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Cisco and Pens enhance fan experience

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced they will enable fans to experiment with Cisco TelePresence technology at Games 1 and 2 of the Penguins’ second-round playoff series.  Fans will be able to interact directly with in-arena broadcasters and other special guests during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs via Cisco TelePresence, a life size, immersive video technology. Game 1 of the Penguins series will be the first hockey game ever where fans can experience the latest technological innovations first hand.

The interactive TelePresence Fan Zone experience is part of the Penguins’ ongoing search to ensure the new Arena has the most technologically advanced features offering fans differentiated and unique experiences. 

Fans will interact in real time with Penguins radio broadcasters and special guests who will be located in other areas of Mellon Arena through Cisco TelePresence, which includes point-to-point video monitors, cameras and microphones. Cisco TelePresence technology brings fans into the broadcast booth by delivering real-time, face-to-face discussion opportunities using advanced visual, audio, and collaboration technologies.

Cisco is an official technology solutions partner of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The display will be operating during the pre-game radio show, as well as both intermissions on Friday, April 25th and Sunday, April 27, 2008.

The interactive fan zone will be located on the East Concourse, directly across from the Consolidated Communications East Lounge.

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