The use of DRS has been a vexed process at times in this summer's Ashes, with a series of contentious outcomes in the first Test at Trent Bridge especially.
The International Cricket Council had already decided in any case it may be time to try to enhance the operation and is therefore set to test an extra source of technical data to help the third umpire's decision-making process - over and above that provided by the host broadcasters.
ICC chief executive Dave Richardson explained earlier this month how the new service - still at the "drawing-board stage", to be trialled only at Old Trafford and not yet available to help with third-umpire deliberations - may become a useful addition.
Depicting a possible future arrangement, Richardson said: "There will be a bank of televisions in the third umpire's room - with Hawkeye, replays and Hot Spot directly available to him to look at independently to what is on TV.
"At the moment the third umpire talks to the TV producer and says 'Can I have a look at this?' The idea is you give the third umpire access to information he needs much quicker and (you are) not reliant on the television producer to do it."