BASKETBALL SOLUTIONS

Tracking the stats every fan should know

From clock-and-score graphics to in-game stats, SMT takes basketball technology to the next level.

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Virtual Insertion

With SMT’s virtual insertion technology, branding is no longer limited to commercials. Sponsors can put ads directly in front of their target audience when viewership is at its peak. With virtual advertising, the possibilities are endless as far as how many advertisements can be aired at once and how often they can be changed. Virtual advertisement and insertion solutions can be customized for any sport, offering a cost-efficient and exciting options for sponsors, including handling multiple output feeds for targeted marketing across different regions.

Products

  • Virtual Ads

Information Systems

SMT provides setup and user support in the NBA's event hotels. Our production crews install VPN hardware for connection to the NBA corporate network, interconnectivity to the conference, routers and APs for user network access, VoIP telephones, printers and copiers, and support the NBA's smartphones for access to the local data network and mobile wi-fi access in the hotels.

Products

  • CIS (Commentator Information System)
  • SET Stat
  • TIPS
  • GOTO Board

Data Integration

SMT’s basketball television interface (SMT DTVI NextGen) helps solve broadcast clients’ biggest problem - how to utilize the massive amounts of live basketball statistical data on-air in a concise and timely manner. SMT’s DTVI NextGen integrates live scores and statistics (players on-court, player statistics, team statistics) for all NBA, WNBA, and G-League games for broadcasters’ graphics operators to integrate into various broadcast packages worldwide. Scores and statistics from each game are integrated in real-time to build statistical graphics that can be displayed quickly on screen. SMT DOC center accesses the live data to monitor every game, statistic and clock connection during the tournament, as well as information from previous games. Our customized DMX delivers real-time data feeds to help commentators deliver expert analysis with statistical, historical and real-time information.

Products

  • CIS (Commentator Information System)
  • MT DTVI NextGen

Graphics Integration

SMT offers an unparalleled, intuitive workflow for seamless graphics integration, whether live or in post-production. With SMT’s shot-tracking graphics system, fans gain a deeper look at each player’s shooting accuracy and patterns. The integrated scorebug-like graphic shows a circle representing the rim, and as players take a shot, groupings indicating where the ball hits the rim/basket are inserted in real time, showing where the ball landed.

Products

  • CG Interface
  • SportCG
  • Tickers
  • 2D and 3D Animations

Timing, Scoring & Statistics

SMT's technology synchronizes clock, score, and statistics from games and feeds the data in real-time to the graphics package. SMT’s SportsCG clock and score system captures clock data from scoreboards during the games, while our HoopStat in-game statistics and scoring system provides real-time data for the broadcasters and production crew. SMT production teams spot and input details of plays, including baskets, steals, rebounds and fouls, to update the box score used by commentators. Our Plus-Minus graphic displays statistics of how well a team scores when a certain player is on the court.

Products

  • SportsCG
  • Score System
  • HoopStat
  • GameStats
  • Plus-Minus
  • DTVI NextGen

Tracking Systems

SMT’s Next Gen Tele presentation platform integrates seamlessly with the RFID-based tracking infrastructure provided by the NFL to display routes for use in first replay. SMT’s football intelligence engine can provide live or replay-based player tracking telestration, trend analysis and live on-air graphics.

Products

  • Next Gen Tele
  • OASIS

Video Displays & Production

SMT provides its 1st & Ten system for NFL and university stadiums, offering fans real-time content not available on broadcasts. SMT’s in-stadium production combines in-game stats integrated into SMT-designed graphics packages displayed on stadiums’ massive video boards, as well as in-concourse HD video displays.
With SMT’s GOTO Board, broadcasters can deliver compelling analyses with the interactive touch screen and interface system that combines real-time data, graphics and video integration with robust features and tools.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

Creative Studio

SMT’s in-house Creative Studio specializes in brand design and motion graphics packages for broadcast, webcast and live events. Our Creative Studio experts design with future technological solutions in mind, such as interactive social media displays and virtual and augmented real-time set designs. Our award-winning staff provides national and international sports and entertainment brands with creative development, analysis and strategy.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

Video Production

SMT’s Video Production Services team is comprised of Emmy-winning broadcast specialists who use a producer’s eye to help clients produce engaging and compelling content for their distinctive audiences. Our video editing and distribution services capture special events for tournaments, including player interviews, client testimonials and tournament promotional materials for on-site video boards, webcasts or television.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

Digital

SMT’s Digital Media team, with backgrounds in mobile and console game design and development, has a strong knowledge of web and mobile applications, virtual and augmented reality, live data streaming and live video enhancement. SMT designs and develops the award-winning NASCAR RaceVIEW app, a fully 3D, one-of-a-kind, live data streaming race day companion. NASCAR RaceVIEW is just one example of SMT’s ability to create compelling experiences in the digital space from 2D to 3D, cross-platform, using a variety of code bases.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

On-Site Operations

SMT's on-site operations teams are highly skilled at working side-by-side with production crews to provide SMT’s in-stadium or broadcast solutions for major or minor league games.SMT’s expert remote technical teams understand the expectations of producers and directors and the challenges that come with working in a live TV environment. Whether installing cabling in production trucks or in-stadium, our teams work well under pressure and maintain self-composure and integrity, easily adapting to changes that are inherent in live productions. With next-generation technology and deep-seated expertise, our teams provide remote installation, on-site camera training, maintenance, and troubleshooting to ensure the highest production value possible.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

Help Desk and Data Ops

Since 1995, SMT has been providing Help Desk and Call Center support services to the NBA. The 365x24x7 services include:
                 

  • Pregame, in-game and post-game telephonic support for the NBA GameStats scoring system, broadcast SMT DTVI NextGen.
  • Monitoring services for game broadcasts.
  • Onsite technical support for special events (NBA Summer League games, All-Star Game, NBA Showcase events), international games, playoff games, and onsite operations.
  • Training services covering the SMT DTVI NextGen, and arena infrastructures.
  • Computer equipment services:
    -Deployment, installation, and system configuration services.
    -Offseason equipment refurbishment and inventory management.
    -Equipment diagnostic and repair services.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

Training and Certification

SMT is committed to providing ongoing training for all employees and to our clients. Our Institute provides a simulated production truck environment in which to learn and practice various aspects of live broadcasts, while our Training and Certification department offers a plethora of training videos, websites and testing for our certification program. SMT instructors design, develop and deliver comprehensive training programs unique to each client.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

Commentator Support

With SMT’s commentator support, on-air talent is instructed on how best to use our off-camera information systems to deliver expert analysis in-game, during replays or postgame. Our systems offer an array of current and historical data, statistical and real-time information, including injury reports, strategy reports, and other pertinent data - everything analysts and play-by-play commentators need to tell the emerging stories on the field.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

Management and Consulting

SMT’s dedicated account managers provide expert consultation and support as they advise clients on products and services and act as liaisons between all SMT departments (Operations, Engineering, Creative Studio, Help Desk, Accounting, Sales and Marketing) to ensure client expectations are exceeded.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

Media Services

SMT provides its 1st & Ten system for NFL and university stadiums, offering fans real-time content not available on broadcasts. SMT’s in-stadium production combines in-game stats integrated into SMT-designed graphics packages displayed on stadiums’ massive video boards, as well as in-concourse HD video displays. With SMT’s GOTO Board, broadcasters can deliver compelling analyses with the interactive touch screen and interface system that combines real-time data, graphics and video integration with robust features and tools.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

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Virtual Insertion

SMT’s virtual insertion systems for football are anchored by our Emmy-winning 1st & Ten line system, widely heralded as one of the most important sports broadcast technology achievements and a staple of NFL and NCAA football broadcasts. Other virtual systems for football include DriveChart, PassTrack, player cards and lineups, play clocks and advertisements on the field.

Products

  • 1st & Ten Line System
  • Camera Tracker
  • Weather GFX
  • SMART and Talent Telestration
  • Studio Sets and Partial Sets
  • Next Gen Tele
  • SMART IBV (Image-based)
  • SMART CC (Sensor-based)
  • SMARTVISION
  • DriveChart
  • PassTrack

Information Systems

SMT’s football intelligence technology collects real-time data to feed a variety of our products, such as our Commentator Information System (CIS), GOTO Boards, and Production Prompters to help talent deliver expert analysis with statistical, historical and real-time information. SMT’s interactive system, SET Stat, calculates real-time statistical information based on player tracking or 3D modeling of the field.

Products

  • CIS (Commentator Information System)
  • SET Stat
  • TIPS
  • GOTO Board

Data Integration

SMT’s data-collection and integration technology for football delivers next-generation statistics in real-time, offering infinite possibilities to enhance the fan experience. SMT’s Football Intelligence Engine, our customized DMX, delivers real-time data feeds to help commentators deliver expert analysis with statistical, historical and real-time information. This data is also seamlessly integrated into a variety of graphics in conjunction with the NFL’s Next Gen Stats and RFID-based tracking system.

Products

  • CIS (Commentator Information System)
  • SET Stat
  • GOTO Board
  • Next Gen Stats
  • DMX (Data Matrix Switchboard)

Graphics Integration

SMT’s live data and graphics interface software allows broadcasters to synchronize statistical information with a multitude of graphics devices in real-time. Our data-driven graphics include in-game information ranging from positional data to game leaders to quarterback passing grids.

Products

  • CG Interface
  • SportCG
  • Tickers
  • 2D and 3D Animations

Timing, Scoring & Statistics

SMT’s timing, scoring and stats systems are the foundation of any football broadcast. Our clock-and-score publishing device, SportsCG, packaged with QB Stat, our real-time statistical football engine, provides a comprehensive on-site solution for live broadcasts, studios or commentators.

Products

  • SportsCG
  • QB Stat
  • Tickers

Tracking Systems

SMT’s Next Gen Tele presentation platform integrates seamlessly with the RFID-based tracking infrastructure provided by the NFL to display routes for use in first replay. SMT’s football intelligence engine can provide live or replay-based player tracking telestration, trend analysis and live on-air graphics.

Products

  • Next Gen Tele
  • OASIS

Video Displays & Production

SMT provides its 1st & Ten system for NFL and university stadiums, offering fans real-time content not available on broadcasts. SMT’s in-stadium production combines in-game stats integrated into SMT-designed graphics packages displayed on stadiums’ massive video boards, as well as in-concourse HD video displays.
With SMT’s GOTO Board, broadcasters can deliver compelling analyses with the interactive touch screen and interface system that combines real-time data, graphics and video integration with robust features and tools.

Products

  • GOTO Board
  • In-stadium 1st & Ten
  • In-stadium Next Gen Stats
  • Talent Touchscreens
  • Production Prompters

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