Frontline technology to boost 35th National Games in Kerala


Trivandrum: Cutting-edge sports technologies supported by most modern equipments that transform the otherwise ordinary playgrounds into a visual banquet to spectators including sports enthusiasts will be one of the unique features of the 35th National Games, scheduled to be held in seven districts across Kerala from January 31 to February 14, 2015.

According to the National Games Organising Committee (NGOC), technology will be the real game changer this time. The high tech TSR (Timing, Scoring & Results) System which delivers accurate results instantaneous to the judges and spectators will be used, for the first time in the history of the National Games. An essence of uniqueness has been brought-in by recreating this technology, earlier used exclusively in the International sporting events like Olympics and Asian Games.

NGOC has also spared no expense in the area of technology for its smooth conduct. Instant scoring mechanism and live display of scores through the metric mechanism for in all venues will ensure transparency in results. Replays of video clips of thrilling moments on gargantuan screens at venues will give space for in-depth analysis of athletes’ performances.

Athletics, one of the most exciting events, will kick off with an electronic starting gun supported by unique censoring techniques to monitor foul starts; photo finish cameras that operate at a hustle of 5,000 frames per second will be in use to record results with maximum meticulousness.

Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM) tools will be used for short put, javelin throws and jumps for accuracy, all-out. Cycling, Archery and Yachting will also receive high-tech equipments resulting in producing perfect outcomes.

LED Metric display will be in place for Aquatics, for the timely display of scores and timing. The 25.7cm (10 inch) long display used here will have red, green and blue variations. This high end technology will help referrers ascertain foul starts and finishes if any, occurring involuntarily or otherwise during the events.

An instant replay system will be available for events like boxing, taekwondo, fencing and wrestling, to prevent any attempts of foul-play by participants.

With all the prodigious high tech facilities in place, the sports enthusiasts will get a novel gaming experience of the 35th National Games to cherish for long, feels NGOC.

Kerala IT News


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