​Cal Poly Partners with Daktronics to Update Arena

Two video displays and eight LED scorer's tables installed

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Nov. 17, 2014 – California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) has partnered with Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, for new LED technology that was installed in Robert A. Mott Athletics Center this fall in San Luis Obispo, California.

"These new video displays and LED tables add excitement and provide our fans a game-day experience we have never had at Cal Poly. And our association with Daktronics over the years has been very positive," said Cal Poly Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman.

A main video display was mounted at each end of the arena. Each display measures approximately 11 feet high by 22 feet wide and features SMD (Surface Mount Device) technology at 10 millimeter line spacing. The SMD, or 3-in-1 LED package, allows for tighter pixel spacing to provide clear vibrant imagery combined with wide-angle viewing for a top-of-the-line indoor display solution.

These displays are capable of showing live video and instant replays, but can also be divided into multiple sections to highlight timely statistics and scoring information, sponsor messages, and other graphics and animations.

Eight LED scorer's tables stretch along the sideline to provide additional opportunities for sponsors, statistics and other game information. Each display measures 2 feet high by 9 feet wide and features 10 millimeter line spacing.

"Daktronics is honored to continue our long-standing partnership with Cal Poly," said Eric Cain, Daktronics sales representative. "This integrated system will deliver an outstanding game-day experience to every seat in Mott Athletics Center. We are excited for the major impact this video system has on Mustangs fans, sponsors and student athletes."

In addition to the equipment installation, Cal Poly received a bank of hours for content creation from Daktronics in-house, award-winning creative team, Daktronics Creative Services. Content will be produced and delivered at the request of the university.

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 Cal Poly

Founded in 1901 and part of the renowned California State University system since 1960, Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's Central Coast. Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose 19,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. The university's renowned Learn by Doing philosophy allows students to put theory into practice immediately, giving them real-world experience early on that prepares them to meaningfully contribute to their professions on the first day of their careers. And Cal Poly's commitment to cross-disciplinary research produces whole-system thinkers who can transfer their talents and creativity across a wide spectrum of specializations.​