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NewTek Knowledge Base: DataLink Connection Troubleshooting

July 22, 2019 by Leonard Herbeck; Ivan Perez, Production Assistant


The NewTek Knowledge Base looks at how to set up a Datalink connection with TriCaster, LiveText, and a scoreboard controller, to automate an onscreen scoreboard graphic for sports production.

Items used in this tutorial:

  • TriCaster®
  • LiveText running on a separate PC
  • DataLink
  • Keyspan Serial to USB adapter
  • Daktronics All Sport Character Generator
  • Tera Term software to test serial connection
  • Standard Ethernet local area network connection between PC and TriCaster

This connection will be set up with the Daktronics CG sending date to LiveText via the serial-to-USB connection. LiveText will send the updated scoreboard graphic with text to the TriCaster via NDI®, over a standard network connection.

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