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How Digital Scorekeeping Is Revolutionizing the Sports World

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Time is more relative than most of us realize. The Soviet Union actually tried, and failed, to enforce five- and then six-day weeks in the late 1920s, and French revolutionaries tried to do away with the 24-hour clock and replace it with a 10-hour clock. Those plans obviously didn’t work out, but time marches on.

Scorekeeping, for instance, has evolved quickly in the digital age. Scorekeeping technology has come a long way from the era of stopwatches and photo finishes. And while traditional scorekeeping served the sports world well enough, digital scoreboards have changed the game for good.

Digital scorekeeper products have truly revolutionized not only the scorekeeping sector, but the entire sporting industry as well. One of the main benefits of these innovative new forms of scorekeeping is the ability to offer live scoring. With conventional scoring methods, only those in the immediate vicinity get to know the score as it happens. Thanks to digital live scoring, however, all of that has changed.

The fans truly benefit from live scoring because they don’t have to wait for the games to be over anymore to know what’s happening. They can get updates in real-time, as they happen on the court or field. Just as importantly, the athletes themselves enjoy the advantages of digital scorekeeping, too.

Here are some of the ways that digital scoreboards can actually benefit sporting organizations:

  1. In-game adjustments — Coaches can take a look at all the stats and information (in addition to the actual score of the game) and make their in-game decisions based on all of that data. Live scoring can give coaches, owners, managers, and decision makers all the necessary information used to come up with a winning strategy.
  2. Organize statistics — Though the short-term benefits of live scoring are obvious, there are long-term data advantages as well in the form of cumulative statistics. Teams can track stats and scoring data from every single game and compare it to other teams. They can also use that data to determine what needs to be worked on.
  3. Catching mistakes — Since referees, officials, judges, umpires, and non-digital scorekeepers are human and thus prone to mistakes, digital scorekeepers are far more accurate. Teams can take a look at the digital and live scoring programs and settle any disagreements as soon as possible. Because the technology is 100% impartial and free from human error or influence, everyone from the spectators to the coaches can trust the results.

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