North Billerica, MA, March 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- It's the time of year when every shot could be the last. That's why when the puck drops at the NCAA Women's Frozen Four in Boston this weekend, the officials in the booth will have the most reliable, easy-to-use replay system at their fingertips.
For an event this important, the NCAA is utilizing XOS Technologies' XOS Hockey Replay System, the premier in-game instant replay in all of hockey, to help the officials confirm the on-ice calls made throughout the games. Nearly 100 of the nation's top schools, leagues and conferences already use XOS' proprietary instant replay technology, which is the most widespread replay tool in sports. XOS’ replay clients include the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association for hockey replay; the Pac-10, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC and Sun Belt conferences and the Canadian Football League for football replay; and the WAC for basketball replay.
With more than 900 professional collegiate clients, only XOS has the size and infrastructure to successfully install, service and support multiple conferences using the XOS Hockey Replay System.
"We were looking for a system that helped our officials confirm their calls, but with little disruption to the game," said Russ Yurk, NCAA assistant director of championships. "The XOS Hockey Replay System puts easy-to-use and accurate frame-by-frame review capabilities into the hands of our officiating crew, allowing them to make precise determinations of the game clock and events on the ice."
An XOS Hockey Replay System camera is mounted above each goal, feeding video (along with an inset shot of the scoreboard) to monitors in the officials' booth and the penalty box. Using XOS' revolutionary touch-screen user interface, the official in the booth prepares video clips for the on-ice officials to review.
"Our touch-screen allows officials to keep their eyes on the game, not on working the machine," said Doug Cole, XOS’ NHL & College Hockey Account Manager. "With our technology, the action on the ice never has to stop because officials can make a call in 45 seconds or less."
The Women's Frozen Four is the NCAA Division I national women’s hockey championships. It will be held on March 20 and 22 at Agganis Arena at Boston University.
About XOS Technologies Inc.
Specializing in Coaching Solutions, Content Management and Facilities Design & Integration, XOS Technologies integrates video, data and interactive technologies to provide professional and collegiate sports teams, conferences, leagues and athletic administrators with a competitive edge. The revolutionary technology developed by XOS has been adopted by sports teams throughout the NFL, AFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA, NAIA and NASCAR. For more information on the ground-breaking technology XOS provides, visit www.xostech.com.