Category: Pro Sports and Colleges

Troubleshooting RTD for Fall Sports

Real Time Data (RTD) is often a huge part of a video board show. Examples include player stats, clocks, out-of-town scores, Tweets, closed captioning, or shot charts. There are numerous interface options for displaying data in Daktronics control systems, and depending on the application, you may use one or more. Being able to troubleshoot RTD ...

Are you Gambling with your Display’s Content?

Don’t take risks with your display’s creative content! It is important to know Daktronics creative format recommendations because formatting errors may cause videos and images to look blurry, distorted or may not even play. Daktronics Creative Services and Engineering groups have determined the best media formats to use when developing content for Daktronics displays, and we ...

NCAA 2015 Basketball Timing Changes

Shot Clock Rules have changed for Men's NCAA All Sport or clock operators; this post is for you! As college basketball gears up for the 2015 season, the NCAA implemented a few rule changes in timing and fouls for both men’s and women’s hoops. Although these changes most heavily affect your position during a game, ...

Is Your Display Studio Status Red?

Imagine you are going through your pre-event check and notice a red light on the lower left hand corner of Display Studio. The red light indicates a major issue that will likely prevent content from playing out properly. There is no need to panic. Watch this video to learn how to diagnose and correct the ...

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Are You Ready?

It's never too early to start preparing for any season. It's never too early to start preparing for any season. With basketball and hockey finishing and football around the corner, here are a few things you need to do to wrap up the current season and prepare for the next.   Backing up content is ...

Out-of-Town Scores Update for the Upcoming Football Season

Opening Day is fast approaching! Do you have all of your stat licenses ready? In order to update SportsWire for Division 1 Football out-of-town scores from Daktronics, a license with Stats Inc. is required. You should have already received an email from Stats Inc. requesting your confirmation of your feeds needed for the upcoming seasons. There may ...

Downloading Season Stats from MLB

Daktronics customers with MLB GameDay Baseball and DakStats may be experience an issue with player stats being received from MLB.  When stats are downloaded, if a player has been traded or acquired by another team, only his current team stats will show (not season stats). Daktronics and MLB are aware of the issue and are ...

Are you Looking for Flexible Training and Technical Support Options?

We have options that are no cost and can be accessed 24 hours a day. • We have an online Support Knowledgebase that is filled with troubleshooting and how to advice. • If you prefer to watch videos to learn something new, we have a Video Support Library filled with product and system training videos. ...

Windows 10 Notice – What Do Live Events And Spectaculars Customers Need To Know?

Microsoft recently announced a July 29, 2015, release date for the Windows 10 Operating System. For those using Windows 7 or Windows 8 there will be no charge from Microsoft to upgrade, but like all upgrades, consider your software platforms and the impact on your various programs. The new Windows 10 Operating System (OS) may ...

Switching from your Primary to Backup System

Switching from your primary to your backup is simple. Push the button or switch from A to B. It's so easy a child could do it! WAIT! What's on the other end?   To start, let's take a look at how a primary and back system works. Whenever content is either created in content studio or ...