Durham Performing Arts Center Partners With Daktronics For Marquee Displays
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 17, 2016 – Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) of Durham, North Carolina, has called upon Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to provide their facility with several LED video marquee displays. The displays, designed and manufactured by Daktronics, were installed late in 2015.
"This project could not have turned out more perfectly," said Bob Klaus, General Manager at DPAC for the operating partnership of PFM / Nederlander. "The patience and expertise of the Daktronics team ensured that we selected the right systems and that everything from the initial project planning to the install to our day-to-day operation were seamless. The value of this addition to our theater property is no less than terrific."
Three new marquee displays were installed around the exterior of the performing arts center. One display measures approximately 6 feet high by 26.5 feet wide and is positioned away from the building to attract attention of passersby. Two other displays measure approximately 6 feet high by 8.5 feet wide and are mounted to the building above the entrance to appeal to patrons as they enter the building.
All three displays feature 10 millimeter line spacing for excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility for mass appeal of viewers. These displays are currently being used for event promotion, sponsored messages, emergency information and other announcements.
"We're proud to provide these new displays for DPAC to help promote upcoming events and send messages to their audience," said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. "The displays look great and we look forward to many years of them providing an impact for such a great venue."
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology feature industry-leading environmental protection for a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed five times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine's annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has "something for everyone," hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed for six consecutive years as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.