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Microsoft and the NFL team to put Surface tablets on the sidelines

Microsoft Surface tablets will be used on the sidelines during NFL games this year to review opponent formations
By Shane McGlaun from Aug 4, 2014 @ 10:00 CDT

When the NFL kicks off this year in the US, teams will be replacing the old school black and white photos used for decades to study opponent formations with high-tech tablets. The tablets will take to the sidelines as part of a partnership between the NFL and Microsoft.




The tablet system is known as the Sideline Viewing System and is one of the new technologies being introduced this year. Using the tablets, teams will be able to study color images of formations of opponents from the sidelines.


This marks the first time that players and coaches have been able to legally use technology on the sidelines during a game. This year the refs will also get wireless communication gear so they don't need to huddle to talk. Coaches will also be wearing new Bose headphones.


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