• 12 October 2023
  • EVS.com
EVS Xeebra
EVS’ Xeebra multi-review system obtains the FIFA Offside Technology (OT) and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) certifications following a rigorous series of tests in Offenbach, Germany.

EVS, the leading provider of live video technology solutions, is pleased to announce the successful renewal of both the FIFA OT and VAR certifications for its Xeebra® multi-camera review system. These certifications reaffirm the precision, speed, and reliability of Xeebra's integrated video assistant referee and virtual offside line technology and remain valid for the next four years.

EVS Xeebra

To obtain the OT certification, Xeebra underwent a thorough evaluation during which it demonstrated its capability to accurately draw virtual offside lines for 10 assessed 2D and 10 assessed 3D offside situations. The system successfully provided two virtual offside lines – one on the leading attacker and another on the second-to-last defender – captured from different camera angles well within FIFA’s time limits for both 2D and 3D analysis. The VAR tests focused on evaluating the system's video feeds' synchronicity and latency, as well as the video quality of the VAR system output.

Having earned FIFA certifications since 2019, Xeebra’s outstanding performance in the recent evaluations is a testament to its consistent adherence to the international governing body of football’s rigorous video analysis standards, permitting fast and accurate decision-making during matches. 

Axèle Descours, Product Owner at EVS said: “We are proud of this achievement and remain committed to maintaining Xeebra’s high standards of performance to ensure its continued success, and to strengthen EVS’ position as a trusted technology partner for football leagues, clubs and broadcast service providers worldwide.

An upgraded version of the FIFA-certified multi-camera review system was recently introduced at IBC2023,  bringing significant software enhancements, and incorporating advanced privacy management capabilities. This new version also facilitates remote workflows in low bandwidth environments, making it especially suitable for centralized operations. 

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