The blue NFL Microsoft Surface tablets you see on the sidelines during NFL games will be getting a major upgrade for 2015, instant replays!
During the 20 preseason games, NFL players, coaches and officials will have the ability to watch instant replay’s directly from the Microsoft Surface tablet.
Last year the NFL sidelines had Surface Pro 2 tablets but with the upgrade to the Surface Pro 3’s, they will be easier to use and carry thanks to them being lighter and thinner. The screen size of the Surface Pro 3 is also a bit larger making it even easier to see.
During the regular season games, the video component will not be available but Microsoft says they will still continue to make near-instant game photos available on the tablet throughout the year, just like it did last year. Furthermore, the photos will be delivered to the Surface Pro 3 seven times faster then last year.
In addition to the instant reply video stream, there will be a new whiteboard app which allows coaches to quickly draw up plays. You can also select multiple colors when highlighting plays, making it easier to distinguish between positions and routes.
So be looking for the new Surface Pro 3 hitting a sideline near you soon!