Category: Venus Control Suite

In Case of Emergency

With Venus Control Suite you can schedule a message that will interrupt all of your other playlists / messages and override your schedule. This option is available for times when you absolutely need people to see a certain, specific message. A few examples of these situations are extreme weather emergencies like tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and floods. ...

How to put text over images and videos in Content Studio… and have it appear at different times

Two weeks ago, we talked about placing text over images and videos in Content Studio. If you didn’t read that article, I recommend you check it out before continuing  with this one. It  covers a lot of the basics: How to put text over images and videos in Content Studio Now that you’re all caught ...

Bonus Blog: Special Back-to-School Edition

Back to School time is busy for everyone, and as you know, a lot of schools are firing their displays back up after being shut down all summer. This can be a very stressful time for anyone involved, and we just want to make things a little easier for you! We have tons of online resources ...

How to put text over images and videos in Content Studio

Welcome back to the Venus Control Suite blog! Last time we discussed the latest features in the Web Editor, which included adding shadows to text to help add depth and improve contrast in your message. Shadows aren’t the only way to add good contrast to your messages though, and if you read last week’s blog ...

More New Features in the Web Editor

Back in May, we provided you with a review of the Web Editor and a walkthrough of its newest features. Today, we will again walk you through the latest updates in the web editor in the 2nd part of what will be an ongoing series keeping you informed whenever we release new features. Video You ...

Size Does Matter: Content Creation & Display Dimensions

What are my display dimensions? What are the pixel measurements of my display?  What size should I create my content?  These are all common questions we hear quite often regarding content creation for LED displays. Content Requirements If you have already or ever plan to create content outside of Venus Control Suite, then you should ...

PC vs. Mobile: The Many Different Views of Venus Control Suite

As you know, users can access Venus Control Suite from any internet-enabled computer, tablet, or mobile phone with an up-to-date web browser. Because of this, Venus Control Suite must sometimes change its layout to fit on differently sized screens. Think about it this way. Let’s say you are on your mobile phone, and you want ...

Media Library Walkthrough

Over the last several months, we have shown you many of the different features of Venus Control Suite, provided you with information regarding the latest software updates, and talked about the many benefits of using Venus to operate your display(s). Today, however, we are going to give you a more in-depth look into something that ...

New Features in the Web Editor

A couple of months ago, we introduced you to the Web Editor and showed you how to create and schedule on the go. Since then, we've added new features to the Web Editor, and this week we are going to show you what they are. First, though, let’s do some review. What is the Web Editor? ...

Venus Control Suite and Content Studio Fonts Update

We made a few changes to our fonts for Venus Control Suite. Many of you asked that we add the Daktronics Venus fonts to the Venus Control Suite Web Editor. The Daktronics Venus fonts are great when you want a smaller font that will still appear sharp and easy to read. You asked, and we listened! ...