06 October 2005
Strategic partnership between Dartfish and The State University of New York College
Cortland News Release
October 4, 2005
"This partnership is a win-win situation for everyone," said Dartfish USA President Victor Bergonzoli. "We are excited about the opportunity to work with a dymanic academic institution such as SUNY Cortland to establish a valuable training center and enhance teaching, learning and coaching throughout the college and the region."
The partnership will officially be launched at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 with a news conference, ribbon cutting and dedication in the college's Sport Media & Technology Learning Center (SMTLC) in the Studio West Building. Roald Bradstock, a former world record holder and British Olympian in the javelin in 1984 and 1988 will be on hand to talk about how he uses Dartfish in his training. Bradstock, an internationally recognized sport artist, will have selected works on display. SUNY Cortland President Erik Bitterbaum and Bergonzoli will also be present.
The SMTLC, managed by the Cortland Sport Management Program, has taken the lead role in organizing faculty, staff, coach and student training sessions and implementing Dartfish use throughout the campus. Training and certification programs are also planned for groups outside of SUNY Cortland.
"Dartfish is one of the most well-respected information technology companies in the sport industry," said SMTLC Director and Cortland sport management professor Daniel DePerno. "We are happy to have them here as part of the SMTLC and on campus. There is a tremendous amount of potential uses for Dartfish in a wide-range of academic and professional disciplines."
As part of the event, a ribbon cutting will be held to formally dedicate the newest lab in the SMTLC, a mobile sport technology lab that features high-end laptop computers and digital video cameras outfitted with Dartfish software. The lab is located in the Studio West Building in room 128.
Dartfish specializes in sport coaching, broadcast, physical education and exercise science applications, and the company is hoping to expand its reach into rehabilitation, the arts, scientific research and medicine. A series of thematic demonstrations will be given at various locations in the Studio West Building starting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 as part of the rollout of the new 4.0 version of the software.
Dartfish video processing technologies make the invisible visible by comparing, contrasting and revealing the evolution of athletic performances. SimulCam? and StroMotion? digital image enhancements have been used in exclusive televised broadcast footage and breakthrough sport training applications. TeamPro 4.0, released in September, combines the digital video analysis tools with a tagging interface that combines video and data for team analysis.