NSTEP PROGRAM PUTS YOU IN THE BATTER’S BOX
FOR 2001 WORLD SERIES™
Technology helps NSTEP.org deliver valuable
message to young fans
Park, New York, Monday, October 29, 2001 –
QuesTec, Inc. (OTCBB: QSTI)
– announce that FOXSports.com and QuesTec
have been contracted by Oral Health
America’s National Spit Tobacco Education
Program (NSTEP) to produce “Hit the Pros -
World Series edition”. This version of FOX
Sports.com’s interactive game, “Hit the
Pros” will allow fans of baseball throughout
the world to experience the excitement of
facing actual pitches thrown during this
year’s World Series™.
"Hit the Pros" represents the
next generation of online gaming by using real
telemetry pitching data to simulate a true
batting experience for players at home.
After each World Series game, fans can log
onto FOXSports.com and hit against the real
pitches thrown during each game.
Home batters will face the exact
trajectory, speed and movement of big league
pitches that were thrown during each game from
sliders to fastballs and curveballs. Fans can
try their best to hit 95+ mph fastballs from
Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens, take a swing
at the amazing control displayed by Curt
Schilling and Mike Mussina, swing at the nasty
sidearm slider of Byung-Hyun Kim and try to
catch up with Mariano Rivera’s high heat.
Fans can directly compete against these
pitchers and others while playing "Hit
the Pros" and then compare their results
to other players around the globe with our
dynamic point system and leaderboard.
Chairman and former big league catcher Joe
Garagiola stated, “It’s great that every
youngster can get their chance to hit World
Series pitching – Clemens, Pettitte,
Schilling, Johnson – what a fun way to be a
part of the action. But it’s even better
that youngsters can learn that you don’t
need spit tobacco to be a good ball player.
We’re happy to join with Fox and
Major League baseball to be a part of this
support the growing awareness of the effects
of smokeless tobacco,” said Ross Levinsohn,
Senior Vice President and General Manager,
“By combining our most popular online
game with NSTEP, we hope to raise that
awareness even more.”
introduction of “Hit the Pros” on Major
League Baseballs WorldSeries.com and
FoxSports.com’s websites offer fans a new
and unique experience.
This is the first time a consumer based
online application has been developed around
QuesTec’s measurement technology.
We are pleased to be working with Major
League Baseball and Fox Sports.com to expand
their coverage of the World Series,"
stated QuesTec founder Edward Plumacher.
the Pros” will provide NSTEP with a high
profile presence and platform from which to
promote a very valuable message during this
year’s World Series.
This is a major milestone for QuesTec,
and marks our first entry into the interactive
As we continue to push our technology
into new areas of sports, we will be capturing
and displaying more and more of the action,
whether it's hits in baseball, volleys in
tennis, or shots on goal."
National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP)
Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP, www.nstep.org)
was established in 1994 with the support of
Major League Baseball and is funded in part by
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Chaired by
former Major Leaguer and broadcaster Joe
Garagiola, NSTEP's purpose is to educate the
American public to the dangers of
“smokeless”, or "spit" tobacco
products through a variety of public awareness
activities, many of which involve baseball.
Since 1995, NSTEP has received over
$100 million in leveraged exposure for its
various activities and public service
announcements that have featured baseball
celebrities such as Derek Jeter, Henry Aaron,
Jeff Bagwell, Alex Rodriguez, and most
entertainer Garth Brooks.
The campaign has received numerous
accolades from such public figures as former
President Bill Clinton and former U.S.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna
Shalala, as well as received several awards
for excellence in communication.
(http://www.foxsports.com) is owned and
managed by Fox Sports Networks, a subsidiary
of Fox Entertainment Group, a division of News
Corp. It is a comprehensive and entertaining
online source of sports news, information,
listings, games and special features about
programming on Fox Sports, Fox Sports Net, FX,
Fox Sports Radio and much more from the world
products use a series of cameras, computers
and proprietary software technology to track
moving objects (such as balls or players) and
instantly construct 3D animations. These
animations can be replayed in real-time,
viewed from any angle, instantly sent around
the world via our eReplays™ technology,
compared and analyzed. QuesTec’s unique
digital video content has been broadcast and
used for analysis during coverage of such
high-profile sporting events as the World
Series, Major League Baseball All-Star games,
the French Open, the ATP World Championships
and World Cup Golf. The Company’s PitchTrax™
product is currently licensed exclusively to
the FOX Channels Group as "in-game
enhancement" during live television
broadcasts of Major League Baseball games.
PitchTrax™ appears as a sponsored feature
during FOX Sports Net productions.
Major League Baseball contracts the
Company’s Umpire Information System as part
of their recently announced strike zone
is a content-oriented company that provides
real-time measurement, replay and analysis
products for sports, entertainment and digital
media. The Company develops real-time virtual
replays and eSports™ technology for
mainstream professional sports. QuesTec's
technology offers unique content to the
convergence of today's emerging digital media.
releases and other QuesTec information are
available on the QuesTec web site www.questec.com.
For more information on eReplays™,
please visit: www.ereplays.com.
more information about QuesTec, Inc. contact
Ron Klimkowski at (631) 243-1880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spit Tobacco Education Program information is
available on the NSTEP web site www.nstep.org.
For more additional information about
NSTEP contact Jim Carroll at (410) 730-4133.
Sports Networks: Lou D’Ermilio, (212)
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