When You Need Help NOW

When you have a hardware or software question, get help by navigating to: www.daktronics.com/support HARDWARE HELP You may be able to fix the issue yourself by using the Galaxy articles in the Knowledge Base section of the support web page. Just type in “galaxy” or “galaxypro” into the search box. If you don’t see the information ...

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Now That We Have Your Attention…

Massachusetts Department of Transportation knows how to host a good contest. If you remember a few weeks back, they amused travelers with a memorable safety message splashed across their dynamic message signs featuring some common vernacular: “Changing lanes? Use yah blinkah.” Now, MassDOT wants to take it up a notch to combat road rage, distracted ...

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Michigan Keeps Motorists Up to Speed

Travelers on Michigan roadways have some new sights to look at—17 new Dynamic Message Boards to date, with six more slated to debut by the end of this month. Motorists now have information at the ready to help them make more informed decisions about their drive, such as travel times anticipated to reach destinations based ...

Digital Billboard Content Has Its Own Rules

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

Using the Timeline Part 3

Rearranging Objects in the Timeline This is a third post in our Using the Timeline series. If you missed the previous Timeline posts, view them on our Venus 1500 blog site. TIP: REARRANGING OBJECTS IN THE TIMELINE In the Venus® 1500 software Timeline, objects are listed in the same order they are layered on the ...

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Win an Apple iPad®

Enter the Sign Design Contest for the chance to win an Apple iPad® at the Sales Expo. Deadline is August 31. If you plan to attend the 2014 Sales Expo, send us a design you’ve created featuring a Daktronics product in the last year. Include a photo of the installed sign. The top three submissions ...

Using the Timeline Part 2

Tips Resizing and Identifying Content If you missed our previous post, you might want to read it before moving on to this week’s information. View Creating a presentation using Timeline. If you don’t see the Timeline in your Content Studio to enable Timeline View, follow the simple instructions in “How do I view/disable/enable Timeline in Content ...

Remote Diagnostics and Digital Billboard Reliability

We know that regular medical checkups help prevent health problems. This is true for digital billboards, too. The best way to maintain a digital display’s health is to keep a finger on its pulse. In the best scenario, your digital billboard manufacturer will take care of this for you – no appointment needed! Our diagnostic ...

Save Money with Technical Training

According to our records, 60% of our returned parts have no issues whatsoever. Could your staff benefit from digital display hands-on training? Training saves your company time and money when your technicians learn to diagnose on-site problems better. Daktronics offers our sign companies product technical training. Two more are scheduled for this summer: July 29 ...

Using the Content Studio Timeline Part 1

Creating a presentation using the Timeline When you first install Venus 1500 v 4, Content Studio is in basic user mode. At the bottom of the Content Editor, you will see the Layout Storyboard with a thumbnail of each layout and its hold duration. But once you’re more confident and want to be a bit ...