PHILADELPHIA, PA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - The Philadelphia Eagles and CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting applications for live sports, today announced they have agreed to test CrowdOptic software 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.
CrowdOptic is a new crowd-powered "heat" signal -- the next evolution of location-based services that recognizes the hottest crowd activity in real time as it occurs, and also after the fact, through powerful analytics. By tracking where electronic devices are located and where they are pointed, CrowdOptic can instantly filter mobile media and create new opportunities for eyewitness engagement. CrowdOptic identifies, tags and rebroadcasts the live event experience to the world, on mobile, social TV and second screens. CrowdOptic is used around the world to power a wide range of apps that let users aim their phones to connect, report news, find friends, alternate broadcasts, cast a vote and discover others who share their focus and interests. CrowdOptic is a privately-held, venture-backed company based in San Francisco. www.crowdoptic.com.
About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.