is a company that manufactures scoreboards
, video boards
, and electronic displays
. Fair Play is a subsidiary
Fair Play was born in 1934 after the company founder Elmer Foster saw his basketball
team lose in the final seconds of the game. He created a basic scoreboard
with a watch in the center to keep time
and numbers that he held on a nail.
In 1997, the company merged with Trans-Lux Corporation of Norwalk, Connecticut.
Sports That Use Fair Play Products
Fair Play also manufactures multipurpose scoreboards (i.e., suitable for two or more sports, such as football and baseball), as well as portable scoreboards and timing devices.
Current Scoreboard Controllers
Fair Play introduced a new line of scoreboard
controllers two years ago with a new technology. FP calls this "MP-70/50/30."
The MP-70 controller is used to control larger scoreboards. This controller also has a handswitch on the back, and the ability to use Foul Memory (in basketball
, that has the controller keep track of player fouls) and other little features.
The MP-50 controls smaller scoreboards
and is most typically used for baseball since there is no need for a hand switch.
Both controllers run by using keypad inserts. Instead of having one control do only one sport, keypad inserts let one control do all sports. The controllers also... Read More