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The Apple iPad will provide sponsorship of referees and coaches in the NHL during the game

Apple signed an agreement with the National hockey League (NHL), in which all coaches and referees will use the iPad during matches. On Friday, reports The Verge.

The coaches, who will provide three tablet computer, the iPad will be able to view the disputed issues and to subsequently apply to the arbitrators. Those, in turn, will be able to reach a verdict in the controversial decision after watching on the tablet screen.

The full scale of the initiative will be implemented starting next season. However, the iPad will be available to all 16 teams in the play-offs.

The company noted that the way Apple hopes to make coaching as effective as possible. And thanks to modern technology it will be possible directly on the field to effectively review the overall tactics of the game and quickly bring it to each team member.

This season, the coaches gave the monitor on the bench for the same purpose.

Earlier, a similar agreement with the NFL was signed by the company Microsoft. According to some reports, the cooperation cost past $400 million Contract for 5 years also give the company the right to use the symbolism of the NFL in their products, which is reflected in the content for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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