Flow Sports to Distribute ION AIR PRO Cameras to US Sports Chains and Specialty Stores
SOMERSET, NJ, June 22, 2012—On the heels of the May launch of the ION AIR PRO™ HD Sports Video Camera family, ION Worldwide today announced a strategic distribution partnership with Flow Sports. A brand marketing and distribution company specializing in action-sports gear, Flow Sports will be distributing ION AIR cameras to major sporting goods chains as well as specialty sports retailers, including snow, surf and water sports shops, throughout the U.S.
Best known as the creator of “Flow Snowboarding,” Flow Sports is a leader in snowboard bindings, boots and boards and invented the “speed entry” binding design. The company has added a number of cutting-edge and complementary brands to its portfolio, including SIC (Sandwich Island Composites) Paddleboards, NXTZ wearables and Chuckbuddies action snowboard figures. Its products are broadly distributed throughout the country.
“Flow Sports and ION share a passion for innovation, and this is why we are so excited about our partnership. With the AIR PRO line, ION clearly is pushing the limits of design,” said Anthony Scaturro, president, Flow Sports. “Its Wi-Fi connectivity, range of accessories and easy-on/easy-off mount system make the camera a dream come true for boarders, paddlers, bikers… anyone who wants to capture the moment and share it with others. We are thrilled to be the exclusive US sports distribution partner for ION, and look forward to bringing the ION AIR PRO camera to sports fanatics across the country.”
The top-of-line ION AIR PRO Wi-Fi camera makes it easy to capture and share the action as it occurs on the slopes, in the surf or while jogging at the local park. It features a number of significant industry firsts, including Wi-Fi connectivity, free cloud storage and the unique PODZ™ system – thin, circular discs that attach to the back of the basic camera and extend its capabilities. With the ION Wi-Fi PODZ and the ION app for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod), users can control camera functions and settings, view the action as it happens as a live stream, and replay or immediately upload footage to Facebook and YouTube, or share it via email.
“Flow Sports has a strong history of innovation, from its roots in snowboard design to its relationships with top athletes like Olympic medalist snowboarder Scotty Lago. We couldn’t be happier that the Flow Sports team is representing the ION brand to the sports market,” said Giovanni Tomaselli, CEO, ION Worldwide.