​​Heartland Event Center Partners with Daktronics for Video Display Upgrade

BROOKINGS, S.D. – July 3, 2014 – Daktronics Inc. (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., has announced that the Heartland Event Center located in Grand Island, Nebraska, has asked the company to design, manufacture and install four new video displays that will replace the displays currently being used in Heartland's centerhung. Daktronics will also be working with Henn Signs out of Grand Island, Nebraska, to resell the previously-existing equipment. The installation is set for early this summer.

Heartland Events Center CEO, Hugh Miner, Jr has indicated that, "the upgrade of the Daktronics video display along with video cameras will greatly enhance the ability of patrons attending events to enjoy a production that better captures all of the activity going on during concerts, sporting events and other events held in the facility. The upgrade will also provide the option of showing replays to those attending an event. Daktronics has provided HEC with great service since the facility opened in August of 2006, and the upgrade in technology will be a welcome addition."

The four video displays will each be approximately 7 feet high by 7 feet wide and will each incorporate 6 millimeter line spacing. These video displays will demonstrate excellent image clarity and contrast with exceptional wide angle visibility.

The displays are capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. They can also be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.

"Daktronics is excited about the opportunity to be working with the Heartland Event Center and Henn Signs on this technology upgrade," said sales representative Matt Warnke. "These new displays will provide improved image clarity and enhance an already great venue and experience."

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 Heartland Event Center

Opened in 2006, the Heartland Event Center is home to concerts, live entertainment, sports tournaments, athletic events, conventions, meetings, as well as trade shows. The Heartland Event Center has seen performances from the likes of Alice Cooper, comedians Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Jeff Foxworthy, and is also home to the Nebraska Danger indoor football team.