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Our Company

Since 1968, Daktronics has been reinventing the way you display. We are the world's industry leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large screen video displays. It's our passion to continuously provide the highest quality standard display products as well as custom-designed and integrated systems.



Why Choose Daktronics?

We believe that we are the manufacturer most people turn to worldwide for LED display and scoreboard systems. Here are just a few reasons businesses continue to choose us.

Why Choose Daktronics  



Dynamically leading our industry.

LED MESSAGE DISPLAYS

With tens of thousands of systems installed around the world, Daktronics is recognized as the leading designer and manufacturer of LED message displays worldwide.

LED VIDEO DISPLAYS

Since 2001, independent market research from iSuppli Corp. has consistently ranked Daktronics #1, with approximately 30 percent of the entire worldwide LED video display market share.

SCOREBOARDS & DIGITS

No other manufacturer offers such a complete line of electronic scoreboards and numeric digit displays for sports, commercial and transportation applications, available in nearly any size and configuration.

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

No other manufacturer can provide a truly integrated system from a single supplier. Our products are designed and manufactured to work together to provide a better experience.

     

From humble beginnings.

Daktronics was founded in 1968 by Drs. Aelred Kurtenbach and Duane Sander, professors of electrical engineering at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. The company began with the design and manufacture of electronic voting systems for state legislatures.

In 1971, Daktronics developed the patented MatsideĀ® wrestling scoreboard, the first product in the company's growing and evolving line.

In 1994, Daktronics, Inc. became a publicly traded company, offering shares under the symbol DAKT on the NASDAQ National Market system.

Today, Daktronics has grown from a small company operating out of a garage to the world leader, offering the most complete product lineup in the display industry.

Daktronics Employees at the Olympics 

 

Our Vision

To be the world leader at informing and entertaining audiences through dynamic audio-visual communications systems.

Our Mission

  • Deliver industry leading value to our customers,
  • by engaging our employees through challenging and rewarding opportunities, and
  • developing strategic partnerships with our suppliers, and
  • leveraging our strengths in product innovation, manufacturing, and service;
  • while contributing to the betterment of our communities, and
  • generating an attractive return for our investors.

Read about our successes and industry involvement.

 

NEWS RELEASES

Check out what our customers have been up to lately.

SUCCESS STORIES

We take pride in delivering great projects for our customers.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

See how we've been recognized worldwide for our business excellence.

MEMBERSHIPS

We support our industry through various professional associations memberships.

 

Daktronics Manufacturing 

 

775,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

The main manufacturing facilities are located at our corporate headquarters in Brookings, SD, with additional facilities in Sioux Falls, SD; Redwood Falls, Minnesota; Shanghai, China; and Victor, NY. Our manufacturing capabilities include circuit board manufacture, electronic assembly, metal fabrication, welding, painting, final assembly, testing and shipping.

Unlike many of our competitors who purchase overseas, we believe in designing and manufacturing almost all of our subassemblies used in our products, including digits and display modules.

MANUFACTURING FACILITIES FACTS

  • Flow through facility with multiple final assembly areas
  • Automated LED/electronic component insertion
  • 100% solid state electronics
  • Conformal coating on drive electronics
  • Environmentally-sealed digits and modules
  • Printed circuit board fabrication
  • Wave solder and aqueous wash
  • Computerized metal fabrication
  • Proprietary calibration systems
  • Multiple paint booths and overhead cranes
  • Component and system test facilities
  • Indoor shipping and loading

Daktronics Brand Assets

Are you a sign company, media outlet or nonprofit organization? Go to our Brand Assets page to download our logo in various formats.