Wirelessly developing software is becoming increasingly important for NFL teams, with many NFL owners now relying on the services of a few major software vendors.
NFL teams have a variety of requirements for software development for their game-day operations, such as ensuring players are wearing helmets and that players are in the stadium in good condition, according to a report by USA Today.
The report also noted that many NFL teams rely on the work of a small handful of software developers who provide a wide range of services to the teams, such to monitoring and monitoring data, designing and testing games and more.
The NFL is currently working with Cisco Systems to develop an all-encompassing suite of software that would allow the teams to build applications that are tailored to each team’s unique needs.
“The NFL has been working to create an open architecture that includes the best and most comprehensive suite of tools for game-development teams to support the growth of the NFL across all of our products and services,” a Cisco spokesperson told USA Today in an email.
“We are in discussions with the NFL to explore the best way to develop this suite of applications and are actively looking for feedback from our NFL teams and others to help us better understand their needs.”
This story was updated on Oct. 11 to clarify the source of the USA Today report.