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.
We are honored to have been awarded 36 Emmys over the past two decades on behalf of our work with our stellar roster of clients, including three in 2021 for our contributions to:
Outstanding Playoff Coverage: NFC Wild Card Game | Nickelodeon (CBS Sports)
Outstanding Live Sports Series: Sunday Night Football | NBC
Outstanding Technical Team Event: Super Bowl LV | CBS
Over 200 clients entrust us with their most valuable assets: their fans.
SMT designed and developed the official timing and scoring systems for:
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.
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.
With decades of sports production experience and award-winning technical capabilities, SMT is uniquely suited to push esports tournaments to the next level.
SMT’s Video Production Services group produces must-see gaming tournaments for some of the world’s most popular esports, including eMLS Cup and EA Madden Championships. Our Emmy-winning broadcast specialists capture each tournament’s personality through player interviews, performances, and client testimonials for video boards, broadcasts or live streaming platforms.
SMT offers an unparalleled, intuitive workflow for seamless graphics integration, whether live or in post-production. In live operations, our system can display teams and player presentations, real-time results and scores, clocks, real-time interfaced statistics and standings, as well as live updating tournament brackets.
Match Score: Real-time scoring updates
Player Information: Headshots, historical performance data, and bio information
Match Information: Previous matchup records, overall rank, tournament progress, and tournament records
Match Results/Upcoming Matches: Real-time schedule and results
Sponsors: League/tournament logos and static or rotating sponsor logos
Social Media: Social media, live results, schedule, statistics, and more
Shapes: Header, footer, wing, L-shaped, or any combination thereof
SMT’s Telestrator offers commentators a tool for delivering key insights while analyzing important plays related to the user’s strategy.
BRAND DESIGN AND
SMT’s in-house Creative Studio specializes in brand design and motion graphics packages for esports leagues and tournaments. Our award-winning staff provides national and international sports and entertainment brands with creative development, analysis and strategy.
With SMT’s commentator support, on-air talent is instructed on how best to use our off-camera information systems to deliver expert analysis. SMT’s talent prompters deliver in-depth player, game and tournament data in real-time, providing commentators with compelling information that lets them craft dramatic storylines and personalize players.
With SMT’s interactive GOTO Board, commentators can deliver insightful analyses with the interactive touch screen and interface system. The interface system combines real-time data, graphics and video integration while the large-screen LED boards feature data analytics, social media, video, and telestration. The GOTO can be operated via touch screen or tablet.
BIOMETRIC DATA CAPTURE
SMT has partnered with WHOOP to deliver real-time biometric graphics for sporting events, including PGA Tour tournaments, NASCAR races, the CrossFit Games, and SRX Racing. On-screen graphics display athletes' biometric information including heart rate, calories burned and activity strain.