About Daktronics

Reinventing the way you display since 1968.

We are the world's industry leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large screen video displays. It's our passion to continuously provide the highest quality standard display products as well as custom-designed and integrated systems.

LED Message Displays

With tens of thousands of systems installed around the world, Daktronics is recognized as the leading designer and manufacturer of LED message displays worldwide.

LED Video Displays

Since 2001, independent market research from iSuppli Corp. has consistently ranked Daktronics #1, with approximately 30 percent of the entire worldwide LED video display market share.

Scoreboards & Digits

No other manufacturer offers such a complete line of electronic scoreboards and numeric digit displays for sports, commercial and transportation applications, available in nearly any size and configuration.

Integrated Systems

No other manufacturer can provide a truly integrated system from a single supplier. Our products are designed and manufactured to work together to provide a better experience.


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.

Our Vision

To be the world leader at informing and entertaining audiences through dynamic audio-visual communications systems.

Our Mission

  • Deliver industry leading value to our customers
  • by engaging our employees through challenging and rewarding opportunities, and
  • developing strategic partnerships with our suppliers, and
  • leveraging our strengths in product innovation, manufacturing, and service;
  • while contributing to the betterment of our communities, and
  • generating an attractive return for our investors.

Why Customers Choose Daktronics

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

50 years of experience

Hundreds of thousands of products installed worldwide

One of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies"

Daktronics made the Forbes list for 6 years running.

World leader in LED signage systems

We hold more market share than any competitor

Invest 4% of Revenues Each Year into R&D

That’s roughly $25 million each year

Approximately 775,000 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

Sign Code Department

Support to improve the regulatory environment

Creative Services

Professional display advertising and consultation at your fingertips

775,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Unlike many of our competitors who purchase overseas, we believe in designing and manufacturing almost all of our subassemblies used in our products, including digits and display modules.

The main manufacturing facilities are located at our corporate headquarters in Brookings, SD, with additional facilities in Sioux Falls, SD; Redwood Falls, Minnesota; Ennistymon, Ireland; and Shanghai, China. Our manufacturing capabilities include circuit board manufacture, electronic assembly, metal fabrication, welding, painting, final assembly, testing and shipping.

Manufacturing Facilities Facts

  • Flow through facility with multiple final assembly areas
  • Automated LED/electronic component insertion
  • 100% solid state electronics
  • Conformal coating on drive electronics
  • Environmentally-sealed digits and modules
  • Printed circuit board fabrication
  • Wave solder and aqueous wash
  • Computerized metal fabrication
  • Proprietary calibration systems
  • Multiple paint booths and overhead cranes
  • Component and system test facilities
  • Indoor shipping and loading

From Humble Beginnings

Daktronics started as a small company operating out of a garage in 1968. 50 years later, we're the world leader in the display industry.

Daktronics was founded in 1968 by Drs. Aelred Kurtenbach and Duane Sander, professors of electrical engineering at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. The company began with the design and manufacture of electronic voting systems for state legislatures.

In 1971, Daktronics developed the patented Matside® wrestling scoreboard, the first product in the company's growing and evolving line.

In 1994, Daktronics, Inc. became a publicly traded company, offering shares under the symbol DAKT on the NASDAQ National Market system.


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