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FanVision debuts at RIR this weekend

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Fans at Richmond International Raceway this weekend will have a new way to enjoy the racing action, right in the palm of their hand.

FanVision is replacing the outdated FanView as a unique hand-held broadcast controller that will allow in-venue fans to enjoy an enhanced event experience.

There's an incredibly long list of things the FanVision can do.  First it provides live race broadcast, both video and audio.  But for the diehard fan, they can also watch video from 8 in-car cameras, and hear audio from the radio scanners for all cars.  The list of statistical information at a fan's fingertips is incredible - driver updates & bios, live stats for all race series, championship standings, news feeds, twitter feeds, and even track information.

FanVision is only for use during the live experience - so it only works at participating venues who enable the broadcast technology.

Unlike cell phones, FanVision controllers don't rely on a stadium's Wi-Fi signal.  They operate on a dedicated UHF signal so there's no buffering or waiting for content to download.

NASCAR and FanVision just announced a five-year partnership, in an effort to enhance the at-track experience.  In addition, FanVision is available in 12 NFL markets (including DC), select PGA Tour events, and Formula 1 races.

FanVision costs about $200 to own for a year, or $60 to rent for the weekend.

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