Category: Training

Choose the Best Background 1

Have you ever had a difficult time deciding which color to use as a background for a presentation?  Sometimes it can be hard to choose, but this article gives you some pointers about what background colors look and work the best on your display. A good general tip: use a dark background and avoid using a ...

Open the Knowledge Base Vaults–Top 5 Venus® 1500 Questions

Welcome to the Venus® 1500 blog! We hope our posts are helping you along your creative journey. Today, we want to help save you a phone call. We’re sharing answers to among the most asked Venus 1500 software questions. See a question below that you have, too? Click on it for the answer from our Knowledge Base: How ...

Plan Ahead! One-Day Workshop in April

Daktronics offers professional Venus® 1500 software training for our customers in a variety of methods. Operators who attend our workshops will learn how to create, program, and schedule display content. However, if you prefer a more “hands on” type training, then our One-Day Workshop is perfect for you! Quarterly One-Day Workshop April 23, 2015 Location: ...

Get Ready! Daylight Saving Time

Are you wondering when Standard Time ends?  Get ready to “spring ahead” soon . . . at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, clocks will be turned ahead one hour, making it 3:00 a.m. This change will take place here in South Dakota, along with most states in the U.S. Exceptions to DST are Arizona, ...

Money-Making Content? Discover the Secrets

Artwork created for print ads or TV commercials follows different guidelines than LED sign content. Why? For two important reasons: The target audience has approximately two seconds to “read” the layout. LED signs can display multiple messages. In today’s post, we want to talk about how the above facts affect content creation. These tips will ...

Get Help Online: Two Venus® 1500 Software Support Sites

SITE #1 http://www.daktronics.com/venus1500support You’re busy, and that’s why our software support site is a one-shop stop. Get the help you need, ranging from registration support to common issue solutions: Venus® 1500 software to download Solutions to common issues Registration support Urgent and non-urgent requests Training help Manuals and guides SITE #2 http://www.daktronics.com/Venus1500Learning Use our self-guided ...

Venus® 1500 Scheduling Tips, Part 3: Emergency Messages

I recently received a call from someone wanting to know how to interrupt their currently scheduled content to play an emergency message in case of bad weather or other emergency situations. Have you ever thought about doing this?  Whether you have or haven’t, it’s very easy to set up and could be quite useful someday. ...

Venus® 1500 Scheduling Tips, Part 2: Scheduling Past Midnight

Do you want to schedule a playlist to run overnight? Do you have a presentation or message you need to play past midnight? For example, maybe you can play static messages only from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. due to a city ordinance. If you have a situation like this, you came to the right ...

Venus® 1500 Scheduling Tips, Part 1: Playlist Features

In our previous article Get Ready for the New Year! we told you our next posts will cover how to effectively schedule content in Venus® 1500 software. We hope you read that article and switched to Scheduled Mode, because the time has come to learn about the many features and benefits of doing so! A ...

Get Ready for the New Year!

Our first few 2015 blog posts will help you effectively schedule content in Venus® 1500 software. You can schedule constantly changing messages to reach many different audiences and drive sales. Scheduling is a simple way to manipulate your content to play at different times of the day. Think of it like “drive time” in radio advertising. Your ...