The Surface tablets which are now used on the sidelines of NFL matches are focused on one and only one task.
Checking what was exactly the in-game formation of the opposite team a few minutes ago. That’s what quarterbacks have been doing multiple times on the sidelines, looking at black and white polaroids photos taken from the top of the stadium.
Welcome to the 21st century -to some extent. Since Sunday, teams can now look at these photos in full color on Surface Pro 2 tablets.
As part of a multi-year agreement with the NFL, Microsoft now provides teams with 13 tablets on each sideline and 12 in the coaches’ box.
Each tablet is customized for only one app, called Sideline Viewing System. It allows players and coaches to flip through photos almost instantly after they have been taken. Annotations can be added to the images. Read More