Did you know that Daktronics offers all kinds of free resources to help our customers be successful with their displays? These free resources include things like custom creative content, an expansive Knowledge Base, technical support with real, live human beings, an informative blog, training videos, and documentation, etc. The list goes on!
In this blog, we will show you all the available free resources that Daktronics offers, as well as some additional free resources that we found and like. Let’s do this!
The Daktronics Knowledge Base provides support solutions, troubleshooting information, and instructional guides. The goal of our technical knowledge base is delivering technical solutions to you as quickly as possible. Our Knowledge Centered Support approach means this information comes straight from our tech desk to you as quickly as possible.
Venus Control Suite Blog
In the Venus Control Suite blog, trainers review the software’s basics, inform you about new features and how to use them, and suggest ways to create quality content.
Free Media Kit
Did you know that Daktronics offers a FREE, downloadable media kit for display owners? It’s true! We offer nearly 400 pieces of content consisting of animations and stills that observe all sign code stipulations and are compatible with nearly every sign size in our GS6 and GC6 models. We also offer a limited media kit for our smaller matrix displays (under 32 pixels high), and our monochrome series.
Our media kit Building Blocks packages enable you to layer your choice of graphic elements with any of our still or animated backgrounds and then pair with text of your choice. All of this is designed to help you create effective content efficiently so messaging can stay fresh and timely.
Creative Services Brochures
Our Creative Services Team has compiled decades worth of research and information into different brochures for you. Below you will find links to brochures that explain how to create the best possible content for LED displays, how to create a successful ad campaign, and how to transform your print ads into high-quality ads for your LED display. Time to dig in!
- Complimentary Content Best Practices brochure
- Daktronics Best Practices Digital Campaign Guide
- Transform Traditional to Digital Advertising
Use the Venus Control Suite Learning Center to prepare for an upcoming training or to self-teach. Progress through each lesson, comprised of videos and tutorials, by clicking the tabs at the top of the page in the order they are listed – Intro, Dashboard, Media Library, Web Compositor, Content Studio, Scheduling, and More Info. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, you can visit our training page to see what additional training offerings are available.
Venus Control Suite User Menu: About
As if sharing all these free resources in our free blog wasn’t enough, we’ve included links to many of the above resources right within the Venus Control Suite software. That’s right, if you click on your name in the upper right corner of Venus Control Suite and then click on “About,” you will be taken to a list of free online support resources. Click below to learn more!
Venus Control Suite comes with a Web Compositor that allows you to create messages. If you want more flexibility than this provides and don’t have a 3rd party software to create your messages, you can access Daktronics Content Studio for free. Content Studio is not compatible with iOS or Android operating system devices. Once you have it installed you will open it from within the Media Library.
Venus Font Size Calculator
Did you know that your potential customers—everyone passing by your location—only have between 3-6 seconds to read the messages on your display? Therefore, it is critical that your font size is large enough for them to read quickly and easily in that short amount of time. Daktronics has created a simple tool for you to use to find the correct font size to use on your display!
Free Online Resources
As I mentioned earlier, we have also stumbled across several free resources online over the years. You can use these sites to help resize images, create transparent images, transform print media into digital media, and even find RGB values. We previously published a series of blogs going over each of these resources in detail. Click below to learn more!
- With A Little Help . . . Resizing Images
- With A Little Help . . . Transparent Images
- With A Little Help . . . Adapting Print Media
- With A Little Help . . . RGB Values
As you can see, Daktronics offers far more free resources than you could possibly find anywhere else. Because we provide all these resources to you for free, it’s easy for you to get the most out of your Daktronics displays! After all, if you are successful, then we are successful!
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