MSU Mankato Turns to Daktronics for New Four-Sided Centerhung
New system brings positive impact to volleyball, basketball events at the Taylor Center
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sept. 14, 2023 – For a new visual experience inside the Taylor Center, Minnesota State University (MSU) Mankato selected Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install a new four-side centerhung video display system. When Mavericks fans swarm the venue for volleyball this weekend, the system will be fully operational and providing a new view of the event. The center is also home to Mavericks men’s and women’s basketball.
“We are grateful about the investment that has been made to elevate the gameday experience for our fans, student-athletes and coaches,” said Kevin Buisman, Director of Athletics at MSU Mankato. “These improvements will transform the Taylor Center into a premier destination for sporting events, commencement ceremonies, and gatherings of all kinds. Kudos to the project management team and vendors for completing this installation on time and on budget. We can’t wait to share these stunning enhancements with everyone on Saturday.”
The four-sided centerhung is comprised of four equal-sized displays, each measuring more than 8 feet high by nearly 15 feet wide. Each display features 3.9-millimeter pixel spacing to deliver crisp, clear imagery and video content to fans in every seating section of the arena.
“A new centerhung in an existing facility always brings the wow factor that fans expect at sports and games in an arena setting,” said Joey Hulsebus, Daktronics sales representative. “We’re thrilled that MSU Mankato put their trust in Daktronics to deliver their new system that will impact Mavericks games for years to come.”
The displays are capable of variable content zoning. This feature allows each display to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
Daktronics is also including a complete Show Control solution. This industry-leading control system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a powerful yet user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
In addition to the equipment installation, MSU Mankato will also receive a content package that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.
Daktronics has grown with the sports industry from the company’s beginnings in 1968. Today, the company has LED video display installations at hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States. For more information on what Daktronics can provide for the collegiate market, visit www.daktronics.com/college.
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards, audio systems and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at www.daktronics.com.
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