Full Stream Ahead with HI-POD'S X-STREAM Tournament Van

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HI-POD has created a van that can carry 30 of the HI-POD aerial sports cameras to any tournament across the United States. Each of these portable cameras elevate to 31 ft above a sporting event. HI-POD's X-STREAM Tournament Van not only carries these units, but is also capable of same day streaming of all tournament games. These games can be set-up as pay-per-view events on the HI-PODCASTS, can be embedded on your school/club site and can be viewed on a cell phone.

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HI-POD has elevated its own game by introducing the X-STREAM TOURNAMENT VAN.

Now HI-POD is able to go anywhere in the country, capture your entire tournament in HI-DEF. (with as many as 30 hi-pods) , create DVDS of all games, capture highlights of all games, and stream all the games on the internet the same day.

The X-stream van is a modified Sprinter Van, designed as a mobile HI-POD production studio. The X-stream van carries 30 of the HI-POD x4 units. (31 ft high). These units are organized in the van for quick packing and unpacking. The van also carries 30 mobile kits to convert the 31ft X4s to the 17ft mobile hi-pods. This ensures complete flexibility--stationary elevated or mobile elevated videography. Shoot from behind the goal or move with the line of scrimmage.

The X-stream van also has all the tools for creating HI-DEF dvds on the spot. 30 different dvds can be created simultaneously, thus easily satisfying impulse consumer demand. Because of its size and dramatic artwork, the HI-POD X-STREAM van draws attention at the tournament. We have also included a large HD tv screen into the van, allowing for on site viewing of games directly from the van.

If the tournament organizers want to show game highlights, the X-stream van can capture in any format (just the scores) and deliver. This allows the tournament organizers to capture and focus traffic to their website.

The X-stream Van's ultimate service is the ability to encode and stream all games of a tournament with same day delivery. These games will be streamed as a channel (or series of channels) from the http://www.hi-podcasts.com website, but each of these channels can be embedded on the school /club/ tournament website. This ensures captured traffic for the tournament organizers.

To capitalize on the demand to watch these tournaments, these channels can be setup as pay per view events. Now internet viewing of their tournament can generate revenue for the organizers. All web traffic is measureable, ensuring accurate accounting.

The computer server that streams the tournament as a channel on the HI-PODCASTS website is called the HI-PODCASTER. This is a separate product that can be purchased from hi-pod as well. Acquiring a HI-PODCASTER ensures that an organization can stream content 24/7, thus allowing them to control when and what they stream.

The HI-PODCASTS website has even created a tv guide that allows viewers to tune in and see when their game airs. Since demand to watch the tournament can come from anywhere in the world, this guide also addresses the possibility that the viewer may be in a different time zone than the tournament. Therefore the guide can adjust to any timezone in world to help the viewer plan their viewing schedule. Now a parent or relative can tune in and watch their loved one from across the world. Unprecedented.

This service is now ready for football spring ball 7 on 7 tournaments, as well as soccer tournaments, volley ball tournaments, and basketball tournaments. The first tournament implementing the X-stream tournament vans streaming capabilities occurred March 30, 2009 in Woodland Hills, CA. 26 games of the Real Socal Soccer Tournament are currently streaming on the HI-PODCASTS site. To view the games simply click on that channel once you visit the HI-PODCASTS site.

HI-POD has created a vertically integrated product and service to assist tournaments/schools/ clubs across the US to draw attention to themselves and ultimately help them generate revenue. But all of it starts by capturing good video and that begins with a HI-POD.

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