Daktronics prepares for first outdoor 15-SMD LED installation at UAlbany

Date Announced: 17 Jan 2013

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., announced today that the University at Albany (UAlbany), State University of New York, has asked the company to design, manufacture and install an integrated LED display system for the Great Danes home football games at their new multi-sport stadium.

The installation includes Daktronics first outdoor 15 millimeter pixel layout to feature Surface Mount Device (SMD) technology, where all 3-in-1 LED pixels are fixed to the surface of the printed circuit board. This main video display sits just behind the end zone and measures more than 21.5 feet tall by more than 38 feet wide.

“We are proud to partner with Daktronics, the industry leader, with an investment in the latest video scoreboard technology,” said Rick Coe, Deputy Director of Athletics for UAlbany. “This is an exciting time for UAlbany Athletics as we complete construction on our new stadium. We are looking forward to its opening this fall and providing our fans and the Capital Region community the highest quality game-day experience and environment possible.”

The main video display will incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast, multiple levels of protection from the elements and a new innovative cabinet design. It is capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. It can also be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements with outstanding brightness and wide-angle visibility.

The installation includes two LED message displays measuring 6 feet tall by nearly 11 feet wide and featuring 26 millimeter pixel layouts. These displays are located on each side of the scoreboard below the video display. They will provide the opportunity to showcase sponsors throughout events and provide up-to-the-minute statistics and game information.

A Sportsound® 2000HD audio system, which will be integrated with the video and scoring system, will also be added to the stadium. The system provides full-range sound reproduction and delivers clear and intelligible speech. The 2000HD provides a powerful audio experience for the fans. Daktronics audio offers high quality audio systems that can integrate with dynamic displays in indoor and outdoor sport venues.

Daktronics Creative Services was also included in the project to provide custom content in the form of video, graphics, animations and layouts for all displays at the new venue.

“It has been a great experience working with the University at Albany and helping to bring this new addition to their football events,” said Dave D’Amico, Daktronics Sales Representative. “We’re excited to create this partnership with Albany and we look forward to enhancing the game-day excitement for the university’s fans.”

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About University at Albany

The University at Albany is an NCAA Division I institution and its FCS football program will start its inaugural season in the Colonial Athletic Association after being a part of the Northeast Conference for the past 14 seasons.

UAlbany’s new 8,500 seat multi-sport stadium is scheduled for opening in August 2013 and will be the new home for the Great Danes football program. This facility will provide the University and the New York Capital region with a first class venue to host numerous sporting and community events.

About Daktronics

Daktronics is recognized as the world’s leading provider of full-color LED video displays. Daktronics began manufacturing large screen, full-color, LED video displays in 1997. Since then, thousands of large screen video displays have been sold and installed around the world. Since 2001, independent market research conducted by iSuppli Corp. lists Daktronics as the world’s leading provider of large screen LED video displays.

Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales@daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

Contact
Justin Ochsner Marketing tel (605) 692-0200

E-mail: justin.ochsner@daktronics.com

Web Site: www.daktronics.com

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