sneak a peak at someone else’s
laptop during a long jet flight — and
see something interesting.
KDP Digital Systems of East Rutherford, N.J., wants to help NFL
teams put their playbooks and game plans, including game him, onto
computer software coaches and players can call up on personal
KDP’s Kai Patterson says it’s not a
futuristic fantasy: To access all that Information, Including a
package of as many as 150 film highlights that can be customized for
each player or coach, users would only have to use four keys ---“fewer
keys than a telephone”.
Patterson admits no teams have signed up
yet, although he says the Washington Redskins are testing it and other
teams have shown interest Cost: from $40,000, plus $8,000 in annual
fees, to $400,000 for a premium package including 100 laptops and
software handling 200 game-film clips.
Pricey? Sure, but coaches would love this:
The system allows them to monitor how much time each player spends
studying — and exactly what the player studied.
And, says Patterson, high-tech safeguards
would let teams get around the problem of the lost or stolen playbook.
The software self-destructs after a certain date, for instance, or if
someone repeatedly uses the wrong password.