It seems so, as LED technology offers a much more versatile, customisable and engaging approach to the world of sport.
Whether it's on a football pitch, in a swimming pool or in a sports hall, LED screens have become the new preferred channel for watching competitions and an innovative way to communicate and perform marketing easily and in real time.
MONDO offers different models of LED screens, for each sports facility; however, before installing a new LED screen, it is important to consider its structure and operation, as well as the location where it will be installed.
So, what requirements are necessary to install a LED screen? And what additional features can enhance its functionality?
Support and anchoring
First of all, the structural characteristics of the screen, i.e. size and weight, must be considered.
In this way, a sufficiently rigid support can be guaranteed to hold the screen and, if necessary, a tailor-made structure can be made to guarantee its full security.
Another requirement is a strong and functional anchoring system. Screens are usually hung using a system of hanging bars or steel cables, but there are also alternative solutions such as folding supports, which also make maintenance work easier where access to the screen is not easy to reach.
For example, outdoor screens can be rear serviceable, so vertical structures with access to the screen from the rear are required for their installation.
Power supplies and connectivity
For the LED screen to work, it must be powered by electricity (via a single-phase or three-phase socket) and connected to the system that controls the transmission of content and information.
As far as connectivity is concerned, all scoreboards are made up of two parts: the LED screen and the systems that control the content. They are separate elements but there must be a connection between them so that information can be sent and projected.
In particular, this connection can be made via:
Accessories for content management
From simple scoreboards to full-fledged entertainment channels: LED screens are multifunctional in many ways, as they are an information tool for keeping up with sporting competitions and an efficient channel for communication and advertising.
In order to manage the content that is transmitted on the screen, control computers, software and consoles are needed, which is connected to the computer and allows the judges to control the game information and the speakers, for example.
The control computer must have the right features to use the programmes and must have specific software for each need.
As far as sports software is concerned, we would like to mention MONDOVIDEO , a tool conceived and designed by MONDO that allows you to use screens, video walls or projectors as sports scoreboards.
How does it work? The software generates an image representing an electronic scoreboard and this layout can be easily customised by the user.
MONDOVIDEO is FIBA-certified software and is suitable for international competitions at the highest level.
In addition to being a sports scoreboard, the LED screen is therefore also a channel for advertising during events: this use is a profitable way to quickly recoup the investment while continuing to generate revenue for the sports facility.
The ease with which LED screens and their accessories allow content to be managed also explains why they have successfully replaced traditional scoreboards. In addition, the multimedia they offer makes the relationship between the public and the event much more engaging and immediate.
One of the great strengths of LED screens is the possibility of integrating alternative, customised solutions in terms of structure and content management.
For example, the screen can be optimised with a motorisation system that allows it to be lowered when maintenance is required and access to the display board is difficult. Or it can be managed remotely, through control software that allows it to be automatically switched on and off at set times. In addition, to ensure that the quality and resolution of the images are always as good as they were on the first day, the LED screen can be calibrated periodically.
Certain features can also be fine-tuned for content management, for example: in some models, a tablet control kit can be incorporated, making the job easier for those controlling the game information; or equipment can be added that allows several inputs of information to be displayed simultaneously, scaled as required.
In conclusion, after evaluating all the requirements and considering the advantages that LED screens offer, it is easier to understand why they have quickly replaced the old and outdated sports scoreboards.
If you would like to know which MONDO LED screen is best suited to your sports facility, please contact us