The price of the service depends on configuration options chosen, the
duration of a tournament, the number of players, etc. These technical choices
are determined by organizers before the start of an event, depending, for
example, on whether the organizers require PC's and projectors or if they are
also need to be supplied.
The maximum use of system opportunities (all 4 complexes) not only provides
the best possible representation of an event for spectators, but also appeals
to sponsors and advertizers. It also saves the organisers additional
expenses: for example, use of live transmission on TV or Internet can
generate revenue by sale of advertising time or an exclusive right to
businesses, and offset other costs, such as faxes.
Use of more expensive, but better quality videoprojectors can be overall less
expensive than TV sets because the system allows for each projector to show
up to 6 games simultaneously.
Added annotations allow immediate publication of printed materials from the
tournament, utilizinging the dayly bulletin (the book with comments by GM
Vasiukov on the World Championship Karpov-Kamsky in Elista was issued the
next day after the match).
Quality of equipment determines quality of the display. Usually it is
possible to borrow or lease equipment in the town where the tournament is
Consideration of these factors adds to our main goal: to make spectators and
organizers happy and to provide the best quality service at the best price.
The general opinion of journalists of the full range of options of our system
they saw at Elista, FIDE World Championship 1996, was that the system was
The Shahcom system: a new technological
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Graphical display of games: from 1 to 6 boards