Evertz Technologies, a global leader in media and broadcast solutions, has achieved certification status for the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Quality Programme for Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) technology for its DreamCatcher Video Assistant Referee (VAR) platform.
According to Evertz, this certification by FIFA underscores its commitment to advancing the accuracy and fairness of officiating in football matches worldwide. 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 which comply with the highest safety and quality standards.
Evertz’s achievement of the FIFA Basic certification marks a significant milestone in the company’s sports technology offering, and enables the use of DreamCatcher VAR by professional football competitions, leagues and federations to fulfil their VAR and VAR Light requirements over the next four years.
Dominic Ventresca, Evertz’s VAR Product Specialist, said, “Attaining FIFA Quality Programme certification for the DreamCatcher VAR platform is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence. We are honoured to play a pivotal role in enhancing the integrity of football matches worldwide.
“This achievement exemplifies our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and delivering solutions that empower the world of sports officiating.”
Evertz DreamCatcher VAR platform is currently utilised by the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) and Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) to provide video refereeing services for every match in their top-flight professional football leagues.