WAC To Implement XOS Digital’s HD Replay for 2010 Football Season

XOS Digital had added the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) to the growing list of conferences to implement the company’s HD instant replay system for the 2010 college football season. The WAC joins Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Big 12 Conference as users XOS HD Replay.

“Our team’s instant replay experts understand the meticulous nature of officiating and have a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges associated with it,” says Mark Hudgins, Integrated Solutions Group president, XOS Digital. “This insight has enabled us to develop XOS HD Replay to ensure a superior level of accuracy and precision for play review. As a result, the WAC’s officials can access the best video quality possible from a system using an uncompressed video format.”

All nine member schools within the WAC will use the XOS HD Replay system during the upcoming football season for select home games, should they be broadcast in HD. The WAC’s new instant replay system will use a post-production grade video quality for playback. Since this format requires zero processing, it will provide WAC officials with a clearer view of a play in question than what fans see at home.

The system features a variety of tools to facilitate efficiency within the officiating process, including a touch-screen interface and jog shuttle controls for the replay official. Data entry and management tools also are included, enabling a team to record information such as time, down, distance and possession. In addition, the system provides custom reporting for all plays, foul plays, significant plays and reviewed plays, and allows video association through a compressed format.

“The WAC is a highly competitive conference that takes the technology behind its officiating processes seriously,” says Karl Benson, WAC commissioner. “The efficiency we’ve experienced from using XOS Replay for basketball contributed to our decision to incorporate its HD version into our football program. By becoming HD-ready, we’re empowering our officials to make the most accurate calls through access to the highest quality video available on the market today.”

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