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    Story was first posted on Pacers.com http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/india...ame-experience

    INDIANAPOLIS - Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) today announced the inclusion of Google Glass as a new element of the in-game experience during Indiana Pacers’ home games in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The launch of Google Glass in partnership with the software platform CrowdOptic will allow first-person views of select Pacers personalities seen in real-time on one of the best arena scoreboards in sports.

    Pacers fans will experience the first Google Glass broadcast on Wednesday, March 26, during the home game against the Miami Heat. While at the game, fans can expect to see never-before-seen, first-person views from Public Address Announcer Michael Grady, members of the Pacemates, and the trainer for the Frisbee dog, among others. Additionally, select Pacers players will wear Google Glass during a non-game day practice in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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    “We are dedicated to making the game experience the best possible for our Pacers fans,” said Rick Fuson, PS&E Chief Operating Officer. “The inclusion of Google Glass helps us continue that goal while testing the leader in wearable technology.”

    The experience will be powered by CrowdOptic, a software platform which analyzes the real-time Google Glass feeds and curates them by their subject matter and quality, exporting only the highest quality live footage to the scoreboard. CrowdOptic’s ability to analyze where mobile and wearable devices are aimed allows future opportunities, such as optimizing in-seat arena services or providing fans the option to control their own broadcast.

    “The Pacers’ vision of always improving the game experience is perfectly aligned with our vision,” said Jon Fisher, CEO of CrowdOptic. “Since starting the company, we’ve aimed to visually enhance the event experience through emerging technology like Google Glass.”

    The addition of Google Glass reinforces the importance of PS&E’s efforts to always improve the in-game experience. In August 2012, PS&E announced a major audio and video system upgrade to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. These upgrades resulted in a state-of-the-art, center-hung scoreboard nearly five times the size of its predecessor. The scoreboard features twin 1080p high definition (HD) video screens, each measuring 50 feet long – extending nearly foul line to foul line – by 21 feet high.

    Pacers fans looking to learn more about the launch of Google Glass should visit Pacers.com/Glass or follow any of the team’s official social media sites, including +Pacers on Google+, Indiana Pacers on Facebook, @Pacers on Instagram, or @Pacers on Twitter. Fans looking to attend the game should visit Pacers.com/tickets or the NBATickets.com Fan Resale Marketplace.
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    If the glasses are given to Hibbert....all we will see if him falling to the ground for 1/2 the game. Who wants to see the basketball video and view from the floor when Hibbert get knocked over....time and time again?
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    If the glasses are given to Hibbert....all we will see if him falling to the ground for 1/2 the game. Who wants to see the basketball video and view from the floor when Hibbert get knocked over....time and time again?
    Did you read the article? The Pacers players are only wearing the glasses during practice. Others, including Michael Grady, The Pacemates, and others will wear Google Glass during the game, the players won't.
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    Did you read the article? The Pacers players are only wearing the glasses during practice. Others, including Michael Grady, The Pacemates, and others will wear Google Glass during the game, the players won't.
    Nope...I did not read the article....I just looked at the title and ran with it . But I assume that Hibbert gets knocked down.... A LOT....during practice as well
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    Too bad glasses won't help them make baskets
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    We are shooting the ball recently like we have had google glasses on.

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    Wish we would concentrate on figuring how to right the ship as opposed to coming up with some gimmick...

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    Default Re: Pacers to Launch In-Game Google Glass Broadcast

    The Kings did this and showed a bunch of the footage at the game against the Pacers. It was really lame.

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    I don't like this. Reminds me of the floor cam from ten years ago. You'd think it would be a cool new angle, but instead you're more frustrated by all the things you don't see.

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    The Kings already did this exact same thing when the Pacers played there. A player was signing autographs pre-game on the sideline wearing them and a similar mix of arena personalities wore them throughout the game. Meh.


    edit: I thought it was the Nugs game and Chandler was signing but I guess it was Sacto. I remember Francisco (Fresno 4) commenting on wanting to get a pair. Regardless I agree with live4sports, it was lame/uninteresting. This isn't a wire or steady cam tracking in for a legit "you are there" feeling. It's more muddled than Blair Witch footage.
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    Maybe Bynum could wear them? It'd be cool if it was on Boomer when he went up into the rafters or down onto the court.


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    Somebody wake me up when Google Glass goes to the Pacemates locker room.


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