ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW, Booth 1291 -- iON America, the company that brought Shoot/Share™ Wi-Fi connectivity to point-of-view (POV) cameras, has acquired PowerChalk LLC, a privately-held company whose unique, web-based analysis software facilitates teaching and sharing in motion sports, such as golf, tennis and baseball. As part of the acquisition, PowerChalk CEO Chaz Henry has been named CTO of iON America. Henry will head the company's new software division, overseeing software development and integration for the growing line of iON cameras.
iON will immediately begin bundling its iON The Game™ wireless motion-analysis camera with the PowerChalk™ online service, creating the industry's first camera-software solution that includes a coaching marketplace. The PowerChalk service enables users -- both teaching pros and students - to upload, voiceover and annotate ("chalk talk") their videos.
"We are thrilled that Chaz and his team are now part of iON," said Giovanni Tomaselli, CEO, iON America. "PowerChalk's cloud-based platform complements our entire camera lineup. We've already begun to add features that only an integrated team can deliver."
With PowerChalk and iON The Game, a teaching pro can shoot, upload, analyze and share video insights immediately.
PowerChalk is located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina and has a large user base of amateur coaches and players. The company also hosts private video analysis servers for professional baseball teams and sports organizations.
"Our pro team clients have taught us that it's not just about analyzing motion; it's about communicating the insights," Henry said. "iON's approach to sharing and their willingness to extend their designs is what compelled us to team up. Together, we've already started to build a system to shoot, share, analyze and improve."
Moving forward, Henry and the iON Software Division will develop a new line of software designed for use with iON cameras.
About iON America
iON America pioneered the concept of Shoot/Share Wi-Fi connectivity in point-of-view (POV) cameras with its aerodynamic and fully-waterproof Air Pro, Speed Pro, Adventure and The Game lines. Designed for pros and amateurs alike, iON cameras make it easy to capture and share high-definition video and still images, with Wi-Fi connectivity and free cloud storage. iON America's experienced team has been involved in the design, development and manufacturing of digital imaging products worldwide for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.ioncamera.com and its social sites: