Fans can now interact with the Australian Open tournament in more ways than ever before with the official Australian Open App now available on a range of smart device applications. Giving tennis fans more access to breaking news and results at Australian Open 2012. The website is accessible fo iPad users viewing live scores and player statistics and analysis via SlamTracker.
Speed serve and radar
As players get faster, the IBM courtside radar gun is on hand to capture the exact speed of every serve. This information is immediately transmitted to the IBM scoring database and displayed courtside.
Chair Umpire Solution (CHUMP)
Each umpire uses a CHUMP palm device to capture basic match statistics during every game. This electronic scorecard, automatically sends information to the scoring room, increasing timeliness of results and avoid double handling.
Official Australian Open site
In Partnership Tennis Australia, IBM is bringing the official Australian Open 2012 website to fans and diehard tennis enthusiasts along with the most extensive coverage of the first Grand Slam of the year in the tournament's online history This interactive, media-rich online experience allows fans to listen to live radio, review highlights of the day's play, read blogs and follow the scores from every court as the action happens. In 2011, the site attracted over 10 million unique users.
See scores, statistics and analysis of matches come to life with IBM SlamTracker. Aces, serve speed, winners and all other key stats are rendered in real time, giving viewers an immediate and accurate visual sense of a match in progress.
In 2011, IBM enhanced SlamTracker by adding a "Keys to the Match" feature, built on IBM's predictive analytics technology. Keys to the Match mines over 7 years of Grand Slam Tennis data (~39 million data points) to determine patterns and styles for players when they win. Prior to each match, the IBM Keys to the Match system runs an analysis of both competitors' historical head-to-head match ups as well as stats against comparable player styles, to determine what the data indicates each player must do to do well in the match.
Fans will find their voice within SlamTracker, adding comments about featured matches through Facebook connect and a promoted Twitter match hashtag.
IBM and the four Grand Slams
IBM's involvement with Grand Slam tennis doesn't end with the Australian Open, We work with all four tournaments around the globe to enhance the fan experience and provide a vital resource to media, commentators and players. Watch these short videos to see how IBM serves up the Slams worldwide.
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