Champ Car Joins Digital Orchid To Provide Real-Time Racing Information To Fans Via Wireless Technology INDIANAPOLIS (January 31, 2005) -- Fans of the Champ Car World Series have a myriad of options for keeping up on the latest happenings with...
Champ Car Joins Digital Orchid To Provide Real-Time Racing Information To Fans Via Wireless Technology
INDIANAPOLIS (January 31, 2005) -- Fans of the Champ Car World Series have a myriad of options for keeping up on the latest happenings with the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford, both on and off the track.
Television partners CBS, NBC and SPEED Channel, the official series website www.champcarworldseries.com and its new Race Director feature and even the Kangaroo TV hand-held video screens at the track give fans up-to-date information on the series. Now fans will have another option that they can carry in their pockets thanks to an innovative new feature from Digital Orchid.
Digital Orchid has created Champ Car Everywhere, which will provide the latest in real-time Champ Car information to fans via their wireless applications such as cell phones and other hand-held technologies. The service will provide video and audio from the race track as well as updated leaderboards, standings, schedules and driver information directly to the fan, and will also include other Champ Car-themed products such as ring tones and wallpapers for the wireless application. Champ Car Everywhere will officially launch and be made publicly available as of February 2005 over all major carrier and handsets.
"Champ Car fans everywhere have always been quick to adapt to new technologies, and we feel that this new partnership will provide a very attractive feature to the fans," said Champ Car President Dick Eidswick. "The great feature of this product is that not only does it provide additional information to the fans that attend our races, but it also provides up-to-the-minute coverage to fans around the world in a convenient fashion."
Champ Car Everywhere will be available to fans through the partnership with Digital Orchid, who has developed similar technologies for NASCAR and the National Hockey League. Digital Orchid will offer Champ Car content to over 1.2 billion customers through the TODOMO multi-language platform, allowing fans around the world to follow the Champ Car World Series.
"Digital Orchid has proven itself a leader in delivering real time wireless applications in the United States," stated Daniel Daou , CEO for Digital Orchid. "This, coupled with Champ Car's global presence, allows us to now give racing enthusiasts everywhere access to a full suite of wireless racing products, previously unavailable to consumer handsets. This application is setting the standard and currently unmatched in the industry."
About Champ Car World Series, LLC:
Champ Car World Series, LLC, owns, operates and markets the 2005 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. Veteran racing teams such as Newman/Haas Racing, Forsythe Championship Racing, PKV Racing, Rocketsports Racing and Walker Racing will compete with many new teams this year in pursuit of the Vanderbilt Cup. Champ Cars are thoroughbred racing machines that reach speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, showcasing the technical expertise of manufacturers such as Cosworth Racing, Lola Cars, and Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. The 14-race 2005 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford will be broadcast by television partners CBS, NBC and SPEED Channel. Champ Car also owns and operates its top development series, the Toyota Atlantic Championship. Learn more about Champ Car's open-wheel racing series at www.champcarworldseries.com.
About Digital Orchid:
Digital Orchid is a leading innovator in the development, management, and distribution of branded, real time, and wireless applications to the global community. The company partners with and has exclusive content agreements with a variety of major brands in the sports, entertainment, broadcast media, and gaming marketplace. Digital Orchid has aligned itself with all major carriers and through its patent pending platforms is able to distribute real time dynamic and interactive applications to all new handsets, on the market today. Digital Orchid is privately held and based out of San Diego, California. For further information, please call (858) 847-9900 or visit the web site at www.digitalorchid.com.