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  • What is Scolia?

    Scolia is an innovative automatic scorekeeping solution for steel-tip darts. Besides scorekeeping, Scolia registers the location of each throw with millimeter accuracy in order to provide coordinate-based statistics to the players.

  • How does it work?

    Scolia uses a sophisticated image processing algorithm to identify the locations of the thrown darts real time. The system consists of a set of cameras and a processing unit. The cameras are connected to the processing unit by USB cables. Whenever a dart hits the board, the processing unit calculates the position of the dart along with its corresponding score.

  • What are the main functionalities of the system?

    Check the following short video demonstrating the main functionalities of the Scolia web application.

  • Do I need special dartboard or special darts set to use it?

    No, you can use your regular dartboard and darts set with Scolia. Scolia is compatible with the products of all the major dartboard manufacturers. Note that the image processing algorithm expects the dartboard to have standard dimensions, traditional colouring and to be equipped with the traditional metal number ring. It is recommended to avoid using dark-coloured barrels, shafts and flights for better accuracy.

    Supported dartboards:

    • Winmau Blade 4
    • Winmau Blade 5
    • Unicorn Eclipse Pro
    • Target Pro Tour
    • Harrows Pro Matchplay
    • One80 Gladiator II
    • One80 Gladiator III
    • Bull's Advantage
  • How accurate is it?

    There are many variables that affect the accuracy of the system. It is much harder for the system to identify tightly grouped darts the very skilled players tend to throw. Nevertheless, in case of competitive players, Scolia can consistently achieve accuracy rates well above 99%, while for recreational players this figure can easily go as high as 99.9%.

  • Where can I try it?

    The map of publicly available Scolia boards can be found on the following link: https://scoliadarts.com/map

  • Why Scolia?

    The name Scolia stands for the three main functionalities the system provides: scorekeeping, lighting, analytics.

  • Where can I buy it?

    You can buy Scolia on our webstore or at your local retailer.

  • What payment methods do you accept?

    We accept Wire Transfer and PayPal as payment methods. PayPal is compatible with all major credit and debit cards – Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®.

  • Which countries do you ship to?

    At the moment we ship to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

    Shipping is free of charge, and depending on the stock availability it takes 15-60 business days.

  • I am a business, do I have to pay VAT?

    If you make your purchase through an EU-VAT registered business, we do not charge VAT on the sale. Before placing your order, make sure your business has a valid EU-VAT number here.

  • What do I need for setting it up?

    For the Pro system, you need a solid wall (preferably brick or concrete) with a flat surface around the dartboard of 140 cm in width and 110 cm in height . For detailed instructions, read our step-by-step installation guide or watch our assembly video.

    For the Home system, a 75 cm by 75 cm is needed around the dartboard. For detailed instructions, read our step-by-step installation guide or watch our assembly video.

    In addition to that, you also need power and cable internet access nearby for both products (Pro and Home) to connect Scolia to the network.

  • Is wired internet connection necessary?

    Yes, the Scolia processing unit requires wired internet connection to operate. If taking a LAN cable to your dartboard is problematic, we highly recommend using a powerline adapter. Using these adapters, you can easily provide high-speed wired internet connection to your Scolia system without drilling through the walls or the ceiling. You can find a list of the most popular powerline adapters here.

    Please note that you can use wireless internet connection for your client device. However, depending on the quality of your wireless access network, you can experience large variance in response times. Therefore, if latency is crucial for you, we recommend using wired connection for the client device for the best user experience. For instance, you can open the Scolia web application on your PC and redirect its screen to a monitor/TV near the dartboard. If you want to mirror the user interace of your tablet/smartphone to a TV, you have many options to do so: depending on your platform, you can check your options for Android and iOS.

  • How can I register my Scolia product?

    1. Visit game.scoliadarts.com and log in to your account.
    2. Navigate to the My Boards page, and click on the Add new board button.
    3. Enter the serial number of your Scolia product. You can find the serial number on the back of your processing unit on the S/N line. The serial number can also be found on the installation guide that comes with the package.
    4. Give a name to your Scolia board, and enter the town/city where it is located. If your board is in a public place (pub, darts club, bar, etc.), and you would like it to be visible for other people on our Scolia map, you should set the board visibility to public. In this case you will need to add the street address of the board, too.
    5. Finalize the process by clicking on the Add board button.
  • How can I connect to Scolia?

    The user interface of Scolia runs in the browser. It means you can connect to the Scolia system using any smartphone, tablet or PC with Internet access. You can connect to any Scolia system in three simple steps:

    1. Visit game.scoliadarts.com.
    2. Log in or choose the Play As Guest tab.
    3. Enter the 6-character Board Code you see on the display and start playing!
  • Do I have to create an account if I want to play?

    You can play on Scolia without registration by playing a Guest Game. However, if you want to have access to the full functionality of the system, you have to create an account. This way, you can browse the history of your games, check your statistics and try out different types of games, too. Registration is quick and easy, especially with our social login functionalities: use your Facebook or Google account to sign up within a few seconds! Visit game.scoliadarts.com, register and enjoy the full functionality of the system!

  • Do I have to calibrate the system manually?

    Scolia carries out the whole calibration process on its own, without any manual support. Note that the calibration process requires the environment of the dartboard to be clear, so that the cameras can scan the entire area of the board.

  • What are the main benefits of Scolia Pro over Scolia Home?

    In general, Scolia Pro is the best choice if ultra-high accuracy and robustness is something critical for you. Scolia Pro systems are widely used by pubs, bars, darts clubs and highly enthusiastic individuals all around Europe. The stability, accuracy and durability of this system is beyond doubts. We have recorded an accuracy level of over 99.8% for the 10.000.000+ throws that have been thrown on these devices.

    Moreover, the aesthetic, multi-functional processing unit of Scolia Pro provides additional enhancement for the user experience. Not only does it provide colour coded visual effects for different board states, it displays various real-time information on the mini display and also contains a charging port through which you can charge your phone and tablet during the game.

  • What do I need for setting it up?

    For the Pro system, you need a solid wall (preferably brick or concrete) with a flat surface around the dartboard of 140 cm in width and 110 cm in height (see the image below). In addition to that, you also need power and cable internet access nearby to connect Scolia to the network. For detailed instructions, read our step-by-step installation guide or watch our assembly video.

  • Is wired internet connection necessary?

    Yes, the Scolia processing unit requires wired internet connection to operate. If taking a LAN cable to your dartboard is problematic, we highly recommend using a powerline adapter. Using these adapters, you can easily provide high-speed wired internet connection to your Scolia system without drilling through the walls or the ceiling. You can find a list of the most popular powerline adapters here.

    Please note that you can use wireless internet connection for your client device. However, depending on the quality of your wireless access network, you can experience large variance in response times. Therefore, if latency is crucial for you, we recommend using wired connection for the client device for the best user experience. For instance, you can open the Scolia web application on your PC and redirect its screen to a monitor/TV near the dartboard. If you want to mirror the user interace of your tablet/smartphone to a TV, you have many options to do so: depending on your platform, you can check your options for Android and iOS.

  • Does the processing unit have a charging point for my phone?

    Yes, in order to avoid battery life to be a limiting factor, a USB charging point is placed on the left-hand side of the processing unit in case of the Pro system. Using your regular USB charging cable, you can charge your phone or tablet during the game.

  • What are those buttons on the processing unit?

    Normally, you do not have to interact with the processing unit. However, in some rare cases you might have to use the three buttons under the display.

    1. The top button (Takeout finished) forces the processing unit to change its state from Takeout to Throw, effectively finishing the visit of the current player. Press this button if the visit of the previous player is over (i.e. the dartboard is clear) but the display state is still Takeout.
    2. The middle button (Calibrate) should be used in cases when someone moved or replaced the dartboard while Scolia was turned on. This recalibration process takes around 10 seconds. Make sure the dartboard is clear during this period.
    3. The bottom button (Manual throw) should be used when Scolia failed to detect your latest throw. When you press the button, Scolia takes a snapshot of the dartboard and evaluates it. Note that you can also add this throw manually on the user interface. Choose the option which is more convenient for you.
  • What are the main advantages of Scolia Home over Scolia Pro?

    Scolia Home is a perfect fit for residential customers who seek a compact, lightweight and more affordable auto-scoring upgrade kit for their dartboard. Designed for the Bull’s Termote lighting, this system is very easy to install and provides high accuracy scorekeeping without taking up too much space.

  • What are the requirements for setting up Scolia Home?

    Apart from a standard steel-tip dartboard, you will need the following items:

    • Bull’s Termote 2.0 light surround
    • A standard dartboard surround

    You can buy both of these items in a bundle with Scolia Home in our webstore or at various retailers. Additionally, you will need a 75 by 75 cm space around your dartboard and wired internet connection.

    For detailed instructions, read our step-by-step installation guide or watch our assembly video.

  • Do I need to drill into my wall if I want to install Scolia Home?

    Not necessarily. You can install Scolia Home without any additional holes in your wall. Simply attach the camera-holding legs and the processing unit to the Termote lighting, and hang it up on your dartboard surround. However, depending on the rigidity of your dartboard surround, you might find that it is deforming under the weight of the Termote and the Scolia Home kit or that it is not stable enough. For this reason, we recommend using the T-shaped support brackets for Scolia Home to permanently attach the Termote lighting to the wall.

  • Is wired internet connection necessary?

    Yes, the Scolia processing unit requires wired internet connection to operate. If taking a LAN cable to your dartboard is problematic, we highly recommend using a powerline adapter. Using these adapters, you can easily provide high-speed wired internet connection to your Scolia system without drilling through the walls or the ceiling. You can find a list of the most popular powerline adapters here.

    Please note that you can use wireless internet connection for your client device. However, depending on the quality of your wireless access network, you can experience large variance in response times. Therefore, if latency is crucial for you, we recommend using wired connection for the client device for the best user experience. For instance, you can open the Scolia web application on your PC and redirect its screen to a monitor/TV near the dartboard. If you want to mirror the user interace of your tablet/smartphone to a TV, you have many options to do so: depending on your platform, you can check your options for Android and iOS.

  • What kind of dartboard surrounds are recommended for Scolia Home?

    Most one-piece PU (polyurethane) dartboard surrounds are perfectly compatible with Scolia Home. The main requirement is that using the surround as a holder for the Termote 2.0 lighting, the dartboard should be exactly in the middle of the light surround. For this to happen, the approximate dimensions of the surround should be the following:

    • Outer diameter: 68-70 cm
    • Width: 12-12.5 cm
    • Thickness: 3-4 cm

    Most manufacturers (Winmau, Target, Unicorn, Bull’s) produce PU surrounds with these dimensions. You can also buy one of these surrounds for your new Scolia Home product in our webshop.

  • How do I connect to a Scolia Home board?

    Unlike the Scolia Pro system, Scolia Home boards do not display the 6-character board code. Scolia Home systems operate with fixed board codes, meaning that the board code remains the same until the owner of the board decides to change it. If the Scolia Home system you would like to join is your board, use the Quick Join functionality or check the board code on your My Boards page. If the Scolia Home system you would like to join is not your board, contact the owner of the board to obtain the 6-character board code.

  • I accidentally moved the Termote light surround when I was removing the darts from the dartboard. Do I need to recalibrate the system?

    The camera-holding legs of Scolia Home - unlike the ones of Scolia Pro - are not attached directly to the wall. Instead, they are mounted on the Termote light surround, which makes the system more prone to accidental movements during the game. For this reason, Scolia Home is more suitable for residential environments. Although the software can compensate for minor movements of the cameras, make sure not to touch the Termote lighting or the camera-holding legs when removing the darts from the dartboard. If you experience too many inaccurate calls, recalibrate the system on the My Boards page.

  • Do Scolia Home owners access the same software functionalities as Scolia Pro owners?

    Yes, the full functionality of the Scolia web application is available free of charge not only for Scolia Pro and Home owners, but for anyone who registers at game.scoliadarts.com.

  • Do you ship to European countries only?

    Yes, Scolia Home is available only for European customers at the moment. We are working intensively on obtaining the necessary certificates for Scolia Home for worldwide distribution.

  • Do I have to press any buttons after my turn?

    No. Unlike most darts machines, Scolia automatically detects the takeout events as well. This way, it knows exactly when the visit of a player has ended, so switching from one player to the next one happens automatically.

  • Can I manually overwrite the wrong scores?

    Yes. If you tap on the tile of the wrong score, a Score Correction interface appears on which you can freely change the sector of the given throw. You can also add or remove throws if the detection algorithm of Scolia made a mistake. Note, that only the Game Master is allowed to change scores. The Game Master is the user who started the game. If for some reason this user is no longer online, the Game Master token is given to another user who is connected to the board. This way, it is always possible to overwrite the scores if needed. Score Correction is available only for the last visit of each player.

  • Can I play online with my friend?

    Yes! Since August 2020, Online Gaming is available for all Scolia devices. Choose the Online Game tile on the Dashboard, join the lobby and play against your friends or anyone else!.

  • How does Scolia handle bounce-outs?

    In order to ensure robustness against external noise coming from various sources (ambient lights, moving objects, etc.), Scolia detects bounce-outs indirectly. At the end of each visit, Scolia can figure out if one or two bounce-out throws happened, and adds None throws automatically to the missing places. This way, there is no need to manually register the bounce-outs, Scolia does it automatically for you. In the extremely rare case of throwing three consecutive bounce-outs, just press the top button (Takeout finished) on the processing unit to switch to the next player. It is worth noting that bounce-out throws are detected directly in some special cases (e.g. if the bounce-out throw moves another dart that is already in the dartboard).

  • How does Scolia handle throws off the board?

    If you fail to hit the board with your throw, Scolia might not be able to detect it. Since this off-the-board throw has no score, it is handled similarly to a bounce-out throw, i.e. Scolia will add a None throw after you finished your turn.

  • How does Scolia handle "Robin Hood" throws?

    Robin Hood throws are quite challenging to detect. Still, in most cases Scolia correctly identifies these throws as None throws with 0 score. Use the Score Correction interface on the web application to adjust the score if needed.

  • Can I leave or abort the game?

    You can leave the game at any point. If you are the Game Master of the running game, you are also allowed to abort the game. Be aware that if you abort the game, all the clients who are connected to the board will be redirected to the game statistics page.

  • There is no Board Code after startup, the display status is CONNECTING. What should I do?

    Make sure you have your Scolia product registered at game.scoliadarts.com/my-boards. If you have not registered your product yet, perform the following steps:

    1. Visit game.scoliadarts.com and log in to your account.
    2. Navigate to the My Boards page, and click on the Add new board button.
    3. Enter the serial number of your Scolia product. You can find the serial number on the back of your processing unit on the S/N line.
    4. Give a name to your Scolia board, and enter the town/city where it is located. If your board is in a public place (pub, darts club, bar, etc.), and you would like it to be visible for other people on our Scolia map, you should set the board visibility to public. In this case you will need to add the street address of the board, too.
    5. Finalize the process by clicking on the Add board button.

    Once your product is registered, restart the system by turning it off and on again after a few seconds.

  • The display status is CAMERA ERROR. What should I do?

    Check the USB cables of the cameras, and make sure they are properly connected to the extension cables and to the processing unit. Restart the system by turning it off and on again after a few seconds.

  • The display status is CALIB ERROR. What should I do?

    The environment of the dartboard must be clear on start-up. The automatic calibration process fails to execute if one or more objects partially or fully cover the segments of the dartboard. Once you removed every objects that can potentially block the view of the cameras, restart the system. The owner of the Scolia system can monitor the camera images on the My boards page of the web application.

  • The system makes too many mistakes. What should I do?

    Try to recalibrate your system by pressing the middle button (Calibrate) on the processing unit, or turning your device off and on again after a few seconds. Make sure the environment of the dartboard is clear during the calibration process.

  • How can I check the images of the cameras?

    1. Visit game.scoliadarts.com and log in to your account.
    2. Go to your My boards page, and pick the Scolia system you are interested in.
    3. If your Scolia system is online, you can see the still images of the cameras. You can refresh the images at any point by pressing the refresh button in the top right corner.

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