Hudl Release Wireless Replay Recommendations

Hudl Release Wireless Replay Recommendations

Hudl are pleased to release new rec­om­men­da­tions to enhance the reli­a­bil­i­ty of Hudl Replay while con­nect­ing wirelessly.

Since Hudl Replay was launched in 2018, teams have pri­mar­i­ly been using the live analy­sis prod­uct over net­works with con­tin­u­ous hard­wired con­nec­tions; how­ev­er, Hudl appre­ci­ates that con­sis­tent and reli­able infra­struc­ture at home and away match venues and train­ing facil­i­ties is not always pos­si­ble. This presents a chal­lenge where con­nec­tiv­i­ty is a bar­ri­er to using wire­less appli­ca­tions to enhance analy­sis workflows.

Product Manager Paul Arnott commented:

We are delight­ed that Hudl Replay now works solid­ly over wire­less net­works, allow­ing users to get video and Hudl Sportscode analy­sis to coach­es wher­ev­er they are: in the sta­di­um — at home or on the road — or at training.

We’ve been work­ing with teams in the UK, Germany, France, USA and New Zealand over the last few months to put Hudl Replay through its paces in sta­di­ums and train­ing facil­i­ties with a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent net­work setups, and we’re now rolling out our wire­less solu­tions globally.”

The French Football Federation (FFF) recent­ly test­ed Replay over wire­less dur­ing National Team games against Sweden and Croatia and Thierry Marszalek, Head of Video Analysis at the FFF commented:

Our aim is to work with max­i­mum auton­o­my but each match gives us dif­fer­ent challenges.

In our last two games we used Hudl Replay over WiFi. We were able to quick­ly deploy the solu­tion when we arrived in the sta­di­um and be oper­a­tional very quickly.

The appli­ca­tion now allows me to share the video feed­back I want with staff on the bench. The doc­tor, who man­ages the tablet on the bench, gives live infor­ma­tion to the coach and his assis­tant, which allows them greater objec­tiv­i­ty in their deci­sions. The Replay app also allowed us to be more respon­sive and organ­ised in our half-time feedback.

Hudl Replay is a tool that now takes an impor­tant place in our work process on match days.”

The hard­ware rec­om­men­da­tion for Hudl Replay over wire­less includes the Ruckus Unleashed R610, T610 or T710 wire­less access point, and sup­ports the fol­low­ing environments:

If you are cap­tur­ing video with an Antrica encoder, you can con­fig­ure the encoder to gen­er­ate feeds to IP address­es with­in the address range of the wire­less network.

Every sta­di­um set­up is dif­fer­ent and phys­i­cal bar­ri­ers and com­pet­ing wire­less net­works have the poten­tial to influ­ence these rec­om­men­da­tions,” said Arnott. The Ruckus devices have the abil­i­ty to con­nect via a wire­less mesh so are flex­i­ble for most envi­ron­ments, but if you have any ques­tions, or your envi­ron­ment doesn’t line up with one of the three sce­nar­ios above, please reach out to Hudl Elite Support to talk through a solution.”

United Soccer League team Union Omaha have a more dif­fi­cult logis­ti­cal chal­lenge. Their match venue is a minor league base­ball sta­di­um and on match day they need to get video cap­tured in one cor­ner of the sta­di­um to coach­es with Hudl Replay on the oppo­site touch­line. They achieved this with our rec­om­mend­ed wire­less set­up and Head Coach & Technical Director Jay Mims has been using Replay for the last few matches.

Hudl is such a great resource. They are a com­pa­ny that is very inno­v­a­tive and con­tin­ue to strive to be on the front foot of new tech­nol­o­gy to assist teams. Hudl replay is a great exam­ple and it has been a won­der­ful tool for us to be able to use on the bench and make us more effi­cient as we break down moments as they hap­pen live.”

Further excit­ing enhance­ments to Hudl Replay are due to be released in the com­ing months, includ­ing the abil­i­ty to con­fig­ure which instances are shared from Hudl Sportscode and a reduc­tion in the time it takes to get video to coaches.

If you’re inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about how Hudl Replay can help with your live analy­sis work­flows, con­tact us.