Deal brings Zebra-Ware customers the convenience of a single platform for scheduling, assigning and paying sports officials.

September 21, 2016, Sandy, Utah — ArbiterSports, the established leader in athletic event management solutions, announced that is has acquired Zebra-Ware Technologies of Lubbock TX, a regional provider of software that makes it easy to assign sports officials to get scheduled to work games. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“When ArbiterSports approached our company,” said Tom Kotara, Co-founder of Zebra-Ware Technologies, “we had one primary requirement: taking care of our customers. With this acquisition, our customers will be able to use a single system to do everything they need. That made sense to us and our team.”

Zebra-Ware handles some 80 accounts throughout Texas. With this acquisition, those accounts will now assign officials through ArbiterOne, pay those officials through ArbiterPay and communicate up-to-the-minute game information through new ArbiterMobile. This capability will provide even greater convenience to the assigning and officiating community in Texas.

“Zebra-Ware has built a very loyal customer base,” said ArbiterSports CEO Jeff Triplette. “We now have the opportunity to build on that momentum and provide additional features and benefits that assigners, officials and schools in Texas have requested. The combination of our two companies is both timely and relevant to our shared audience.”

All Zebra-Ware accounts will transition to ArbiterOne by the end of 2016. Winter and spring sports accounts (basketball, baseball, softball and lacrosse) will begin the transition immediately so they can use the ArbiterOne assigning system for their upcoming seasons. Information for these accounts will be available on Zebra-Ware through November 1, 2016. Fall sports accounts (football, volleyball, and multi-sport) will be able to use Zebra-Ware through December 31, 2016 to complete their current season, after which time they will be transitioned to ArbiterOne.

About Zebra-Ware

Based in Lubbock, Zebra-Ware is a regional provider of assigning software for the sports officiating market across Texas. The company was created to serve the needs of assigners who needed to streamline the way they assigned thousands of officials to work games. For information visit

About ArbiterSports

As the leader in athletic event management, ArbiterSports helps athletic departments and sports leagues dramatically simplify the process of managing athletic events, assigning officials, paying event workers, and informing athletes, families and fans. The product suite, including ArbiterGame, ArbiterOne, ArbiterPay, ArbiterLive, Arbiter360, ArbiterWorks, and ArbiterMobile, delivers unprecedented control and visibility over the entire athletic event process. ArbiterSports products are built on a powerful web-based platform that allows secure access from anywhere and provides seamless integration with the ability to add features. Sports leagues, commissioners, athletic directors, assigners, officials and event workers rely on ArbiterSports to do their jobs effectively. Call 1-800-576-2799 for more information.

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