Norfolk State University Bringing New Daktronics Video, Audio Systems to Echols Hall

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sept. 14, 2016 – Norfolk State University has partnered with Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install a new LED video centerhung system and audio system inside Joseph G. Echols Hall. The installation will take place in October prior to the start of the 2016-17 basketball season.

"These new displays are going to greatly change the environment in Echols Hall for men's and women's basketball and volleyball," said Athletics Director Marty L. Miller. "This is an investment that will result in positive returns for the athletics department and the entire university."

The centerhung will consist of four main displays, each measuring approximately 8 feet high by 16.5 feet wide and featuring 6 millimeter line spacing, and a ring display measuring 2 feet high by 54 feet in circumference and featuring 10 millimeter line spacing mounted below the main displays.

Additionally, four scoreboards will be mounted in the four corners of the arena and nine LED scorer's tables will sit along the sidelines. These displays allow the opportunity to show additional game information and statistics as well as highlighting sponsors throughout events.

"We appreciate the opportunity to be part of this fantastic upgrade to Echols Hall," said Charley Bocklet, Daktronics regional manager. "The new centerhung, with its excellent video and graphics capabilities, complemented by a complete new audio system, will surely excite the fans and create a terrific new atmosphere for the NSU Spartans."

The new audio system will provide booming sound and clear, intelligible speech to maximize the audio experience for every fan within the arena.

The main displays can show high-resolution imagery with wide angle visibility and are capable of variable content zoning. This allows each display to show one large image or to divide the display into multiple sections to show any variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics, animations and sponsorship messages.

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.