As of November 2021, CSCA began using DGT smartboards to broadcast live games over the Internet. For CSCA equipment staff and other users,
this page will describe the set-up required for this purpose. Other purposes and corresponding configurations are described in the DGT
documentation. Your own PC is used to collect moves from all the boards and transmit those, plus other game information, to the DGT-
internet-server. The DGT-internet-server (livechesscloud.com) makes the games available via the world wide web.
DGT is a Dutch company represented in the USA by its exclusive distributor DGT North
The roll of gray cable is not essential. It can be removed. It can be replaced by a longer one.
Its purpose is to allow more distance between the TD's PC and the players.
The gray cable in the top left of the image runs to the 2nd board.
One cable plus one Telecom network splitter is all it takes to lengthen the distance between either TD and board 1,
or between boards.
The gray cable is the connection from the previous board.
The remaining opening in the Telecom network splitter (see the green oval) can be used to connect the next board.
In total 12 boards can be connected this way.
Use the Support menu item on the website
of DGT https://digitalgametechnology.com/
to download and install the required drivers. It is as simple as download and run
(see the lightblue oval):
Click on the area in the purple oval above to start the next step to install DGT LiveChess
See the area in the green oval for different versions of LiveChess. Click on the one appropriate for your PC.
Start with [Window - User Manual]
Use [Serial Ports] to activate a COM port (Windows only).
Use [eBoards] to check connections to the boards.
Use [Tournaments] to run your event: