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article imageNew 4D technology to enhance the way hockey fans watch game

By Ben Morris     Nov 20, 2014 in Sports
San Jose - Since hockey first appeared on TV screens, fans have craved for a more realistic experience while sitting on the couch, and drinking beers. Now one NHL team has announced they are taking home viewing to a new level.
The Guitammer Company was started more than a decade ago by music veterans wanted to create technology that allowed for low audio transducers that would allow musicians, " to feel the low end without turning the stage monitors up so loud that it disturbed the rest of the band." With their Buttkicker brand, the audio company is now changing the way hockey games are produced.
With help from the San Jose Sharks and Comcast Sportsnet, Guitammer installed sensors along the boards of the SAP Center that react with Guitammer's Rumble Seat that will allow viewers to feel every hit throughout the game.
David Koppett Senior Executive Producer of Comcast SportsNet California, released a press statement that read, "Our goal is always to bring fans closer to the action, and what better way than to allow them to actually feel what's happening on the ice?" He added Guitammer's 4D technology will transmit the "electric energy," of Sharks home games to viewers of the broadcast.
The technology which made its debut on tonight's game against the Florida Panthers, "has the potential to be a game-changer,” according to San Jose Shark's C.O.O John Tortora.
Some believe the new technology could grow exponentially to other markets to change how hockey fans everywhere watch a game. According to Baystreet the technology, "is positioned to advance its technology and impress both a major professional sports league as well as one of the premier broadcasters of live sports in America."
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