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THE OASIS

PLATFORM

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.

37

YEARS

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60

SPORTS

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70

PATENTS

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20K

ANNUAL EVENTS

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220

CLIENTS

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36

EMMY AWARDS

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CULTURE OF

INNOVATION

THE OASIS PLATFORM

NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

SMT’s 37 years of experience touching every aspect of the live sports industry has led SMT to create a powerful organizing philosophy called OASIS and a powerful data management system called the OASIS Platform (Organization of Asynchronous Sports Information Subsystems). ​

OASIS as an organizing philosophy views the data landscape of a sports league in three (3) layers: ​​

Level 0     All subsystems that create data or video

Level 1     The central hub that absorbs, collates, synchronizes, organizes, expands, and distributes

                  all Level 1 data via push and query APIs

Level 2     All subsystems that consume, present, or use the data

OASIS’ organizing philosophy defines a simple, intuitive, approach to a sports league’s data governance and data management but requires a highly disciplined, central authority to maintain the proper separation of the layers and to maintain functional independence between layers for a sports league to gain the full benefits of the OASIS organizing philosophy.

OASIS is agnostic as to whether there are multiple individual vendors supplying the various subsystems at Level 0 or Level 2 or whether there is just one vendor supplying all subsystems at Level 0 or all subsystems at Level 2.  The OASIS organizing philosophy ensures all subsystem suppliers maintain functional independence, communicate clearly to others and receive the full benefit of their participation. ​

As a product, the 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 centrally controlled and league-controlled platform to organize, maintain, administer, and manage all phases of the league’s data creation, data distribution, data visualization, and data monetization.

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OTHER FOOTBALL PRODUCTS

SMT LEVEL 0

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

HALO: HYBRID PLAYER & BALL TRACKING

Our tracking technologies help broadcasters, teams and leagues/organizing bodies, collect positional data to help tell stories of their events through data visualizations. SMT has experience in all four key forms of tracking technology:

  • Optical

  • GPS

  • Ultra-Wideband

  • InfraRed

 

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SMT LEVEL 2

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

SMT-VAR (VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE)

SMT has a FIFA-certified VAR solution that is based on its 37-year history of supplying technical solutions to the sports world based on a live broadcast philosophy of our VAR solution. Aside from the required playback and record functionalities and integration of SMT- VOL, SMT-VAR includes several features to aid the broadcast production workflow along with officiating groups’ needs for post-match evaluation and review.

A.

SMT-VOL (VIRTUAL OFFSIDE LINE)

 

SMT has a FIFA-certified Virtual Offside Line (VOL) that is currently being used by the Portuguese Football Federation. As a next step, SMT will be adding limb tracking data to its solution to automate the process for an offside decision.

B.

BROADCAST GRAPHICS

 

SMT offers an unparalleled, intuitive workflow for seamless graphics integration, whether live or in post-production. For live operation, our system can display teams and player presentations, real-time results and scores, clocks, and animated logos. With our Automated Graphics Protocol (AGP), combined with our authoring tools and intuitive GUIs, graphics are inserted at predetermined time codes for post-production.

C.

OPTICS: EVENTING-BASED GRAPHICAL INSERTS

 

OPTICS is a package replay system for custom choreography of replay highlight packages and clips for downstream distribution based on automated, eventing-based choreography of graphical inserts based on scoreboard, tracking, and official scoring data. Features include:

  • Live, game action-based virtual inserts – player highlights, trails, and stat-based pointers

  • Game analysis-based virtual inserts – heat maps, volumetric and other stats-based displays

  • Full traditional CG insert package functionality – including data interface and free edit-based full-screen and lower-third graphics

  • Clock and score bug graphical output, fully interfaced to real-time scoreboard data feeds

D.

EDGE: DATA ANALYTICS

 

EDGE is SMT’s market-leading analytics tool that allows coaches, analysts, and scouts to query, visualize, and interact with both data and video. Currently in use in the NHL, EDGE tracks over 250 metrics on all facets of the game, enabling a level of granularity and analysis never before seen in ice hockey. Features include:

  • Analyze: Filter data and search for players or teams by date ranges, play periods, characteristics and or similarities to make searching and analyzing players more efficient

  • Visualize: Through the use of visualizations, from 2D sprite maps to charts and heatmaps, users can better communicate information, notice positional patterns and analyze tendencies

  • Customize: Through its use of drag-and-drop modules, EDGE allows users or teams to customize their layouts and workflow; coaches and other staff members can focus on the areas of the game that matter most to them

  • Querying: Coaches and staff can use dropdowns to select unique events and types – such as all passes by a player – to teach and analyze.

  • Automating: Create automatic playlist filters that sort video files for the coaching staff or analysts after a game based on the selected inputs

  • Sharing: Users can share playlists of video through the EDGE app across the organization, allowing for easy communication

E.

IN-VENUE DISPLAYS AND PRODUCTION

 

SMT’s comprehensive video board productions enhance the game-day experience by providing fans with a deeper understanding of trends along with an opportunity to interact in a collective way through social media. SMT’s graphics and animations create a more informed and loyal fan base by using real-time and historical data, trivia questions, broadcast feeds, sponsor messages and public service announcements. From scoreboards to information towers, our productions tell the unique story of each event. In addition, SMT can also provide and build LED walls and ribbon/perimeter boards. 

SMT has provided displays and/or display production services for the following events:

 

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F.

V-FAB: VIRTUAL GRAPHICS

 

SMT’s Virtual Fans, Ads and Brands (V-FAB) system infuses broadcasts with in-game, geographically targeted virtual ads and messaging.

G.

DIGITAL APPS

 

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H.

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OTHER SMT CORE CAPABILITIES

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REMOTE OPERATION

SMT’s remote operation solution allows flexibility to place operators in any off-site location with the proper networking requirements and therefore has no impact on workstation space requirements in the broadcast facility. Features include:

  • Low footprint hardware solution (3RU of equipment per control room)

  • Covers all monitoring feeds (up to 6 SDI), audio channels (up to 8 talk/listen) and remote operation of servers

  • Browser-based video solution allows flexibility for viewing to be done anywhere

  • Real-time streaming management to ensure minimal downtime

  • Low latency video streaming solution allows for any live operation to be seamless

  • Cloud-based streaming solutions allows for quick signal routing and video

  • Flexibility to scale operator positions

  • In a lower-rate market for cost-efficient staffing solutions

  • Access to 100-plus trained operators

  • Places the operators in the same location as support and product development, making communication and operator development ideal

  • Networking infrastructure already in place

  • Backup power and ISP solutions for minimal downtime

DEMONSTRATION

LIVE VOL REFEREE ALERT SYSTEM

By ingesting live limb tracking data, OASIS can visualize an automated VOL in real time that can be used by the VAR as a live offside alert system.