Mississippi State Partners with Daktronics for New HD LED Video Display System In Humphrey Coliseum
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 24, 2014 – Daktronics Inc. (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., has partnered with Mississippi State University to provide an integrated LED high-definition centerhung video display system for Humphrey Coliseum, home of Bulldogs basketball on campus in Starkville, Miss.
The system, which will be ready for the 2014-15 men's and women's basketball seasons, includes four main video displays and two ring displays suspended above the court to keep fans informed and entertained throughout every event. The display is 50 percent larger than the displays being replaced in Humphrey Coliseum. Construction is slated to begin this summer.
"We are excited to announce this partnership with Daktronics," said Scott Wetherbee, MSU Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. "Our goal is to continually improve the fan experience here at Mississippi State. With the new technology, the LED video board will enhance our fan experience to all who visit Humphrey Coliseum."
The four main video displays of the centerhung will feature tight 6 millimeter line spacing and measure more than 8 feet high by 15.5 feet wide. These display will incorporate excellent contrast for crisp, clear imagery while providing wide angle visibility to ensure every seat has a great view.
The middle ring display will measure 2 feet high by more than 66 feet wide. The bottom ring display will measure 2 feet high by more than 62 feet wide. Both ring displays will feature 10 millimeter line spacing and provide additional statistics and other game information. They also provide options for sponsors to be highlighted throughout the event or at select moments of the event.
"Daktronics is proud to partner with Mississippi State on this project," said Andrew Rice, Daktronics sales representative. "The state-of-the-art technology being installed at the Humphrey Coliseum will greatly enhance their fan experience. Daktronics looks forward to a long-term partnership with Mississippi State."
The installation includes Daktronics powerful, industry-leading Show Control System which provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware in one user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control System, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
The installation includes eight locker room clocks, three main shot clocks, three auxiliary shot clocks, three light strips and four standard fixed-digit scoreboards to assist with every aspect of operating a basketball game.
About Mississippi State University Basketball
The Mississippi State Bulldogs basketball program is part of the Southeastern Conference of NCAA Division I. The Bulldogs have been to the NCAA Tournament ten times, six times in the past ten years. The team's home venue is Humphrey Coliseum, The Hump, on campus in Starkville, Miss. The multi-purpose facility that opened for the 1975-76 season with a capacity of more than 10,500.