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TELELUX Kft contacted me at the summer of 2000 and offered a development contract. In particular, the control electronics of an incadescent bulb based video scoreboard had to be modernised. The original control system was based on TTL chips and had dimensions similar to a medium size fridge. I had to replace that unit with up to date technology, which I did and managed to fit the new controller in a 60x100x200mm (2.4x4x8") box.
The unit receives an analogue video signal which it digitises. Then
the digital signal is sent to the scoreboard itself using the original
coaxial cable connection. Besides the video input, the unit also has a
computer connection. The computer connection can be used to set parameters
of the unit as well as to supply textual or graphical content that can be
overlayed on the video image. The controller was in operation at stadion of
the FTC (a Hungarian sport club), located at the Üllői Út, Budapest.
After that project TELELUX occasionally contacted me to solve hard to
find faults with various scoreboard systems. In the summer of 2003 they
offered a contracted to help them designing their new scoreboard.
By winter of the same year they deployed scoreboards with my controller
at Nyíradony and the iceskating rink of the UTE (a Hungarian sport club)
on the Megyeri Út, Budapest. They gave me more and more development work
and six months later even the display modules were my design. They then
contracted me for the design and manufacturing of the control, interface
and receiver circuits for the new scoreboards. The sport dependent part
of the control software remained their responsibility, I have never been
involved in that. My devices sit
Through-hole only if it's not available in SMD...
My controllers drive more than 40 scoreboards today.
Two pictures of the board in Ikrény:
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