​​​​New Centerhung Display to Amp Up Game Day for Vincennes University Athletics

BROOKINGS, S.D. – April 28, 2014 – Supporters of Vincennes University (VU) athletics have had a new element added to their game-day experience with this spring's installment of a centerhung video display designed and manufactured by Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D. The display was installed inside the Physical Education Complex during March in Vincennes, Ind.

"We're very excited to have worked with Daktronics to bring this new state-of-the-art display system to the university," said Vincennes University Director of Procurement Michael Morrison. "It will definitely enhance every game day and provide a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone inside the Physical Education Complex."

The Trailblazers' new centerhung features a four-sided video display. Each display measures approximately 7 feet high by 11 feet wide and includes 6 millimeter line spacing. These displays are capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. They can also be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.

All of these displays incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility keeping fans engaged in the action.

In addition to the other equipment, Daktronics also installed two fixed-digit basketball scoreboards, three LED game clocks/shot timers and six locker room clocks. 

"We are very excited to be installing our 6 millimeter indoor display product at VU. This has been a great experience for me and our team working directly with the University," said Ryan Stratton, Daktronics sales representative. "We have spent a great deal of time working with the school to identify their needs and the available infrastructure of the building. Through this process we have been able to maximize the equipment and find the most efficient way of accomplishing this project. We are very proud of the work thus far and are very eager to see the new displays in use. This equipment will offer a profound visual presentation that is unparalleled at any college or university in Indiana. The University's new Daktronics equipment selections will put their show on par with professional teams."

Daktronics included 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.

The centerhung is raised and lowered using a custom-designed, permanently-installed hoist system from Daktronics. This system, which incorporates the latest in hoisting technology and safety, is used to support the display at varying elevations depending on the arena's needs.

In addition to the equipment installation, Vincennes University also received 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 Trailblazers.

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 Vincennes University

Vincennes University is located in Vincennes, Ind., and the school's nickname is the Trailblazers.

The University is home to 11 intercollegiate sports, which compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Vincennes University's Physical Education Complex is where the men's and women's basketball teams and volleyball team take home court advantage against their competitors.​