Reality Check Systems (RCS) has announced the release of LaunchPad, a customisable, interactive solution designed to simplify dynamic touchscreen analysis for soccer broadcasts. Combining RCS proprietary software with third-party hardware and cloud data from domestic and international soccer matches, the solution is available in a variety of configurations and gives on-air talent access to real-time analytics and telestration […]
Reality Check Systems (RCS) has announced the release of LaunchPad, a customisable, interactive solution designed to simplify dynamic touchscreen analysis for soccer broadcasts. Combining RCS proprietary software with third-party hardware and cloud data from domestic and international soccer matches, the solution is available in a variety of configurations and gives on-air talent access to real-time analytics and telestration tools to engage fans. LaunchPad boasts a user-friendly interface that enables operators to call up touchscreen graphics for analysis of the desired league, team, player or match in any language and seamlessly transition between them.
LaunchPad is the culmination of years of R&D from our time on the ground
with clients, and were proud to roll it out worldwide this week, said Jeff
Heimbold, VP of Business Development, RCS.
Drawing on inspiration from our customers and years of interactive experience, we believe weve developed an affordable, intuitive solution that gives users all of the tools and stats they need in one place to transform soccer broadcasts with amazing, interactive graphics, no matter where the production takes place.
LaunchPad highlights include:
Intuitive UI: An easy-to-use interface ensures simple setup and
navigation without requiring engineering or IT expertise. Quickly save pages,
create playlists, set up defaults and build rundowns on the fly.
Extensive Customisation: Available in any language, LaunchPad arrives with a custom graphics package featuring elements (colors, fonts, logos, backgrounds, etc.) that match the clients desired aesthetic. A web-based portal also allows users to establish shortcuts, settings and preferences; translate text; change core elements like team names; and create manual graphics from scratch.
Robust Toolset: RCS software and plug-ins integrate seamlessly with the Vizrt Engine and a third-party touchscreen to deliver an all-in-one toolset for graphically
illustrating real-time scores, results, standings, statistics and much
Cloud Database: Deliver live scores and analytics instantly over the Internet with RCS’ cloud database. Harnessing live data from Optas feeds, it eliminates the traditional
overhead of backend integration, supplemental hardware and local database
Remote Access/Control: A complementary RCS Navigator application for the Apple iPad can be used to access and control LaunchPad from any network to which the Vizrt Viz Engine is connected.
Support for Third-Party Tools: Compatible with several industry-standard tools, LaunchPad seamlessly integrates with video servers like EVS and analysis technology such as Piero, allowing on-screen talent to engage in advanced video analysis.
Subscription Model: A cost-efficient monthly subscription fee provides access to ongoing feature updates from RCS interactive developers, eliminating the need for an internal development team.
A production-proven solution, LaunchPad is currently in use by early adopters
across Europe and the Middle East for select broadcasts airing in Arabic,
English, French, German and Norwegian. Leading networks such as beIN Sports,
SBS Discovery and Sky Deutschland adopted an early version of the solution and
provided RCS with feedback, which is reflected in the commercial release. In
the future, RCS also plans to extend its LaunchPad sports portfolio to include
motorsports, rugby, basketball and other sports.