The Tech Behind the SuperBowl

| February 6, 2011 | 1 Reply

If you know me, like most of my follows do, I am not the sports go to guy like most people. I tend to sway away from sports since it really isn’t my niche, which I blame on my geek nature. That doesn’t mean I can’t find something to make the SuperBowl more “geeky.” Most people just watch the SuperBowl without thinking about what goes on behind the scenes in the form of technology. You know those yellow lines that magically hover over the field? Those lines and many other onscreen overlays have to come from a computer and we get to show you what those computers look like. Let us remind you that these computers don’t just control those lines, but a plethora of things including lights, cameras, statistics, video, and other things to entertain your senses. In the gallery below you can check out the control center and the main server room that becomes the brain of the SuperBowl. Imagine playing some Call of Duty on that huge screen in the middles of the Dallas stadium which actually cost $40 million and is 72-foot-high, 162-foot-long Diamond Vision boards, and weighs a whopping 600 tons, and includes 30 million light bulbs and 25,000 square feet of total display space. Check out the gallery below before the game to see what goes on behind the scenes and let us know what you think below!

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I am the Owner/Founder of WJDDesigns.com & GizmoNinja.com , I was born in to a world that was emerging on the frontier of technology. Within time I self taught himself everything from coding to graphic design and wanted to bring my creations to the public by the masses. With the new growing world of mobile applications I could achieve just that. I am always looking to learn something new and provide the best service and information I can. I am really a cool and calm type of guy who is more of a lounge party setting then going to the loudest rock concert ever. When I go out to eat at fancy places the ambiance is what I comment on first, if the ambiance is poor then my food doesn’t go down as good. I look at everything around me that has different shapes and colors which creates ideas I use in my everyday projects. I try to live life to the fullest when life dishes out free time. I love to teach everyone I know who isn’t as tech literate as myself and give them more information to better their decisions. The progression in technology is life, it’s my life.

  • GlitchZero says:

    Gears of War 2 was totally played on that gigantic screen the day it was installed, there’s pictures.