By MEAC Media Relations
NORFOLK, Va. - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced that it has implemented the use of the Vokkero system during televised conference games and becomes the first Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) conference to implement the communication system.
“It is important that we are in a constant pursuit of providing our football officials with the advances in technology that will improve their ability to officiate and manage our football games,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas.
“The Vokkero system places us in a unique category that allows our football officials to communicate with each other during the game in real time.
Vokkero is a radio communication system that allows for continuous hands-free communication between referees and other crew officials for the entire duration of the game.
With the system, referees can be more efficient on penalty administration, expedite communication flow with coaches, enhance substitution management, and instantaneous relay situational information to all crew members.
The MEAC became the first FCS conference to institute the use of instant replay during all of its televised conference games in 2011 and continues its trend on remaining in front of technology for assisting football officials.
The MEAC features 11 football playing institutions along the Atlantic Coastline including: Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, Savannah State and South Carolina State.