Daktronics installs center-hung LED video boards at War Memorial Arena

April 15, 2010
Date Announced: 15 Apr 2010 BROOKINGS, S.D. – April 15, 2010 – A new centerhung video and scoring system was recently installed in War Memorial Arena at Oncenter, home of the Syracuse Crunch, an AHL hockey team. The system was designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D.“The new centerhung is an amazing addition for the arena,” said Sandy Baker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oncenter Complex. “Daktronics provides quality, state-of-the-art equipment, and the new video displays will enhance the overall experience for the players and fans.”The four video displays, with lines of LED pixels on 10mm center to center spacing, measure approximately five feet high by nearly 12 feet wide. These video displays feature live video and instant replay, as well as animations, graphics, statistics and advertisements.Beneath each 10mm video display sits an auxiliary LED display that measures approximately two feet high by 11 feet wide. These displays allow for scoring and statistic information, more opportunities for sponsor recognition and crowd-exciting graphics and animations.Custom LED hockey scoreboards were installed above each of the primary video displays.In 2007, the Oncenter Complex also chose Daktronics to install LED ribbon displays along the fascia. The new centerhung display works seamlessly with the ribbon displays to showcase sponsors and keep the crowds of Crunch fans entertained.“We’ve enjoyed working with the Onondaga County Oncenter Complex before,” Scott Willson, Daktronics Sales, said, ”and we were happy to work with them again. This new centerhung will enhance the event experience for everyone in War Memorial Arena.”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 Oncenter ComplexThe Oncenter Complex, a multi-venue exhibition, convention and entertainment facility in Syracuse, N.Y., consists of three venues. It is centrally located in the Northeast to attract both regional and national events that contribute to the economic and cultural development of Onondaga County. The Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter is a 99,000-square-foot structure ideal for major conventions, banquets, consumer shows, trade shows, car shows, exhibitions and corporate awards dinners. The space includes exhibition halls, a ballroom and break-out meeting rooms. Next door, the War Memorial Arena at Oncenter has the versatility to accommodate numerous large-scale events, including ice shows, family shows, car shows, concerts, sports events and conventions. The John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters at Oncenter is home to three beautiful, distinct theaters that host a diverse variety of events, from stage productions to business meetings. The Oncenter Complex has received the Inner Circle Award for being one of the Top 15 convention centers in the nation for eleven consecutive years. For more information, visit www.oncenter.org. About DaktronicsDaktronics 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 [email protected], 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.- END -

Mark Steinkamp Marketing Director Daktronics, Inc. 605-692-0200

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