XOS Digital Expands Thunder Hockey HD Through Partnership with RinkNet Scouting Software

XOS Digital, a provider of content management solutions and digital media services for collegiate and professional sports organizations, announced a new partnership with RinkNet Scouting Software, which provides hockey recruiting and scouting software.

“The partnership with RinkNet allows our XOS Thunder customers to get even more out of the platform, which in turn provides a better experience all around,” said Chris McCleary, CEO, XOS Digital. “Thunder is the leading coaching software solution across multiple sports and we believe this will be a great enhancement.”

RinkNet creates and maintains a database for National Hockey League scouts, as well as NCAA schools, Canadian Hockey League teams, and the USHL. 29 NHL teams use the RinkNet software, as well as 97 junior and college clubs plus Hockey Canada, U.S.A. Hockey, and several European clubs. RinkNet provides teams with all of the necessary data and statistics, allowing them to concentrate on scouting. RinkNet’s current customer base includes 2,100 scouts, coaches, and managers who use the system on a daily basis to track their reports, lists, and player information.

With the integration of the RinkNet software, the XOS Thunder Hockey HD editing program has become increasingly well-rounded and can be used by any staff member in hockey organizations, including video coordinators, coaches, managers, scouts, and front office personnel. Thunder’s new customizable features include multiple live logic stations, interactive dynamic reporting, full NHL HITS stats incorporation, multitasking between games and edits, immediate filters from stats to video, telestration and voiceover, and player participation tracking.

Both XOS Thunder and RinkNet customers will be now able to share information between the two systems and take full advantage of the features from the two products.

“RinkNet is excited to be working with XOS Digital on the Thunder product,” said Jim Price, President of RinkNet Scouting Software. “We have many mutual clients who would like to see their scouting systems better integrated, so this partnership makes a lot of sense. We also look forward to expanding our product offering by partnering with XOS on future initiatives.”

Several current XOS Digital hockey customers had successful 2010-2011 seasons. There were 10 XOS customers in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the University of Minnesota-Duluth won the NCAA Men’s Hockey National Championship, and the University of Wisconsin was the NCAA Women’s Hockey National Champion.

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