LEDsynergy scores "180" with PDC order
Having first supplied the Professional Darts Corporation with several simple digit/character only LED scoreboards over 10 years ago, LEDsynergy was the obvious choice to provide them with the latest technology LED boards when it looked to order their replacements.
Two new bespoke, robust, full colour 244x160 matrix high resolution boards, that can effortlessly display both text and graphics, were ordered and built in the UK by LEDsynergy and these are now in constant use on the professional darts circuit.
The special control software, originally developed by LEDsynergy for the original boards, was also adapted and incorporated for use with the new boards to ensure they remained as easy to use for the operators enabling them to effortlessly upload and display the rapidly changing scores. The new software also means that the boards can now be animated to provide a more interactive experience and a range of messages have been pre-programmed into the system.
The scoreboards are transported in hard cases along with the rest of the staging and set up at different venues around theUKand further afield almost every week as the competition tour visits different towns. Dick Alex, the PDC Event Director, comments: â€œThe new LED scoreboards take a real hammering â€“ but continue to operate flawlessly. Being unpacked, then operated for several day before being repacked and transported to the next arena, puts a real strain on the electronics but LEDsynergy built them using only the best components possible and they havenâ€™t let us down â€“ nor do we expect them to do so.â€
and the old style boards they replaced.
About the Professional Darts Corporation
The Professional Darts Corporation was formed in January 1992, initially as the World Darts Council, after 16 top professional players, along with several managers, decided to break away from the British Darts Organisation to take the sport to a new level. Now the leading professional body in the sport with a reputation as the leading innovator in terms of staging professional darts tournaments it established a partnership with Sky Sports which remains to this day.
Five ranking tournaments are staged live on Sky Sports each year, broadcasting to a global audience of more than 300 million viewers, and 2005 saw the introduction of the Premier League Darts to great success. The tournament has grown to feature eight top players facing each other twice in a league format over 14 league nights around the country, with the top four then taking part in the Play-Offs. This has also expanded to be staged in the country's biggest arenas in front of crowds up to 10,000 fans across a four-month period.
The expansion of the PDC across Europe led to the introduction in 2012 of the European Tour series of events, which sees five tournaments, each worth over Â£80,000, held inGermany,Austriaand theNetherlandsto give leading professionals and emerging talents from across the Continent the chance to compete at the top level.