FAQs: Real Time Stats Display
Q: What is the hardware required to have real time stats displayed on monitors for our media?
A: Using our TASComms32 program (TC32), each STAT CREW SOFTWARE scoring product can display stats during the game on "data display terminals". The game stats are sent from TC32 to a single data terminal, or to a "splitter" that allows display on multiple terminals. This is done via a serial or "COM" port on the computer, and is not video output. Because it is serial output, standard RJ11/12 lines or cables can be used instead of the heavier "computer" or video cables. These lines can be run several hundred feet without any type of booster or amplifier. To use this feature, you will need the following:
Some of this hardware can be purchased directly from STAT CREW SOFTWARE. For more information or to place an order, go to http://www.statcrew.com/info.htm, or contact us at 513-771-4192 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about purchasing data terminals, contact: Bill Couch - 901-486-2129 or at http://www.statviewinc.com.
StatBroadcast leases stat monitor hardware to universities and events for both event weeks and academic years, as well as provides a real-time display through web-enabled devices. For information visit http://www.statbroadcast.com, or contact them at either email@example.com or 1-855-831-7230.
Q: How can Stat Crew Software display statistics on media monitors and scoreboards?
A: For legacy Stat Crew Basketball software, the basketball scoreboard output in serial data format is contained in a file that is separate from the data for media monitors. Because of differences in the file formats, you need to run two sessions of TC32 if you are using both outputs at the same time.