Today’s electronic scoreboards: you can create the look you want

Today’s electronic scoreboards: you can create the look you want

For the first time in history, the higher tech electronic scoreboards are offering the ability to create whatever look and feel you need for every event. The digital technology combined with the intense color sections and graphics have an incredible flexibility. Every event has a unique look and feel and the scoreboard design should reflect the need. With a little background, you can even take this high quality visual and create a standard sports scoreboard look.

The importance of the electronic scoreboard has increased exponentially over the last ten years. Most fans of any sports venue now use the scoreboard as part of the continuation of the game. We view the board for information on our teams, but also for additional information, streaming video, ad hoc play-by-play. Most of us are accustomed to viewing the scores in a digital view, with each team on its corresponding side of the board. The board is part of the story of the game and we, as fans, look to the scoreboard for the information we need. Today’s technology in electronic scoreboards can offer the same type of standard view and be customized to the attending team colors.

Everyone knows someone with some heavier graphics background that has access to some of the better graphics software that can create a customized scoreboard graphic. There are online instructional courses that are not for the faint-hearted, but can be used as a guideline. Decision on a general template that can be reused is the first key to success. Other areas of discussion should include background color, changeable color for the various teams, text identifying the team names and whether or not you want to add advertising spots for sponsors. The ad space should have the ability to drop in logos as well as text. Some of the more ingenious creators have added clocks that can be used for countdowns.

If you don’t want to start from scratch, there are online software packages that are designed to give you an automatic electronic scoreboard generator. While they won’t give you carte blanche for creativity, they are an easier method to create a nice scoreboard look. If you decide to use an auto generator package, make sure that it has customizable areas and is not just a template design that only lets you change the score areas themselves. In the cases of the automatically generated software, the contents of the information is housed on the internet and the domain name (or url) is copied and pasted into the electronic scoreboard. This benefit of this is, that you can be online, updating and it will appear real time on the scoreboard. In this case, you need to make sure that the electronic scoreboard has wifi, real time refresh, to ensure that all scores are updated at the moment.

Whether you use software or online editing, you must always remember to link it into the social media page created for the teams and their fans. The benefit of creating your own electronic scoreboard is that you can give it a look that you want. Whether you wish to have a sleek modern feel or an old fashioned display, it will reflect the needs for the moment and can be changed when you want.

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