With the increased uptake in VAR, Hawk-Eye required a robust solution for providing power, transporting video, audio, HDMI and data to pitch-side viewing points where referees can review incidents which occur in the game. Bluebell, the market leader in fibre conversion has supplied bespoke solutions to Hawk-Eye for game-changing Video Assisted Refereeing (VAR) applications for soccer matches.
Hawk-Eye had previously used individual products from several suppliers to provide this service which lead reliability concerns. Andy Calvert, Projects Director at Hawk-Eye turned to Bluebell to provide a solution based on the Silhouette product range to overcome his concerns.
“We’d identified the need to move to a refined solution that got us away from using individual products with their associated mass of power supplies and patching cables. Choosing Bluebell products housed in a enclosure meant that we now have a bespoke product that gives us the precise input/output interfaces we need, in a compact and robust solution mounted in a waterproof Peli case.” Said Calvert.
Paul McCann, Managing Director at Bluebell said “Our tailored approach in designing solutions is unique in the market and means our customers have a custom product based on their individual requirements. We designed the Hawk-Eye system using our range of fibre interfacing cards housed in a Silhouette enclosure using industry-standard connectors which are presented on a custom interface plate. The end product in the Peli case facilitates reduced installation time, faster deployment and greater efficiency.”
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