Microsoft Replays Football! NFL to use Microsoft Surface Pro 3 In Tracking Replays

Microsoft Corporation will now be at the heart of all football matches in the world, sponsored by the NFL. The National Football League has approved Microsoft’s bid to supply them with their all new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets for tracking replays and foul plays.

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Digital Trends published that Microsoft had entered an earlier agreement with NFL on the same issue, where the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 was being used to track replays. This deal was valued at an estimated $400 million and was meant to last for five years. Since then, NFL was using the Surface Pro 2 for all replay operations in their matches.

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With the release of the Microsoft Surface 3 Pro, NFL has been compelled to upgrade to this new Microsoft tablet. All the same the Surface Pro 3 lacks an in-built PSI sensor, which means that it’s not exactly optimized for such applications in tracking matches. Even so, NFL explained that the use of Microsoft tablets to track matches and detect foul play will reduce the strain on referees in doing their work, plus it will save a lot of time during the, matches’ playtime.

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NFL matches will therefore be monitored by NFL staffers carrying the Surface Pro 3 tablets and some light communications equipment, so as to ensure that real time updates are granted to referees. NFL becomes one of the best illustrations that technology can be applied in almost every facet of society. Who knows, maybe Messi or Serena Williams will be playing with VR glasses in the near future.

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