Hawkeye – Goal Line Technology

Date: Wednesday 23 Apr 2014
Time: 19:00 – refreshments from 18:30
Speaker: Dr Jouni Ronkainen – Senior Product Manager, Hawk-Eye Innovations
Location: EC-1-12 Engineering and Computing Block – Coventry University


Hawk-Eye is the most sophisticated officiating tool used in any sport. It is accurate, reliable and practical, with fans around the globe now expecting and demanding it to be a part of every event. Annually Hawk-Eye is involved in over 100+ events worldwide including: The Wimbledon Championships, The Cricket World Cup, World Championships Snooker and the Indian Premier League.

Over recent years Hawk-Eye has developed a significant number of platform technologies that are used across a multitude of sports including Football, Cricket, Tennis, Snooker, Badminton, Baseball, Hurling, Gaelic Football and NASCAR. The technologies will be presented with a core focus on the Goal Line Technology system.

Hawk-Eye qualified as official FIFA licensee of Goal Line Technology on the 5th July 2012. For the 2013-2014 season the English Premier League and the Dutch Eredivisie leagues have been using Hawk-Eye GLT to assist officiating. Hawk-Eye can boast 4mm accuracy and is the only GLT provider to have passed each and every test ever set by FIFA.

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