I was recently asked what feature I would like to see in upcoming digital scopes. That question was followed by "Don't hold back make it a crazy idea".
So I replied, if you can equip a scope with live streaming capability and host the server on dedicated bandwidth and broadcast only to paid subscribers then that would be AMAZING.
The paid subscription and dedicated servers are to keep the data bandwidth as open as possible to allow for live streaming.
You see what the hunter is seeing realtime, audio would be an added bonus.
The hunters get an online profile, they can list their interests, hunting schedules, targeted animals (game cam photos of known frequent travelers) etc etc. Hunters can become "overnight celebrities".
They'll be able to communicate via sms/text messaging (Chat room style) with all users who are "watching".
Contests, sponsorships, good ole American fun!!!!
No wired connections, IP cameras to wifi servers on property, none of that - the scope is the transmitter and you press a button when you are ready to connect and hunt.
Would you stay out longer on a hunt, walk farther, HUNT HARDER if you had 300 users watching?
Dream Big !
You heard it here first by the way - - - I'll never see a dime from the idea but having the opportunity to participate in something like this sometime in my lifetime would be a treat.