Southland Conference Adds XOS HD Replay for Basketball

The Southland Conference has added the XOS HD Replay product line for its men’s and women’s basketball game-day operations. The announcement was made today by Chris McCleary, CEO, XOS Digital.

“The XOS HD Replay system for basketball is designed to provide opportunities for quick and accurate analysis,” McCleary said. “With this technology, Southland school replay technicians can easily and quickly provide high-definition video to game officials. Overall, it helps officials to make the most accurate calls even more efficiently.”

XOS HD Replay uses technology similar to the company’s football replay system, which was used by the SEC, Big 12, WAC and Conference USA during the 2011 college football season. The XOS HD Replay system for football was also used in 18 bowl games and two Bowl Championship Series (BCS) games last season. XOS HD Replay for basketball differs in that it is software based and has a smaller footprint. It was designed for use on limited courtside space. The system also enables shot-clock synchronization through an exclusive method that includes inserting the shot-clock feed into each video capture feed.

With XOS HD Replay for basketball, the Southland Conference’s instant replay technology will feature:

Multi-angle HD video capturing
Single-person operation
Zoom capabilities
Portability via laptop and a 20-inch monitor
Expedited marked-play review
Game-clock synchronization for accuracy

Southland schools will also implement XOS Review, a web-based software for managing, grading and training officials. XOS Review incorporates stats and associated video to do so. The software works in conjunction with XOS Replay, which automatically exports reviewed plays, associated calls, and officials’ information. Officiating administrators can generate reports based on a particular game, team, official, foul or call, and review video associated with each play to evaluate officials’ performances. Upcoming schedules and training material can also be posted to the site for access by the officials.

“With the XOS HD Replay system, our officials are now poised to capture all the angles they need to make the right calls,” said Tom Burnett, commissioner, Southland Conference. “The combination of XOS Digital’s replay expertise, its reputation among leading conferences as the best in sports video technology, and the system’s functionality made the decision clear. We are committed to providing our staff with the resources required to succeed in their jobs. XOS HD Replay and Review are the ideal solutions to meet a variety of those needs.”

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