Category: Sports

Backing Up Show Control

When did you last back up your Show Control? A week ago? Month ago? End of last season? My hope is that it was not when the system was installed back in 2012 when the on-site trainer went through and showed you the process. It takes just a few seconds, and can save a lot ...

Dynamic Content “jitters” or “jumps around” when Playing

Here is a troubleshooting scenario.  If it is noticed that dynamic content, such as a game clock, “jitters” or “jumps around” while it is playing, it is probably an issue caused by the type of font which was selected for the content. If the font being used for the content is not a fixed-width font, ...

Show Control Shortcuts

If you're like me, computer shortcuts are key to your daily workflow. At Daktronics, we are continually seeking ways to implement speed and efficiency for end-users in our control systems. I'll let this video demonstrate some of our favorites… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBWfLMEcmC8 Hopefully this introduces you at least one new time-saving technique you can implement in your ...

Troubleshooting Stat Panels

Stat Displays or Stat Panels are LED Displays that are designed to clearly show player (PLYR), player fouls (FLS) and points (PTS) for the ten players in the game. They are primarily used for basketball; some models include modes to display data for other sports. Our technical support team has compiled some of our most ...

Here’s My Number

Scoreboards tend to involve lots of numbers. Some individuals are great with numbers and some are more of the visual type. Daktronics has been designing, manufacturing, and installing scoreboards that display numbers for decades. Then LED video displays entered the scene revealing the ability to create a 100% digital scoreboard canvas, allowing for the display of eye-popping, award-winning, attention-grabbing ...

Basketball Stats! Stats! Stats!

Are you aware of all the stats available for basketball? Now that basketball season is here, we would like to take time to share the variety of basketball statistics. Users have the ability to display these game statistics using their existing Daktronics controllers around the facility to put on a great show for the fans. ...

But wait, there’s more!

We've told you about the components that make up Show Control and for just $19.99 you will have access to bonus features! Just kidding; this isn't an As Seen on TV commercial. The Daktronics Scoring and Timing Interface (DSTI) Widget is a plugin in Display Studio and is just one of the add-ons that assist operators ...

Syncback to the External Hard Drive

As a display operator, one of the worst discoveries is that your site’s DMP-7000 or DMP-8000 machine has failed, taking with it all your content from the last few seasons. Unfortunately this recently happened at University of Georgia’s baseball stadium. During a campus-wide broadcast, it was discovered that the site’s sole DMP-7000 machine refused to ...

How to Import Graphics into DMP-8000?

Importing display-ready graphics into your player is an essential skill for those preparing for the next game.   To learn more, the steps for adding graphics into the DMP-8000 are outlined in this Knowledge Base article- How to Import Graphics into DMP-8000? This article also has some helpful organization advice from our Field Customer Trainers that ...

A Word about Content Studio

If you use Show Control - you are familiar with the "pencil in the upper right corner" aka Content Studio. Content Studio is a content compositor used to prepare content for Daktronics displays. For long-time Daktronics users, you may remember the days of creating content using the Sequence Designer in Venus 7000. Content Studio was ...