Florida SouthWestern Brings Sports Back With Excitement Thanks To Daktronics LED Displays
Video and ribbon displays added to new Suncoast Credit Union Arena
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 9, 2016 – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) brought sports back to campus with excitement by turning to Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install a new LED display system inside their new facility, Suncoast Credit Union Arena. The new facility and video displays welcome men's and women's basketball back to campus in Fort Myers, Florida.
"When looking at vendors for the arena, our vision was to go away from the traditional centerhung scoreboard and use video walls and ribbon boards to enhance the fan experience, and Daktronics was the perfect choice to help us achieve this vision," said Jason Dudley, FSW chief information officer. "Daktronics was able to provide us a fully integrated turn-key solution and we couldn't be more pleased."
"This is an exciting project that will bring fans, players and coaches an incredible game-day experience," said Jeff Lyle, Daktronics Florida HSPR Sales Representative. "Together with our Daktronics Sports Marketing team, our integrated LED displays will bring excitement as well as a source of ongoing revenue for FSW."
The facility, which hosts numerous sports and special events, will enjoy two video displays and two ribbon displays – one video display mounted at each end of the arena and one ribbon display mounted on each wall along the sides of the arena – to surround fans with live video, instant replays, statistics, graphics and sponsorship messages. The two video displays are capable of variable content zoning allowing them each to show one large image or each can be divided into multiple windows to show a variety of content.
Each video display measures approximately 10 feet high by 20 feet wide and features 10-millimeter line spacing. Each long, narrow ribbon display measures approximately 3 feet high by 120 feet wide and features 15-millimeter line spacing. These displays provide excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility for a great view from every seat in the arena.
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 Florida SouthWestern State College
The Florida SouthWestern State College athletic program is a member of the Florida College System Athletic Association (FCSAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Buccaneers are one of 25 schools in the NJCAA Region 8 and are one of six schools in the Suncoast Conference. Florida SouthWestern State College currently supports four intercollegiate athletic programs (Baseball, Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball), with Volleyball coming in the fall of 2017.
Baseball and Softball began their regular season competition in 2016 at the City of Palms Park in Fort Myers. Located on the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus in Fort Myers will be the brand new Suncoast Credit Union Arena (set to be completed by fall 2016), where FSW's men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams will compete.