Daktronics provides video display system for Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids

Date Announced: 10 May 2013

Brookings, S.D. – Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., has designed, manufactured and installed an integrated LED video display system for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the home field of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Veterans Memorial Stadium.

“The Kernels have been very pleased through the entire process with Daktronics,” said Andrew Pantini, communications manager for the Kernels. “Installation, training and the technical support that was needed allowed the Kernels to be up and running in a short period of time. We have achieved the 'WOW' factor we were looking for under a very tight installation and training schedule. The display is amazing even in bright, direct sunlight.

The new display features a 15 millimeter pixel layout and measures approximately 30 feet high by 48 feet wide. It incorporates excellent image clarity and contrast, multiple levels of protection from the elements and a robust cabinet design.

Capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays, the new display 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 – all with outstanding brightness and wide-angle visibility.

Included with the installation is Daktronics powerful DakStats® software, the premiere software for managing game, season and career statistics. It delivers and tracks statistics and provides in-depth statistical reports for all levels of play – from high school to professional. Daktronics’ national statistical leader board is a valuable product that no other company offers.

“The City of Cedar Rapids and the Cedar Rapids Kernels have been a long-time partner of Daktronics and we are excited about the opportunity to continue our partnership with this new display installation,” said Matt Warnke, Daktronics sales representative. “The new 15HD display provides an even greater fan experience for fans of the Kernels and Veterans Memorial Stadium.”

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 Veterans Memorial Stadium
A 5,300 capacity facility based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Veterans Memorial Stadium is home to the Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Minnesota Twins. The stadium opened in 2002 replacing the old Veterans Memorial Stadium, built in 1949. In addition to hosting the Kernels, the stadium has hosted the Midwest League All-Star game, the American Legion World Series and multiple concerts including Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.

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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