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Click, Click, Play.


The Philadelphia Eagles faced communication challenges with their defensive coordinators during the 2019 NFL preseason, as they struggled to relay formations to players on the field. Using a stack of 27 large queue cards caused inefficiencies and slower play-calling during critical moments. To address this problem, Jim Schwartz, the Eagles’ Defensive Coordinator, proposed replacing the cards with a technological solution that could display plays with a press of a button. This idea gained traction within the organization, leading them to seek assistance from Oat Foundry for designing a solution. In the initial discussions, they discovered the specific requirements imposed by the NFL, including no LEDs, pole/ground mounts, wireless components, and the need for the solution to be handheld, weatherproof, lightweight, durable, and easy to transport.

Fast Box in Action



The concept of the Fast Box is pretty simple. A flip-disc display is supported within a weatherproof carbon-fiber case. The sign is handheld and controlled by a set of dials. Turn the dials to the characters you want to display, then hit the “Send” button to update the display. A small light indicator will confirm that your message was successfully sent. The flip-discs will turn to show the characters you selected in a black font on a yellow background for high visibility. If you’re low on batteries, the light indicator will let you know. Simply put in some new AA batteries and you’ll be ready for another 100 hours of play-calling.

“I LOVE the interface and controls!”

– Jon Ferrari, VP of Football Operations, Philadelphia Eagles

Made in Philly


Each Fast Box is built by hand for your team. Oat Foundry’s engineers design and manufacture most of the parts at our shop in Philadelphia — from cutting the carbon fiber case to creating the PCBs. This allows us to maintain the highest levels of quality control.



17″ H x 19″ W x 3.5″ D

Easy to use

Anyone can operate the sign, it requires under 10 minutes of training.

Battery powered

Fast Box uses standard AA batteries and lasts up to 100 hours.

No Wifi

No Wifi is needed. The Fast Box is ready to go at any time, any where.


The game doesn’t stop for weather, neither does Fast Box.


Under 10 lbs.