Gallery: IBM wins grand slam for tennis tech

Gallery: IBM wins grand slam for tennis tech

Summary: The big news at this year's Australian Open tennis tournament might be the length of Venus Williams' skirt or a broken racket but IBM quietly puts fans right in the match.

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  • One of the many big screens inside the IBM "war bunker" secreted beneath Rod Laver Arena. From this small room beneath the stands, a team of statisticians collects, processes and aggregates data for the whole tournament, including court scheduling, video stream co-ordination, player statistics information and umpire data collection.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

  • A fleet of IBM ThinkPads broadcasts live match statistics to courts all over Melbourne Park.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

  • This big screen at the center of the action pulls information from IBM's statistics room and displays it for all to see.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

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