Studiotech at the forefront of Belgian refereeing
The Belgian Football Association URBSFA-KBVB is participating in FIFA tests to improve the quality of refereeing by means of state-of-the-art video assistance. Evertz Microsystems and its integrator partner, Studiotech Belgium, have been chosen as technology providers by the heads of URBSFA. The selected solution uses the Evertz DreamCatcher and is installed in an independent vehicle parked near the match stadiums. A VW Crafter chassis supporting the system was completely built by Studiotech with the referee assist equipment located ergonomically. Evertz solutions were successfully utilised during the Belgian 2017 Supercup between Anderlecht and Zulte Waregem at the Brussels Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. During the Jupiler Pro League 2017-2018 season, the system will be fully operational in 48 matches and will assist the referee in real time during the league matches. The DreamCatcher video assistance will target a total of 62 Belgian matches if coverage of the 2018 play-offs is included.