Category: Sports

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 ...

What’s in a Name? (A Team Name Message Center that is)

A Team Name Message Center (TNMC) is an optional LED display which can be included in a scoreboard to show custom home and guest team names in place of vinyl captions. TNMCs add team-specific personalization and increase flexibility in multi-user facilities. Our technical support team has compiled some of our most used support materials for ...

How to Prepare for and Manage Loss of Power to your Display or Control System

Do you have a backup plan in place for power failure occurrences? There are steps that can be taken in your off-season and during an event that can minimize potential damage to your display(s) and Daktronics Control Systems in the event of power loss. Following these steps will help your system recover quickly once power ...

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Notice to Closed Captioning users that Interface with Caption Colorado

Our Regional Application Engineering team would like to share some important information for Daktronics Closed Captioning users with Caption Colorado. Recently Caption Colorado sent out a communication outlining IP addresses and communication protocols.  At this time we recommend you engage your IT department to open the appropriate pathways.  In addition, a small change to your Daktronics ...

Transitioning the All Sport from Men’s to Women’s Basketball Games

Recently, The Control Panel shed some light on the changes in the upcoming 2016-17 NCAA basketball season that will affect scoreboard (All Sport) operators for both men’s and women’s basketball (NCAA 2015 Basketball Timing Changes) Many colleges and universities share a single arena for women’s and men’s basketball. To ensure everything displays correctly, we would ...