EVS’ Xeebra selected by NEP Denmark for Danish League VAR rollout
NEP Denmark has selected EVS’ video assistant referee (VAR) solution Xeebra to provide VAR capabilities to the top tier of Danish football, the 3F Superliga.
Built on EVS’ replay technology, the system was deployed at the start of the season and will be used throughout the 2020/2021 season.
NEP is deploying custom-built VAR vans, each equipped with a Xeebra and multi-camera review system from EVS that supports up to 16 cameras. This setup enables the VAR, assistant VAR and replay operator, who are all stationed on-site, to accurately assist the on-field official in their decisions as, with Xeebra, they can easily review any match action and select the most relevant camera angles at the touch of their fingertips.
As part of the Xeebra deployment, EVS is also supplying its AI-driven virtual offside line to automatically calibrate the field of play and produce a virtual offside line in real time. Using this functionality, the 3F Superliga VAR operators can swiftly add an offside line, enabling them to review player positions with the assurance that they are getting the highest levels of precision.
Henrik Borup Sørensen, managing director at NEP Denmark, commented: “The collaboration with EVS has been very helpful, as its team proactively steps in when needed. The Xeebra system is quick to deploy and easy to manage due to its user-friendly interface.”
Claus Thomsen, chief executive officer at the Danish League, added: “VAR is a game-changing technology and implementing it efficiently requires a certain investment. EVS’ Xeebra stands out in the market with its FIFA-certified AI-driven offside line technology and intuitive controls that are easy to use and don’t compromise on quality. The extensive support and partnership from EVS and NEP in installing the solution for the 3F Superliga has also been excellent and we look forward to seeing how the season ahead will unfold.”