Drake University Scores New Daktronics Display for Drake Stadium Events
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 18, 2016 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with Drake University of Des Moines, Iowa, to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display for Drake Stadium. The display will be installed and ready to entertain Bulldog fans this spring for outdoor track season and the Drake Relays.
"Daktronics has been a tremendous partner through the years in enhancing our in-venue fan and student-athlete experience," said Drake director of athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb. "As the industry leader in LED video displays and audio solutions, Daktronics' expertise and state-of-the-art products guarantee that Drake Stadium remains one of the premier track and field and football venues in the nation."
The large LED video display features a 13HD pixel layout and measures approximately 24 feet high by 38.5 feet wide. The 925-square-foot display features excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to ensure a great view from any seat in the house.
The display is capable of variable content zoning which allows it to show a single large image across the entire display or divide the display into zones that can be filled with any combination of live video, instant replays, scoring information, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsor messages.
A Sportsound® 2000HD audio system is integrated with the video and scoring system as part of the equipment installation. The system provides full-range sound reproduction and delivers clear and intelligible speech for an overall powerful audio experience for fans.
"We're excited to provide this new audio-visual solution for Drake University," said Matt Warnke, Daktronics sales representative. "The integrated system will enhance an already great environment at Drake Stadium. We look forward to seeing this installation inform and entertain Bulldog fans this spring."
In addition to the equipment installation, Drake University will also receive digital content to be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services. This content will consist of any mixture of sponsorship messages, crowd prompts, headshots, game opens and venue announcements at the request of the Bulldogs.
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology incorporates industry-leading environmental protection for a long lifetime with consistent performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
Daktronics audio offers high quality audio systems that can integrate with dynamic displays for indoor and outdoor venues.
About Drake University
Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. A midsized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, Drake offers the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships. Drake enrolls more than 3,300 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students from 40 states and more than 40 countries. These students choose from more than 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees offered through six colleges and schools.