Remote Cheerer powered by SoundUD enables users to tap 'support buttons' via a mobile site as each match unfolds, playing back their cheers and applause through speakers set up at stadiums. The system was developed in consideration of hospitalized children, those busy with responsibilities such as childcare, the disabled and elderly, and supporters unable to attend stadiums, allowing them to cheer together with attending supporters and having their support reach stadiums. In addition, with the recent increase in coronavirus infections, this technology is attracting a great deal of attention as a way to maintain new lifestyles of social distancing.
For this project, the system will be tested at selected Hanshin Tigers (Central League) and Chiba Lotte Marines (Pacific League) matches, with fans and supporters enjoying the application while watching broadcast or streamed sports, confirming the viability of a new way to spectate in this age of remote support for matches.
Additionally, tests will also be conducted with TSS-TV (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture) at Hiroshima Toyo Carp match and JOLF (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) at Tokyo Yakult Swallows match. Yamaha's cooperation in these tests with TSS-TV will be the first such for terrestrial TV, and with JOLF the first such cooperation for terrestrial radio.