Technology is key to Asset Management and Capital Planning in Sports Arenas

Technology is key to Asset Management and Capital Planning in Sports Arenas

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Technology is key to Asset Management and Capital Planning in Sports Arenas

Technology is key to Asset Management and Capital Planning in Sports Arenas

In 2022, technology is the asset management solution that every sports arena needs. In order to achieve asset maintenance through a safe, clean, and prepared environment that can accommodate large crowds and a myriad of activities, arenas need to implement top-of-the-line technology solutions, such as inventory management and janitorial management, that Trax Analytics excels in.

 

The facility managers of such sports arenas are those responsible for daily operations like buying, selling, and leasing facilities. They’re also responsible for facility redesign and construction, along with the supervision of sports facilities and the structure and grounds – including the custodial crew.

That’s a whole lot of jobs for a small number of people, especially if such managers are tasked with managing multiple stadiums or fields.

Technology is the remedy for this imbalance. Relying on pen-and-paper organization techniques is a thing of the past, as technology can handle large operations efficiently, thoroughly, and nearly flawlessly. The right technological solutions can manage daily operations, evaluate project delivery needs, and plan for the arena’s future.

With technology from Trax Analytics, you can track your maintenance costs, identify deficiencies, prevent/predict equipment failures, improve productivity, and reduce downtime.

The Benefits

Here are some benefits that come with introducing technology to manage assets and capital planning in sports arenas:

  • It’s innovative.
    • Using solutions by Trax Analytics, you can change your approach to maintenance, condition assessments, and data collection by shifting toward procurement, financing, capital planning, and operations.
  • It’s efficient.
    • Using technology helps managers become more efficient and more productive. They can work smarter, faster, and with better strategy using tech. Your administration can make better capital planning decisions with important insight into asset data.
  • It’s strategic.
    • With technology, you’ll no longer over-staff your maintenance projects. Instead, your team will have the tools needed to identify deficiencies, analyze assets, and plan for the future.

Utilizing Technology for the Future of Sports Arenas

Trax Analytics wants you to feel confident in the future success of your sports arena, and you can make that happen by using our tools to plan, procure, and manage your facilities. The future will only continue to lean towards using technology as a tool to better not only sports arenas, but the day-to-day experience in general.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our forward-thinking solutions.

Snickometer Technology in Cricket

Snickometer Technology in Cricket
Snickometer Technology in Cricket

Snickometer Technology in Cricket

Whether you’re a cricket fan or have simply come across the term “snickometer technology” in passing, you might have questions. If you’d like to learn about what a snickometer is, how it works, and its impact on the game of cricket, read on.

What is Snickometer Technology?

A snickometer is a piece of technology that is used in the sport of cricket to detect sound frequencies during the game. It then filters frequencies to drown out undesired frequencies and amplify desired ones. This process is used to determine through sound whether there was contact between the player’s bat and the ball through sound.

How Does It Work?

Snickometer technology uses sensitive microphones that are connected to a device called an oscilloscope, which is used to measure sound. During gameplay, the snickometer picks up on the various sounds that occur, and the oscilloscope measures the sound waves recorded.

As a result, the two devices work together to determine whether contact occurred between the bat and ball, as it can be difficult to be sure through sight alone.

During a pitch, high-speed cameras record the ball’s path, and when the player swings the bat, the snickometer and oscilloscope can determine the shape of the sound wave produced by the swing. Judging by the sound wave, the machine can determine whether the bat hit the ball, or whether the sound recorded came from another source.

Technology and the Impact on Cricket

The development of new technologies has affected practically every aspect of life, including sports and athletic performance. Snickometer technology has improved the accuracy of determining the results of a particular play. This means that because of this type of cricket technology, judges and spectators are better able to decide the outcome of plays that would otherwise be unreliable to judge on sight alone.

As such, they can better determine the accuracy of a claim and make choices that reflect the actions of the teams and players involved. It enhances the fairness and analytical capabilities of the game.

A snickometer is only one of many technological innovations used in sports to improve how spectators enjoy the game and how industry professionals analyze the gameplay itself. Thanks to the capture and analysis of sound, it has become easier than ever to determine true contact or a missed swing.

Chelsea Diaz Promoted to Project Manager

Chelsea Diaz

Chelsea Diaz Promoted to Project Manager

Congratulations to Chelsea Diaz on her well-deserved promotion to Project Manager. Today we’re celebrating her!

Chelsea Diaz
Chelsea Diaz Promoted to Project Manager

1. Who are you (re-introduce yourself, how many years have you been at TRAX)?

My name is Chelsea Diaz. I started as a Jr. PM here at TRAX. I’ve been with TRAX for a little under two years. It’s been exciting getting the chance to work on projects across many different airports and seeing how Smart Restrooms truly improve the cleanliness of a restroom and the overall guest experience.

2.  What’s your new position & what are you most excited about?

My new position is Project Manager. I am excited to lead larger Smart Restroom projects and supervise installs across the US.

3. How are you going to incorporate your personality into the job?

I am detail-oriented, an essential trait of being a Project Manager. I like to ensure all items and information are in order and correct, which is critical for managing timelines and project scope hardware.

4. Fun fact about you 🙂

My favorite sports to watch are soccer, hockey, and cricket. I have also completed 28 half marathons!

6 Ways To Improve Stadium Facility Management

6 Ways To Improve Stadium Facility Management
6 Ways To Improve Stadium Facility Management

6 Ways To Improve Stadium Facility Management

Technology has provided the sports and entertainment industry with a variety of ways to improve management capabilities, increase stadium revenues, and create a better experience for guests.

Let’s look at six stadium management system changes to implement in order to improve stadium outcomes.

#1- Enhance Security

Adding security personnel and devices to your stadium can improve management by enhancing visitor safety. Security professionals, cameras, and checkpoints will not only put visitors at ease during their time at the facility but also reduce the occurrence of vandalism and destruction of property that would otherwise cost money to repair.

#2- Improve Staff Communication

Radios and other digital communication systems can help improve reporting efforts between employees and managers. Even when employees are spread out across the stadium during working hours, digital communication devices save time that staff members would otherwise waste having to track down the specific individual they’re looking for physically.

#3- Incorporate Digital Conveniences

Adding digital conveniences to various sectors of the facility will not only simplify stadium management but also improve visitor experiences. For example, smart restrooms, digital venue maps, overhead digital concessions menus, and the like will add conveniences to stadium visits that would otherwise not exist. These tools make it easier for visitors to find restrooms, walk into a clean and organised facility, and choose the concessions items they want before ever reaching the front of the line.

#4- Utilize Management Software

Facility management software presents an array of modern conveniences associated with managing a stadium. With a user-friendly interface, an organised dashboard, and a transparent task assignment portal, managers can ensure that each staff member is being deployed to complete meaningful work without nearly as much time wasted physically locating employees and relaying instructions.

#5- Add Physical Safety Features

While adding physical safety features the stadium doesn’t yet have may not seem like it will improve management, enhancing visitor and staff safety has far-reaching benefits. By installing guardrails, non-slip surfaces, self-cleaning areas, and digital maps, managers can ensure that visitors and staff members run fewer risks of getting lost or hurt. Fewer injuries and lost attendees save money, free up employee time, and bring stadium visitors back again and again.

#6- Streamline Entry & Ticketing

Using smart technology to speed up stadium entry and ticketing can keep lines from backing up. Not only will fast lines enhance the experience visitors have, but quick lines tend to be safer lines. With less crowding, fall risks are reduced, injury risks are reduced, and there is much less of a chance for guests to contaminate each other (and stadium staff members) with illnesses.

Implementing change takes time and money, so it’s crucial to choose improvements that produce the best results. With technology, facility managers can hardly go wrong when it comes to investing in ways to enhance stadium functions. Stay tuned, and take steps to improve your stadiums as soon as possible.

Jennifer Brown Promoted to Vice President of Operations

Jennifer Brown Promotion

Jennifer Brown Promoted to Vice President of Operations

Congratulations to Jennifer Brown on her well-deserved promotion to Vice President of Operations of TRAX Analytics. Today we’re celebrating her!

Jennifer Brown Promotion
Jennifer Brown, Promoted to Vice President of Operations
  1. Who are you? Introduce yourself!  How many years you’ve been at TRAX?

My name is Jennifer Bruce (yes, I got married last year!). I have been with TRAX for over four years. I started as a Lead Project Manager, implementing and installing the ‘beta’ version of TRAX. Since then, I’ve seen TRAX explode – personally, leading projects in over twenty-two states. When I was promoted to Director of Project Management, I got the chance to build a team and now have some of the most amazing PMs working under me.

2. What’s your new position & what are you most excited about?

My new role is Vice President of Operations. I’m excited to focus more on the projects bringing TRAX into the next growth phase. I can refine internal processes, strengthen vendor relations, and still lead some of our high-profile projects. My role will be to streamline and support!

3. How are you going to incorporate your personality into your new role? 

I’ve always been one to try a “little bit of everything” versus an expert at one thing. I even won a team award at my old company for being the “Jill of All Trades.” I believe that my ability to communicate well with and learn quickly from people from different departments, industries, and even personalities allows me to translate the needs of each part of the business to be more efficient for everyone.

4. Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

My fun fact is always that I’m the shortest member of my immediate family. Even at 5’10”, I’m never in the back of the family photo. But my other fun fact is that I only have nine more states to visit in the USA. I hope to see them all before I close out my next decade of life… which gives me plenty of time!

Flying Drones and Camera Movements

Flying drones and camera movements
Flying drones and camera movements

Flying Drones and Camera Movements

Using drones in various avenues is becoming popular due to its efficient results. Arenas and professional sports events are being integrated with drone technology. There are various benefits owing to the enhanced operations. Organizations like the NFL, NBA, NASCAR, MLB, PGA, and more utilize drones to achieve the camera angles and movements necessary for an amazing show, and to bring sports fans closer to the action.

Further Benefits of Drone Usage

While camera movements are an important benefit of drones, there are many more to be had. These include:

● Increased Efficiency

The use of drones has remarkably increased operational efficiency for various arenas. Drones are being used for convenient inspection of several business niches such as monitoring processes,construction, events etc.

● Improved Analytics

Drones provide a bird’s eye view that gives coaches a unique perspective when it comes to the positioning and formations of their players. In an era where analytics do the heavy lifting to improve strategies, and effective strategies mean victories, having this viewpoint is incredibly important.

● Improved Refereeing

More vantage points means accurate calls made by referees, and a more comprehensive view of incidents that occur on the field.

● Alternate Angles

Coordinate one drone with the work of others to achieve numerous perspectives at one time. This provides a well-rounded view of the action, especially if you combine the footage with that of the static cameras.

● Changing The Face of Broadcasting

Drones are an economical way to replace broadcasting helicopters. They fulfill the same duties at a fraction of the cost, and they leave a much less significant ecological footprint. It’s also much safer, as drones can get much closer without the risks associated with helicopters.

● Stadium Delivery

Drones are the future of catering for stadiums. Instead of having to get up and miss the action, in the future you will be able to order from your seat and wait for a drone to bring over your refreshments. This type of advancement isn’t available yet, but in the meantime drones are expected to be able to stock concession stands and even lift heavy items.

● Increased Security

The aerial vantage point can do wonders for security and surveillance at a large event. Drones can also be equipped with optical zoom and thermal imaging cameras in order to monitor crowds, identify potential threats, and collect video evidence.

● Health And Safety Measures

Drones can sanitize large venues in a short amount of time by deploying medical-grade disinfectant spray from the air.

Drones in Arenas and Stadiums

Going into the future, we’ll likely see an increase of drones in stadiums. To discover how Trax Analytics is keeping up with the ever-evolving digital sphere, learn more about us today.

How to Get the Most from Your Maintenance?

How to Get the Most from Your Maintenance
How to Get the Most from Your Maintenance

How to Get the Most from Your Maintenance?

In order to make sure your assets remain in good condition, maintenance is crucial – and that’s why, at Trax Analytics, we encourage the use of a maintenance management system.

Maintenance management is how you keep track of your maintenance, keep it scheduled and organized, and utilize a maintenance program strategy.

Getting the Most From Maintenance

Following are some useful maintenance management tips that will help you get the most from your maintenance:

#1- Maintain a List of Assets and Equipment

It’s important for your business to maintain an asset list because it lets you know how many assets there are within the organization and how you can plan maintenance for each. A list also lets you know where each asset is located, and how you can plan for future maintenance depending on priority.

#2- Emphasize Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is crucial for your organization, assets, and equipment. It provides an understanding of the condition of your asset in order to avoid sudden, costly failure. That sudden failure can lead to revenue loss via a stall in operations and customer disappointment.

#3- Keep Track of Maintenance

If your organization has a plethora of assets, the amount of maintenance can get overwhelming and hard to keep track of. This will take away from performance and eventually lead to asset failure. Keep track of maintenance by keeping data and aligning your maintenance routine to stay within budget.

#4- Switch to Automated Processes

The pen and paper method doesn’t work anymore. Errors are too easy to make, and bad calls can be made. If you use a spreadsheet to collect data, you’ll have a hard time knowing if changes are made by another user – spreadsheets aren’t designed for asset management. There is too much room for human error as well.

Automated processes can eliminate these issues by minimizing human error and eradicating the use of spreadsheets.

#5- Use Maintenance Software

Investing in maintenance software is essential for creating an effective maintenance management strategy. It can track maintenance and let you know when maintenance needs to be done. When software handles these tasks, the maintenance manager is free to take care of other essential activities.

Maintenance With Trax Analytics

Maintenance is an important aspect of any business, and Trax Analytics can make sure that your maintenance management system is as efficient as possible. Click here to learn more about what we can do for your business.

Tis the Season of Dark nights, spooky Scenarios, witchery Aberrations, and Ghost full of blank excuses – by Scott Salamina

Tis the Season of Dark nights, spooky Scenarios, witchery Aberrations, and Ghost full of blank excuses - by Scott Salamina

"Tis the Season of Dark nights, spooky Scenarios, witchery Aberrations, and Ghost full of blank excuses" - by Scott Salamina

Tis the Season of Dark nights, spooky Scenarios, witchery Aberrations, and Ghost full of blank excuses - by Scott Salamina

For many of us, October marks the start of the holiday season, and TRAX Analytics wants to prepare your operations for the seasons. It’s only fitting to see if your facility is ready for its first Treats. This month brings long nights, new scenarios, uncontrollable aberrations, and excuses that leave us Ghosted. If these treats leave you with goosebumps, chills, or upset stomachs, then you’re not alone.

TRAX Analytics believes listening and learning your operation guides our intuition with solutions best geared towards obtaining your operational goals. While we can’t provide answers to all your “Ghostly Excuses,” we can promise to give you operational practices to pivot when needed without the “witchery Aberrations.” “Spooky Scenarios” are easier to navigate when nights show plans to await the “Full Moons,” and all your delights train for spooky spells.

TRAX Analytics provides a backbone to your team’s operation, not literally but metaphorically. When operational practices become the culture of your operation, then, indeed, you’ve created a space where people thrive. Transparency is an operational tool that gives individuals aspects of adoption, development, and, most importantly, ownership of their responsibilities. Having devices that allow your front-line associates to track and capture their day’s activities provides the data to enable our leaders to champion paths for their facilities’ continued growth and development. The best spells are the ones you have brewing up, let the incantations of your operation be the magic of your witchery spells.    

Like all things spooky and dark, technology continues to excite. Don’t let the noise, out way the bite. Utilize TRAX Analytics as the fuel to your ignite. You won’t ever worry what’s right, because data analytics guides you right. Prepare for the long nights, and have your associates equipped just right.  The moon is only full, when the twilight hits just right.

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Entertainment Stadiums: How Technology Can Help You Manage Your Assets

Entertainment Stadiums How Technology Can Help You Manage Your Assets
Entertainment Stadiums How Technology Can Help You Manage Your Assets

Entertainment Stadiums: How Technology Can Help You Manage Your Assets

Technological advancements are making strides in practically every industry our economy is built upon, and stadiums are no exception. Applications, tools, and programs are constantly evolving in ways that serve stadium managers, staff, and visitors alike.

Incorporating asset management technology, security upgrades, and data analytics into everyday stadium operations can increase work efficiency, improve guest satisfaction, and present managers with new cost-saving strategies.

Inventory Management

Asset management technology can significantly aid in accurate inventory management for stadiums. Various asset tracking tools allow stadium managers to monitor inventory levels, find cost-saving opportunities, account for damaged items, and enhance administrative control. This way, inventory is constantly updated and maintained to reflect accurate numbers (especially in terms of purchases, inventory usage, and disposal). Inventory management also promotes precise reporting so that management teams can predict when reorders are needed.

Security Protocols

Asset management technology can improve stadium operations by adding supplemental security measures to an already developed security system. Integrated cameras and sensors work to prevent unauthorized access to specific stadium parts by monitoring stadium traffic and triggering a notification when movement is detected in off-limits areas.

Added security measures free security personnel to invest more time and effort into ensuring guest safety, preventing theft, and improving visitor traffic flow.

Reports and Processes

Stadium technology can streamline data collection as it relates to facility operations. With current, organized data, generating reports becomes much simpler than manually. As reports generate, analytical tools can be used to determine patterns, interpret data, and create notifications when a process or incident requires management’s attention.

These real-time reports and notifications are essential to keeping all staff members up to speed on maintenance needs, inventory levels, and asset locations. Staff members can save time and improve productivity while completing work orders.

Equipment Lifecycles

Technological integration with asset management tools can do far more than manage inventory and track asset locations. With these applications, stadium managers can also access asset-related information at the touch of a button. Stadium software stores information about where an asset is located, the date it was last maintained, the next scheduled maintenance date, warranty information, current functions, and projected disposal or decommission. Asset management software tracks the entire lifecycle of stadium equipment.

Remaining current with technological developments in your industry not only keeps management informed about operations concerns, new solutions, and opportunities to improve the way the entire stadium functions. It also enables owners, management, and staff to work more cohesively toward adopting technologies that will satisfy the greatest need.

How Technology is Revolutionizing the Entertainment Sector

How Technology is Revolutionizing the Entertainment Sector
How Technology is Revolutionizing the Entertainment Sector

How Technology is Revolutionizing the Entertainment Sector

The entertainment industry is always growing and changing. As society transforms, it takes the industry with it – because entertainment reflects who we are as a worldwide community and where we’re at in relation to development and social standings. That’s why it’s important to look at the ways technology has impacted business operations and other aspects of life in recent years.

Technology has come a long way in the entertainment sector, in many different forms. A big part of that has to do with the steady demand that’s tied into the large profit that can be found by using technology in the industry. In short, technological integration is never a bad idea when you’re looking to advance.

Whether you’re sitting amidst a crowd in a convention center or among your family on your living room couch, there’s a good chance that you’re utilizing technology advancements as you consume your favorite form of entertainment.

The Technology Revolution

Here are a few ways that technology is changing the entertainment industry for good:

  • Accessibility is King

No matter where your audience is if they have a phone signal, they’ll be able to access whatever content you’re releasing. With tools like Instagram Live, you can access an audience located worldwide and encourage them to engage with your content – whether in the form of likes, dislikes, or comments. Streaming is one of the biggest leaps that technology has taken, as it creates a sizable profit and is capable of reaching far and wide.

  • Collaboration and Cooperation

Since technology is so integrated within the entertainment sector, it’s no surprise that most everyone uses it to move forward. For this reason, collaboration and cooperation have taken a front seat when it comes to all sorts of projects. It has allowed us to become interconnected as a society by laying the foundation to work with whoever you want, wherever you want. Distance and/or lack of funding issues are no longer a barrier for entertainers.

  • Improved Visuals

Graphics and visuals play a huge role in the entertainment sector, and technology has made a noticeable impact on their quality. The improvement of these concepts has lent to the prevalence of virtual reality and augmented reality innovations, along with added nuance and clarity to a variety of games.

Entertainment for the Future

At Trax Analytics, we’re focused on how we can innovate important aspects of life with technological advances. To learn more about us, get in touch today.