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By Carol Ellison  |  Posted 2005-03-31 Print this article Print

fans"> "This year what they decided on was the Wi-Fi access. Obviously, they have a lot of Dell employees that attend their games. So its a perfect opportunity to give those people the access they need to the Internet while theyre attending the games." Other additions for fans include a beach volleyball court, pool, spa, picnic area and "home run porch" that added 800 seats beyond the left field fence.
"We try to make it fun for the whole family and its certainly accomplishing that," said Dressendorfer.
Anyone with a Wi-Fi-enabled device will be able to check e-mail or surf to the teams Web site at www.roundrockexpress.com. "They have cool features to check stats and live broadcasts," said DeWenter, "and fans can also go to MLB.com and look into whats happening with other games." Read more here about golf courses putting Wi-Fi to work. Wayport will pass out promotional coupons to visitors during the first five games of the season, inviting them to try the service for free. And someone who accesses the service will walk away with a baseball autographed by legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan, who just happens to be a principal owner and father of Round Rock Express CEO Reid Ryan. Dell Inc. is working with Wayport to set up demo tables at the stadium featuring Dells Centrino notebooks, the Latitude and the Inspiron. "Were going to have a table set up at two entrances to the stadium, one at the first base entrance and one at the home plate entrance," said DeWenter. "If people want to come up and give it a trial run, they can do that." Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.

Carol Ellison is editor of eWEEK.com's Mobile & Wireless Topic Center. She has authored whitepapers on wireless computing (two on network security–,Securing Wi-Fi Wireless Networks with Today's Technologies, Wi-Fi Protected Access: Strong, Standards-based Interoperable Security for Today's Wi-Fi Networks, and Wi-Fi Public Access: Enabling the future with public wireless networks.

Ms. Ellison served in senior and executive editorial positions for Ziff Davis Media and CMP Media. As an executive editor at Ziff Davis Media, she launched the networking track of The IT Insider Series, a newsletter/conference/Web site offering targeted to chief information officers and corporate directors of information technology. As senior editor at CMP Media's VARBusiness, she launched the Web site, VARBusiness University, an online professional resource center for value-added resellers of information technology.

Ms. Ellison has chaired numerous industry panels and has been quoted as a networking and educational technology expert in The New York Times, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, CNN Headline News, WNBC and CNN/FN, as well as local and regional Comcast and Cablevision reports. Her articles have appeared in most major hi-tech publications and numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.

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