Stats-savvy users will be able to use a new calculator on ESPN’s Stats page that can predict the future power output of data transmissions.
The new calculator was created by Stats-Savvy’s Ben Riegel and is intended to help the sports analytics community better understand how much data can be transmitted using AMP technology.
According to the calculator, the current AMP data transmission power is 1.9 Watts, but the power will be up to 10 times higher by 2020.
By 2020, the power of data transmitted will be 50 percent higher than it was in 2016.
While the calculator doesn’t offer a prediction for how much power the AMP devices will be capable of generating in the future, it does offer a comparison to the power output from current data transmission equipment.
For instance, the calculator states that by 2020, data transmission could produce up to 5,000 megawatts, which is roughly equivalent to a new car’s total power output.
By comparison, the Tesla Model S sedan has a total output of 2,700 megawatts and the Mercedes-Benz GLA has a combined output of 1,900 megawatts.
Data transmission is still in its infancy, but Riegel said that data transmission has the potential to have a large impact on sports.