US Open tech, behind the scenes

US Open tech, behind the scenes

Summary: I got a tour of IBM's Operations Center at the US Open this week, and I took a few pictures. Check out the infrastructure underlying delivery of all scores, stats and analytics at America's Grand Slam tennis event.

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  • In this corner of room 1341 lies the control center for all the closed circuit-distributed scoring data.


  • This screen allows you to pick from among the live video feeds emanating from around the USTA Tennis Center.  And the feeds can be very specific: the lower-right hand window actually shows me photographing the screen with my iPad.

  • This handheld device is used by chair umpires at the Open to enter a game's score as each point is played.  The data is beamed directly into IBM's systems and disseminated out to the scoreboards in the stadium, on the USTA Tennis Center grounds, the Web, mobile apps and video feeds.  The device runs Windows Mobile 6.

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