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American Football Graphics Package for SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard

A showcase of the features of the American Football Graphics Package included with SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard. No download required.

 

 

Sunset Approaches for CGStatLink Products

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost four and a half years since the first CGStatLink product for Baseball/Softball was released. We… kind of knew what we were doing. There was a lot of stumbling around and figuring things out as we went. We’ll never forget how excited we were when, after a month of having a working product, we finally had our first paying customer! Looking back at our build archive, I found our very first working build. I didn’t even know if it would run, but it did!

We’ve… come a long way:

And for comparison, the Baseball UI for SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard:

What started out as strictly an StatCrew-to-LiveText converter quickly grew in to something much more, with other sports to support, an unexpected demand for manual controls, and eventually a very basic internal character generator.

It’s bittersweet to say it, but CGStatLink had it’s heyday. It’s time to start wrapping up support of this product line to make way for it’s progeny- SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard.

The sun is starting to set on CGStatLink.

Effective July 13, 2018 we will no longer be offering 4-month licenses of any CGStatLink products. We will continue to offer 1-month and 1-week licenses up until the release of SuiteCG. We have only a few bugs to kick and we are working on our Knowledge Base, which will also serve as the user documentation.

SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard does not currently have any data automation features. To this end, CGStatLink Football and Baseball/Softball will continue to be available to schools requiring XML automation until such time that SuiteCG offers complimentary features. Let me say that again: schools requiring XML automation will be able to still purchase specific CGStatLink products by special request until SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard offers similar features.

MultiSport Scoreboard has taken a lot longer than we had hoped to release, but we hope it will be worth the wait. It is in every way a superior product to CGStatLink, giving the user much more flexibility to adapt the program to their specific needs, providing animated graphics packages via NDI(R), and offering a large, touchscreen-friendly user interface for easy operation.

We will be announcing pricing very soon, as well as pushing some new content updates to the website.

The sun is setting on CGStatLink, but the dawn of SuiteCG is not far behind!

 

This Update Brought to You By… Bugs!

Bugs… We are done adding features for the initial release and are removing bugs from the software. But we’ve also been ADDING bugs… Sponsor Bugs, that is!

You’ve got make money producing your games, and sponsors are typically the way you do that. The last feature we added focuses on Sponsors. We have a variety of options for recognizing sponsors in your games including a sponsor carousel that will exist as it’s own bug or attached to the scorebug, plus full screen sponsor graphics with live read text built right in the user interface. We also have a text marquee for displaying text advertisements, game information, etc… Watch the video to see it in action! Stay tuned for the initial release and training videos!

 

 

Brief Update Video

We’ve made some big strides in the last few weeks. We have a solid NDI feed being generated for our “basic” scorebug/graphics packages, and are now finishing up the ability to add team logos and sponsor graphics. Once we’re done with that, we will be getting the clock controls added and then polishing the UI a little big for various sport types.

Here is a very short video showcasing the animation features of our football scorebug. What you see is not exhaustive, and once we add the team logos you’ll see logos in the team name boxes, the touchdown animations, and a variety of other full screen graphics.

One the key features of SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard is that is so much more than just a scoring graphic. You can track some stats, display points per period (be it quarter, inning, volleyabll sets, etc…) and customize elements of the graphics to meet your needs. If the full range of game status features is beyond your needs, you can customize the graphics to eliminate unwanted data with a few clicks.

We will have more to come soon!

 

Behind the Scenes With MultiSport Scoreboard and NDI!

As work continues SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard, we wanted to share our newest features with everyone. Long term plans include a project editor to allow for the creation of multi-page CG projects. But in the mean time we’ll be including a robust basic scorebug package for each sport-type that MultiSport Scoreboard supports. And by “basic” we mean loaded with lots of great features that you won’t find just anywhere. Take a look at this new Behind the Scenes video that details:

  • A basic American football graphics package with 5 different pages including opening matchup, keys to the game, and lower third for commercials and timeouts.
  • An American football scorebug with animated tabs, stats, and all sorts of dynamic data (with bugs for other sports being developed).
  • A handful of pop-culture references!

Keep checking back for more updates!

 

 

SuiteCG Still Alive and Kicking!

Holiday Greetings from SuiteCG!

It’s been way too long since our last update. We are still here, working on the project, but want to quickly address the delays. SuiteCG is a project that the team is committed to, but we also have families and full-time jobs. With those in mind, and all the unexpected challenges that life throws our way, development has simply taken longer than expected. We are very close to a MultiSport Scoreboard module that will offer the basic functionalities that our customers will need to operate a scorebug.

Here are two big steps that we are taking in the coming weeks:

  1. Finishing up some key features related to clocks, toggles, and image serialization to ensure you have everything you need for scorebug operations.
  2. Adding “basic” (but still VERY comprehensive) NDI-enabled, sport-specific scorebugs. These will not be editable, but will have some limited customization to them. You WILL be impressed!
  3. Hiring another developer to work exclusively on Studio Editor, which will allow users to create their own multi-page CG projects.

We really do appreciate everyone’s patience. Believe us when we say that no one wants to get MultiSport Scoreboard released more than we do! Our first public release will be missing some secondary features, but we are making a commitment to getting the primary features done right before releasing to the public. Again, thank you for your patience!

 

Behind the Scenes Look at MultiSport Scoreboard

SuiteCG is excited to unveil this first behind the scenes look at our flagship module: MultiSport Scoreboard! There are still a few bugs to work out and features to get in place before our first release, but we wanted to get this out so people can see the flexibility that this program offers for fine-tuning controls to your specific sports and language needs. Take a peek and let us know what you think. Join our Facebook community to discuss and offer feedback!