New aquatics LED video display from Daktronics will add a splash to UC Davis' outdoor facility

Aug. 5, 2015
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Fans and athletes participating in aquatics events held at the Ted & Rand Schaal Aquatics Center at University of California Davis (UC Davis) will experience a new competitive and entertaining atmosphere with the installation of a new LED video display from Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota. The outdoor display is up and running as of this summer in Davis, California.

“Daktronics is a great partner to have on board with us,” said Matt Blankenheim, assistant athletics director at UC Davis. “They are always extremely professional and willing to go the extra mile to make sure each user group is satisfied with their product.”

The aquatics LED video display features 16 millimeter line spacing and measures approximately 6 feet high by 8.5 feet wide. Live video, instant replays, scores, up-to-the-minute statistics, sponsor advertising, graphics and animations are some of the display’s capabilities that will keep fans informed and entertained.

UC Davis’ display will provide multiple levels of protection from the elements, as well as incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with wide-angle visibility to reach all fans at the facility.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to work with UC Davis on this video enhancement and timing system upgrade at Schaal Aquatics Center," said Daktronics sales representative Eric Cain. "The new display will add to the outdoor atmosphere and will be a great way to keep fans, sponsors and student-athletes informed and engaged. We will continue to work hard to earn this opportunity and provide quality and service to UC Davis!"

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About University of California Davis
Made up of more than 35,000 students across 104 undergraduate and 96 graduate programs in four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis is a member of the 10-campus University of California system and stands as one of the nation's top institutions for higher education, ranking seventh among public universities and 27th among public and private universities. UC Davis sponsors 23 intercollegiate athletic programs (14 for women, nine for men) that have gone on to claim eight NCAA team national championships and six NACDA Director's Cup's signifying the most successful athletic program in the country.

About Daktronics
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe.

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Justin Ochsner, Public Relations/Marketing - Daktronics