Communication of information at sports events is critical, and screens at events are both needed and expected. Each year we have a team of a dozen staff at The Open Golf Championship building the on-course outdoor LED screens for The R&A.

This year we started onsite in May. British weather can be unpredictable, so anyone part of the team will see all four seasons when working outdoors on a golf course.

When we assessed the challenge, we selected LED screens that were purposely meant for outdoor use and capable of being viewed from 50m away. Each screen has its own supporting structure. A total 51 tonnes of steel is used in these structures. There are 394 bolt connections per structure, and 178,432 LED clusters per screen. Oh, and the screens needed to be able to handle winds of up to 90 mph.

We work with The R&A to make sure the locations of the screens are correct. We install the structure, make sure it is level, then install the LED tiles. Finally we connect it to a generator power source and test the screen.

The process of installing LED screens at The Open started in 2014 and has grown every year since. On practise days the screens display the tee times golfers and show which hole they are on. On tournament days the screens tell you who is playing on any given hole, helping to make a visit to The Open more informative and enjoyable.

We were recently engaged to work on a mobile classroom project. Our client was building a trailer type vehicle around 70 venues over the course of a year and wanted to install an LED screen to display information.

Custom LED installs are a passion of ours so our crew went to visit the trailer in the build process and measure up. We provided a state of the art P3.9mm LED screen to Scottish Golf and our installers travelled to the client’s trailer to install the screen (no jokes about the trailer having a ‘hole in one’). Custom installs are all about the detail, so having done our site visit and inspection the installation went smoothly.

You’ll be able to see the LED screen travelling around the highlands and lowlands of Scotland, visiting many golf courses on its way, with the LED displaying Scottish Golf competitions, scores and information.

Having a nice big area to build LED screens means we are able to test them out before they leave the building. We’re really lucky to have this space and make full use of it for testing and for maintenance.

Many of the LED screens we build are to a bespoke size (indoor or outdoor screens) so we have built a frame that has moveable supports so we can move it around to fit any size of screen build, simples!

This week we took delivery of some super sleek LCD screens. Great for point of sale, behind counter or kiosk installations. The content management system is a breeze and makes it really easy to upload .jpegs or .mp4 files.

The LCD monitors are WIFI enabled so content can be updated remotely. Even the smallest of areas can be catered for with the small 22 inch screens to make things look swish.