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Technology at the Super Bowl

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You may not have realized it, but there were a number of cool technologies that kept the Super Bowl running smoothly this year. CBS Sports used high-speed, high-definition cameras for replays. AT&T beefed up their text, photo and call capacity, adding 3 new towers and putting a distributed antenna in the stadium. In addition, Sprint spent $2 million to make sure they would not be shut down by "information overflow."

There were also GPS tracking devices for vehicles, high-tech security scanners upon entry, and bomb-removal robots in reserve, just in case.

Things have changed since the first Super Bowl in 1967 which only sold 62% of its seats where
the result was Packers: 35 Chiefs: 10.

Curt is the founder & CEO of a timesheet software company in Austin, Texas.

Last updated: Feb 25, 2010




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