Scoreboard Operator`s Instructions

Scoreboard Operator`s Instructions
Scoreboard Operator’s Instructions
MPC Control
Model Code # 008-3261
Overlay K2-28
MPC - 4
Some features on the keyboard overlay may not be included on the particular model being operated.
Instructions for models:
4407-Hockey
4410-Hockey
4411-Hockey
4430-Hockey
4440-Hockey
4445-Hockey
4450-Hockey
4455-Hockey
4460-Hockey
4465-Shots on Goal
Since 1934
Instructions for models:
4507-Hockey
4510-Hockey
4510-D-Hockey
4511-Hockey
4511-D-Hockey
4530-Hockey
4550-Hockey
4550-D-Hockey
4555-Hockey
4555-D-Hockey
4560-Hockey
4565-Shots on Goal
Retain this manual in your permanent files
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MPC-4 008-3261
Operator's Instructions
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Introduction
Welcome to the new MPC control now operating over 500 Nevco scoreboard model variations. It’s
loaded with advanced operating features that will simplify and enhance the operation of your
scoreboard system. Some of the features include:
•
New, large, bright and easy to read dot matrix LED display.
•
Lithium battery powered memory will maintain all the scoreboard information when turned off,
unplugged or after a power failure, even if you only use the control once a year. Under normal
conditions it will last in excess of 10 years, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it. We
recommend storing the control in a cool, dry place because extreme heat will shorten the life of
the battery. Even if the battery is no longer functional, you can still operate the scoreboard(s);
however the control no longer remembers or stores programs.
•
Four user programmable automatic start up programs. This feature allows you to set the control
now for future basketball, football, track, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, hockey games or any
combination. Simply change the overlay to the sport you desire and select the correct single
digit program number and you are ready to play.
•
An interval timer and horn (primarily used in junior hockey).
•
An automatic time out timer with optional warning horn and an option to display it on the
scoreboard timer.
•
Tenth second displayed on the scoreboard timer during the last minute when counting down.
•
An alternate time on/off switch on the MPC. This switch is provided in case your remote TCS-1
hand-held switch is lost, stolen or broken. When the TCS-1 switch is plugged into the control it
disables the alternate time on/off switch.
•
Set the time of day on the scoreboard(s) clock, by using the Aux Timer feature located in the
Clock Modes, it will keep accurate time even after disconnecting the control.
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Start Up Procedure
The traveling display prompts you to ENTER A MODEL CODE, START WHERE
TURNED OFF LAST or USE AN AUTO START PROGRAM. To enter a model code,
use the example below. If a power failure happens during a game, answer YES to
START WHERE TURNED OFF LAST. If someone programmed the control, select the
program number from the Auto Start Program Chart.
Enter Model Code
EXAMPLE:
+0 + 0 + 8 + 3 + 2 + 6 + 1
The display asks if you want to use Shot Clocks.
+ NO and go to the Penalty Time Out question.
If you do + YES
If not
Set Shot Time
The display will show:
Different sports use various times for Shot Time. Enter the Shot Time you use. The
maximum is 69 seconds.
EXAMPLE:
+4+5
Display now shows:
Set Out Of Bounds
Time
SHOT TIME ##
O.B. TIME ##
This prompts you to enter the Out Of Bounds Time which is usually 5 to 10 seconds.
Always enter two digits.
EXAMPLE:
+0+5
If there is no Out Of Bounds Time rule, enter the same time as the Shot Time so either
O.B. or S.T. sets the correct time.
Penalty Time Out
The display now asks:
USE PENALTY TIME OUT? PRESS ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’
If you press YES, the PNLTY ON OFF key will allow you to stop the penalty timers
without stopping the main time. Pressing this key will alternately turn the penalty
timers on and off. If you press NO, the penalty timers will only start and stop with the
main timer.
The display now shows:
0:00.0 45 DN
If you answered NO to the shot clock question the display will show:
0:00.0
DN
The shot clock operation will be explained later on. For now, don’t worry about it.
Disconnect the shot clock control cable from the back of the MPC control. This
prevents the shot clock horns from blowing while you become familiar with the main
timer.
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Timer Operation
Main Time
To set the clock, you must start with the SET key then the TIME key. Now enter the
time (including the colon) you want. If the display is correct, press the YES key. If not
correct, press NO and start over with the SET key.
EXAMPLE:
+ SET + TIME
Display now shows:
TIME
Display now shows:
TIME 8:
Display now shows:
PERIOD 0
+8+:
+ YES
Period
Now you must enter the PERIOD. (i.e. 1)
Display now shows:
8:00.0
DN
If shot clocks are used the display shows:
8:00.0 45 DN
As you see by the example, you don’t enter zeros that are not significant. In fact, to set
the time to zero, all you have to enter is the colon.
Now plug the remote hand-held “time switch” into the outlet on either side of the
control or use the (ALT TIME SW) located on the control next to the display. Turn
“ON” and away it goes...........
NOTE: If the remote hand-held switch is plugged into the control it will disable the
(ALT TIME SW) on the control.
Tenths of Second
If time is set at ten minutes or more you will notice the control displays the tenths of
second when it switches from 10:00 to 9:59.9 even though it will not display on the
scoreboard until the last minute. You can even set the tenths of second. Try this
example:
+ SET + TIME
YES
Display now shows:
now
+
PERIOD
8
+
:
+
0
+
0
+
5
+
1
Now you must enter the PERIOD. (i.e. 1)
Display now shows:
Entry Error
8:00.5
DN
If shot clocks are used the display shows:
8:00.5 45 DN
If an unacceptable entry is made, the display will show:
ENTRY ERROR
This will remain on for about 2 seconds and then return to the TIME display. While the
ENTRY ERROR display is present the control will not accept any entries.
If you forgot the colon when setting the time the display will show:
NO COLON
You can return to the time display any time except while ENTRY ERROR is displayed
by pressing the TIME key.
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2 Second Horn
Automatic Horn
Operator's Instructions
The horn sounds automatically when the clock reaches zero. It sounds a minimum of
2 seconds. Turning the clock to time “OFF” stops the horn after the 2 second
minimum. The control “beeper” also sounds. Sometimes the automatic horn is not
desirable.
+ SET +
Try this:
Display now shows:
HORN
AUTO HORN?
+ YES or + NO
If you answered NO the horn will not sound when the time reaches zero. If you
change your mind, do it again and answer YES. This can be done at any time. The
control “beeper” will always sound.
Score Entries
Check Point
Adding to Score
If you followed the procedures to this point, the scoreboard should be blank except for
the timer and period. If not, go back through and we’ll wait until you get back to this
point.
Ok, now
+
HOME
SCORE
The display now shows:
Now
+
HOME
+
HOME
+2
2
The display now shows:
The scoreboard displays a “2” in the HOME SCORE. Repeat this a few times.
Correcting Score
It can add any number for you from 1 to 9. But, what if you add too much? Sorry, you
can’t subtract. Use the SET key.
HOME
+ SET then + SCORE
Now enter any amount you wish. Naturally, GUEST SCORE also works this way.
Again, to return to the TIME display, press the TIME key.
Shots on Goal
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The HOME and GUEST SHOTS operate the same as HOME and GUEST SCORE.
The HOME and GUEST GOAL are alternate on off. The Horn is just as simple.
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Shot Clock Operation
First, set some time on the main clock. If you answered YES to the SHOT CLOCK
question:
The display will look something like this:
8:00.0 45 DN
If you answered NO to the SHOT CLOCK question, turn the control off and follow the
startup procedure for using shot clocks.
SCS-4 Hand-Held
Switch
The top “O.B. - S.T.” switch on the SCS-4 hand-held switch is center off, two position
momentary. Pressing the right side of the switch (S.T.) causes the shot clocks to set
the shot time (i.e. 45 seconds). Pressing the left side of the switch (O.B.) sets the shot
clocks to out of bounds time (i.e. 05 seconds). Time does not start counting down
until the operator releases the switch and the game timer is on.
Depressing the “HOLD” switch causes the shot time to stop counting while holding
the switch. Some rules of play require the suspension of shot time under certain
circumstances. The control display shows parentheses around the shot time when the
“HOLD” switch is pressed.
Blowing Horn
Out of Bounds Time
Correcting Shot
Time
When shot time reaches zero, the shot clock horns sound. Turning the main time off
stops the shot clock horns after the 2 second minimum. Resetting the shot clocks
stops the horns immediately.
The “O.B.” switch operates like the “S.T.” switch except it will cause the shot clock to
go to the “OUT OF BOUNDS TIME” you set after the “SHOT TIME”. If there is no
“OUT OF BOUNDS TIME” rule, use the same time as the SHOT TIME. Then it won’t
matter which switch you use.
To correct the shot time, use the main control. Try this:
+ SET +
The display will show:
MISC.
SHOT
TIME
SHOT TIME ##
Enter any 2 digit number up to 69. If you want to turn the shot clocks off, press
BLANK instead of a number. The shot clocks will blank and the shot clock time will
disappear from the control display. Pressing either “S.T.” or “O.B.” returns the shot
clocks to normal operation. Setting MISC. SHOT TIME will not change the
programming of the SCS-4 switch.
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Penalty Timer Operation
Twenty Six Penalties
Set Penalty Time
The control is capable of handling up to 26 players per team and up to 5 penalties
for each one of the 26 players. When a penalty time runs out it will be removed from
the scoreboard. If another penalty is to be served it will automatically be placed on
the scoreboard and begin counting. The penalties run off in the order they were
entered. If you try to enter more than 26 players per team or more than 5 penalties
per player, the display on the control will show -OUT OF MEM- .
To set a penalty time:
+ SET then +
HOME
PNLTY
or
GUEST
PNLTY
Now enter the time the same as when you set the main time. You will then be
prompted to enter the player number to be associated with that penalty. Try this:
HOME
+ SET + PNLTY
then + 2 + : and then + YES
Player Number
The display now shows:
Now
PLAYER
+ 2 then + 3
The display will look something like this:
Now
+
HOME
PNLTY
The display now shows:
8:00.0 45 DN
H1 2:00 23
This means that HOME penalty #1 is set at 2:00 for player 23.
Set at least five penalty times and watch them as they count down. When penalties
one and two run out, penalties three and four move up and then penalty five will
move up when either penalty three or four runs out.
Editing Penalties
If you wish to edit the 2:00 penalty time for player 23, press the HOME PNLTY key
until the penalty for player 23 is displayed on the control.
Now
+
PNLTY
EDIT
the display shows:
EDIT ( Y - N )
This gives you one chance to change your mind. If you pressed this key by accident
then simply press NO and nothing will happen. If you do want to edit that penalty
time press YES and enter the time (example 1:00) you wish and press YES.
The display now shows:
Inserting a Penalty
The PNLTY INSERT key is helpful when you missed a player when entering
multiple penalties. Press the HOME or GUEST PNLTY key until you display the
position you want to insert the player.
Now
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H1 1:00 23
PNLTY
+ INSERT
the display shows:
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Inserting a Penalty
(cont.)
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This gives you one chance to change your mind. If you pressed this key accidentally
then simply press NO and nothing will happen. If you do want to insert a penalty,
press YES and enter the time (example 1:00) you wish and press YES.
The display now shows:
PLAYER
Enter the player number you missed. The player you entered is now in that position
and all other penalties are moved down.
Clearing a Penalty
If you wish to remove a penalty time from the system, display it on the control display
and press PNLTY CLEAR.
The display now shows:
CLEAR (Y - N)
This gives you one chance to change your mind. If you pressed this key accidentally
then simply press NO and nothing will happen. If you do want to clear that penalty
time press YES and it’s gone. If another penalty is set to run after the one you just
cleared it will automatically take its place.
Penalty Time Out
If you answered YES to the penalty time out question after entering the model code
the PNLTY ON OFF key will allow you to stop the penalty timers without stopping the
main time. Pressing this key will alternately turn the penalty timers on and off.
Time Out Timer
Two Types
The MPC control has two ways of using the time out timer. One automatically starts
when the scoreboard is switched to time “OFF”. The other is an automatic time out
timer, with an optional warning horn you can set using the CLOCK MODES features.
The automatic time out timer can be displayed on the scoreboard clock, if you desire.
Let’s play with the different options.
Start the clock running then turn it to time off.
+ TIME
OUT
TIMER
Now switch to time “ON”.
Reset
As you just found out the display returns to the main timer when the time is started
again. If you press the TIME OUT TIMER key while the time is “ON” nothing will
happen. If you are in time “OFF” and another time out is called, how do you get the
time out timer back to zero without changing to time “ON”? Use the SET key.
+ SET then +
TIME
OUT
TIMER
The display resets to 00:00 and starts counting up again.
Automatic Time Out
Timer
Now, let’s try the automatic time out timer.
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CLOCK
+ SET then + MODES
Answer NO until the traveling display shows:
USE AUTOMATIC TIME OUT HORN? PRESS ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’
+ YES
Warning Horn
Then
+1+0+0
The traveling display now shows:
USE TIME OUT WARNING HORN? PRESS ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’
Let’s
+ YES
The traveling display now shows:
WARNING
SS
You may set any time up to 59 seconds. This causes the horn to sound before the
time out is actually over.
EXAMPLE:
Time Out Timer On
Scoreboard
+1+5
The traveling display now shows:
DISPLAY TIME OUT ON SCOREBOARD? PRESS ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’
It’s your option whether or not to display it on the scoreboard.
+ YES then + TIME
Start the clock running then turn it to time off.
Now
Horn Blows
Shortening Time
Out
Resetting
+ SET then +
TIME
OUT
TIMER
The scoreboard clock is now a time out timer. When time out timer reaches 0:15
seconds the scoreboard horn sounds for 1 1/2 seconds, then again when the time
reaches 00:00. (The scoreboard horn sounds even if you chose not to display the
time out timer on the scoreboard clock.) The main time automatically reappears on
the scoreboard clock. The control’s display continues to show the time out timer
starting at 00:00 and counting up.
Pressing the TIME key while the automatic time out timer is running will shorten the
time to the WARNING HORN (i.e. 15 seconds). Turning the main timer on returns the
main time to the control display and the scoreboard clock.
If you make an error when entering any of the features, don’t worry, you can reset all
of these features by pressing SET then CLOCK MODES.
Operating Other
Scoreboards
If you wish to operate this scoreboard for Basketball, other overlays are available for
this purpose. In fact, this control (with proper overlay and model code) operates all the
scoreboards in the current Nevco line.
Alt. Model Code
If you choose not to display the tenth second on the scoreboard clock when the time
reaches 1:00 use the following model code 009-3261.
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Clock Modes
Features
Description
AUTOMATIC TIME OUT TIMER HORN . . . . . Program the amount of time out time allowed.
SET WARNING HORN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warns you when there are only a few more seconds left on a time
out.
DISPLAY TIME OUT ON SCOREBOARD . . . The Automatic Time Out Timer can be displayed on the scoreboard’s main timer.
SET AUX TIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Can be used as a second timer or a time of day clock.
CHANGE DIRECTION OF MAIN CLOCK . . . Changes the clock direction to count up or down.
SWITCH TO BRIGHT OR DIM . . . . . . . . . . . . Allows you to brighten or dim the scoreboard lights.
SET INTERVAL TIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lets you set the scoreboard horn to blow every 1 to 9 minutes. This
is primarily used by junior hockey.
DISPLAY TIME OF DAY ON MAIN TIMER . . . This allows the option of using the main timer for a 24 hour clock.
You can use this for many things.
CLOCK TO STOP AT SPECIFIED TIME . . . . When clock is in up count mode you can specify a time at which the
clock will stop and blow the horn.
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Clock modes are not critical to the normal operation of the scoreboard but control extra features the MPC has to
offer. After the model code is entered, the microprocessor sets the clock to the down count mode unless the
clock is used for race timing such as track or swimming. If the scoreboard you are operating is for outdoor use,
the control prompted you for bright or dim display after you entered the model code. All indoor scoreboards are
set to bright automatically. Pressing the CLOCK MODES key advises you of current clock modes. Try this before
we go on.
It told you the PERIOD #, display is either BRIGHT or DIM, the AUX TIMER is off, AUTO HORN IS ON and the
current MODEL CODE # being used. AUX is short for “auxiliary” and will be discussed later.
For now try this:
+
SET
+
CLOCK
MODES
The display begins asking a series of questions. It asks if you want to switch to DIM or BRIGHT. If you press
YES the operation will be performed. If you press NO the display will ask another question until it runs out of
things to ask. If you want to change the direction the clock counts for a special application you may do this by
setting the CLOCK MODES.
Now, more about the “AUX TIMER”. An auxiliary timer is provided for your use in any way you wish. In some
models this timer displays on the scoreboard. It can be used for time of day or minutes and seconds counting up
or hours, minutes and seconds counting down. When displaying minutes and seconds the timer may run
continuously or start and stop with the remote hand-held time switch or the alternate time switch.
Once one of the modes has been selected it cannot be changed unless you turn the AUX TIMER off and turn it
back on again. When the AUX TIMER is on, the order in which the control asks questions when setting CLOCK
MODES will be changed to ask questions about the AUX TIMER first.
Let’s talk about the TIME OF DAY clock. You can use this before the game starts, during half time or any time
you wish when the game time is not required or running. Go ahead and set the time of day on the Aux Timer,
answer YES to DISPLAY TIME OF DAY ON MAIN TIMER, now shut the control off and disconnect it. The TIME
OF DAY remains on the scoreboard clock keeping accurate time until the control is plugged back in and set up
for the next game.
Rather than go into great detail about setting the AUX TIMER we encourage you to experiment with the different
modes so you are familiar with all of them. The control will prompt you with questions as you proceed.
Once you have the AUX TIMER on, it displays alternately with the main timer by pressing the TIME key. You will
think of many uses for the AUX TIMER. One of these may be to set the AUX TIMER to count up and stop with
the main timer at the beginning of a playing period. By this method the time “into” the game of notable events is
determined by looking at the AUX TIMER.
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Auto Start Programs
There are many features available with your MPC control which require setup by the operator. To simplify this
procedure you can store four different automatic start programs. The MPC stores this information by recording
each key pressed.
A special model code is used to prepare your MPC control for storing an auto start program.
When you turn the MPC control on, the traveling display may show:
START WHERE TURNED OFF LAST? PRESS ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’
+ NO
If above display appears
If an auto start program was stored previously the traveling display will show:
USE AN AUTO START PROGRAM? PRESS ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’
+ NO
If above display appears
The display now prompts you to enter a model code. Enter the following model code.
+8+0+ 1+1+ 1 +1+1
The display now shows:
PROGRAM #
The MPC control has memory to hold four ( #1 - #4 ) different auto start programs. This means you can store
information that automatically sets up your scoreboard(s) for four different circumstances. Careful, if you pick a
program number that was previously stored, this new one will take its place.
Let’s try one.
+1
The display again asks you to enter a model code. This time enter the model code for the particular scoreboard
you wish to setup. Setup all information you normally would, including all the CLOCK MODES options you
desire. The control will remember every key you pressed except the ENTRY ERROR message that appears on
the display when you press the wrong key. The memory will hold 250 key strokes in each of the four possible
programs. When the setup is complete, turn the control off.
The key sequence has been saved in memory under the PROGRAM # you selected. Don’t forget the program #
you use for each setup.
When you turn the MPC control on, the traveling display will show:
USE AN AUTO START PROGRAM? PRESS ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’
+ YES
The display again shows:
PROGRAM #
+1
The control remembered everything you entered for PROGRAM # 1 and automatically prepared the scoreboard
for the game.
Hints:
If you use the aux timer for TIME OF DAY you will want your auto start program to end at the point where the
time of day is to be entered. CLOCK MODES features do not have to be selected in the order they appear. Save
the aux timer for last.
If you are in doubt about what the auto start program did, press the CLOCK MODES key. The traveling display
advises you of the model code and other information about the scoreboard set up.
If you do not want some operators of the scoreboard to tamper with the auto start programs don’t tell them about
this model code.
To completely erase an auto start program, follow the above procedures for making an auto start program. After
entering the program number turn the MPC control off.
A chart is provided on the next page for you to write a description of the four different programs for later
reference. You may wish to make a copy of the chart in case you change your mind at a later date.
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Five (5) Year Guarantee
Nevco scoreboards are guaranteed for a period of
five (5) years from the date of invoice against defects
in workmanship or material and will be replaced or repaired without cost to the owner provided the equipment or parts (which includes LED segments) are
returned postage-paid to the Nevco factory. Shipping
back to the owner will be surface postage prepaid except if air or special method of return is specified, then
shipping will be freight collect. Lamp bulbs are excluded from this guarantee. No charges for time or
material used by others in making repairs or corrections will be paid by Nevco Scoreboard Company.
Guarantee void if: any alteration or service, other than
unplugging modules or controls, is performed without
Nevco factory authorization; or if the equipment shall
have been connected to incorrect power, or is improperly grounded or improperly installed. Equipment
which is subjected to accident, neglect, abuse, misuse or other natural disasters, including but not limited to: fire, wind, lightning, flood is not covered by this
guarantee.
NEVCO SCOREBOARD COMPANY
301 East Harris Avenue
P.O. Box 609
Greenville, IL 62246-0609 USA
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Auto Start Program Chart
Program # 1
Model Code
______________________________________________
Program # 2
Model Code
______________________________________________
Program # 3
Model Code
Fax: (618) 664-0398
Telephone: (618) 664-0360
__________________________
800-851-4040 TOLL-FREE
USA, all 50 states & Puerto Rico
— IN CANADA —
NEVCO SCOREBOARD COMPANY LTD.
Forestview Rd., P.O. Box 2629
Orillia, ON L3V 7C1 Canada
Fax: (705) 325-8891
Telephone: (800) 461-8550
______________________________________________
Program # 4
Model Code
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REQUEST FOR SERVICE OR PARTS
Scoreboard Serial #______________________________________________________________________________
Service: Module(s) Serial # _______________________________________________________________________
Service: Control(s) Serial # _______________________________________________________________________
Person to Contact:____________________________________________
Phone # _______________________
Comments: ______________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Parts
Quantity
Part No.
Request
Description
1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________
2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________
3. _______________________________________________________________________________________________
4. _______________________________________________________________________________________________
5. _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase
Bill To:__________________________________________________________ Order # _______________________
P.O. Box # _____________________________________________________________________________
Street _________________________________________________________________________________
City _______________________________________________State_________Zip Code_____________
Return To: _______________________________________________________________________________________
Street ________________________________________________________________________________
City __________________________________________________State______Zip Code_____________
Ship Via _________________________________________________________
Make a copy of this form to order parts needed and / or to return with item to be serviced.
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