- Scoreboard Models
We offer a wide choice of football scoreboards for sale. As with any large purchase before you buy football scoreboards it is important to understand electronic football scoreboard technology. There are wireless football scoreboards which make it unnecessary to lay control cables. There are specialized football stadium scoreboards, college football scoreboards, and high school football scoreboards. Our sales coaches will ensure that your purchase is a success.
Football scoreboard prices vary widely. You get what you pay for. A discount football scoreboard is not much of a bargain if you end up spending more on repairs than the scoreboard originally cost. A cheap football scoreboard often results in having to explain why the scoreboard doesn't work on the day of the big game. There is no substitute for a professional football electronic scoreboard. The small cost difference is certainly not worth the future aggravation. Make the best choice for your football field scoreboard. Choose Electro-Mech as provider of your new football electronic scoreboard.
Athletic directors and football coaches across America have known for years that Electro-Mech builds the finest football scoreboards available. Ranging from small, economically priced models with a simplified control consoles, to monstrous professional-sized displays, Electro-Mech has the right football scoreboard to fit your program's budget and your team's pride.
Rugged cabinet construction and long-life LEDs ensure there is no more reliable football scoreboard available than the Electro-Mech scoreboard products featured on this page.
Low-powered electrical components and our simplified installation system provide savings on installation and operation costs over traditional incandescent scoreboards or products from other scoreboard manufacturers.
Scoreboard service that cannot be topped: Even a high school football coach could not be more interested it making sure your football scoreboard is delivered on time and works for Friday night's game.
Customize Your Football Scoreboard with ID Panels
You are the head football coach at a college coming off a season that defied all expectations and led to your second national championship in a row. It is a time to buy a new college football scoreboard, and the alumni have been spilling money on the project like gravy at Thanksgiving. Well, congratulations. And thanks for calling our company, because we can meet your needs.
Okay, maybe your budget is a little bit tighter than the one in that scenario. Still, you want to pick a football scoreboard that does more than just tell you the Time, Scores, and Yards To Go. Our sales staff will help you to choose scoreboard package that will add character to your football field without draining all the money from your football program.
Start with color choices. We offer sixteen standard paint colors for the face of your football scoreboard. In addition, you may specify almost any other color for a small up charge. The football scoreboard face may be outlined with a contrasting accent stripe -- usually white or gold -- to add some extra pizazz. You also have a choice of amber or red super-bright LEDs to finish out the perfect color combination.
Next, add an ID panel or two or more. An ID panel is simply an additional surface on which we can apply words (like your team's name or the name of the field) and images (like your team's mascot or the logo of an advertiser). Because most football scoreboards are wider than they are tall, football ID panels are typically the same width as the scoreboard and are added above or below the scoreboard cabinet to increase the combined height of the structure.
Scoreboards ID panels can be simple rectangles. They may incorporate half-circle elements for domed tops or longer arcs that yield arched tops. In addition, Electro-Mech can provide decorative truss elements to tie together the package visually and provide a sense of style.
LED Football Scoreboards
Electro-Mech has been around for almost 50 years, and we've heard a lot of questions about scoreboards. Back in the 1960s, people used to ask us if we made electronic scoreboards because the most common type of scoreboard in small venues was either a large blackboard (so the scores were written in chalk) or a peg board with numbers printed on cards to hand on the pegs. Electronic scoreboards were a new-fangled idea compared to these old hand-powered devices.
In the 1970s, the phrase "digital scoreboard" was one we often heard. Of course, all scoreboards are digital scoreboards in the sense that all points are either made or not made. You cannot have "almost seven" points, as you might if scores were an analog concept. Folks were probably just so used to talking about digital watches and digital calculators, that somehow digital scoreboards just made sense.
The real technological breakthrough for the scoreboard industry began in the 1990s when LEDs began to be bright enough to replace incandescent lamps as the source of light in scoreboards and other displays. Our company launched a series of indoor scoreboards using this technology in 1996. Our outdoor LED scoreboard line made its debut in 2001.
These little Light Emitting Diodes are able to produce light concentrated at a specific wavelength (color) using much less energy than a light bulb, which throws off energy across a wide spectrum -- much of which is in the infrared (heat) wavelengths or in other wavelengths that we cannot see. Thus the LED is a much more efficient device and costs less to operate than an incandescent lamp. They also last an average of 50 to 100 times longer than the typical light bulb.
The upshot for you, valuable scoreboard customer, is increased reliability and decreased operating costs. Also, because the electrical current required to operate an LED scoreboard is substantially less than what is needed by an incandescent lamp scoreboard of similar dimensions and functions, the cost of installing breakers and running power cables goes down as well. The reduced heat and current load also helps make the electronics running the LEDs less expensive and more reliable.
Wireless Football Scoreboards
The second big technological advancement for scoreboards in the recent years has been in the use of wireless technology. In the past, scoreboard installations required a data cable be run from the point of operation -- usually the press box in a football stadium -- to the scoreboard. Though scoreboard data cable is relatively inexpensive, sometimes the cost of digging a trench to bury the cable out of the way can make the installation price hard to stomach. This is especially true where the ground is rocky or where obstacles such as sprinkler systems have to be avoided.
ScoreLink is Electro-Mech's solution to these dilemmas. This product is a set of RF modems. One modem serves as a transmitter attached to or embedded within the control console. The transmitter modem interprets the signal output by the control console and converts it into Radio Frequency waves. These RF transmissions are picked up by the other half of ScoreLink -- a receiver module or modules attached to a scoreboard or and accessory display like a play clock (delay of game timer). The receiver converts the RF waves back into the data signal expected by the scoreboard. Thus no extra wire and no trenches to dig.