SuiteCG is excited to announce a new release that adds Hockey support for MultiSport Scoreboard. This release also updates SuiteCG to NDI 4.0.
One of the best features of hockey support is the ease at which Power Plays and Players on Ice are automatically displayed in the built-in graphics package. Power Play tabs automatically reveal and hide based on the number of players on ice for each team, meaning the operator only needs to focus on the number of players and the software handles the rest. Additionally, Delayed Penalties, Empty Net, player headshots, and players in the penalty box are easy to update and display with a few quick clicks on the touchscreen-friendly interface.
This is the first of what we plan to be a few updates for hockey. Future updates will address penalty clocks, which are not yet supported.
An informal walk-through of the Hockey user interface is provided below:
Additionally, this update includes NDI 4.0 libraries and we have changed the built-in preview monitor to be more reliable and include transparency.
This update is available through the website or through the License Manager, accessible from the SuiteCG Main Menu.
We’re really close to getting a release out with hockey support! We have a few tweaks to make and get some more testing done (mostly relating to NDI 4.0!) before we can release this to the general public, but we do have a short video for you to salivate over!
SuiteCG users that integrate with a third-party CG should take note that after identifying an issue where the game clock was slow to update in certain situations, we have made a permanent change to how we export the game clock data. Game clock will now always write to suitecgclock.xml or .csv, depending on your export settings for third-party CGs. Previously, the game clock only wrote to this file if the clock counted down and displayed 1/10 second intervals in the last minute of the game.
We do not expect this change to affect many customers, as most game templates already counted down and had the 1/10 second setting applied. Customers using the built in NDI graphics will see an improvement, but do not need to apply any changes to their CG Settings. CGs such as LiveText that rely on a broad “watch folder” for data updates are unaffected, however vMix customers or customers that bind game clock data though a data source management tool may need to change their data binding to the suitecgclock file.
This change has been applied to version 0.6.47, which can be downloaded through the SuiteCG License Manager page, accessible from the SuiteCG Main Menu.
We’ve dropped another update, this time for volleyball support. This volleyball interface and graphics package is fairly basic and not where we intend to leave it, but it’s straightforward and easy for the fast pace that comes with volleyball.
This update can be obtained through the SuiteCG License Manager screen. As always, updates can be performed within the License Manager even without a license.