Bluebell scores at Hawk-Eye

Bluebell scores at Hawk-Eye

Bluebell Opticom supplies Hawkeye with bespoke solutions for signal transport over fibre.

July 11, 2019 Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK. Bluebell, the market leader in fibre conversion has supplied bespoke solutions to Hawk-Eye for game-changing Video Assisted Refereeing (VAR) applications for soccer matches.

With the increased uptake in VAR, Hawk-Eye requires a robust solution for providing power and the transportation of video, audio and data to pitch-side viewing points where referees can review incidents which occur in the game.

Hawk-Eye have previously combined several individual products from different suppliers to provide these services. Andy Calvert, Projects director at Hawk-Eye approached Bluebell to develop an all in one solution based upon their Silhouette product range of bespoke products.

“We wanted to simplify and condense our pitch side transportation solution to a more refined all in one solution. Choosing Bluebell products housed in an enclosure meant that we now have a bespoke product that gives us the precise input/output interfaces we need, in a compact and robust solution mounted in a waterproof case” said Calvert.

Paul McCann, Managing Director at Bluebell said “Our tailored approach in designing solutions is unique in the market and means our customers have a custom product based on their individual requirements. We designed the Hawk-Eye system using our range of fibre interfacing cards housed in a Silhouette enclosure using industry-standard connectors which are presented on a custom interface plate. The end product in a rugged case reduces installation time leading to faster deployments and greater efficiency.”

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