50 to 60,000 people. It is home to 88 championship lanes, including the 10 lanes added in 2012 at the Kingpin Club by Brunswick, a training and entertainment venue featuring a full bar with a lounge atmosphere. It is also home to the only satellite location of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center: Sitting on 43 acres near the University of Nevada, Reno, the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is the proud home of the Reno Rodeo and hosts a variety of livestock and equestrian events, circuses, motocross and monster truck shows, conventions, and cultural events.
"We are excited to welcome Aramark back to Reno Tahoe's premier meetings and events facilities, Food service and customer service are two of the most critical amenities we provide to groups and events customers, and Aramark has a storied history of excelling in both."
-Reno Tahoe President and CEO Charles Harris
About Aramark Sports + Entertainment
Aramark Sports + Entertainment serves more than 150 award-winning food and beverage, retail, and facility service programs in premier stadiums, arenas, convention centers, cultural attractions, performance venues, and unique entertainment destinations across North America. The company has received accolades for industry innovations including autonomous markets, dining concepts powered by artificial intelligence, and high-profile events like NBA All-Star 2022 and MLB at Field of Dreams. In 2021, Aramark entered into a strategic collaboration with the Philadelphia-based Starr Restaurant Organization, led by entrepreneur and James Beard Award-winning restaurateur, Stephen Starr, which will bring the renowned culinary visionary’s highly sought-after concepts to clients throughout Aramark Sports + Entertainment’s portfolio. Aramark ranked No. 1 In the Diversified Outsourcing Services Category on FORTUNE’s 2022 List of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ and has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Reno Tahoe
Reno Tahoe is a dynamic, four-season resort destination in a spectacular natural setting – where America’s largest alpine lake meets “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Here, genuine Western heritage and hospitality are served up alongside a region in the midst of an exciting transformation, offering travelers world-class attractions, outdoor adventure and an annual calendar of cultural, culinary and sporting events. Reno Tahoe is marketed by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA), an organization established in 1959 to promote convention and tourism business in Washoe County, which includes Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. For more information, go to www.VisitRenoTahoe.com.
Universal Electronics Inc | August 02, 2022
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices, announced today that, as part of an ongoing supply relationship with Hunter Douglas, UEI has been selected to co-develop and manufacture the recently released PowerView® Gen 3 Remote and PowerView Gen 3 Gateway from Hunter Douglas. PowerView Gen 3 is the next generation of Hunter Douglas’ exclusive automated shade system.The new system is completely reimagined to make automated shading simpler, more reliable, and more scalable. It is built on Bluetooth Low Energy wireless technology which provides an increased operating range and improved reliability with real-time, two-way communications. It also streamlines the installation process regardless of whether a single shade install is desired, or an entire home shade system.
“PowerView Gen 3 is key to making our automated shading system truly scalable, with faster installation time and ease of use, We have collaborated with UEI for their expertise in wireless connectivity and scalability in IoT products, which they clearly demonstrated in the development process.”
-Scott Stephenson, Director of Product, Motorization at Hunter Douglas
Our relationship with Hunter Douglas is key to our core home automation business and with this product, we are bringing a scalable solution that meets the high expectations of Hunter Douglas’ dealers, installers, and consumers, said Hrag Ohannessian, SVP of Sales for Home Automation and Security at UEI.
The updated PowerView Remote is designed to fit in Hunter Douglas’ iconic Pebble Remote, creating a stylish and highly engineered means of controlling the PowerView shades at the touch of a button. The uniquely designed Pebble Remote is offered in a variety of colors allowing homeowners and interior designers to mix and match the Remote with Hunter Douglas’ broad offering of shade styles and fabrics.
The new system also features the PowerView Gen 3 Gateway that facilitates connectivity with the home Wi-Fi router to provide enhanced system performance as well as voice control using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. In addition, the gateway allows integration with third-party control systems from top manufacturers.
Information regarding PowerView Gen 3 availability can be found at hunterdouglas.com.
About Universal Electronics Inc.
Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices; designs, develops, manufactures, ships and supports hardware and software control and sensor technology solutions. UEI partners with many Fortune 500 customers, including Comcast, Vivint Smart Home, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Daikin to serve video, telecommunications, security service providers, television, smart home, and HVAC system manufacturers. For over 35 years, UEI has been pioneering breakthrough innovations such as voice control and QuickSet cloud, the world’s leading platform for automated set-up and control of devices in the home. For more information visit www.uei.com.