ANC’s software applications are capable of interfacing with SportsTicker, SportsNetwork, Stat Crew, NFL’s GSIS, the MLB League Feed, NHL Feed, NBA DTVI, broadcast providers, Internet feeds, among numerous other real-time third-party sources.
Through the use of the vSOFT’s proprietary Stat Server, information from third party sources are processed and displayed on ANC’s display systems. This includes but is not limited to time and temperature, text messages (both manually entered by the operator or via phone), sports scores and statistics, headlines and any other information disseminated from an electronic source.
Stat Server acts as an interpreter between third party software/hardware that is disseminating information to vSOFT, translating that information into a language which can be disseminated and displayed on the output boards. ANC’s vSOFT utilizes Statistics Exporter when statistical information is stored in an SQL database, allowing Stat Server to rotate through many similar variables such as out-of-town scores.
Drawing information from Stat Server, ANC’s vSOFT is capable of displaying information such as updated schedules, rosters and scores for any sport or league; statistical displays for game, season, career and situational stats for any player involved in the game; standings and conference leaders, among any other data available at the venue.
Since the Stat Server is drawing information from various third-party sources, most of the time the value will be defined by the individual source sending the information. ANC’s software applications enable the end-user to change the variable to meet the venue’s displays and/or objectives prior to distributing the information to the video system.
The data from ANC's scoring systems can also be output to any digital display through an integrated Character Generator (CG) engine, allowing for exacting control over font choice, size, color, spacing, logos, background colors, images, etc. This flexibility creates the opportunity for corporate partners to sponsor specific stats or events during a game.
In addition to ANC’s real-time statistical integration, the Company offers its partners electronic captioning services. Driven by vSOFT, this service displays text on a video screen or ribbon system to provide additional information to individuals who wish to access it, such as a transcription of the audio on public address systems. At left, former Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta is introduced on the public address system and the bullpen fascia at Nationals Park.