Press Release - October 29, 2003
October 29, 2003, London, Ontario, Canada - Keith Peiris,
the President, CEO and Chief Creative Director of Cyberteks Design,
announced today the launch of the Dynamic Screensaver/Live Desktop
and Interactive Zone created for the Atlanta Thrashers NHL Hockey
"What separates Cyberteks Design from a lot of web companies
out there is that Keith and the rest of the company have a true
passion for hockey," said Thrashers Vice President of Sales
& Marketing Derek Schiller. "That love of the game shows
through in the quality of the work that they do."
"One thing our new site does is expand our outreach to the
local, youth and grassroots hockey communities," said Schiller.
"Working with the youth players in the entire Southeast region
is an important goal of our fan development initiatives and it
made sense to work directly with Keith, who as a youth player
himself, knows exactly the type of web offerings that would appeal
to this community."
"Atlanta gave us a great opportunity with this project,"
said Peiris. "They said show us what you can do with an interactive
screen saver. This is the kind of project we really enjoy, working
with a top-class organization like the Thrashers and creating
something brand new." It also gave us an opportunity to work
directly with the National Hockey League and the Thrashers, a
Time Warner Inc. Company.
"With the re-launch of our Web site, Atlantathrashers.com,
we're very proud of the new features that we've added, especially
the creation of the Atlanta Thrashers Live Desktop by Cyberteks
Design," says Schiller. "This screensaver was designed
specifically for the Thrashers, and provides fans with live game
updates, video highlights, player stats and an interactive calendar."
DynaScreensaver is a Live Desktop/Dynamic Screensaver that displays
- Live game scores
- Play by play details
- Video highlights
- Game roster
- Goal scorers
- Player statistics
- League Standings
- Personalized Calendar with your team games and events
- Latest news
- Customized background pictures with your favorite players
This product was developed by London, Ontario based Cyberteks
Design, a web design, multimedia and software development company
using Macromedia Flash, SQL database integration and "push
and pull" technology. It is now used by the Atlanta Thrashers
NHL Hockey Team.
The DynaScreensaver builds on the universally accepted and widely
used personal computer screensaver that historically has been
able to offer only non-current information and images. DynaScreensaver
takes screensavers to the next level using Macromedia Flash MX,
advanced ActionScripting, database integration, and push and pull
technology. This product connects to several data sources, both
external and local, to deliver dynamic, ever-changing, always-current
multimedia displays that are constantly updated by a remote Internet
The technology used in developing the DynaScreensaver can be
used as a marketing tool for many organizations throughout the
world. It delivers rotating content you want the consumer to see
to the consumer's screen with no action required. The content
is refreshed approximately every 30 seconds. The client also has
access to an advanced administration menu to add and manage their
This product can be downloaded at one of the following websites
Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 98SE, ME, NT4, 2000, XP
- 128 MB RAM
- 450 MHz CPU
- 11 MB Hard drive space
- Internet Connection (High Speed Internet recommended)
- 6 MB Download (once)
Please note: If your network is protected by a firewall, you
may have to get permission to utilize this program.
Quick User Guide
- This Live Desktop/Dynamic Screensaver can be used as a Screensaver
or as a stand alone product (Live Desktop).
- When it is installed it will automatically set this product
as your default screensaver. If you don't wish to set this as
the default screensaver, please change it by right clicking
on your desktop, then click on properties and change the settings
under screensaver. The Atlanta Thrashers logo will be displayed
as an icon so that you can click whenever you want this product
to be displayed. Please note that if you run the screensaver
and at the same time click on the icon on your desktop, the
screensaver may crash and give you an error message to close
the program. In other words, either you use the Screensaver
function or the Live Desktop.
- When the screensaver is running, when you click the "X"
on the top right or press escape, the screensaver will close.
Beside the "X" is the refresh button. If there is
a connection problem, the data may not update. If you are experiencing
problems, try using the refresh button to reset the program.
- In order for you get the live updates, you have to be connected
to the internet. If you are not connected to the internet, only
the backgrounds will be displayed.
- There are 7 buttons on the left hand side of the screensaver.
They are as follows. GAME SUMMARY, CALENDAR, NEWS, STATISTICS,
HELP, GAMES and ATLANTA THRASHERS WEBSITE.
- GAME SUMMARY window will have the following features:
- Live Score - The live score will appear on the
left hand side with team logos. The time and period will
be displayed on the yellow bar of the game summary.
- Game Roster - This will display roster of both
teams with Position (POS), Goals (G) and Assists (A) up
to that game. To look at the full list, please use the scroller
on the right hand side of the Game Summary window.
- Live Game - Text based play by play summary of
the game will be displayed and updated whenever an event
occurs. Up to the minute events are loaded remotely from
- Goals - A detailed listing of all goals and assists
scored during the game will be displayed. It will also display
Even Strength (ES), Power Play (PP), Short Handed (SH),
Empty Net (EN) and Penalty Shot (PS).
- Final Summary - Box score, Attendance, 3 Stars,
Goalies names and Player summaries of both teams will be
displayed. The player summaries will include Goals (G),
Assists (A), Points (P), Shots (S), Shot Percentage (S%),
Plus/Minus (+-) and Penalty Minutes (PIM).
- Video Highlights - Video highlights will be displayed
a few hours after the game is completed. Video Highlights
of previous games can be viewed through the calendar functions.
Please note that you require Windows Media Player to view
the Video Highlights. If you don't have Windows Media Player
Plug-in, you can download it by clicking the area at the
bottom of the Video Highlights Window.
STATISTICS window will have the following features:
Skaters - Detailed statistics of all Atlanta Thrashers
skaters will be displayed for the entire season. This will
include Games played (GP), Goals (G), Assists (A), Points
(P), Plus/Minus (+-), Penalty Minutes (PIM), Shots (S) and
Shot Percentages (S%). Using the scroller function at the
right, users can read the full list. Please note that all
columns displayed can be sorted by clicking on any one of
- Goalies - Detailed statistics of Atlanta Thrashers
goalies will be displayed for the entire season. This will
include Games Played (GP), Minutes Played (MIN), Wins (W),
Losses (L), Ties (T), Goals Against Average (GAA), Penalty
Minutes (PIM), Shots Against (SA), Goals Against (GA), Save
Percentage (S%) and Shutouts (SO). Please note that all
columns displayed can be sorted by clicking on any one of
- Playoff Picture - Standings of the Southeast Division
and the playoff picture of the Eastern Conference will be
displayed. This will include Ranking, Games Played (GP),
Wins (W), Losses (L), Ties (T), Over Time Losses (OTL),
Goals for (GF), Goals Against (GA) and Points (PTS).
- CALENDAR window will have the following features:
- Thrashers Homes Games - Will be displayed in Red
- Thrashers Away Games - Will be displayed in Blue
- Thrashers Other Events - Will be displayed in Yellow
- Your Personal Events - Will be displayed in Black
- Add Your Personal Event - You can add your personal
events like birthdays, appointments or any other event you
like. Please click ADD EVENT button and you will be prompted
to enter the date and your event description. Only you can
see your personal events. All personal information will
be stored in your personal computer. So if you enter your
personal events from the computer at home, and then open
the screensaver at your office, you will not see your personal
- Edit Your Personal Events - You can edit your personal
- Delete Your Personal Events - You can delete your
- Zoom in Calendar - This will give you a Full Screen
Version of the Calendar. This will display the results of
all previous games and also the Video Highlights of all
previous games. If there are several events, the users can
use the scroll function available for all days. You also
can add your personal events from this screen too. Furthermore,
a link to BUY TICKETS is at the bottom left of the screen.
You can use the ARROWS and change the months as you wish.
- NEWS window will display the latest Thrashers news
and press releases. The Atlanta Thrashers staff can add their
own news items at any time using the administration menu.
- GAMES window will simply launch the Thrashers Games
section on www.atlantathrashers.com
- SETTINGS - When you first installed the screensaver,
you will get 4 background images. If you do not wish to have
all 4 backgrounds, you can click on the Settings button at the
bottom left corner and de-select the backgrounds you don't want
displayed. The Atlanta Thrashers may add more backgrounds in
the future. You will prompted to download those images from
the Thrashers servers. Furthermore, if you have dial up internet
connection, you should select LOW BANDWIDTH VIDEOS from the
settings menu. The individual Windows (Game Summary, Statistics,
Calendar and News) can be moved using the left arrow button
to any position you wish. However after you moved your windows,
if you want them in their original position, you can click RESET
PANEL POSITIONS button. Panel positions are saved for the next
time you use the program.