​University of Illinois Upgrades Historic Armory With New Daktronics LED Video Display​

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 23, 2016 – The Armory at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, received a new LED video display designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota. The installation wrapped up in early January and now provides a more entertaining and exciting atmosphere for Illinois Track and Field fans.​

"The addition of the Daktronics video board to the UI Armory has elevated both the fan and team experiences at all of our home competitions in addition to the other events we host in the facility," said Eric Vetter, Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Operations. "The graphic and video elements have allowed us to more readily provide instantaneous results through Daktronics' interface with our timing software, display general event information to our fans, and give us a visual ​avenue to promote our program and university."​

The display is located on the end wall of the facility and measures approximately 15 feet high by 26 feet wide. It features SMD LED technology at 10-millimeter line spacing to offer crisp and clear images. The display incorporates variable content zoning which allows it to show one large image or to be separated into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replay, event results, animations and sponsorship messages.​

"We're proud to have been selected to bring a new and exciting experience to the Armory," said Joey Hulsebus, Daktronics Sales Representative. "The University of Illinois is a great customer and always fun to work with. We're looking forward to the success of this project for years to come."​

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 University of Illinois

"The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the state's classic land grant university, dedicated to building on its tradition of excellence in education, research and public engagement, and driven to innovate in each of these missions.  True to its commitment to provide access to top quality higher education to all of Illinois, the Urbana campus regularly ranks among the "best buys" among American universities."

"In its 2015 rankings, U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges rated Illinois as the No.11 public university and the No.42 national university."​​