Riedel Communications partners with soccer start-up iotis and provides it with special hardware development

Riedel Communications has recently partenered with Hanover-based IoT sports start-up iotis. By this, the company commits to provide connected solutions for the digital transformation of the sports industry.

iotis has created  smart soccer ball that generates live data through integrated sensor technology and becomes a digital coach when paired with the iotis training app. In their future plans, tracking solutions for other sports — such as table tennis — will also be introduced.

“We are very pleased to have a strong partner like Riedel onboard. With the new strategic and financial opportunities this collaboration provides us, we can more efficiently drive our vision for smart sports balls forward,” said Lennard Hachmeister, CEO and Co-Founder, iotis. “Riedel’s keen sense for innovation will help us deliver trend-setting technology for the sports market, while helping us to expand into additional sectors as well.”

As a partner, Riedel will support iotis with special hardware development and various service offerings, including logistics. In addition to this partnership, Thomas Riedel, Riedel’s founder, has also teamed up with iotis as a private investor.

“I firmly believe that digitalization in sports is still in its infancy,” said Thomas Riedel. “We’ve already seen a variety of technological applications in elite sports, but suitable solutions are often lacking, especially for mass sports. This is where iotis offers a strong approach. In addition to my excitement over Riedel Communications — with its years of expertise in high-end sports — becoming an iotis technology partner, I couldn’t be more pleased to be personally onboard as an investor in this project.”

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