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Tissot shot clock scores two firsts in NBA history

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Tissot has developed a state-of-the-art Basketball shot clock to be used at every NBA game next season.

The transparent glass LED shot clock and integrated timing system will be installed in each of the 29 basketball arenas used during the 2016/17 NBA season.

The system debuted at the Samsung NBA Summer League which started on Friday and marks the first time that a single system will be used across all NBA arenas and the first time a system has incorporated the game’s 24-second, timeout and game clocks in one piece of hardware.

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The transition between numbers are instantaneous, even to high-speed television cameras, making referees’ decisions easier to call.

“The NBA has depended on accurate timekeeping for more than 70 years, and in all that time we’ve never had a partner like Tissot,” said Michael Gliedman, NBA senior vice president and chief information officer, information technology.  “TISSOT’s expertise and groundbreaking timing system developed exclusively for the NBA will provide us with the most sophisticated shot clock the league has ever had, enhancing our game on the court and providing a sharper viewing experience for fans.”

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