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Israeli Developed 3-D Replay Technology Installed in Eight More NFL Stadiums

Intel, the chip-making giant, is installing cutting edge Israeli-developed replay technology into eight more NFL stadiums for the 2017 season, The Times of Israel reported Thursday.

Cameras outfitted with freeD technology, which were developed by Israeli startup Replay Technologies, have been installed in the home stadiums of the Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, and the Washington Redskins. The freeD technology had previously been installed in the stadiums of the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans.

The technology merges images captured from ultrahigh-definition cameras installed throughout the stadium into a single 3-D image, allowing viewers and fans to get a 360 degree on-the-field perspective of the action in 3-D.

“By expanding freeD to more teams across the NFL, we’re empowering fans to see every side of the play and relive the excitement of game-changing moments,” general manager of Intel Sports, James Carwana, said.

“During Super Bowl LI [at NRG Stadium in Houston in 2017], fans experienced a pivotal play from the quarterback’s point of view. Seeing key plays up close and from new perspectives is redefining what it means to watch the game.”

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban invested in Replay Technologies, which was bought by Intel in 2016. Cuban has introduced the technology at the American Airlines Center, where the Mavericks play.

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