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CHANGING THE GAME

SMT serves the sports industry with innovative, award-winning technology for events, broadcasts and livestreams with a focus on real-time data collection, integration and visualization. With more than three decades of developing best-in-class solutions, SMT is an unsurpassed leader in sports technology.

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YEARS

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SPORTS

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PATENTS

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20K

ANNUAL EVENTS

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220

CLIENTS

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EMMY AWARDS

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Culture of Innovation

Clients and Partners

Over 200 clients entrust us with their most valuable assets: their fans.

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The OASIS Platform

SMT’s approach to sports technology is embodied in the OASIS (Organization of Asynchronous Sports Information Subsystems) Platform.

SMT’s patented OASIS Platform is a highly-integrated, multi-venue, time-synchronized, multilevel, data/video management system that SMT architected, designed and created to provide professional sports leagues with a platform to maintain, administer and manage centralized control over all phases of the data and video, including:

  1. Creation;

  2. Collection, organization, synchronization, management, administration, distribution;

  3. Micro-authentication (user access and entitlement);

  4. Visualization; and,

  5. Monetization.

The OASIS Platform’s capabilities include:

  • Organizing live and accurate stats, scoring and tracking systems;

  • Creating new and advanced statistics through its Eventing Intelligence Engine;

  • Supporting commentators with live, continually updating in-game information;

  • Outputting to graphical interface systems for broadcast and on-site enhancements; and

  • Supporting in-game betting and gaming feed in real time.

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In the video that follows, you will see how all the information from the OASIS Platform comes to life for the NHL. The OASIS “Quad Split” video has four components:

  • Upper right quadrant: Our tracking video allows the user to see that all players and the puck are being properly tracked and tagged.

  • Lower right quadrant: One of two multipurpose and interactive portions of the video controller allows the user to see (and change between) various screens including:

    • The graphical interface screen where operators can insert virtual elements in real time;

    • A Commentator Information Screen (CIS);

    • A data analysis screen that confirms the system is receiving data as planned and measures the real-time quality of the data being received against agreed-to protocols;

    • An eventing screen that recognizes data and newly created events as they occur; and

    • A script editor that allows the operator to change instructions to the system for insertion of virtual elements and/or pre-programmed instant replay scripts.

  • Lower left quadrant: This quadrant is similar to the lower right hand quadrant in that it allows the operator to toggle between screens. This video clip demonstrates the real-time generation of automated events being created through the OASIS Platform’s live eventing engine.

  • Upper left quadrant: Displays the real-time output of the system; this output will be highlighted in future videos showing the application.

Our Technology

Craft the story of your game by choosing from live and historical data and statistics, social media feeds, video and telemetry, all integrated into compelling graphics for display on video boards, scoreboards, and screens of all kinds.

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Our Services

SMT's broadcast and event specialists take pride in helping our clients turn their visions into reality. From site review to choosing our most impactful solutions and on-site set-up and operation, SMT is devoted to our clients’ success every step of the way.

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LIVE SPORTS ON SITE AND BROADCAST ENHANCEMENTS

SMT provides its sports clients with effective on-site and broadcast data visualization and storytelling tools. Below is an overview and brief description of our most prominent products and services.

Scoring, Statistical & Event Administration Systems

Having designed and developed the official timing, scoring and administration systems for multiple leagues and events, SMT understands the complexities of live events and the significance of effective real-time data presentation.

 

SMT scoring systems integrate both manual and automated data capture technologies and include systems that generate official statistics and analytics. These systems also deliver content via broadcast and onsite video displays graphics, and to various digital platforms (mobile, web and information systems) that provide real-time, historical and year-to-date historical data and comparisons for the media.  

 

SMT’s event administration systems include a variety of applications to assist event organizers with the management of major sports events. They include, for example, sophisticated scheduling and prize money systems as well as athlete registration systems and PISA (Press Information System Application), used at Wimbledon to schedule athlete interviews for media. SMT can provide various examples of how it has assisted event organizers with this technology and expertise.

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Graphics Integration

SMT’s in-house design entity, SMT Creative Studio, specializes in the creation and implementation of compelling content presentation for the on and off-site audiences, including video displays, broadcast and digital platforms. These state-of-the-art graphics presentations include real-time 2D/3D HD animations, virtual and augmented reality graphics. Our graphic content production capability ranges from the latest render and animation systems to systems that deliver content for perimeter displays and broadcast clock-and-score bugs. In addition, SMT provides customized channels that integrate directly into existing tournament CCTV systems.

Products

  • Branding and Graphic Design

  • Television Interface

  • SportsCG Graphics Platform

  • Tickers/Crawls

  • Real-time 2D/3D Animation

  • Virtual Graphics

  • Next Generation Statistics

SMT offers an unparalleled, intuitive workflow for seamless graphics integration. With the OASIS Platform and SportsCG graphics publishing system, SMT offers an unmatched turnkey approach to graphics for clients such as the Masters Tournament, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the China Open, MLS and PFL.

Virtual Insertion

SMT’s powerful, real-time virtual insertion platforms are custom designed for sporting events, newscasts, award ceremonies and concerts. Broadcasters worldwide use SMT’s 2D and 3D virtual graphics to help viewers focus on key plays and statistics, to insert targeted virtual ads or to create dramatic and compelling visuals. SMT’s Virtual Fans, Ads and Brands (V-FAB) system infuses broadcasts with the high energy of virtual fans in the stands, while empowering sponsors and advertisers with in-game, geographically targeted virtual ads and messaging.

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Hockey Virtual

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Hockey Virtual User Interface

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Yellow First Down Line User Interface

NASCAR Pointers

NASCAR Pointers

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NASCAR Pointers User Interface

Virtual In-Game Graphics

Virtual Ads

Video Displays and Production

From its inception, SMT has been at the forefront of display technology and display content production for clients such as the major golf tournaments, tennis Grand Slams, and major marathons. SMT delivers a broad array of display services tailored to each event’s site and needs, including large-scale video displays (Superwalls), information towers, on-court/on-course and mezzanine ribbon boards, and digital ad panels as well as scoreboards. These provide events with expanded sponsor revenue opportunities while enhancing the fan experience on site. Our display production services range from fully-automated scoreboards and information displays, with logic automatically driving content, to manned production with skilled producers, editors and graphics operators. SMT delivers a high-level production with multiple video sources, tennis line calling replay, custom edited video content, remote ENG cameras, social media, custom session opening, player introductions, and sponsor events.

Products

  • Scoreboards

  • Information Towers

  • Video Walls and Production

  • Projection Systems Ribbon

  • Board Displays and Production

  • Sponsor Branded Serve Speed and Clock Displays

  • Content Production

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Scoreboard Content Production

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Chair Umpire LED

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Waste Management Superwall

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Talent and Information Systems

SMT’s commentator support systems offer an array of current and historical data, statistical and real-time information, including injury reports, strategy reports, and other pertinent data — everything an announcer needs to provide complete, real-time game and player analysis.

SMT’s information systems manage player databases, scoring formats, draw entry, game schedules and status, data distribution and administrative reports. This information can be fed through CCTV systems to video displays, touch screens and prompters.

C.I.S. Displays

Commentator Information Systems

Interactive Touchscreens

Interactive Touchscreens

GOTO Boards

Talent-Operated Touchscreens

Telestrators and Analytics Tools

Telestrators and Analytics Tools

Commentator Information Systems (CIS)

Giant On-Air Talent-Operated Board (GOTO)

Media Information Systems

SMT has built the most comprehensive interactive solution for the media, integrating real-time and historical information, live video and archived matches and interviews. Our IPTV interactive touch screen or mouse-operated system delivers a powerful tool to each journalist for interview booking, match video analysis, interview transcripts, and more, making our services a must-have for large events.

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The Masters Tournament

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The Open Championship

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The U.S. Open Championship

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Evian Championship

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