Australian Open 2013: tech running the tournament

Australian Open 2013: tech running the tournament

Summary: ZDNet goes behind to scenes to learn more about the tech that is used to support the Australian Open.

TOPICS: Australia, IBM

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    Media helpers

    Tennis Australia doesn't just have to accommodate for fans; it also has to take care of the media. Journalists and reporters are given a handy tool, AO Vision, which is an IPTV-based service that allows them to watch matches live and replay content on demand.

  • (Credit: Spandas Lui/ZDNet)

    Media hub

    Tennis Australia rolled out around 300 AO Vision-enabled devices in the media centre.

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    Umpire's little helper

    Every umpire is given a hand-held device called the chair umpire, dubbed Chump, to input scores and decisions made during a match in real time.

Topics: Australia, IBM

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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