Technology is everywhere! This week’s big event is Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the technology involved in it is anything but lacking. Here’s a look at a few ways technology has a hand in making Super Bowl XLVI a success:
4G Wifi: Indianapolis will be the first-ever Super Bowl host city to offer 4G and WiFi access. While this type of service was available lastyear in Dallas, the smartphones that utilize 4G, were not. This high-speed service will allow fans to more easily communicate, and even use video chat features while taking in the sights and sounds.
Street Team Tablets: Nearly 200 volunteers, making up the Super Bowl Street Team, will be equipped with Samsung Tablets. These “mobile concierges” will be stationed throughout the city to help visitors with everything from directions to the Super Bowl Village to pointing out the restaurant with the shortest wait time. The Super Bowl host committee said this is the first time technology like this has been utilized for a Super Bowl.
Social Media Command Center: The Super Bowl host committee in Indianapolis compiled a team of about 50 staffers to serve as the social media geeks for the Super Bowl. These people will be monitoring, engaging and creating content for Super Bowl fans. They will use Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr and a blog to share information about parking, hotels and emergency safety instructions (should anything go wrong).
We’re excited for the Super Bowl, but even more excited to see all the cool technology that is involved in it.
What part of the Super Bowl are you most looking forward to?