Daktronics Provides Big Upgrades to Video and Scoring System for Westchester County Center
External banner displays welcome and inform event attendees
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 5, 2016 – The Westchester County Center, located in White Plains, New York, has asked Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install a total of 10 LED video displays for the facility. All displays were installed this fall to be ready to entertain and excite fans of the multiple events the facility can accommodate, including a variety of conventions and the New York Knicks development league team.
"Our Westchester County Center, which has been serving the community for nearly 90 years, is the perfect example of preserving pure Art Deco architecture while offering state-of-the-art features for the convenience of today's audiences," said Robert P. Astorino, Westchester County Executive. "Combining the old with the new is important in a county where we celebrate the past but want to stay relevant now and in the future."
On the outside of the center, seven displays are strategically placed to advertise upcoming events and provide facility branding. Two marquee displays measure 8.5 feet high by 14.5 feet wide and five banner displays hanging above the entrance to the facility measure 14.5 feet high by 9.5 feet wide. All of these displays feature a 13HD pixel layout for superior image clarity and contrast while incorporating industry-leading environmental protection.
The banner displays fit between the column architecture of the building replacing a common space for static signage with versatile, digital display space where messages can be adjusted and changed at the click of a button with Daktronics easy-to-use control solution.
"Daktronics is proud to be working with Westchester County Center for this installation," said Scott Willson, Daktronics Sales Representative. "We've been a partner with Westchester County Center for over 15 years now and this project really demonstrates the commitment the county has to improve the experience of the many thousands of visitors who attend functions there. Daktronics state=of-the-art LED video displays transform both the interior and the exterior of this historic building and provide an awesome means to better inform and entertain their patrons."
Inside the venue, two main corner displays measure approximately 10 feet high by 19 feet wide and include 10-millimeter line spacing. Both of these displays provide excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to appeal to every seat in the venue. Each display is capable of variable content zoning which allows them to show one large image across the entire display or to be separated into multiple zones. These zones can show any combination of live video, instant replays, event statistics and information, animations, and sponsorship messages.
A ribbon display was also installed around the seating fascia of the facility. It measures 2.5 feet high by 350 feet wide and also features 10-millimeter line spacing. This acts as a complimentary display to the main displays by showing event information and statistics while also highlighting sponsors throughout events.
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 Westchester County Center
The Westchester County Center, the county's oldest and largest multi-use entertainment facility, offers a full schedule of trade shows, stage shows, concerts, family entertainment events, sports competitions and community events year round. The County Center is home to the Westchester Knicks developmental league affiliate of the New York Knicks. Hundreds of thousands of visitors attend events each year at this state-of-the-art entertainment arena that is conveniently located in the heart of the county.
A versatile facility that caters to all aspects of life in Westchester, the County Center also offers meeting rooms for corporate and business groups, along with excellent catering ability for groups of 20 to 500.
The County Center is operated by the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.