It has also been given Virtual Offside Lines certification

EVS Xeebra VAR VOL system

EVS’ Xeebra multi-camera review system has received FIFA’s Virtual Offside Lines and Video Assistant Referee certifications.

These certifications were awarded after tests by independent, FIFA-accredited test institutes at the Grimsta IP stadium in Sweden in August. They are valid for the next two years. 

The Xeebra system allows match officials to review a given action from multiple angles that are displayed in complete synchronization. For offsides, it uses machine learning technology to automatically calibrate the field of play and overlay a virtual offside line on the broadcasted image in seconds.

It can also generate a 2D as well as a 3D vertical component, which is positioned using a triangulation mode, allowing match officials to determine whether a player’s body part that is off the ground is positioned over the offside line or not.

Finally, it enables operators the ability to position a second line – one for the attacking player and the other for the defender for greater accuracy. This isn’t part of the certification process, but was still tested by FIFA and found to be helpful when decisions were unclear.

François Gillet, solutions specialist at EVS, said: “Having our Xeebra review systems approved and certified by FIFA for both VOL and VAR is of course a major achievement for EVS. Our customers can take advantage of our industry-leading technology across a broad range of competitions and rest assured their deployed solution is built to the highest standards thanks to FIFA’s rigorous assessment.”