Emporia State University Adds Daktronics Video And Audio System​

BROOKINGS, S.D. – June 10, 2015 – Emporia State University has asked Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display and audio system for Welch Stadium on campus in Emporia, Kansas. Installation will take place this summer before the football season kicks off this fall.

"Emporia State Athletics is excited to partner with Daktronics on what will be a great addition to Welch Stadium," said Kent Weiser, Emporia State University athletic director. "A project like this will transform the game-day experience for our fans and our student-athletes, and will be used by other areas of our University. The quality and history of Daktronics makes us confident the Dennis Shogren Video board will be a first-class upgrade."

The display on Dennis Shogren Scoreboard will measure more than 19 feet high by 39.5 feet wide and will feature 15HD pixel layout for excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to provide Hornets fans with a great view from any seat in the stadium. It also features variable content zoning which allows it to show one large image across the entire display or to be zoned into smaller windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information, graphics and animations, and sponsor messages.

A Sportsound 1500 audio system, which will be integrated with the video system, will also be added to the stadium. The system provides full-range sound reproduction and delivers clear and intelligible speech, in turn providing a powerful audio experience for fans.

In addition to the equipment installation, the Hornets will also receive a bank of hours for the creation of digital content to be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services. This content will consist of any mixture of sponsorship messages, crowd prompts, headshots, game opens and venue announcements at the request of the university.

"On behalf of everyone at Daktronics, we are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with Emporia State University on this exciting new video display, scoring and audio addition to Welch Stadium," said Ryan Kuzman, Daktronics sales representative. "This fully integrated Daktronics solution will enhance the already exciting game-day experience for Hornet fans today and for many years to come."

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology features industry-leading environmental protection for a long lifetime with consistent performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come. Daktronics audio offers high quality audio systems that can integrate with dynamic displays for indoor and outdoor sports venues.


About Emporia State University

Emporia State University is a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and NCAA Division II offering 15 men's and women's varsity intercollegiate athletics programs. The Dennis Shogren Video board is part of the Now & Forever Campaign. Launched by the Foundation in February 2013, Now & Forever: The Campaign for Emporia State University is a five- to seven-year effort with a working goal of $45 million. It is already the most successful fund-raising initiative in university history, with financial commitments now exceeding $37 million.