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Eastern Washington University to Receive New LED Displays for Football, Basketball Venues

BROOKINGS, S.D. – August 1, 2012 – Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., announced today that Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash., has asked the company to design, manufacture and install a new integrated video and sound system for Roos Field and a new video system for Reese Court.

The installation at Roos Field includes a light emitting diode (LED) video display measuring roughly 15 feet high by 27 feet wide. This display features Daktronics powerful 15HD advanced pixel layout for enhanced viewing at every angle. It can show one large image, live video highlights and replay, or it can be sectioned in to a number of smaller windows capable of showing a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements with outstanding brightness.

The video display and sound system at Roos Field is scheduled to be installed in time for the 2012 home opener in late September and replaces the previous display which has been in use for more than 20 years.

“We are very excited to partner with Daktronics in providing our fans a first-class game day environment,” said Bill Chaves, Director of Athletics, Eastern Washington University. “This is something that a number of individuals on campus have been working on and it finally coming to fruition is just another step in moving all aspects of our programs to championship-caliber levels.”

Reese Court will receive a new LED display measuring 8 feet high by 15 feet wide, featuring 10 millimeter pixel spacing. This display is capable of showing all the same graphics, animations, statistics and scoring information as the display at Roos Field, but is tailored for the indoor sports taking place at the arena.

Included in the project is Daktronics powerful Show Control System touted as the best in the industry at processing and scaling live and recorded video signals into digital imagery for large LED displays. It provides a potent combination of control software, data integration and playback hardware. For more information on the Show Control System, visit www.daktronics.com/show.

A Sportsound® 2000HD audio system, which will be integrated with the video 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.

“The folks at Daktronics have been very accommodating in the design and aggressive timeline required by Eastern Washington University,” said Michael Westfall, Executive Director, Eastern Washington University Foundation. “We are looking forward to having a premiere video board and the capabilities that come with it.”

The new video displays look to create a new level of excitement for fans of Eastern Washington and move the university into the age of video scoreboards, past the days of digit-only displays.

“It was really a pleasure to work with all the various people involved in the project at Eastern Washington University,” said Greg Schmidt, Daktronics Sales Representative. “We worked through the creative development process to engineer these systems to fit exactly what the university was looking for, and I’m excited for the university to move forward with their new systems in place this fall.”