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Microsoft Surface is Hub for Security at Super Bowl



This Sunday is all about football, food, and commercials. Fortunately, I’ll be kicking back in my recliner taking it all in. For those blessed to have tickets, though, they’ll also have to contend with the normal security issues that come along with such a high profile event. It turns out that Microsoft’s Surface is playing a key role this year’s Super Bowl:

Together with Infusion Development’s Falcon Eye technology, the Tampa Incident Command staff will use E•SPONDER portal to visualize all aspects of the Super Bowl activities. The Microsoft Surface device will display a Microsoft Virtual Earth map of the entire region tracking events, incidents, resources and tasks in real-time using its unique large display, multi-user, multi-touch and interactive capabilities, also allowing it to communicate with remote devices and PCs. With a quick hand-gesture, the map can zoom in and display a 3D image of the city, including detailed views of buildings and streets and real time resource tracking.

Here is video of the eSponder in action:
<a href=";playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:286ccd43-a8c8-4fd8-be1f-f942d4da016f&#038;showPlaylist=true&#038;from=msnvideo" target="_new" title="Super Bowl: Microsoft Surface helps police monitor security">Video: Super Bowl: Microsoft Surface helps police monitor security</a>

via From Channel 10:



  1. GoodThings2Life

    01/29/2009 at 1:06 pm

    That’s pretty cool about the Surface. I’m glad to see it getting some real-world uses.

    Oh, and the owner of the company I work for is attending as a VIP… namely, he was part of the Raider victory for Superbowl XVIII. :)

  2. Osiris

    01/29/2009 at 4:20 pm

    Seems pretty cool, perhaps post match they could provide us with more video of the app and its useage rather than the security guard and camera man who seemed to be the main stars of this vid…

  3. Eric C Rusch Jr

    01/30/2009 at 7:46 am

    ok that’s pretty cool.

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