Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Pitch Side Monitor

The video assistant referee (VAR) is an assistant referee in a football match, who uses video footage to help review refereeing decisions. Pacer’s customer required an application-specific referee’s monitor, to a higher specification than was currently available in the market place.

Bespoke requirements included:

* All weather housing and custom I/O

* Wide temperature performance requiring complex thermal management

* High-bright anti-reflective technology, including optical bonding, to enhance the optical quality and prevent condensation

* Custom firmware

* High performance graphical interface

* Custom cabling

* Privacy hood

Pacer was consulted on the design in its totality, applying the team’s extensive experience of complex application-specific solutions. Utilising known and approved suppliers with a proven track record in the required fields, we took the design from conception to a fully Pacer-designed product at our Taiwanese partner’s manufacturing centre.