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August 16, 2012 - London, UK - The US Olympic Diving Team got off to a wonderful start in the 2012 London Olympics, medaling in their first three events.

In between events on Friday, US Olympic Diving Coach Drew Johansen joined Matt West of PowerChalk in an online webinar from London. Johansen discussed the importance of motion analysis, and how the American Olympic team is deploying the motion analysis app, PowerChalk, in London.

“Here at the Olympic games, PowerChalk is a huge part of our synchronized teams winning medals,” said Johansen. “Every coach at every training session as a team, one of us is holding an iPad capturing that image and immediately looking at.”

“They don’t have the replays set up on the pool deck like we do at our pools back home so PowerChalk and the iPad has been our number one go to in every training session."

In a sport like diving, incorrect body positioning for a split second can result in a deduction of points. When you add another diver into the mix for synchronization, motion analysis becomes a necessity.

"So what we're doing here in London is we're pulling up PowerChalk and we're capturing that image and immediately looking at it," said Johansen. "So the coach can look at the individual dive, coach the diver on the dive right away, then go to the iPad, assess what's going on synchronized, come to a consensus, and then bring that to the divers before they even climb back up the ladder for the next repetition."

As the official video analysis system provider for USA Diving, PowerChalk.com® provides users with videos and software to analyze diving mechanics. As the world's first and only web-based motion analysis system, the ChalkTalk Telestrator® allows users to analyze, annotate and voice over their clips.

The mobile app for iPhone and iPad used by Drew Johansen and crew can be downloaded for free at:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/powerchalk-10-second-telestrator/id380054847?mt=8


July 26, 2012 - Cary, NC - CED, the Southeast's largest entrepreneurial support organization, selected player development website PowerChalk.com® to be a part of its 2012 Tech Venture Conference on Sept. 11-12, at the Raleigh Convention Center.

"The 2012 Demo Companies represent some of North Carolina's finest technology startups," said Katrin Burt, partner at Intersouth Partners and co-chair of the Conference. "My fellow co-chairs and I are excited to welcome these highly qualified companies and their entrepreneurs to showcase their technologies at this year's CED Tech Venture Conference."

In addition to their presence in the Demo Showcase, each company will participate in one of the CED Tech Venture Conference's Lightning Rounds, where each company pitches their technology to the Conference audience.


May 15, 2012 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk, LLC, in partnership with USA Diving, has released video clips from the 2012 AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix to the premium content section at www.powerchalk.com. Over 30 free slow motion dives from the meet are now available for use with the ChalkTalk Telestrator®.

Held last week in Fort Lauderdale, the meet featured a number of world and Olympic champions. The premium clips will allow divers and coaches to compare their form with some of the best divers in the world.

As the official video analysis system provider for USA Diving, PowerChalk provides users with videos and tools to analyze diving mechanics. As the world's first and only web-based motion analysis system, the ChalkTalk Telestrator® allows users to analyze, annotate and voice over their clips.

Now in its 43rd year, the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious diving events in the world and is the sole U.S. stop on the FINA international Grand Prix Tour.

Led by 2008 Olympic gold medalist Chris Colwill, team USA closed out the tournament with a total of seven medals. China led all countries, earning six of the eight titles at stake.


May 8, 2012 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk, LLC, in partnership with the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), has released video clips from the 2011 World Cup of Softball to its premium content section at www.powerchalk.com. Over 50 free slow motion pitches and swings from the tournament are now available for use with the ChalkTalk Telestrator®.

With footage from team USA, Japan, Canada and more, softball players and coaches can compare their swings and pitches to some of the best players in the world. The 60 frame per second footage will give users the chance to improve their form and gain insights by watching the video frame-by-frame.

The 2011 World Cup of Softball marked the sixth year of its existence, and the fifth straight year it had been won by the United States. The US defeated Japan in a dramatic championship game by a score of 6 to 4.


May 7, 2012 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk, LLC, in partnership with USA Baseball, has released video clips from the 2012 National High School Invitational (NHSI) to its premium content section at www.powerchalk.com. Over 50 free slow motion pitches and swings from the tournament are now available for use with the ChalkTalk Telestrator®.

The 60 frame per second footage will allow Little League® players, coaches, and high school players alike to compare their swings and pitches to some of the best players in the nation. In addition to filming and licensing footage from the NHSI, PowerChalk also sponsored the event.

On March 28th, sixteen of the top high school teams arrived at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary to square off. The single-elimination championship tournament offered participating teams national exposure and the chance to meet head to head with multiple representatives from the Top 10 and MaxPreps Xcellent 25.


April 6, 2012 - Cary, NC - Earlier this month, USA Synchro announced a three-year partnership with PowerChalk, LLC. As the governing body of synchronized swimming in the United States, USA Synchro athletes, coaches, and parents will use PowerChalk to evaluate, critique, and improve performance.

"One of our fundamental goals is to improve coaching and athlete education," said USA Synchro Executive Director Terry Harper. "PowerChalk gives us a unique opportunity to share knowledge among coaches and athletes at virtually any time, from diverse parts of the country. It offers far more efficient training opportunities than we have had before. We feel PowerChalk will be a significant benefit to our members."

Every year, USA Synchro organizes, participates in, and promotes a variety of competitive events. These events begin at the local level and continue in the following categories: Age Group (12-19), Junior (15-18), Senior and Masters (20+).

PowerChalk, the world's first and only completely web-based motion analysis system, allows users to utilize the system on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

PowerChalk founder and CEO Chaz Henry added, "The ability to upload, analyze, and share videos of synchronized routines from any device, without loading software, is revolutionary. We are proud to be a partner of USA Synchro, and look forward to being a great asset to all USA Synchro members."

Highlights of the partnership include:

  • All USA Synchro members will receive 50% off accounts and premium upgrades.
  • National Team athletes will receive the Synchro standard account as a benefit to being part of their respective National Teams.
  • Coaches of the National Teams will receive the Synchro Premium account. These coaches and athletes will then have the ability to communicate and interact with each other during the year without having to be in the same location.
  • Fall skills competition, skills camp, and National Team trials competitors will all receive the Synchro standard account as a benefit of participating in the National team Pipeline.
  • Instructions and more details will be available on the USA Synchro website at http://www.usasynchro.org/Education/Educational_Resources.htm
For more information, go to www.PowerChalk.com/USASYNCHRO

March 28, 2012 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk, LLC in partnership with USA Baseball has concluded filming of, and will release at www.powerchalk.com, slow motion pitches and swings from the inaugural National High School Invitational (NHSI) tournament.

The NHSI, a 16-team, single-elimination championship tournament concluded today with each participating team playing four games. The NHSI offered participating teams national exposure and the chance to meet head to head with multiple representatives from the Top 10 and MaxPreps Xcellent 25.

PowerChalk licensed video footage from the tournament and will be providing the 60 frame per second motion videos as free premium content in their online video analysis tool - The ChalkTalk Telestrator®. With the clips, athletes and coaches at all levels will be able to compare, contrast, and analyze their swings and deliveries against the top high school players in the nation.


February 20, 2012 - Cary, NC - In late February, USA Diving signed a three-year agreement with PowerChalk, LLC to become the official video analysis system provider for USA Diving. PowerChalk will allow coaches and divers to upload, analyze, voiceover, and share video online.

"USA Diving is excited to announce our partnership with PowerChalk. This program will be extremely beneficial for our athletes and coaches and will be instrumental in helping them further develop their skills," said USA Diving President and CEO Linda Paul. "PowerChalk will provide opportunities for our coaches to collaborate and share ideas with each other across the country."

As a not-for-profit organization, USA Diving selects, conditions, and trains teams to represent the United States in major diving events including the Olympic Games, World Championships, and the Fina Diving World Cup.

PowerChalk, the world's first and only completely web-based motion analysis system, allows users to utilize the system on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Frame-by-frame analysis and the ability to play videos in super slow motion (5 fps) are a couple of features that will come in handy for divers.

PowerChalk's CEO Chaz Henry added, "We are extremely excited about our partnership with USA Diving. Diving is the ideal sport to deploy video and motion analysis, and we look forward to providing this platform to all USA Diving members."

Through the partnership, USA Diving members will receive a standard account at no cost to them. This account will include storage for up to 25 videos as well as access to the single-screen ChalkTalk telestrator. Members can purchase upgrades for additional premium features at 50 percent of retail pricing.

Members can register for their free account at www.PowerChalk.com/diving.


January 27, 2012 - Anaheim, CA - After impressing at the 2012 ABCA Convention, PowerChalk was named Best in Show by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Out of 313 total exhibitors, PowerChalk stood out as the world's first and only completely web-based motion analysis system.

Now in its 13th year of recognizing top notch products, the Best in Show Awards from Collegiate Baseball attempts to encompass a wide variety of concepts, applications and budgets.

"The ABCA convention is the largest gathering of baseball coaches in the world," said PowerChalk founder and CEO Chaz Henry. "It's an honor to be recognized by such an elite group."

PowerChalk allows athletes, coaches, and parents to utilize the system on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. For more information, go to www.PowerChalk.com.


February 23, 2011 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today a three-year agreement with PowerChalk, Inc., to be an official video analysis system provider of ASA Softball. The maker of the world’s first and only cloud based video analysis system, PowerChalk allows coaches, players and umpires to analyze and share video without installing software.

To check out the new website, visit http://www.powerchalk.com/ASA

"The ASA team is excited for the collaboration that PowerChalk creates between a coach and player. It is easy to use and affordably priced," Executive Director Ron Radigonda said. "I encourage our teams, coaches and umpires to use this product to help further develop their skills in our ever-changing sport.”

Here is how it works:
  1. Film your swing, throw, pitch, etc. on your camcorder or phone. The site accepts virtually all common movie formats.
  2. Use your net connection or our iPhone app to upload captured video clips to your ASA account. Share, protect and manage your video library with the online tools.
  3. Use the powerful built-in video telestrator to play, pause, markup and voiceover your videos. Videos can be placed side by side or full frame to facilitate detailed analysis and comments.
  4. Collaboration with PowerChalk takes 3 forms:
    1. Shoulder-to-shoulder analysis
    2. Record analysis as a new video
    3. Broadcast your screen to multiple team members using the built-in screen sharing. Recorded analysis sessions can be shared free of charge to web, iPhone and Droid users.
The ASA will begin marketing the program to all members beginning in March. Each member can sign up for a free 30-day trial and enjoy an introductory pricing initiative of over 50% off. PowerChalk's latest tool introduced is the "PowerCast", a revolutionary feature that allows coaches to share their analysis screen live - to a player or to their entire team.

Chaz Henry, founder and CEO of PowerChalk says, "Although major league teams use PowerChalk, we all know the real action is on the softball diamond! We are proud to partner with the ASA, and look forward to being of service to their valued members."

For more information, visit http://www.powerchalk.com/ASA.

August 25, 2010 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com™ has announced general availability of PowerCast™, a new capability of the ChalkTalk Telestrator™ that allows a coach to broadcast his markups and video control to remote players and coaches. PowerCast™ replaces the need for users to install WebEx™ or a similar screen sharing software in order to collaborate around a video analysis. PowerChalk has tested PowerCast™ and found it to be ten times faster than desktop sharing for broadcasting telestrated video. PowerChalk is available for private server licensing at www.powerchalk.com.

August 16, 2010 - South Williamsport, PA - Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, today announced a partnership agreement with PowerChalk, LLC.

PowerChalk has developed a web-based video product for Little League Baseball and Softball's free on-line Coach and Manager Resource Center called "Little League Connect." This Little League-branded product will be integrated into the education content currently available for free to member leagues, at: www.LittleLeagueCoach.org.

"As a kid, I dreamed of being on the mound in Williamsport," Chaz Henry, Chief Executive Officer of PowerChalk, said. "I am happy to have our company provide this technology to Little League."

"Little League Connect" is an on-line video analysis and coaching system, developed by PowerChalk, a Research Triangle company based in North Carolina, which features slow-motion and mark-up tools.

"We are committed to providing the best coaching and instruction tools to our chartered leagues," Mr. Keener said. "The goal is to provide Little League coaches and managers with the enhanced levels of training that will not only increase the educational opportunities, but more importantly help develop the skills and confidence of players. Through our partnership with PowerChalk, our coaches, players and parents will continue to broaden and refine their abilities to instruct the players in their local leagues."

Technologies made available through the PowerChalk partnership, are expected to enhance Little League International's free online Coaches Resource Center. The PowerChalk system will be on display in the museum at the 64th Little League Baseball World Series this August, and made available throughout the Little League program in the fall of 2010.

July 25, 2010 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com™ has announced general availability of The ChalkTalk Telestrator™ version 4.0. The latest version of ChalkTalk allows a coach to fully capture his markups and video control and to save an analysis session to a new video file. “Video analysis is not just about the insights you make. It’s about what you can communicate”, stated PowerChalk CEO Chaz Henry. “Major League Baseball™ teams are now using PowerChalk to communicate those insights to remote locations”. PowerChalk is available for private server licensing at www.powerchalk.com.

April 2, 2010 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com™ have added the Los Angeles Dodgers to their client list with the signing of a software-as-a-service license. The agreement extends the use of PowerChalk™ to both the major and minor league Dodger teams. PowerChalk will be implemented to the Dodgers as a private server. “Player development and preparing our players for the major leagues are essential to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball operation”, stated Kim Ng, assistant general manager for the Dodgers. “We have found PowerChalk to be a tremendous tool in helping both our players and instructors." PowerChalk is available for private server licensing at www.powerchalk.com.

March 15, 2010 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com have added the Cincinnati Reds to their client list with the signing of a three year software-as-a-service license. The agreement extends the use of PowerChalk to both the Reds' major and minor league teams. PowerChalk will implement the Reds' site as a private server.

"The Reds contract speaks to the power of cloud based computing", said PowerChalk CEO Chaz Henry. "It will allow the Reds to access video on the road and to share video across boundaries."

Included with the implementation is integration to the Panasonic BATS system which the Reds and 21 other professional teams employ. PowerChalk allows BATS clips to be instantly transferred to a coach's video locker where they can be remotely analyzed.

"The Reds are developing players in ten different locations and communications is a key component of development", said Paul Pierson, the Reds' Assistant Director of Scouting. "PowerChalk will enhance communications within player development."

PowerChalk is available for private server licensing at www.powerchalk.com.

December 18, 2009 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com™, an online video analysis software site, has release version 3.0 of The ChalkTalk Telestrator™. The new version provides split-screen viewing of videos allowing users to analyze the motion of two videos side by side while controlling the playback. The software service is available for at www.powerchalk.com.

August 12, 2009 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com™ has released version 2.5 of The ChalkTalk Telestrator™, its online motion analysis software service. The new version adds support for Apple Macintosh computers. The software is available for use at www.powerchalk.com.

June 6, 2009 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com™ has released version 2.0 of The ChalkTalk Telestrator™, its online motion analysis software service. The new version adds dual video to the previous site, allowing users to load two videos side by side which they can compare and contrast. The software is available for use at www.powerchalk.com.

April 22, 2009 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com, an online video analysis site has released version 1.5 of The ChalkTalk Telestrator™. The new version adds voice capture to previously published analysis player. Voice capture allows a coach to speak to the insights made while watching sports videos in slow or stop motion. The software is available for use at www.powerchalk.com.

February 22, 2009 - Cary, NC - PowerChalk.com, an online video analysis site has released version 1.0 of The ChalkTalk Telestrator™. The software is delivered as a web service and allows a user to watch uploaded sports videos in slow motion and to pause and advance the video making insights regarding the sports motion. The software is available for use at www.powerchalk.com.

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