SMT’s clock-and-score system and GOTO Interactive System has been used by the MLB Network since 2010 for games, studio shows, the Urban Invitational and RBI, Ripken and youth baseball and softball championships.
MLB Network began using Launch Pad, SMT’s touch-screen technology especially customized for the MLB Network, during the 2010 season to let avid baseball fans share their input on baseball news and analysis.
Launch Pad is used on SMT’s GOTO Board, a customized 103-inch interactive touch screen, to capture and display fans’ questions and comments about their favorite teams, players and games. Fans can submit queries via Twitter, Facebook or through text messages and then watch as MLB Network’s on-air personalities respond to their comments and questions during live telecasts on the Emmy award-winning studio show “MLB Tonight” as well as “Front Burner” and “Hot Stove.”
In addition to the social media capability, SMT’s GOTO Board displays and integrates a grid of video feeds for up to 15 live games simultaneously. Each game on the grid can be enlarged to fill the entire screen. SMT’s Video Annotation Telestration system (“electronic chalk”) allows commentators to “draw” on the screen and zoom in on the video to help explain their observations.
SMT’s supporting data engine, the Data Matrix Switchboard or DMX, helps the GOTO Board deliver a wealth of information and statistics, including the scores, pitching matchups, in-game box scores, division standings, schedules league leaders and historical statistics. The system also integrates MLB Network’s post-season programming with up-to-date playoff brackets and real-time post-season stats.