SBG Focus VAR (Video Assistant Referee) Instant Replay Application Uses Matrox M264 S2 and S3 to Support Ultra-High Channel Density in a Small Form Factor
MONTREAL — April 21, 2017 — Today, SBG Sports Software announced that its instant replay and adjudication platform, Focus VAR (Video Assistant Referee), can now support up to 24 networked cameras and 24 SDI or HDMI feeds per chassis in a small, compact form factor, thanks to the integration of Matrox® M264 multichannel H264 encoder-decoder cards. The system is designed to provide video referees working in soccer, rugby, multi-sport and motorsport with a one-stop solution for all their adjudication needs.
“Teams, officials and organisers need to record an ever-growing number of camera feeds. These must be high quality, low latency, and allow instant review during the event,” said Simon Cuff, Commercial Director, SBG Sports Software. “There is also a growing requirement for fast post-game distribution to analysis platforms and sharable archives.”
Cuff continued, “Our background is in motorsports, where responsiveness and interactivity are vital, and portability and processing efficiency are key; this means that we are continually searching for new ways to accelerate processing and reduce form factors.”