Riedel RefBox Achieves FIFA Quality Certification For VAR

Riedel Communications has announced that its RefBox video review system has been certified as part of the FIFA Quality Programme for Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) technology.

The certification affirms the system’s compliance with FIFA's rigorous standards for quality, latency, and synchronicity and underscores Riedel's dedication to advancing fairness and transparency in sports through technological innovation.

FIFA, the international governing body of association football, has implemented the FIFA Quality Programme, which is aimed at improving the game and protecting the players, clubs, and associations by endorsing products that comply with the highest safety and quality standards. Riedel’s achievement of the FIFA Quality certification authorizes professional football competitions, leagues, and federations to use the Riedel RefBox video review to fulfill their VAR and VAR Light requirements over the next four years.

Over the course of three days, Riedel’s multicamera review system underwent a series of thorough tests evaluating its video feeds’ synchronicity and latency, as well as the video quality of the VAR system output – and passed all tests with flying colors. 

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