We are all familiar to the heart palpitations and sweaty palms on a high school game day, where we fixate our gaze on the scoreboard waiting for the game-changing flip of the numbers.
That gameday experience just got an upgrade — thanks to ScoreVision's technology, high schools nationwide can now engage with the community like any professional sports team. Players can be featured on LED displays with pictures and stats; Fans can watch instant replays on the display and on their phones; Schools can generate more revenue by featuring sponsor logos in-app and on the display; And for those not there in person, livestreamed games are easily accessible on the phone.
“The goal of ScoreVision is to deliver professional-level game-day and fan experiences, and make it so affordable and easy to operate that essentially everyone can use it,” says Michael Medrano, the company’s president. “Not only is a fixed digit scoreboard underwhelming in this technical day-and-age, but it doesn’t involve anyone other than those on the court or field. We’re partnering with Samsung to help bring the community together.”
When high schools can offer more excitement on gameday, they will see greater involvement and devotion from the community at large too.
“When a school upgrades their display, it signals a commitment to excellence,” says Brett Unzicker, Vice President of Sales for Samsung's B2B Display Division. “Seeing that commitment, students, families, and the wider community tend to respond in kind with increased attendance, enthusiasm, and support. Our partnership with ScoreVision gives schools everything they need to take this step in a simple, affordable home run package.”
Engage Beyond the Scoreboard
People are craving for sports and community, especially after a socially distanced year in 2020. With ScoreVision, schools can make the experience exciting for both fans at the game and fans at home — all managed from a cloud-based central system.
You can publish content across in-venue LED displays, mobile app and social media. That includes video highlight clips, score updates, replays, livestreamed content and even audio playlists. The athletic director or gameday producer can easily manage everything in the ScoreVision Cloud Manager. The whole process is quick and simple, without the need for any bulky equipment.
“It’s bringing new engagement and value to an area that’s been left behind in many high schools,” Medrano says.
By Students, For Students
“By empowering the student body to build content, easily upload it to the cloud, and automatically send it to a state-of-the-art display, it transforms the venue into a communications center for the fans, the athletes, and people who are part of that school.” Medrano says.
ScoreVision’s cloud-based system is fully integrated and extremely user-friendly — that means you can delegate student producers to submit video highlights with the ScoreVision suite of apps as well.
“We may sell to the athletic department, but schools quickly see the academic potential,” explains Medrano. “The combination of the ScoreVision platform and the Samsung display creates an ecosystem where science, media, and even fine art come together in one place—and that creates learning opportunities.”
Sometimes students can script the entire game time experience: pre-game show, countdown to game time, time outs, halftime content, player accolades, home and away rosters, and sponsor recognition are among the many features at their fingertips.
“There’s no substitute for hands-on experience,” says Unzicker. “This technology gives kids a chance to roll up their sleeves and do the real thing, working together to create rich, multi-dimensional game day experiences—just like their favorite pro teams.”
Unlock Fundraising Potentials
For schools using ScoreVision, the platform isn’t a cost item, but an investment.
“Our platform has a full ad engine built in for schools to recognize sponsors and bring in area businesses—which can, in turn, help fund the school’s athletic program,” says Medrano.
“This isn’t selling a brochure to one advertiser you peddle at the venue,” says Medrano. “It’s giving high schools the chance to leverage cutting-edge technology to create a sustainable revenue source moving forward — just like in a professional venue. You can’t get that with a fixed digit scoreboard.”
With digital advertising assets, you can track detailed metrics on number of plays, user engagement, impressions, and understand the effectiveness of different ads. All these data and analytics help schools make a more compelling case to the advertisers.
“The intelligence behind the ad platform is at the heart of why the ScoreVision and Samsung offering makes economic sense for schools,” says Medrano.
Get the best of both worlds
If you want to upgrade your gameday with both ScoreVision’s software and Samsung’s LED displays, you are choosing a partnership rooted in shared values and great synergy. The integrated, complete solution is the ultimate one-stop shop for a pro-level fan engagement experience that’s designed for high schools.
“We felt that kindred spirit with Samsung’s attitude toward the customer. We look at these customers as customers for life,” says Medrano. “We don’t install our software and walk away. We constantly give new updates, enhancements, and increase the value of the experience—and so does Samsung.”
If you’re interested to learn more about bringing the Samsung + ScoreVision package to your school, please get in touch using the form below and our team will promptly respond.