I can probably get you a scoreboard interface to most any scoreboard without an expensive OCR solution. The only ones we cannot inferface with are the ones with toggle switches or the ones where someone hangs numbers on a peg.
Email me for details.
Just wanted to thank all of our customers that purchased and use our Scoreboard OCR program to acquire Data Feeds from non-interfaced scoring systems.
However, we will be showing a new Laptop capable version of ScoreOCR at this years NAB Show in April.
New version requires a Windows 7 laptop with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. Currently, we find that only the HP Envy is rigged with a true full speed USB 3.0 port.
System will employ a Blackmagic Shuttle to ingest a Composite Analog camera feed from your camera into our application via USB3.0.
The ScoreOCR Lite for Laptop will provide OCR capability for 8 digits, vs up to 20 digits for our full featured PCIe card based systems, but that is enough to get you Time XX:XX and two digit home and visitor score.
So far ScoreOCR Lite for laptop works great with LiveText on the same laptop, so no need for a separate computer.
For those Newtek users looking for HD-SDI scoring and timing systems, stop by and see our complete line of high quality "bug box" systems which include "pre-canned" bug templates to provide your Tricaster production with that extra punch. (See example below via Dropbox link)
Hope to see you all at NAB.
If this were Facebook I would LIKE this post! Very exciting, Rich.
For anyone interested, ScoreOCR will be used all weekend long live on WatchESPN.com and the IHSA-TV Network. Watch any of the Illinois High School state finals to see it in action.
Nice work Rich.
Looking forward to getting more information for my clients on this.
Anyone attending NAB is welcome to stop by the Graphics Outfitters booth @ (South Lower Hall SL8413) to see our newest Laptop enabled USB3.0 Scoreboard OCR (ScoreOCR) application. We will be showing ScoreOCR integrated into a HP Envy laptop running LiveText2. So ScoreOCR and LiveText can run on the same SuperSpeed™ USB3.0 enabled laptop.
With the new USB 3.0 version/laptop comes terrific new pricing. ScoreOCR USB3.0 is now only MSRP $2,499. Stop by the booth and pick up a discount code for an additional $400 off if Pre-Ordered by May 31st. That's only $2,099.
Now a note on what the end user must supply.
ScoreOCR USB 3.0 ONLY runs on a laptop with SuperSpeed™ USB 3.0 ports.
We have only tested and certified ScoreOCR USB3.0 on HP Envy laptops with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports. 15" and 17" models.
ScoreOCR should run fine on nearly any desktop PC with a native USB3.0 port on the motherboard.
Windows 7 Professional 32 or 64 bit.
You will also need to supply a BlackMagic Intesity Shuttle in order to get analog video into the USB 3.0 port.
ScoreOCR USB 3.0 supports 8 "digit" recognition support. So that can provide you Game Clock (x4) and Home Score (x2) Visitor Score (x2), or Game Clock (x4) Shot Clock (x2) if they are on the same scoreboard.
Why software definitely needs USB 3.0 ? Because BMD needs ? What's about other capture cards ? 2499USD is for software only ? All the ScoreOCR versions can handle 8 digits only or it's only limited in ScoreOCR Laptop version ?