The WSF endorses the use of ASB’s new digital referee system at professional events. Developed in conjunction with international referees, the TopSquashReferee system features iPods as referee terminals, working wirelessly to compute the decisions and display them for players and spectators on screens alongside the scores.
Now having obtained WSF endorsement, TopSquashReferee can be mandated for use at professional championships as well as being very much in demand by event promoters who will use it to offer spectators an added element of interest as they watch decisions flashed up. The screens can carry the scores and promotional messages too. Even more importantly, it also takes forward the decision making process into the digital arena.
Welcoming the ASB TopSquashReferee system WSF President N Ramachandran explained: “Everybody in squash works hard to improve the quality of management of matches along with their presentation. So, this ASB innovation will be a great asset to the professional game, and the promoters alike. We are delighted that they have developed such an effective, easy to use and presentationally exciting product for our sport.”
After final changes, based on feedback from the recent WSF World Cup in Chennai, have been made to the system the new ASB TopSquashReferee can now be ordered. The system adds a professional feel to tournaments by providing an advanced scoreboard alongside the new element of referee decisions displayed on the scoreboards around a show court. The scoreboard where the referees’ decisions are awaited by the audience and then displayed now also provides an integrated advertising feature in one of the most looked at spaces of the arena.
ASB believes that the system’s success lies in its easy to use functionality. Having worked directly with the WSF and professional referees from all levels the system is designed with the user, player and spectator in mind to provide a new and more intense game experience.
ASB now offers an introductory discount of 20% for the first 10 Systems sold.