Investor Updates

As of 26 December 2017

Whistle System Receives First Patent

posted Feb 20, 2018, 7:03 AM by John Ellingson

The PTO granted Lehn Ellingson his patent for the Whistle System.  Lehn is teaming up with Thoroughbred Kids. LLC out of Dallas to commercialize the patent. The results of this work will create a safer playing field for kids and more enjoyable experience for parents during the matches.  The next few weeks will focus on ways to expand the whistle systems opportunities in other sport and with sports technologies to improve the quality of officiating any game. 

iWhistle Prototypes Ready for Testing

posted Feb 20, 2014, 9:06 AM by John Ellingson   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 2:15 PM ]

After significant efforts by the design team, the 3D CAD files have been completed and the first prototype run on the 3D printer is underway.  Because of the very collaborative design process and thoughtful input of the team, the prototype will have several features that were not included in the original design.  And, the design includes provisions for technologies and power management tools that will enable future features as they become viable for the product.  We applaud the team for their hard work and persistent pursuit of a high quality result. 

Preparing for SEVC

posted Oct 19, 2009, 10:41 PM by John Ellingson   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 8:45 AM ]

This year the Toot Suite product team will be preparing marketing information for investors at the Southeast Venture Conference which will be held here in Atlanta on May 6-7 of this year.  The SEVC is a great format to hear and discuss what the venture capital community is looking for in near-term markets.  Although the traditional high-tech and social media companies has been a focus for several years, interest in global impactful concepts that could deliver subsequent inclusive business models is on the rise.  Toot Suite's appeal to players and organizers of the most popular game in the world is sure to find an audience.

We're on target...

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:47 PM by John Ellingson   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 8:55 AM ]

visionfactory has been successful in securing first round funding for Toot Suite.  Through the participation of friends and
family, Toot Suite has moved into its next stage of securing participating Soccer Club Tournaments this summer.  This will include meetings with tournament officials to explain the Toot Suite product and its use on the field.  Demonstrations will be available for referee squads to test the products and learn about how to communicate with other referees to ensure player safety.  Purchases of Toot Suite products will also help promote referee and refuge player development programs for young enthusiasts who might not otherwise have access to the game. 

The results of our survey...

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:46 PM by John Ellingson   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 9:05 AM ]

The results of visionfactory tele-surveys with various US Soccer governance groups for the Toot Suite product set are not
complete.  Initial findings are not unexpected.  While the organizers of soccer throughout the US are hesitant to introduce new systems in the field, the Toot Suite products have been well received for use in amateur tournaments.  After a brief, and hopefully successful, trial period in Southeast US markets, organizers will be working closely with the product development teams to expand the deployment of the system to the entire US Soccer network.  Our goal is to get the Toot Suite system position for promotion at the 2018 World Cup event in Russia where youth soccer is growing fast.

Glass has potential for First Person Training

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:44 PM by John Ellingson   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 9:12 AM ]

visionfactory has begun to look at using Google's Glass products for use in several areas of First Person Training and Augmented Reality.  The potential for Glass to leverage its hands free and gesturing control technology to provide real-time reference information and guidance for officiating and first responders is real.  visionfactory will be working with other Glass Explorers over the next few months to try different applications and develop a requirements spec for new functionality that could help in this collaborative development effort.

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