NASCAR fans getting closer to the action at Watkins Glen with FanVision
8/8/2014 (Updated 8/9/2014 1:23:47 AM)The race this weekend at Watkins Glen Speedway is about the best drivers in the Sprint Cup fighting for points on the leaderboard. There is now a new device that is making it easier for fans to get closer to the sport than ever before.
The Cheese It 355 is going to be fast! And as a fan you'll want to be updated with the fastest information using FanVision.
"FanVision is basically taking the capabilities of a traditional scanner and adding in not only video component to it but then leaderboard like data component as well. So you have got the best of both worlds, said Director of Marketing Kim Kean."
The product came out in 2012 and NASCAR fans love watching and listening to their favorite riders.
"Jeff Gordon is my favorite driver and I will listen to his races through his radio himself, said Michelle Davis of Carthage, New York."
"I see every inch of the race, not just the one corner that I am sitting on. I get to listen to my three favorite drivers, not that there is anyone better than Tony Stewart, said Rick Harding of Hornell, New York"
And no matter where you are sitting, whether it is at the top or at the bottom of the stands. FanVision takes you everywhere which is different than an iPhone or an app.
"It is different. When you take a look at all the screens at one time, you see a main video screen, timing and scoring, data, and individual driver audio. All of that together is the bandwidth that we bring to the track. Now bandwidth is proprietary to our product and the usage at the track so there is no delay on there, said Vice President of Operations Glen Aikenhead."
The magic is made in the production truck that supplies all the video and content for the device which is a must need for a track that turns and curves like Watkins Glen.
"You have to have this somewhere like a road course where you can't necessarily see parts of the track. This is ideal and a must have for coming to a race like this. And even at the big ovals like Talladega and Daytona, these are a must have as far as the race experience sitting in the grandstands, said Kean."
Even Though our younger generation is tech savvy, the parents don't want to get FanVision out of their hands.
"Normally, Dad is hogging it but they also get to use it too, said Harding."
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