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SMT/IDS helps The Barclays go high tech

SMT/IDS helps The Barclays go even more high tech
SMT/IDS helps The Barclays go even more high tech
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There is no sport where technology plays more of a factor not only for participants, but also for fans, than the sport of golf.

SMT/IDS, a leading provider of data integration, graphics presentation, scoring solutions and on-site services has recognized this and how it related to live sporting events and television broadcasts.

They are experts on providing their clients and sports fans with real-time scoring, various statistics, virtual insertion and messaging features.

In fact, SMT/IDS is excited to bring their technology along with video presentation services to The Barclays, the first of four FedExCup Playoff events​ to wrap up the 2014 PGA Tour season.

Enhancements include:

- Installation of a new fiber digital television network to improve viewer's experience
- Eight on-course LED video boards
- These will be located at the driving range, practice green, the spectator village, 18th green, 18th tee, 17th green, 15th green and 5th greens.

“With the addition of our TIPS/IPTV system for The Barclays, this event has become one of the most technologically advanced tournaments in professional golf,” explains Ryan McDonald, SMT/IDS Senior Business Development Manager. “This is a little nerdy, but we’ll have 3,833,856 pixels in LED - by far the most we have ever done on a golf course. As our partnership continues to flourish, we expect to enrich the fan experience with our innovative on-site technology.”

Word to the wise- stay on the lookout for SMT/IDS technologies.

The Barclays will be played Aug. 19-24, 2014 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.

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