Conference USA Selects XOS Instant Replay System

XOS
Technologies, a provider of advanced digital video, ticketing and broadband
media solutions to professional and collegiate athletic organizations, announced
that Conference USA has selected XOS Replay as its official in-game instant
replay solution for football.

“When it
comes to instant replay, officials need the support to keep them at the top of
their game,” said Britton Banowsky, C-USA Commissioner. “That’s why
we conducted careful research and found that XOS Replay provided the best
solution to meet our needs. We really appreciate that the XOS system provides
flexibility and customization that will empower our officials with tremendous
vantage points and the best technology available to them to manage fairness of
the game.”

XOS Replay
includes two video screens so that one official can review the play while
another collects additional angles; resulting in a more informed decision. The
solution will enable the C-USA replay monitors to review and create bookmarks
for each play without disrupting the game. The replay officials can then decide
which plays to review and can cue up several angles in advance to expedite the
process once it begins. Remote control and touch-screen control devices are used
to sort through video clips, control video speed and direction, and move
through video clips frame-by-frame.

“We’re
extremely pleased to partner with C-USA for its instant replay solution,” said
Bob Simmons, President of XOS Coaching Solutions. “We worked very closely with
C-USA to develop a system that exceeded the Conference’s expectations.”

Earlier
this year, the Collegiate Commissioners Association formed a subcommittee to
meet regarding the most critical issues facing college football instant replay.
Chaired by former Big 12 Conference Commissioner Kevin Weiberg, the
subcommittee created a list of standards to which all instant replay systems
must adhere. The XOS Replay solution for C-USA, as well as other XOS
partners, was deemed fully compliant.

Other XOS
Replay partners include football for the PAC-10, MAC, Sun Belt and Big 12
conferences, the Canadian Football League and ARMY Black Knights; and hockey
for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Central Collegiate Hockey
Association.