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ADVANCED-TRACKING LINE ANALYSIS SYSTEM

CHANGING THE GAME

For more than three decades, SMT has been the leader in tennis technology, serving up a wealth of real-time data and insights to enhance the experience of fans, players, media and broadcasters.

38

YEARS

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60

SPORTS

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85

PATENTS

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22K

ANNUAL EVENTS

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220

CLIENTS

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37

EMMY AWARDS

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GLOBAL LEADERS IN TENNIS

SMT has been at the forefront of pioneering services and cutting-edge technologies for some of tennis' most esteemed events, including the four Grand Slams, 1000 Series and Premier events. We proudly serve as the preferred scoring and production partner of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and hold the distinction of being the official graphics provider for HBS France/Roland Garros.

 

Our extensive range of services spans from scoring, serve speed, and rally count to video wall and broadcast production, virtual insertions, as well as media and player services. With our commitment to innovation and excellence, we continuously elevate the standard of tennis event presentation.

SMT is renowned for its unwavering commitment to quality, utmost confidence, reliability, continuous innovation, a rich history of client partnerships, and the delivery of premier services.

CULTURE OF INNOVATION

A comprehensive view of our tennis technology history reveals a consistent track record of innovation, highlighted by the following groundbreaking achievements:

  • Electronic continuous matrix scoreboards

  • Serve speed system

  • Chair umpire stat recording system 

  • Interactive information system

  • Video LED scoreboards

  • LED information tower

  • LED Net Judge Box

  • Platform-independent television interface

  • Video-enabled IPTV interactive information system

  • Electronic multi-screen match scheduling system

  • Checkerboard court information CCTV channel

  • Multi-window video streaming CCTV channel

  • Business logic-driven automated graphics production

  • Broadcast analytics integrating tracking data and statistics

  • Broadcast virtual studio for tennis

  • Display virtual on-court graphics

  • Commentator tournament analysis touchscreen

  • 24-hour tennis studio ticker

  • Remote match statistics for all courts

  • Deliver serve speeds on all courts at all Grand Slams

  • Match Insights

INTRODUCING ATLAS

ATLAS is an ITF-certified, live electronic line-calling system that leverages SMT’s exclusive Camera Tracker technology to meticulously reconstruct the trajectory and landing points of tennis balls with an accuracy of 5 mm. Combined with SMT’s match management and tracking software, ATLAS stands as the pinnacle of advanced real-time line-calling technology in the industry.

 

SMT spoke to our clients about the challenges and issues related to current line-calling products. In response, we've designed a line-calling system with a reduced footprint and exceptional accuracy and efficiency, surpassing the competition. It seamlessly integrates data into SMT's existing on-site infrastructure, delivering a superior line-calling solution.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • ​System can be both live and in review modes

  • Adaptable to stadium and outside court

  • Minimal hardware footprint (six cameras)

  • Nominal impact to courtside area

  • Quick and easy setup

  • Competitive pricing

  • User-friendly user interface (UI)

  • Advanced camera technology

  • Less onsite staff required

  • Integrated into SMT's existing onsite scoring, broadcast enhancements, and production infrastructure

  • SOP checklist for onsite testing and rehearsals

  • System controllable by official

  • ​QA prior to delivery; schematics, documentation provided

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OPERATIONAL STANDARD

  • Single point of contact for all workflow, execution,
    and performance

  • Tech support, consulting, and documentation

  • Redundancy processes in place

  • Seamless setup and integration into scoring system

  • Testing and rehearsal conducted onsite with client prior to any event

  • Consistent communication with client

HOW IT WORKS

  • Detection: Six cameras strategically placed around the court capture 80 fps to detect ball and player movement.

  • Tracking: SMT tracking software receives the positional data to determine the location and time of all shots and bounces, producing a high-fidelity bounce footprint polygon that is sent to the Operator app.

  • Operations Manager: The bounce footprint data and tennis scoring data are used to make an in/out call. This application also generates a ball tracking and bounce location visual.

  • Render Engine: The video renderer receives the ball mark data to create a virtual visualization of the ball trajectories and the bounce footprint. Ensure calibration to ITF specifications prior to live. The video is available for output to client systems such as on-court video displays.

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SUPERVISOR TRAINING

  • SMT will train and support the Tours’ supervisors to run the application, putting the Tour in control of confirming the correct location of the bounce and its outcome.

  • By using intuitive, multi-user interface, supervisors can select close calls and confirm the outcome of questionable bounces.

  • Testing and rehearsal will be conducted on-site with the client.

ATLAS

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