DANISH FOOTBALL UNION SELECTS NEP & EVS' XEEBRA FOR SUPERLIGA VAR ROLLOUT
With Xeebra, they can easily review any match action and select the most relevant camera angles, with simple touch-and-pinch gestures letting them zoom in and analyze every angle in detail. The solution provides officials with everything they need to make the right call, meaning reviews can be completed quickly, efficiently and in complete synchronization.
As part of the Xeebra deployment, EVS is also supplying its AI-driven virtual offside line, which is certified by FIFA, 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. The EVS virtual offside line does not require any complex or time-consuming configuration prior to the match and does not require an extra operator. As a result, the Xeebra replay operator has easy access to all the tools needed to assist the VAR quickly and efficiently.
Since the selection of Xeebra as the official VAR system, both the Danish League and NEP have organized extensive trainings in accordance with the IFAB/FIFA protocol for the 3F Superliga officials and replay operators. A combination of theoretical training, simulator training, and practical training using the Xeebra system was used.
“The intuitive nature of Xeebra enables replay operators to be onboarded very quickly, while its user-friendly design means it can be used by less experienced operators compared to other VAR systems,” said François Gillet, Solutions Specialist at EVS.
Henrik Borup Sørensen, Managing Director at NEP Denmark added: “The collaboration with EVS has been very helpful, as its team pro-actively steps in when needed. And the Xeebra system is quick to deploy and easy to manage due to its user-friendly interface, not to mention that the system is stable such as other EVS solutions.
Claus Thomsen, CEO of the Danish League, concludes: “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.”