Expanding technology division

MS 16 enters into a strategic partnership with a Portuguese investment company to further develop information technology tools with the underlying goal to prepare for the revolution of the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.

The IoT has evolved due to the convergence of multiple technologies, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded systems. Traditional fields of embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, control systems, automation (including home and building automation), and others all contribute to enabling the Internet of Things. In the consumer market, IoT technology is most synonymous with products pertaining to the concept of the “smart home”, covering devices and appliances (such as lighting fixtures, thermostats, home security systems and cameras, and other home appliances) that support one or more common ecosystems, and can be controlled via devices associated with that ecosystem, such as smartphones and smart speakers.


A step closer to shared economy

MS 16 partners with P2P Conference 2019 in Riga. With the help of MS 16 team, industry specialist and other interests will be able to learn about the shared economy, make new contacts and expand the total body of knowledge in the field.

The sharing economy, also known as the access economy, peer-to-peer (P2P) economy, or collaborative economy is a mode of consumption whereby goods and services are not owned by a single user, but rather only temporarily accessed by members of a network and underutilized assets are shared, either for free or for a fee. It includes sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping redefined through technology and peer communities. Other examples include: exchanging, collective purchasing, shared ownership, shared value, borrowing, and subscription-based models. It is based on the idea that having access to a good or service can be preferable to having ownership of such good or service and that there are benefits to collaboration in ownership.


MS 16 ENRI breaking ground on tennis technology

The emergence of ‘smart court’ technology represents an exciting and potentially transformational development for the sport of tennis. Therefore MS 16 installs 2 new smart tennis systems within Enri Tennis courts in Riga.

Currently, Enri Courts are equipped with two systems:

  1. Mojjo – French-based tennis technology company, and
  2. Wingfield – German-based tennis technology company.

Both systems work similarly, with minor differences, but they all share common features such as, both are cloud-based sports video and analytics platforms featuring technology which offers line calling, live streaming, instant multi-angle video replays and detailed statistics about shots played.

Any court can become a Smart Court when equipped with an interactive touch-screen kiosk, together with six automated HD cameras. The system uses advanced image processing and analytical algorithms to capture and log stroke type, ball trajectory, speed, spin and player movement.


Fed Cup 2019

MS 16 in partnership with Latvian Tennis Association organized Fed Cup Latvia vs Slovakia in Arena Riga during 9th and 10th of February 2019. MS 16 is glad to announce that the Latvian team have won.

Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women’s tennis, launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The competition was known as the Federation Cup until 1995. The Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual women’s international team sports competition in terms of the number of nations that compete.