FanConnect™ Increases Fan Interaction With Amazon Alexa in Mariner's Suites - Flexible Platform Leads the Way in Smart Stadiums and Venues

FanConnect launched the first voice-enabled, fan engagement platform for suites at Safeco Field, integrating Amazon's Alexa into their stadium signage platform. This enhancement allows suite patrons access to a variety of information on suite televisions such as sponsor promotions, exclusive camera shots, schedules, line-ups, social media feeds, food and beverages and request assistance.

FanConnect launched the first voice-enabled, fan engagement platform for suites at Safeco Field, integrating Amazon’s Alexa into their stadium signage platform.  This enhancement allows suite patrons access to a variety of information on suite televisions. In addition to the live game feed and sponsor promotions, suite holders can now call up exclusive camera shots, schedules, line-ups, social media feeds and access additional information such as traffic and weather. They also can interact with the Alexa and FanConnect platform to order food and beverages, request assistance, and play team related trivia.

“Our platform is the first IPTV/Digital Signage platform to provide this service which increases fan interaction and enjoyment at the game,” said Larry Witherspoon, FanConnect CEO. “FanConnect will continue to enhance its market leading platform with the latest technologies to optimize the fan experience.” 

FanConnect is a leader in fan engagement solutions, with installations at over 60 college and professional sports venues across the country. They are the only “hybrid” platform that offers IPTV and RF channel wrapping.

Venues are actively looking for increased fan engagement due in part, to the changing demographics of the fan and availability and access of home big-screens.  “Smart Stadiums” offer unique fan experiences which include new technology and capabilities that go beyond what is available at home.  For instance, in venues that have FanConnect in their suites, fans can have real-time access to data, such as, player profiles, statistical data, and fantasy performances of teams and players. Additionally, solutions like those from FanConnect increase venue revenues and profitability through interaction with venue food and beverages and other revenue generating items. 

“We are going to see more FanConnect platforms for many reasons – two being to increase the fan interaction and experience while allowing the venue to generate additional sponsorships,” said Larry Witherspoon, FanConnect CEO. “The FanConnect platform makes it incredibly easy for teams and venues to sell sponsor advertising.

To learn more about FanConnect, visit the website at www.fan-connect.com.

About FanConnect

FanConnect, Charlotte, NC-based company, provides a unique digital platform with a suite of affordable, cloud-based technology products centered on the creation and distribution of digital content over IPTV, RF or hybrid infrastructure to screens throughout a venue. Their digital marketing platform allows venues to enhance the fan experience, maximize sponsorship revenue, and increase brand exposure. From the time a fan enters the venue until the time the game ends, FanConnect engages crowds with an unparalleled entertainment experience.


Tags: digital content over IPTV, digital content over RF, IPTV, IPTV at stadiums, RF channel wrapping, Smart sports venues


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