Local Scoreboards in the Cloud!
The Cloud is driving change!
The Cloud - as it has become known - is changing the way that we do everything. As a comprehensive and highly
redundant technology infrastructure, it is both highly reliable and ubiquitous. It offers an efficient process
and mechanism for the management of bits of data across many platforms and distribution points.
Calendars are nolonger something that we maintain in Outlook or some other desktop application. Calendars are now
maintained within cloud services with multiple and diverse client devices and applications. Changes you make on
your desktop are immediately reflected on your smartphone and vise-versa -- and are also immediately updated on the
layered views of any subscribers.
This same technology is driving change to our contact lists, our weather reporting, how we create and maintain our documents, and
how we store our personal and corporate data. Virtually anything that is represented by either static or dynamic
data is moving to cloud-based systems to allow diverse client and subscriber methods and devices.
The Virtual ScoreBoard Network (VSBN) is bringing this same technology to the local ball field through
the concept of The Virtual Sports Scoreboard. The game Scoreboard need not be a lighted physical mechanism positioned
at the end of the field. It can now simply be a digital representation that exists and is updated in the cloud.
Interested viewers then display the game scoreboard from their computer, smartphone, or tablet in live time. Scoreboard
appliances may be deployed for public display of the game score onsite, or in distributed locations.
The physical scoreboard remains. But, the methods by which it is updated, and the systems through
which is may operate will change. The controller consoles may simultaneously post score data to both the physical scoreboard,
and also to VSBN for distributed viewing. And, scoring systems themselves will take the form of mobile apps, computer programs,
and distributed appliance displays. The physical game scoreboard may ultimately be just another VSBN client that displays
the game-specific score data that is gets from the cloud.
Get started today by placing your next game in the VSBN. This does not replace any physical game scoreboard (yet).
You will assign a scorekeeper, and then publish the game number and/or links to all interested parties. As the scorekeeper
then updates the virtual scoreboard using their smartphone, viewers at home, at the game, or at the mall can see the virtual
scoreboard from any internet-connected device.