ESPORTS SOLUTIONS

Producing must-see gaming tournaments

SMT’s video production specialists deliver broadcast solutions and graphics production services for esport leagues.

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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 or venue, physical or digital, offering a cost-efficient and exciting options for sponsors.

Products

  • Virtual Ads

Information Systems

With SMT’s Commentator Information Screen (CIS), talent and production can easily access in-depth game, player, and competition data via an interactive touch screen, unlocking supporting data in order to personalize players and craft dramatic storylines. SMT’s telestration product assists commentators in delivering key insights while analyzing important plays related to player and team strategy.

Products

  • CIS (Commentator Information System)
  • Telestrator
  • Match Information

Data Integration

SMT captures an array of information that is used to create a real-time digital record dispersed to various systems that feed graphics for video boards, streaming or broadcast. 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 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 and animated logos. With our Automated Graphics Protocol (AGP), authoring tools and intuitive GUIs, the graphical output is tailored to fit within the production needs and vision. Our L-graphic displays:
-Match Score and Statistics: Real-Time Scoring Updates
-Player Information: Display headshots, historical performance data, and bio information.
-Match Information: Display previous matchup records, overall rank, tournament progress, and tournament records
-Match Results/Upcoming Matches: Feature important matches and display results of previous matches in real-time
-Sponsors: Incorporate League/Tournament logo and static or rotating sponsor logos
-Social Media: Display various types of data to include social media, live results, schedule, statistics, and more

Products

  • AGP (Automated Graphics Protocol)
  • Graphical User Interface

Timing, Scoring & Statistics

SMT provides scoring that drives our graphic systems for relevant feeds.

Products

  • SportsCG
  • Match Score

Tracking Systems

ISO Track uses live aerial cameras from helicopters and fixed-wing planes to identify and track athletes in an on-air pointer graphic that is interfaced with information such as names, rankings, and headshots.

Products

  • ISO Track

Video Displays & Production

With a technical team of broadcast specialists, including a producer, director, tech manager, camera ops and stage manager, SMT keeps pace with gaming competitions’ lightning-quick style of play.  For EA’s Madden NFL Championship Series, SMT’s Video Production Services (VPS) group produced three-hour competitions held at the stadiums of the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The shows, which featured such tools as replay systems and telestrators, standard on NFL telecasts, were streamed on EASports YouTube channel, Twitch.TV and Facebook. In addition, SMT’s Creative Studio customized EA’s promotional trailer with team-specific elements for each of the three events. SMT’s GOTO (Giant On-air Talent Operated) Board equips on-air talent with the tools needed to present video content and analytics related to competitions. The large screen LED board allows talent to interact dynamically and present key insights via touch screen or tablet interface. Functionality includes data analytics, social media, video, and telestration.

Products

  • Video Boards
  • Media Center Displays
  • GOTO Board

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 Site Director is an on-the-ground producer who recognizes key moments of the Tournament, such as potential upsets, trends, and other storylines, and broadcasts “best- of” content for the video displays and the broadcasts. SMT uses ENG camera work, video editing and distribution to capture special events, including  interviews, client testimonials, and performances 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 compelling game day companion apps 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 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. Whether installing the video boards, working in studios, or in the production truck, 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

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, 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. Our talent prompter systems offer an array of current and historical data, statistical and real-time information, providing on-air talent with an in-depth look into the strategy each competitor 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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