About Daktronics

Reinventing the way you display since 1968.

Daktronics has been designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large screen video displays since 1968. It's our passion to continuously provide high quality standard display products as well as custom-designed and integrated systems.

Every day, our spirit is reflected in the products we build and in the way we interact with our customers. We believe that technological innovation isn't just judged by the electronic signs we build today, but by what we'll build tomorrow.

Why Customers Choose Daktronics

Here are just a few reasons businesses continue to choose our people, products and services:

Nearly 50 years of experience

Hundreds of thousands of products installed worldwide

One of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies"

Daktronics made the Forbes list in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015

Invest 4% of Revenues Each Year into R&D

That’s roughly $25 million each year

Approximately 1,000,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space

With facilities in South Dakota, Minnesota and throughout the world

Financially stable

Publicly traded under the symbol DAKT

Product Reliability Lab

Located at our headquarters and dedicated to rigorously testing our products

Large network

Trained technical service specialists ready to support you

Creative Services

Professional display advertising and consultation at your fingertips

Reinventing the way you display since 1968.

  1. 1968 - Daktronics Established

    Founded on December 9, 1968, in Brookings, South Dakota.

    Original Daktronics Building
  2. 1970 - First Electronic Voting System

    First electronic voting system delivered for Utah State Legislature.

    First Electronic Voting System
  3. 1971 - Matside Wrestling Scoreboard

    First Matside scoreboard for wrestling was manufactured.

    Matside Wrestling Scoreboard
  4. 1972 - First Time and Temperature Product

    Installed first time and temperature product for Dakota State Bank in Milbank, South Dakota.

    Time and Temperature Display
  5. 1973 - First Message Center Install

    Installed first message center for First Federal Savings and Loan in Devils Lake, North Dakota.

    Message Center
  6. 1974 - Building 1 Built

    Building 1 was built and established the current Daktronics campus in Brookings.

  7. 1978 - Sales Milestone

    Reached $1 million in annual sales.

  8. 1979 - Employee Milestone

    Reached 100 employees.

  9. 1980 - Winter Olympics

    Selected to provide scoring equipment for the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

    Lake Placid Olympics
  10. 1982 - Working with Sign Companies

    Started working with sign companies to further sell products.

    Founders Al Kurtenbach and Duane Sander are photographed with one of their voting systems.

    First Electronic Voting System
  11. 1983 - Building 2 Expansion

    Broke ground on Building 2 in Brookings.

    Held first sales expo.

    Building 2 Groundbreaking
  12. 1984 - First Large Matrix Color Marquee

    Installed the first large matrix color marquee for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Caesars Palace Marquee
  13. 1986 - Dow Jones Zipper

    Installed the Dow Jones Zipper display in Times Square, New York City.

    The company reached $11 million in annual sales.

  14. 1987 - Senior PGA Tour

    Selected to provide products for the Senior PGA Tour.

  15. 1988 - First Transportation Roadway Display

    First transportation roadway display installed for the Connecticut DOT.

    A remote office was opened in Seattle, Washington.

  16. 1993- Employee Milestone

    Reached 500 employees.

  17. 1994 - DAKT Trades Stock on NASDAQ

    Stock was first traded on NASDAQ under the national market symbol DAKT.

    Nasdaq Opening
  18. 1995 - Morgan Stanley Ticker

    The Morgan Stanley Ticker display is installed in Times Square, New York City.

    Morgan Stanley Display
  19. 1996- Sales Milestone

    Reached $52 million in annual sales.

  20. 1997 - Dow Jones Zipper Updated

    Dow Jones Zipper display updated to LED technology in Times Square, New York City.

    Dow Jones Zipper
  21. 1998 - First NFL LED Video Display

    Installed first NFL LED video display for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  22. 1999 - First High School LED Video Display

    Installed first High School LED video display for Cicero-North Syracuse High School in Cicero, New York.

    Cicero North Syracuse High School
  23. 2000 - First Centerhung Video Display System

    Reached $123 million in annual sales.

    Opened an office in Canada.

    Installed the first centerhung video display system for the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Minnesota Wild
  24. 2001 - First LED Digital Billboard Install

    First full LED digital billboard installed for Lamar Outdoor Advertising in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    Lamar Outdoor Advertising
  25. 2003 - Daktronics Opens NASDAQ Stock Market

    Opened office in Germany.

    In honor of 35 years in business, Daktronics opens the NASDAQ stock market.

    Nasdaq Open Event
  26. 2004 - Coca-Cola Display

    Opened offices in Hong Kong and United Kingdom.

    The iconic Coca-Cola display was installed in Times Square, New York City.

    Coca-Cola Display
  27. 2005 - Employee Milestone

    Reached 1,600 employees.

  28. 2006 - First Spherical Building Install

    Opened manufacturing facilities in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

    Opened manufacturing facility in Shanghai and offices in Beijing and Dubai.

    Reached $300 million in annual sales.

    Completed first spherical building installation for Grand Lisboa in Macau, China.

    Grand Lisboa
  29. 2007 - Building 6 Expansion

    Opened offices in France and Macau.

    Completed construction of Building 6 in Brookings.

    Daktronics Building 6
  30. 2008 - Beijing Olympics

    Opened office in Australia.

    Reached $500 million in annual sales.

    Provided products for the Beijing Olympics.

    Daktronics Aerial View
  31. 2010 - Japan Office Opening

    Installed product in 100th country.

    Opened manufacturing facility in Shanghai.

    Opened office in Japan.

    Reached 2,500 employees.

  32. 2011 - Singapore & Spain Offices Open

    Opened offices in Singapore and Spain.

  33. 2012 - America's Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies

    Ranked among America’s Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes (and every year since).

    Opened office in Brazil.

  34. 2013 - Wembley Stadium

    Opened office in Belgium.

    Upgraded London’s Wembley Stadium with integrated LED video display system.

  35. 2014 - Jacksonville Jaguars

    Opened office in Ireland.

    Installed innovative LED display system at new SLS Las Vegas.

    Installed the largest video scoreboard at the time for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Jacksonville Jaguars
  36. 2015 - Updated Morgan Stanley Display

    Installed update to 20-year-old Daktronics technology at Morgan Stanley in Times Square, New York City.

    Morgan Stanley Times Square


    Completed the first indoor narrow pixel pitch (NPP) display in Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots.

    Gilette Stadium's first indoor LED video wall
  37. 2016 - ADFLOW Networks and Project NEON

    ADFLOW Networks is acquired as a subsidiary to further the company’s focus on providing complete digital signage solutions.

    Awarded a multi-million-dollar project as part of Nevada’s Project NEON interstate expansion, including 42 digital signs.

    Large LED sign above busy highway in Nevada
  38. 2017 - Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    Installed the world’s largest video scoreboard, The Halo Display, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Installed the revamped Piccadilly Lights as a single, curved, 4K display in Piccadilly Circus, London.

    Atlanta Falcons


    Received Manufacturing Leadership Award for Operational Excellence for implementing a robotic overhead rail system to move display sections during assembly.

    LED video displays hanging on Daktronics manufacturing floor
  39. 2018 - AJT Systems

    Acquired AJT Systems’ services and technologies to expand offerings for sport and interactive applications.

    AJT Systems logo
  40. 2020 - Opened Showroom

    Opened our state-of-the-art Daktronics Showroom to feature our audiovisual solutions and provide an immersive meeting space.

    three video walls in Daktronics headquarters
  41. 2021 - Climate Pledge Arena

    Provided extensive integrated LED system for improved Climate Pledge Arena, featuring 224 LED displays and content to create an immersive experience.

    immersive LED video in Climate Pledge Arena lobby
  42. 2022 - Expanded Production and Services

    Manufactured our 5,000th billboard for Lamar Outdoor in Manchester, Tennessee.

    Expanded production facilities in multiple factory locations to support increased demands.

    Atlanta Falcons

    Introduced DakClassroom to provide students with additional opportunities in the classroom and beyond through the Event Production Curriculum, Show Control Education Edition and Crew Connect.

    DakClassroom logo

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