CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Comet Technology, the leader in streaming 360VR to mobile users, announced that it will stream in the first fastpitch softball game in history via 360VR when it streams the Akron Racers professional women’s fastpitch game on August 13, 2017.
Comet Technologies is a technology company focused on developing platforms and mobile apps for the distribution of 360VR. The company’s technology eliminates disconnects and crashes that are common to current mobile 360VR platforms and apps. Available at www.comet360vr.com, the Comet app has unlimited live channels, unlimited video-on-demand channels as well as an uninterrupted experience, even in low/ fluctuating bandwidths. Its unique multilevel encoding includes a variable bit rate to prevent crashes and disconnects. The mobile app monitors head movement, so only the highest quality video is within the users view.
The Akron Racers are a member of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF), a growing professional sports platform for women in sports. The league provides a place for fastpitch softball’s elite level players to compete against each other. The NPF works to grow the game daily through individual team ownership, increased engagement with corporate America partners and expanded television coverage. The current affiliate NPF teams are located in Akron, OH, Beijing, China, Chicago IL, Houston, TX, San Marcos, TX and Viera Beach, FL.
Comet’s unique, patent-pending technology isolates the Area of Interest (AOI) of the panoramic image. The actual bandwidth is monitored in near instantaneous real time and the stream is adjusted to avoid buffering and disconnects. The Comet algorithms decode the stream to ensure a pleasurable experience when viewing location is changed within the headset. Comet provides sustainable quality in 3G/LTE and typical WIFI.
On August 13, the Akron Racers and the Texas Charge play at 4:05 EST. The Comet mobile viewing app is available at iTunes, Android and Oculus.
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers will celebrate their 16th season of play in 2017. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.