NBA fans everywhere are quite well aware of the greatness associated with a player such as Kobe Bryant and and his tendency, or lack thereof, to pass the rock. However, the statistics showed early in the season last year that the Lakers would actually win more games when Kobe would pass more and score less. Although on paper it would seem that the best option for the team would be having a distributor such as Steve Nash rack up the assists, the cold hard fact is that when Kobe racks up more assists the Lakers would rack up more wins.
Information is critical in helping sports teams understand where their strengths and weaknesses reside, something that can be extremely helpful in evaluating player performance. With the current use of GPS tracking systems and video surveillance equipment already being implemented by teams all across the league, it is no surprise to hear that the NBA plans on moving forward with a new video camera tracking solutions developed by SportVu to offer even more critical data. Data that could change the way basketball statisticians evaluate talent on the court.
According to an announcement released by the NBA this past week, all 30 of the NBA arenas will be equipped with state-of-the-art tracking cameras that will precisely determine the movements of all players, referees and ball movements on the court, recording the data at an incredible rate of a 30th per second! The camera systems will determine the distance covered by players, speed, ball movements, ball possession, steps made, dribble activity, passing, shooting, rebounding and other data that will be broken down and categorized for review. The reason this is so fascinating is because the camera tracking systems could literally be the first step in the ways that management evaluate player performance. No longer will the most basic of stats such as points, rebounds and assists be looked at, but rather detailed forms of that data such as open rebounds, rebounds gathered during a free throw, uncontested rebounds, long range rebounds etc.
With the data from the camera systems head coaches and assistant head coaches can determine if a player actively grabbed a rebound from a offensive player or if the ball fell right into their hands by pure chance (although positioning yourself in the right area to catch a rebound would not necessarily be considered chance but rather strategy). The tracking data will also offer up information such as if a player is actively passing the ball yet not actually recording an assist.
The NBA is gathering all of this tracking data from the SportVu camera systems and will be propagating the information onto their stats page. The tracking data will also be available soon to those using the NBA mobile app which is available for download to smart phone users.
Southern California based GPS monitoring company Tracking System Direct has built a reputation on bringing online shoppers the most unique and sophisticated hidden cameras, surveillance devices and GPS tracker systems available on the market. Finding, testing and then offering the most advanced GPS solutions and sleuth gear to customers has been the top priority of the company ever since the online store made its debut in 2009. However, the GPS company has always made every effort to not only provide quality products backed with the best warranty and support, but also the most user-friendly shopping experience for any person or business looking at investing in security products. This is the reason the company has moved forward with an upgrade to both the online store and the shopping cart.
Tracking System Direct made its online debut featuring a content management system (CMS) developed by Joomla and a shopping cart that utilized Google Wallet. The GPS monitoring company has continued to be impressed by the flexibility and depth in navigation with Joomla and therefore simply upgraded the content management system to the most current version. That means online shoppers won't notice any visual changes to the online store because the changes are reflected on the back-end of the Tracking System Direct e-commerce website. However, the online shopping cart has been dramatically redesigned to offer the easiest checkout process available.
"After an extensive internal review combined with customer feedback we determined that our online shoppers would benefit from a user-friendly one page simple checkout process", Marketing Director Ryan Horban stated. "What we have done is replaced Google Wallet as the primary payment processing method and instead had a design team customize a checkout system that utilizes Authorize.net via Virtuemart. The new checkout will be easy, fast and secure, creating a positive experience we feel our customers will appreciate. Online shoppers will still have the option of using Google Wallet in addition to PayPal, or can always phone in orders to one of our sales representatives who are available 7 days a week."
With the latest version of Joomla powering the Tracking System Direct online store and new Authorize.net payment gateway that calls upon a more efficient virtuemart system, online customers will be guaranteed quality products, support and an overall better shopping experience.
Southern California GPS vehicle hardware provider Tracking System Direct has spent years offering small businesses, police agencies and everyday online shoppers the most advanced tracker solutions the industry has had to offer. With thousands of tracker devices sold to date, Tracking System Direct has established itself as a leader in the GPS industry. However, the goal of the Southern California GPS company has not only been to offer quality GPS trackers at wholesale prices, but to do so through an online store that provides detailed product descriptions, the latest GPS relevant news and easiest payment gateways. This is the reason that Tracking System Direct is proud to announce it is now accepting online payments using PayPal!
"We always encourage online shoppers to reach out to our sales support staff which is available 7 days a week if they have any questions, but the reality is many of the people who visit our online store get the answers to their questions simply by reading our detailed product descriptions or watching one of our online videos featured on the product pages", Vice President of Marketing Ryan Horban stated. "With knowledge in hand they are confident and ready to move forward with the purchasing of GPS monitoring hardware through the Tracking System Direct online cart. Although we have received nothing but positive feedback regarding Google Wallet, our primary payment processing center, customer feedback demanded a PayPal option. We take customer feedback very seriously and our now proud to state online shoppers can purchase any of our GPS or surveillance products using PayPal starting this week!"
Shoppers visiting the Tracking System Direct online store can now complete orders online using either Google Wallet or PayPal. For those interested in speaking directly with a customer representative, sales support is available 7 days a week to answer GPS questions and can process orders over the phone using the above mentioned payment options including Authorize.net.
Over the past few years, Tracking System Direct has been providing the most sophisticated real-time GPS equipment to businesses, consumers and police agencies without requiring these buyers to pay for activation costs up front. The reason that the GPS company did not require immediate payment for activation was due to shipping. An immediate activation payment would mean the buyer was paying for GPS locational service even though they did not technically have the tracker device in their hands because it was in transit being shipped from the online store. After reviewing this policy thoroughly the Southern California GPS experts have moved forward with a new procedure that would require buyers to submit payment for activation the moment they invest in real-time GPS hardware, but also result in users having the ability to access tracking data much more quickly.
Starting July 1st, anytime a SilverCloud GPS or the popular Sync Fleet Tracker is added to the Tracking System Direct online shopping cart customers will also see a $29.95 one-time activation obligation which will be required at the time of purchase. This activation is a one-time fee that covers the cost of the SIM card inside of the tracker device as well as connection upon cellular networks needed to transmit real-time GPS monitoring data. Once the order has been confirmed the buyer will then have 7 days to move forward with registering the tracking system online at LandAirSea.
"Real-time GPS monitoring devices are cellular-based solutions that require activation and data plans the same way all mobile phones do", explained a technical expert for Tracking System Direct. "These live monitoring systems can transmit data as frequently as every 3 seconds and a cost is incurred for the transmission of that data. By requiring our valued customers to pay for the activation up front and select a data plan within the first week it allows us to more quickly get their devices operational. This means the customer can begin using their GPS vehicle tracker as soon as the device arrives instead of 24-48 hours after arrival which was the protocol in the past when customers would pay activation once the tracker arrived. We certainly feel this is something that our online shoppers will see value with."
By requiring payment for activation at the same time as purchase of a real-time tracker buyers will be able to begin tracking vehicles in the quickest time possible. Once the order has been placed and the GPS monitoring system has arrived, the buyer can simply go to LandAirSea, enter the serial number of the tracker, select the data plan that best suits them and begin tracking immediately! The GPS tracking data can then be viewed from any web-enable device including smart phones, tablet systems and personal computers. And as always, Tracking System Direct extends a one-year manufacturer's warranty and free technical assistance for the life of every GPS product. Technical support is available 24/7.
The leader in GPS monitoring technology, Tracking System Direct is an award winning e-commerce store that specializes in personal and vehicle monitoring. Working closely with parents of teen drivers, law enforcement agencies and businesses all across the globe, Tracking System Direct offers GPS solutions for almost any monitoring applications.
Tracking System Direct has spent the past 5 years providing the most reliable and user-friendly GPS tracking systems to consumers, businesses and professionals all over the globe. These tracker devices have combined the latest in satellite and cellular technologies to help improve vehicle management, asset observation, automotive security, teenage driving safety, fleet monitoring and personal safety. With thousands of GPS monitoring devices sold to date, Tracking System Direct has become synonymous with quality personal and automotive tracking solutions. Looking to take the next step in helping those with security needs, Tracking System Direct is proud to announce that it has partnered up with KJB Security to offer a diverse line of camera systems, audio recording devices and other sleuth gear that will all be available for purchase in the coming weeks!
Over the next few weeks Tracking System Direct will be introducing a wide variety of new products designed for home and business security. All of these new products will be backed with a complete one-year warranty with free technical support provided by the experts at KJB Security. "We are proud to be working closely with a company that has established itself as a leader in the security industry and we truly feel that our customers will find these new products developed by KJB the best the market has to offer", stated President of Operations Ryan Horban. "With a new line of camera systems and personal protection devices we believe we can better meet the needs of our customers. And at the end of the day the most important thing to everyone here at Tracking System Direct is providing the best security solutions the market has to offer."
Although the new security devices will certainly make for a more diverse online shopping experience for the customer, GPS monitoring will continue to be the primary focus at Tracking System Direct. In fact, Tracking System Direct will not only continue researching and testing the latest GPS innovations created to make life easier for businesses and consumers, but add those products to the online store when appropriate.
Those with questions regarding the new line of security products and hidden camera solutions can reach a specialist at Tracking System Direct 7 days a week. Representatives are available to provide insight and answer questions to anyone seeking video monitoring or vehicle tracking advice.