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Liverpool Basketball Club

Local Development for National Success

Developed Version

Following the 2013/14  National League season, LBC moved from the ABT&CC to the newly completed Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College.

The College’s Sports Hall came equipped with an in-situ 65” LED HD TV and six self amplified speakers mounted high on the Sports Hall walls. The HD TV can be accessed through a low level HDMI socket and the speakers through a low level pre-amplifier.

For Sports College games the in-situ HD TV and speakers are used as a time/scoreboard in conjunction with a Dell Inspiron Micro PC, a wireless keyboard & mouse, a 22” HD monitor (Timekeeper) and an HDMI splitter box - using the virtual scoreboard software (see below).

For LBC National League games, the in-situ HD TV is used to display individual Player Fouls, player introductions and LBC information/adverts. This is accomplished using:

      • A Dell Inspiron Micro PC similar to the one in the photo’s on the “Computers” page
      • Wireless keyboard & mouse
      • 22” HP HD LED monitor (Operator)
      • 2 port HDMI splitter box
      • DJ/Announcer’s Apple laptop
      • 4 port HDMI switch with remote control
      • The software for the individual Player Fouls is an Excel workbook with one page designed as a display page to fit the 1920*1080 HD TV display resolution. It runs under the free to use Libre Office software.

The player introductions and LBC information/adverts use software (similar to Powerpoint) on the DJ/Announcer’s laptop. The DJ/Announcer can use the remote control to switch between the outputs of the PC and his laptop for display on the in-situ HD TV.

The DJ/Announcer also uses the in-situ speakers for music (iPad) and voice (microphone) via a small mixer deck with outputs cabled to the in-situ pre-amplifier.

The game time/score is displayed on the 50” Sony HD TV previously used in the ABT&CC. As in the ABT&CC this is a temporary installation, the TV being lifted onto permanently positioned supports prior to National League games.

The time/score setup also uses:

      • The Dell Inspiron Micro PC in the photo’s on the “Computers” page
      • USB keyboard & mouse
      • 24” Iiyama HD LED optical touch-screen monitor for the timekeeper
      • 2 No. 22” HP HD LED monitors - one for each coach/team
      • 2 No. Small HD LED TV’s (info for DJ/Announcer & video operator)
      • 3 No HDMI splitter boxes
      • A small sound mixer deck
      • An amplifier
      • 2 No speakers on low stands
      • The software used is the “virtual scoreboard” software downloaded from www.zenbasketball.com

When the DJ/Announcer isn’t present, a laptop/notepad and radio microphone are cabled to the mixer deck to provide music and announcements, etc. An auxiliary output of the mixer deck is cabled to the in-situ pre-amplifier so that the music and announcements can be controlled separately to the time/score sounds.

         

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The photo shows the 2015/2016 Season table set-up.

The two main PC’s & sound equipment are located in the area behind the score-table, on which are the timekeeper’s monitor, mouse & keyboard and the other normal table equipment.

The table on the left has the monitor, keyboard & mouse for individual Player Fouls, a laptop for FIBA Livestats and a mono laser scanner/printer.

The table on the right has the DJ/Announcer’s laptop,  iPad, mixer deck and the two small HD TV’s.

The 2 speakers are located either side of the tables and below the left speaker is one of the coach/team displays. The other coach/team display is below the right speaker.

Typical Diagrams for Power, Video & Sound can be found on those pages.

 

 

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