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DMF Systems' Smart Sliotar Solution for the GAA Now Live
DMF Systems launches revolutionary Smart Sliotar solution for the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). An NFC tag is embedded in the heart of the Smart Sliotar, which is read by a mobile phone app and authenticated as an official match ball.
By: DMF Systems
The Smart Sliotar made its official premiere during the first round of the Allianz Hurling League in early February, after successfully completing its trial during the GAA Under 20 Hurling Championships in March 2022. The standardized ball will be utilized throughout the entire 2023 senior inter-county season, beginning with all opening league games.
DMF Systems developed the technology solution utilising embedded NFC (Near Field Communication)
"We are thrilled to bring this cutting-edge technology to the world of Gaelic games," shares Declan FitzGerald, Managing Director, DMF Systems.
DMF Systems collaborated with the GAA to create the Smart Sliotar. This includes creating an NFC tag specification utilizing GS1 identification standards. DMF Systems also created the mobile phone app and data handling infrastructure that allows GAA officials to authenticate the validity of sliotars using their mobile phone pitch side. The Smart Sliotar guarantees that approved Sliotar suppliers conform to the GAA Official Guide Sliotar specification and that approved Sliotars perform consistently.
The Smart Sliotar strives to address unethical production and supply chain operations as assessed by the World Federation of the Sports Goods Industry in a regulated setting (WFSGI). It also validates the sliotar's manufacturing standards to combat counterfeit goods, regulate manufacturing standards, and eliminate the possibility of products being manufactured in sub-standard facilities.
About DMF Systems - https://www.dmfsystems.ie
DMF Systems delivers trusted software solutions to healthcare providers. Since 1998, DMF Systems has helped hospitals and laboratories to improve their efficiency, service and performance through innovative digital healthcare applications. Experts in the area of integration, DMF Systems deliver world-class software solutions including Laboratory Communication Solutions (MediBRIDGE)