Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) presented our CEO, Alex Talton, and our partners, FieldTurf, with a 2020 Innovative Award at their recent annual conference held in West Palm Beach, Florida.
This award programme recognises association members who have developed a product or service that enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of sports turf managers or makes playing surfaces safer and more playable.
Winners are selected by a task group with entries evaluated against various criteria including whether or not they fill a need in the sports turf market; they are cutting-edge; they make a task easier; they create efficiencies; or they save time and resources.
During the conference, Alex spoke with Athletic Turf‘s Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones to explain how Intelligent Play works using artificial intelligence and machine learning to monitor and track usage and maintenance activity on a sports field.
A full-size field hockey, football, soccer or rugby field usually requires two sensors which are mounted at height above the field, most frequently on the floodlighting masts.
On-field activity is converted into easy-to-read data – accessible via an online dashboard – which can be used to assess high and low periods of usage, monitor impact of usage on the surface, manage and schedule maintenance, and more.
Intelligent Play works in partnership with FieldTurf to deliver Genius to synthetic turf customers around the world. FieldTurf Genius utilises the Intelligent Play technology to monitor sports fields and to provide valuable data for field owners and turf managers.
The full interview can be watched in the video above and was also published on the Athletic Turf website, here.