Brown University to Install New Daktronics Integrated System for Football
BROOKINGS, S.D. – July 30, 2010 – Brown University will have a new integrated LED video and scoring system this fall at Brown Stadium, home to the university’s football team. Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., announced today that it will be designing, manufacturing and installing the system.
“Brown Athletics and Daktronics have maintained a long-standing partnership and we appreciate their commitment to our student-athletes and coaches,” said Brown’s Director of Athletics Jack Hayes. “The new video scoreboard will provide an interactive entertainment experience for our fans.”
Fans of the Bears will have the opportunity to cheer on their team while a new LED video display, featuring Daktronics 15HD pixel spacing, shows live video and instant replays, scoring information, sponsor advertisements, vivid graphics and colorful animations. Measuring more than 18 feet high by nearly 36 feet wide, the display will incorporate excellent clarity and contrast of images, multiple levels of protection from the elements and a robust cabinet design with an improved ventilation system. It is capable of both showing one large image and of being divided into separate windows to show a variety of information, all with outstanding brightness and wide-angle visibility.
A custom football scoreboard measuring 8 feet high by nearly 36 feet wide will be installed below the video display to show scoring, timing and statistical information.
Fans will experience high quality sound along with the new video and scoring system in the stadium with the integration of a Sportsound® 500HD audio system. Providing full-range sound reproduction and delivering clear and intelligible speech, Daktronics Audio offers high quality systems that can integrate with the dynamic displays in both indoor and outdoor sport venues.
“We are very pleased to be working with Brown University on this installation,” Dave D’Amico, Daktronics Sales, said. “This addition to the stadium will certainly make a difference in the facility for the fans, players and coaches.”
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 Brown University
Brown University, a leading Ivy League institution, is the only major research university in the nation where undergraduates design their own course of study. Located in the College Hill residential section of Providence, R.I., it is the seventh oldest university in the U.S. and has an enrollment of more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The Brown University Bears play in the NCAA Division I Ivy League athletics conference. The university sponsors 37 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams.