Daktronics Provides New Audiovisual Experience for Northeastern University's Matthews Arena
Curved centerhung displays, ribbon displays and audio system installed in 2018
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 21, 2018 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has manufactured and installed a new four-sided centerhung display system, two ribbon displays and a custom audio system at Matthews Arena on campus at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The new audiovisual system will be unveiled on January 5, 2019, for the Huskies' men's hockey game.
The new centerhung forms a large rectangle shape above the playing surface in Matthews Arena. The two sideline-facing displays each measure 13.5 feet high by 50 feet wide featuring an inward curvature. The two end-facing displays each measure 9.5 feet high by 13.5 feet wide. All four displays feature tight 6-millimeter line spacing to provide crisp, clear imagery to fans in every seat of the arena.
"We are excited to see this project come together at such a historic venue," said Dave D'Amico, Daktronics sales representative. "Northeastern's centerhung is now among the largest indoor video displays on the east coast. The sheer size will bring an amazing game-day experience to Huskie fans, on par with any professional sports venue in the country."
Each video display is capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
Two ribbon displays will be installed at each end of the arena. Each ribbon display measures 3 feet high by 30 feet wide and features 10-millimeter line spacing. These provide the opportunity to highlight sponsors throughout events while also showing supplemental content to the main displays.
The custom Daktronics audio system was integrated into the video and scoring system to provide a powerful audiovisual experience for everyone in the arena. Clear, intelligible speech and booming bass bring a next-level entertainment aspect to the venue.
Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control System with this installation. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
In addition to the equipment installation, Northeastern University will also receive a content package that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.
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.