Venus 1500: Updating Software

How Do I Update My Version of Venus 1500?

This tutorial takes you through step-by-step instructions on how to update your Venus® 1500 message display software. Software updates allow users to receive the latest innovative features. Daktronics continuously updates our Venus 1500 software to meet user requests and market feedback. These updates are available and easy to download at no cost to you for the life of the software.

Video Transcript

In this episode, we're going to be looking at how to update your Venus 1500 version 4. Keeping your software up to date is crucial to take advantage of the additional features and bug fixes that are available. Now it’s also important to note that in this video we’re talking about software updates and not upgrades.

Updating your software involves moving from one revision to the next. For example, going from 4.14 to 4.15. A software upgrade is moving from one version of the software to the next version. For example, you might upgrade from version 3 software to version 4 software. With software upgrades there is typically a charge; however with software updates, they are always free.

If you've received an email from Daktronics notifying you that a software update is available, you can simply click the link in the email to be taken to the download. Otherwise, you can navigate your web browser to

Once at the Venus 1500 page, click on the downloads tab and then scroll down to Venus 1500 Update Lite Version. Click on the .exe file and you'll be given the option to either run or save. You can save the file to your desktop and run it at a later time, or you can go ahead and run it now.

Once you're running the file, just follow the onscreen prompts to complete the process. Once the software has been updated, your computer will need to reboot. So be sure to save any work in progress.