Photos: Tracking the servers at Wimbledon

Photos: Tracking the servers at Wimbledon

Summary: Grab yourself a Pimms and join us on a tour of IBM's facilities at Wimbledon, where the company aims to keep the scores and more

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  • TV on a mobile is the future, and IBM was showing its advanced telephony TV option at Wimbledon this year.

    While many will not want to watch their tennis on a tiny screen, there is no doubting the quality of this technology. The dedicated tennis fan can now stay in touch, wherever he or she is.

  • As the ball flashes past at an unfeasibly fast speed, one of the most debated subjects is which player has the quickest serve. While IBM does not operate the Cyclops radar that decides if a serve is "in" or "out", it is responsible for telling us how fast the ball left the court.

  • The cabinets handling the communications for Wimbledon are modest. Every packet of data passes through one of these three units.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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