Deltatre and Sportec Solutions announced that its recently acquired officiating technology supplier, Vieww, is now a licensed FIFA provider for Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology
Deltatre and Sportec Solutions announced that its recently acquired officiating technology supplier, Vieww, is now a licensed FIFA provider for Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, adding to its existing certification as a FIFA-licensed Goal Line Technology (GLT) provider for global football leagues. The VAR certification has been in place since the start of the 2022/23 German Bundesliga season.
Vieww is only the second provider to offer both Goal Line Technology and Video Assistant Referee Technology certified by FIFA and offers a scalable solution to suit leagues and sports of any size and type.
For the start of the current 22/23 season, in association with DFB Schiri GmbH, the subsidiary of the DFB that is responsible for the German leagues’ refereeing and officiating, Sportec Solutions successfully deployed VAR Technology for the Bundesliga, the German Supercup, Bundesliga 2 and DFB Pokal, as well as Goal Line Technology for the Bundesliga, the German Supercup and selected matches in the DFB Pokal. The service deployed uses 14 intelligent cameras tracking at 200 frames per second in real-time, in addition to a fleet of 12 vans and a newly created remote operations center to deliver a best-in-class service. As part of both companies’ sustainability efforts, we are using several all-electric vans within the fleet to proactively reduce our environmental impact.
Alongside the full solution rolled out for the Bundesliga, Vieww’s VAR system is also scalable to suit smaller leagues with an all-in-one, compact VAR solution. This comprises a single lightweight box which allows for the use of up to 8 synchronized camera feeds and the implementation of a Virtual Offside Line. Currently deployed by Liga 3, the third tier of Portuguese men’s professional football, the quick and easy set-up allows VAR operations at stadiums with reduced infrastructure and offers a cost-effective solution for smaller leagues with no compromise on quality or accuracy.
Tom Janicot, Managing Director of Vieww, commented “VAR and GLT technologies offer a significant enhancement for the leagues they are implemented in. It is fantastic to see Vieww technologies officially certified by FIFA and in weekly use across Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. We are excited to continue working with football leagues and other sports around the world to explore how this technology can further evolve, and continue to develop innovative technologies to further enhance our officiating technology capabilities.”