2021 CAPABILITIES

MEXICAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION

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CHANGING THE GAME

SMT delivers award-winning innovations to live events, broadcasts and live streams. With more than three decades of developing best-in-class technology, SMT serves the sports industry with a focus on real-time data collection, integration and visualization.

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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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Scoring and Statistical Systems

SMT designed and developed the official timing and scoring systems for:

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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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SMT Sport-Specific Systems 

  • Real-time Player and Object Tracking Systems

  • Official League-Wide Scoring Systems

  • Live Biometric Tracking Systems

  • Live Athlete Performance and Coaching Systems

  • 3D Visualization and Analytics Systems

  • Real-time Accessible Archived Statistics Systems

  • Virtual Replay and Official Review Systems

  • Live Athlete Safety and Monitoring Systems

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Digital Media Systems 

  • Website Creation: Deployment and Hosting

  • Mobile Apps: Creation and Deployment

  • Social Media: Curation and Publishing

Client Services

  • 24/7 Live Help Desk Support

  • Consultancy Services

  • On-Site System Operations

  • Project and Account Management

  • System Design and Development

  • Creative Services and Graphic Design

  • Event Planning and Event Execution

  • Multi-Vendor System Integration

Live On-Site Event Operations

  • Official Event Scoring Systems

  • Video Wall Displays

  • Scoreboard Displays

  • Event Information Systems

  • Social Media Integration Systems

  • Fan Engagement Systems

  • IPTV Systems

  • Press and Media Information Systems

  • Event Management and Admin Systems

Real-Time Data Processing

  • Data Creation, Parsing, Ingestion and Synchronization

  • Data Processing, Organization, Integration and Aggregation

  • Designing, Developing and Deploying Data Protocols and Schemas

  • Data Distribution via APIs, RTP Protocols and Cloud Architecture

  • Real-time Artificial Intelligence Eventing

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VOL Visualization

SMT-VOL is the world's most accurate Virtual Offside Line system. Harnessing decades of 3D and augmented reality graphics expertise, we have created a system that gives VAR, AVAR, and on-field referees the tools to confidently scrutinize any potential offside situation.

Virtual Offside Line Technology

  • Manually controlled, replay-only system

  • VAR system manually reviews and replays multiple game camera POVs from a central repository

  • Uses virtual 3D enhancement technology to manually insert virtual reference lines in a static video image

Our Differentiators

SMT Measurement System

Measurements of each pitch, including precise measurements from the pitch center to the penalty box corners, the goal corners and many other reference points are recorded into the SMT measurement system.

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SMT Unique 3D Modeling

  • For each stadium, a series of photographs are taken documenting the location of each camera used in the recording of matches. In addition, photos are taken of the pitch from various angles.

  • The photographs, along with the pitch measurements, are used to reconstruct a highly accurate 3D model of each individual pitch including a 3D blue field wireframe.

  • This wireframe is used to register each camera used in VAR replays and to analyze potential offside violations during games.

  • The registration process aligns the unique angle view (line of projection) for each camera to the geospatial orientation of the field to account for distortion caused by the camera’s line of sight.

  • In addition, the system accounts for the unique distortion caused by the individual lens on the cameras being used. The processes occur before the first match is played.

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The VOL Process

  1. Manual STEP 1: Find the POV and video frame when the offside pass originated.

  2. Manual STEP 2: Find the best POV(s) showing the atttacker and defender at the moment the pass originated.

  3. Manual STEP 3: Select and click on the relevant body parts of the attacker and defender in the video frame.

  4. Automatic STEP: SMT-VOL instantly produces a graphically enhanced VOL image for review.

  5. Manual STEP 4: The offside decision is rendered based on analysis of the VOL image for review.

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The OASIS Platform

The OASIS Platform is the central component of SMT’s vision for football’s next-generation data infrastructure. It leverages the full benefits of video, tracking, scoring and statistical data for all stakeholders including broadcasters.

  • The Eventing Intelligence Engine Inside OASIS (E.I.E.I.O) is the core component of the OASIS Platform.

  • The E.I.E.I.O. integrates and synchronizes all the disparate data inputs to produce the league’s official record of its matches and official “next-gen” statistics.

  • The E.I.E.I.O. provides automatic live detection of events (e.g., passes, player possession, shots, goals, offside position, etc.) to be used in enhancing the presentation of the game to the public and the league's vendors.

The OASIS Platform organizes football data infrastructure and systems into three levels:

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VOL through the Lens of OASIS

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Automated, Live VOL Officiated System

Steps to an automated live VOL

  1. Adopt an OASIS Approach to the On-Site and Centralized Architectures

  2. Mandate minimum certification standards for Live, Real-time, Computer Vision Tracking of the Ball (3-D), and Players (2-D)

  3. Incorporate an Eventing Intelligence Engine (EIEIO) for Live Computer Algorithm Event Detection of Ball Possession and Pass Initiation

  4. Adopt an "Automated Offside Rule Set"

Steps to a live, real-time, automated offside-detection system

  1. To call Offside behind the scene and assist game Officials with audible tones

  2. To call Offside and to visually display Offside status in the stadium

  3. To enhance broadcast video with a moving and color contextual Offside line for fan engagement

  4. To automatically call Offside live in a match

Interview with SMT and the Portuguese Football Federation

In August 2019, the Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF) chose SMT to be its inaugural Virtual Offside Line (VOL) provider. Used in conjunction with the EVS Xeebra system, SMT-VOL has experienced resounding success in Portugal. Sport TV in Lisbon highlighted SMT-VOL in a special segment just before the 2019/20 FPF season kicked off.