FIBA Europe Techno Centre
|Jose Ignacio Gonzalez, Miguel Betancor, Robert Kleiner, Tomasz Szydlowski, Christoph Gamper and Antonio Ojeda during the FIBA Europe Techno centre and EHF meeting in Gran Canaria |
A three-day technical meeting between representatives of the European Handball Federation (EHF) and the FIBA Europe Techno Centre concluded Friday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in Spain.
The meeting came after EHF Secretary General Michael Wiederer wrote to FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin to inform him officially about the decision of the European Handball Federation to invest in the two main technological solutions developed by the FIBA Europe Techno Centre: the Digital ScoreSheet system (DSS) and the Observer software.
The adoption of the two platforms and their technical modification in order to develop tools that will apply directly to handball, is the immediate goal of the EHF on the technological front.
To that effect, FIBA Europe Head of Operations Miguel Betancor asked Techno Centre General Manager Antonio Ojeda and Technology Advisor Jose Ignacio Gonzalez to analyse in depth all aspects of both the DSS system and the Observer software to three EHF specialists that visited Gran Canaria, Competition Analyst Tomasz Szydlowski, Video Analyst Robert Kleiner and IT Manager Christoph Gamper.
The first project on the EHF list is to use the Observer software and the accompanying online platform during the upcoming season to evaluate instantly officials across all its handball competitions.
In parallel, the EHF specialists are also planning the transfer and adoption of the DSS system in ways suitable to the sport of handball, under the guidance of the FIBA Europe Techno Centre.