Watchfire Contract Highlights:
- Extensive product line of scoreboards, digital displays, audio systems, control room systems, and accessories with broad use case applicability.
- Complete design-build services, from idea through installation, that leverage a six-step process to simplify the construction process, maximize savings, fast-track completion, and reduce overall project management stress.
- Installation, integration, and service available nationwide through a combination of in-house resources and a global network of licensed dealers and subcontractors.
- Cooperative pricing provided exclusively to Equalis Group members.
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Watchfire Products & Services
Fixed Digit Scoreboards
Watchfire offers turnkey solutions for indoor and outdoor scoreboards, controllers and timing components for schools and athletic facilities of all sizes. Download the Watchfire Fixed Digit Catalog now.
Scoreboards are configured for football, basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, hockey, soccer, lacrosse or multipurpose uses and can be personalized with team colors and choice of LED colors.
Indoor Sports Video Scoreboards
Create home court advantage with the best-looking, best-built LED video scoreboards and displays in sports.
Watchfire’s S-Series indoor video boards are designed specifically for use in sports complexes, gyms and arenas. Plus, our preassembled videoboard series are budget-friendly solutions for do-it-yourself facilities. Crowd-pleasing features like high resolution, close viewing angles, full motion video and brilliant colors build excitement with fans, players and advertisers. Watchfire also offers turnkey solutions and control room integration.
From basketball and multipurpose scoring to off-season event entertainment, Watchfire video displays build excitement and legacies. Recognize athletes’ hard work and capture unforgettable moments on the big screen. Plus engage students with learning opportunities and rally fans, the community and sponsors.
Indoor Displays & LED Video Walls
Watchfire’s ultra-high resolution S-Series LED displays and video walls deliver optimal visibility, color and brightness under indoor lighting conditions. Additionally, Watchfire’s finest pitch X-Series uses chip-on-board (COB) LED technology for greater intensity and superior reliability. Versatile mounting options provide ideal solutions for seamless installation, design integration and architectural needs.
Watchfire’s proprietary software, Ignite OPx, manages digital signage on a single sign or across a network of displays. You can create content zones to showcase different content simultaneously, while maintaining brand identity and maximizing the impact of your indoor video board. The OPx editor allows you to create multi-frame messages using custom images to personalize your content.
Indoor LED displays and video walls feature the same commitment to quality as Watchfire’s reliable outdoor products, and are backed by a 5-year warranty.
Outdoor Sports Video Scoreboards
A Watchfire video display or virtual scoreboard will help you entertain fans and increase sponsorship revenue.
Show your rivals who leads the pack, with the best-looking, best-built LED video scoreboards and displays in sports. Schools, colleges and professional teams are discovering Watchfire’s turnkey solutions for scoring and game day excitement.
Engineered for all-weather, outdoor sports use, Watchfire video boards have rapid refresh rates, high-contrast LEDs, wide-angle viewing and control room integration. From football to track and field and from baseball to soccer, our displays help celebrate the wins and create experiences, like showcasing athletes, boosting fan participation, growing sponsorships and integrating student learning.
Watchfire monochrome displays are affordable options for organizations that are looking to replace changeable copy boards, especially when required to adhere to local zoning ordinances that restrict LED displays to text or a single color.
Watchfire Ignite OPx Software
A digital sign is only as great as its content. That’s why you need premium content management software to get the most out of your digital sign.
Ignite OPx is Watchfire’s cloud-based, content management software that runs on any platform with a browser, including a Mac. Built with powerful media tools and advanced customization options, Ignite OPx makes it easy for anyone to create custom content and schedule updates to their sign from anywhere at any time. Watch the video to see how it works.
Creating custom content is easy with our integrated editor. Drag and drop elements, such as text, image, video, and dynamic counters right onto the canvas. You can use Watchfire’s EasyArt library and select from over 1000 pieces of pre-made content. Ignite OPx is designed for both the simple and advanced user. Imported media can be automatically resized for optimal use, requiring no cropping of media beforehand. Or, you can access advanced options to tailor your content, such as video looping options, text styling, and multi-frame text. Ignite OPx makes it easier than ever to create professional content for your digital sign.
Scheduling content is a breeze with Watchfire’s innovative program and calendar editors. Drag and drop created content and EasyArt right onto the timeline. Set up regions for your large signs to display multiple playlists and content areas at the same time. Our user interface lets you easily reorder content and preview the full program with just a few clicks. You can then schedule your content to run at certain times of the day and set deactivation times, for example, once a sale has ended. Ignite OPx lets you connect with your customers at the right time and with the right message.
Updating and managing your sign is seamless. Ignite OPx gives you diagnostics and control of all of your digital signs across all locations. In addition, you’re able to create multiple user logins and assign sign specific permissions to control who updates, creates, and schedules content. Ignite OPx gives you complete control of all your digital signs.
Ignite OPx is available for your Watchfire sign at no charge, with no user and no monthly subscription fees. And should you need it, you will have access to a renowned customer support team to help you with setup, training, or any questions you may have.
Watchfire Ignite Sports Software
Ignite Sports is our proprietary content management system software that makes it easy to create, manage and deliver game-time content to Watchfire in-venue displays.
Content like scores, hype videos, player profiles, animations, live video, and advertising help you engage fans, drive revenue and strengthen franchise brands.
Score and Time
Turn your video board into a virtual scoreboard that pops with color and personality. Ignite Sports includes scoring and timing features for football and basketball and includes full and lower-third templates.
With the built-in scoreboard editor, you can create a scoreboard for any sport. Switch quarters to halves, change the start time on the game clock, or eliminate timing altogether. Simply use the same scoring console for multiple sports.
Ignite Sports lets you add your own videos and graphics, but also comes with a library of professional looking animations and graphics to bolster crowd enthusiasm. You can customize this library content by adding text, photos and logos for maximum personalization.
The unique segmentation feature allows you to instantly create advertising zones anywhere and at any size. These tailor-made layouts increase revenue opportunities.
With Ignite Sports, you can create drag-and-drop playlists for hassle-free advertising and message rotations. Our playlists have the same exit and re-entry point to ensure equal distribution of messages or advertising. Convenient tabs for favorite or specific event content make organizing display options easy. Offline production features are ideal for high schools and colleges using Ignite Sports in their AV or STEM curriculum.
Paired with a large touchscreen, Ignite Sports puts game time production at your fingertips. With one touch, prompt fans to “make some noise.” Ignite Sports allows you to quickly switch between single and multiple input layouts. The delivery console is intuitive for all operators, volunteers to professionals.
Who is Watchfire Signs?
Since 1932, Watchfire, originally known as Time-O-Matic, has relied on a tireless, Midwestern work ethic to outperform the competition. Watchfire products are conceived, designed, tested, and supported in-house because Watchfire understands that having these key teams under one roof gives them a much higher degree of quality control.
Headquartered in Danville, Illinois, Watchfire emphasizes communication among design, manufacturing, and service. The synergy between these groups increases efficiency and drives product innovation. Watchfire displays are built to order, customizing each to fit the needs of the customer while maintaining complete control of the process and quality. Today, Watchfire currently has over 60,000 LED signs in operation worldwide.
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