NeST Install

    NeST v2.0 Installation Help

    The Scorebird NeST (Network Scoring Transmitter) easily plugs into your scoreboard controller. It reads the data and delivers that to the AHSAA Now app, that you and your fans can see your scores and other within your area.

    Download the Scorebird Management app:
    App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scorebird-management-app/id1472227801
    Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scorebird.customermanagement&hl=en_US

    Installation Video
    Click here to watch

    Daktronics All-Sport 5000
    To install the Scorebird NeST for Daktronics All-Sport 5000

    • Plug previously supplied splitter into back of Daktronics controller.
    • Plug scoreboard controller into NeST 9-pin port using supplied cable. Scoreboard controller side of 9-pin cable is plugged into the top of the splitter.
    • Plug NeST power cord into micro-USB on back of NeST, then into power source
    • Turn on power to scoreboard controller
    • Run clock on scoreboard controller for test purposes
    • Once NeST states it is connected, change home and away score on controller. Data should be displayed on NeST screen. **NeST may take up to 2 min to connect**
    • When done, power off controller and unplug NeST power cord from power source.
    • If scbrd scan appears, contact support at 844-468-2473.

    FairPlay MP-70
    To install the Scorebird NeST for FairPlay MP-70

    • Plug scoreboard controller into NeST 9-pin port using supplied cable.
    • Plug NeST power cord into micro-USB on back of NeST, then into power source
    • Turn on power to scoreboard controller
    • Run clock on scoreboard controller for test purposes
    • Once NeST states it is connected, change home and away score on controller. Data should be displayed on NeST screen. **NeST may take up to 2 min to connect.**
    • When done, power off controller and unplug NeST power cord from power source.
    • If scbrd scan appears, contact support at 844-468-2473.

    ElectroMech
    To install the Scorebird NeST for Electromech Controller

    • Plug scoreboard controller into NeST using supplied cable.
    • USB side of cable goes into NeST and 1/4 inch (stereo) cable goes into available scoreboard port of the controller.
    • Plug NeST power cord into micro-USB on back of NeST, then into power source
    • Turn on power to scoreboard controller
    • Run clock on scoreboard controller for test purposes
    • Once NeST states it is connected, change home and away score on controller. Data should be displayed on NeST screen. **NeST may take up to 2 min to connect**
    • If you do not see data or get the scbrd scan message, unplug the USB cable from Scorebird, wait 20 seconds, and then plug back in.
    • When done, power off controller and unplug NeST power cord from power source.
    • If scbrd scan continues to appear, contact support at 844-468-2473.

    Nevco
    To install the Scorebird NeST for Nevco Controller

    • Plug scoreboard controller into NeST using supplied cable.
    • USB side of cable goes into NeST and coax cable goes into available scoreboard port of the controller.
    • Plug NeST power cord into micro-USB on back of NeST, then into power source
    • Turn on power to scoreboard controller
    • Run clock on scoreboard controller for test purposes
    • Once NeST states it is connected, change home and away score on controller. Data should be displayed on NeST screen. **NeST may take up to 2 min to connect**
    • If you do not see data or get the scbrd scan message, unplug the USB cable from Scorebird, wait 20 seconds, and then plug back in.
    • When done, power off controller and unplug NeST power cord from power source.
    • If scbrd scan appears, contact support at 844-468-2473.

    Other Scoreboard Models coming soon
    As we ship out other models, this page will contain install support for other scoreboard models.

    Internet Connection
    We recommend the use of Ethernet or WiFi with the Scorebird device.  If using Ethernet, plug Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port.  If using WiFi, use the instructions below (once finished setup, remember to remove flash drive).  If you do not have Ethernet or WiFi, we can use the built in cellular chip.

    Important NOTE:  To use Ethernet or WiFi, you will most likely have to provide your IT department the MacAddress to gain access to the network.  The Mac Addresse information is at the bottom of this page.  Using your NeST # for your device, you can easily build your Mac Address information.

    WiFi Setup Instructions

    1. Get a USB flash drive, formatted to FAT32.
    2. Create a file called ‘wifi.txt’ in the main folder.
    3. First line should have “ssid=”, followed by the WiFi name.
    4. Next line should have “passkey=”, followed by the passkey.
    5. Save file, eject Flash drive from computer.
    6. Remove power from NeST.
    7. Plug in USB drive to NeST.
    8. Power ON NeST.
    9. Wait for connect message on NeST.
    10. If unsuccessful (or want to see success message):
    A. Remove drive from NeST after it has finished starting up
    B. Plug drive into PC
    C. Read troubleshooting info from below the “—“line in “wifi.txt”

    *You can also plug an ethernet cable into the ethernet port for internet.

    MAC Address

    MAC addresses are in the format:
    aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff

    Ethernet is assigned:
    42:vv:ww:xx:yy:zz where vv:ww:xx:yy:zz are zero-padded and generated from the serial number. Device 12345 would become: 42:12:34:50:00:00

    WiFi MAC is assigned similarly, with the prefix being 46 instead of 42. So, 12345’s WiFi MAC would be 46:12:34:50:00:00.


    Watch the Scorebird NeST installation tutorial: (back to top)

    Support
    If you have any issues or questions contact us at support@scorebird.com or toll free at 844-Got-Bird (844-468-2473).

    Last Updated on 9/16/2019