North Dakota State University to Receive Video Displays from Daktronics
Displays will be Used for Various Athletic Events in The Sanford Health Athletic Complex
BROOKINGS, S.D. – June 2, 2016 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, announces that North Dakota State University (NDSU) had asked the company to design, manufacture and install a centerhung video display system for the Scheels Center inside the new Sanford Health Athletic Complex (SHAC) on campus in Fargo, North Dakota. The new system will be installed this coming summer and be entertaining Bison sports fans for the fall sports season.
"Daktronics is a proven leader in the marketplace and we are excited to partner with them in what will be a transformational facility for Bison Athletics," said NDSU Director of Athletics Matt Larsen. "The video displays will enhance an already exciting game-day atmosphere for our student-athletes and fans as well as provide expanded opportunities for sponsorships and revenue generation."
The displays facing the sidelines of the arena will measure approximately 7 feet high by 18 feet wide. The end displays will measure 7 feet high by 9 feet wide. The corners will measure 7 feet high by 2 feet wide. Each of the displays will feature a 6 millimeter pixel pitch.
The displays will provide excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to appeal to every seat of the complex. The four main displays will feature variable content zoning which allows them to show one large image or separate each display into smaller sections to show combinations of live video, instant replays, scoring information and statistics, graphics, and advertisements.
The SHAC will also be receiving a total of 12 scorer's tables. Each scorer's table display will measure 2 feet tall by 9 feet long. These displays will include game statistics including and animations, and complement the main displays.
The scorer's tables and the corner displays will be able to show complementary content to the main display, including game stats, graphics and sponsor advertisements.
Also included with the installation is a facility scoring and timing system.
"We're honored to continue our long-time partnership with NDSU for this project," said Matt Warnke, Daktronics sales. "This new system will provide a dynamic game-day experience for Bison fans, players and coaches as well as delivering new opportunities for the university's sponsors. We thank them for putting their trust in Daktronics and look forward to seeing the completed system this fall when the facility opens."
In addition to the equipment installation, NDSU will also receive digital content produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services. This content will be shown on the video displays consist of sponsorship messages, crowd prompts, player profiles, game opens and venue announcements at the request of the university.
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.
North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university located in Fargo, N.D., with an enrollment of more than 14,500. NDSU is a member of The Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference with an affiliate membership in the Big 12 Conference for wrestling. NDSU has a storied history of athletic success including 25 team national championships since 1965 in football, women's basketball, wrestling, softball, men's cross country and women's indoor track and field. In only eight years since completing a reclassification to NCAA Division I, the Bison have won five football national championships, made three NCAA men's basketball tournaments, seven softball regionals and one super regional, three NCAA women's volleyball postseason appearances, NCAA regionals in women's soccer, women's golf and baseball, and produced several All-Americans in track and field, cross country and wrestling.