CYCLING SOLUTIONS

Engaging viewers at every stage

Through hundreds of miles of varying terrain, with information gathered by camera operators on motorcycles and helicopters, SMT breaks down the intricacies of cycling with data-rich graphics and tracking technology.

TECHNOLOGY
SERVICES

Virtual Insertion

With SMT’s virtual insertion technology, sponsors get directly in front of their target audience with ads inserted on streets, buildings or other structures. 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 to take advantage of multiple feeds. Virtual advertisement and insertion solutions can be customized for any sport, offering a cost-efficient and exciting options for sponsors.

Products

  • Virtual Ads

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 captures an array of information, including biometric data, that is used to create a real-time digital record dispersed to various systems that feed on-air graphics. This data integration is made possible via SMT’s Data Matrix Switchboard (DMX), an “Intelligence Engine” that absorbs, collates and distributes real-time data streams

Products

  • Data Matrix Switchboard (DMX)

Graphics Integration

SMT’s wide range of broadcast graphics include leaderboards, onscreen clocks, time trial graphics, full-screen stage profiles that show the layout of the current stage and rider progression, and lower-thirds that include riders' names, headshots, team logos and other race statistics. Time trial stage graphics include predicted finish times, the time each rider must finish to take the yellow jersey, and a comparison of two riders to determine who is fastest on specific sections of the course

Products

  • ISO Track
  • Race Stage Profiles
  • Time Trial graphics

Timing, Scoring & Statistics

SMT’s live Race Crawl provides a wide range of information and statistics, including live data tracking and the position of the leaders, peloton and other groups during each stage. Competitors’ bios and quotes also scroll across the ticker, as well as social media feeds that are interfaced via SMT’s social media publisher. The crawl also showcases jersey standings, notable riders, country/region standings, and stage winners

Products

  • Race Crawl

Tracking Systems

ISO Track, an on-screen pointer graphic, allows viewers to identify and track cyclists in the tightly packed peloton. ISO Track graphics are interfaced with information including names, teams, standings, speed, gradient and biometric data

Products

  • ISO Track

Video Displays & Production

SMT’s video wall production solutions range in complexity to appeal to any race, large or small. SMT customizes productions for on-course displays, in-venue video boards, photo bridge displays, track boards, and interactive kiosks. The displays feature a range of content, including real-time biometric data, leaderboards, broadcast and social media feeds, race clocks, course strategy options, elevation profiles, heat maps, hydration and medical station locations, sponsor activations, personalized cheer messages, emergency messaging, and more

Products

  • Large on-course video boards
  • In-venue video boards
  • LED Ribbon Boards (Photo Bridge and finish line track boards)
  • Expo Services (Course Strategy Displays and Interactive Activations)
  • Media Center Displays

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. SMT uses ENG camera work, video editing and distribution to capture special events for races, including athlete interviews, client testimonials, performances and promotional materials used for opening and closing ceremonies for broadcast and on-site video boards

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 race day companion apps that include leaderboard results, tracking, expo info, and course maps. SMT has the 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 operations teams travel to each finish town alongside broadcast production to cover each stage, often traveling thousands of miles. SMT’s on-site operations teams are highly skilled at working side-by-side with production crews to provide SMT’s course-wide or broadcast solutions. SMT’s expert remote technical teams understand the expectations of producers and directors and the challenges that come with working in a live environment. 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, 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

SMT’s fully staffed Help Desk and Data Operations Center support clients at every level of a production. SMT offers pre-event setup and configuration support, in-race technical support, and is available for post-show attention as needed. Our operations teams are skilled in product set-up procedures, system operating procedures and general hardware/software troubleshooting procedures for resolving normal issues encountered in the field. Working in tandem with our QA group to analyze and troubleshoot engineering, production and operation functions, our expert staff helps clients execute flawless broadcast and events.

Products

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

Training and Certification

SMT provides ongoing training for employees and clients, both on-site and from our simulated production truck environment at our headquarters in Durham, N.C. Our instructors replicate a remote production 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-race, during replays or postrace. Our talent prompter’s leaderboard display features climb winners, sprint winners, and tracks riders for each group based on that day’s stage profile, providing on-air talent with an in-depth look into the race strategy each cycling team is implementing

Products

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

Account Management and Consultancy

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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