02.21.2002 12:00 AM
Olympic Ice Skating Judges Use FOR-A Instant Replay System
The ice skating judges at the Winter Olympics are for the first time using an instant replay system, supplied by FOR-A. The system has been in use by the International Skating Union for three years and was designed by the company and purchased by the ISU to elevate the quality of judging.
The custom system is based on FOR-A's LDR-110 digital disc recorder and uses an AMX programmable touch panel control. As the skaters are performing their routines, a system operator marks the in and out points of the skater's required elements. The judges can use their touch panels to review the segments by pressing buttons with the name of the element. The replay system also interfaces with the computer scoring system.