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wiseDV's LVIS hand-held device delivers live scoring, video, player location, course information, statistics, group messaging and much more.

Two hand-held devices offer unique experience for fans

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Two unique hand-held devices available at the 90th PGA Championship will provide spectators with the opportunity to access information and watch live video at Oakland Hills.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Spectators attending the 90th PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club this week will have access to the tournament like never before.

For the fourth year in a row, myLEADERBOARD Inc. will provide spectators with the opportunity to use hand-held fan-enhancement devices. The myLEADERBOARD device provides golf spectators with a wide range of features to enhance the golf tournament experience. The devices feature live scoring, player location and individual scorecards, course information and directions, play statistics, between-play entertainment, group messaging and much more.

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The myLEADERBOARD golf application provides spectators with the opportunity to stay connected anywhere on the golf course while attending the 90th PGA Championship, Aug. 4-10. Hospitality patrons and the general public will have an interactive experience using a smartphone device that fits into the palm of the hand or on a lanyard around the neck. Guests attending the practice rounds can use the myLEADERBOARD devices to find their favorite players on the course. All spectators at the tournament rounds can find on-demand information, including real time scoring and tournament action.

Spectators visiting the 90th PGA Championship can rent the devices for tournament play and practice rounds. The devices are $15 for practice rounds, and $25 for tournament rounds, Thursday August 7 through Sunday August 10. Rental areas are positioned just inside the main entrance.

Those golf fans who aren't able to attend the tournament can still stay connected with the PGA Mobile application. PGA Mobile provides fans with live scoring, play statistics and up to the minute information for the 2008 PGA Championship wherever they are. The primary application features the following elements: Real-time scores, tee times, individual player scorecards, course and hole information, play statics, player bios, player images, and news alerts; Full downloadable application (not a WAP) compatible on a wide array of "smartphone" mobile phones including Windows Mobile, RIM (BlackBerry), and Palm devices; An open platform that operates across most cell providers with no cell carrier-specific bias; Free download (standard text message, data usage and carrier fees may apply); Small installation footprint - 1/2 meg to 100k; Easy to use interface.

There are two ways to download PGA Mobile to your phone. The first is through the PGA Championship website. A fan simply clicks on the "Mobile" tab in the top navigation or banner promoting PGA Championship Mobile. The fan is taken to a splash page and instructed to enter their phone number and cell carrier. Once entered, the fan will receive a message on their cell phone with a downloadable link. The fan activates the link and the application is downloaded to their phone. A new page appears on the web site confirming the process.

The second method is to access PGA Championship Mobile from your mobile phone by entering the web address directly from a cell phone's browser. Once connected the fan will be asked to follow the same instructions and enter their mobile number and cell carrier. A message will appear on their phone with a link to the application.

Finally, fans can also enjoy the PGA Championship with a portable wireless video devise called LVIS.

Offered by a company called wiseDV, LVIS has a 4.3-inch LCD with up to six hours of battery life. The replaceable battery can easily be replaced for extended viewing periods. The LVIS also comes with a shadow case to help viewing in bright sunlight.

LVIS will provide the following features at 90th PGA Championship: six channels of video with TNT or CBS; a par-3 hole; blimp coverage; player follow; player interviews; instructional videos and 2007 highlights.

There's also an on-demand instant replay and slow motion capability on any of the above video channels, as well as player bios, Oakland Hills South Course hole information, a Dynamic Channel Guide with leaderboard, scorecards, player location, tee times and pairings; American Express Video; FM Radio; and games.

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