Posted: Saturday December 8, 2012 2:19 AM

Hawk-Eye system on display at Club World Cup

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TOYOTA, Japan (AP) -The head of the company which makes the Hawk-Eye system - one of two goal-line technology systems being used at the Club World Cup - says experience gives the product an edge over the competition.

Hawk-Eye is already used for tracking balls in tennis and cricket. For football, its system uses seven high-speed cameras set up at different angles at each goal to calculate whether the ball has crossed the goal-line or not.

It is being used for Club World Cup games at Yokohama Stadium, while GoalRef, a magnetic-field-based system developed by German company Fraunhofer, will be deployed at Toyota Stadium.

Hawk-Eye managing director Stephen Carter said: "Our experience that we have consistently delivered over the years makes us a brand that people can trust.''
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