Philadelphia Eagles Inks Technology Partnership with CrowdOptic
By Community | May 29, 2014
NFL franchise Philadelphia Eagles have signed a partnership with CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting applications for live sports.
Through the deal CrowdOptic software will be used for in-stadium, game-day use by the team.
The Eagles are the first team in the NFL to test CrowdOptic for use on game day following its launch in January. The Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic have all adopted the technology, which provides fans with the ability to witness live footage captured through Google Glass on the stadium video boards.
“We are looking forward to testing this technology and finding ways to incorporate it into our gameday presentation,” said Brian Papson, Eagles Vice President of Marketing. “Our goal is always to provide our fans with unique and behind-the-scenes perspectives through a variety of different sources and we’re excited about the potential of using Google Glass technology through CrowdOptic.”
The Philadelphia Eagles and CrowdOptic are together working with Extreme Networks, the Wireless Infrastructure Equipment Provider of Lincoln Financial Field, to ensure a high-performance broadcast using mobile/wearable technology.