Daktronics Inc. of Brookings, S.D., announced it recently designed, manufactured and installed a new video, scoring and sound system at the United States Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Academy’s Cadet Ice Arena, built in 1968, gained a new LED video display measuring approximately 12 feet high by 19 and a half feet wide. The arena also received new Daktronics hockey four-sided and end wall scoreboards and four new Daktronics message displays measuring approximately two and half feet high by nine and a half feet wide each. All of these will serve to entertain and inform hockey fans and players alike, as well as provide opportunities for sponsors and advertisers.
These displays are enhanced by the custom Daktronics sound system also installed in the arena. Combined with the Daktronics scoreboard and video display options, the new system will deliver pounding bass energy, smooth mid and high range frequencies and high impact entertainment through the integration of audio, video and scoring technologies.
“We have a great relationship with the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the integration of scoring, video and audio systems for their ice hockey arena steps up the excitement for the players and fans,” John Olsen, Daktronics Audio Sales, said. “In the NCAA, playing at home should be an advantage. With their new integrated system, it’s like having a seventh man in on the ice.”
Daktronics LED video displays use the latest in red, green and blue (RGB) LED technology to present live and recorded video images, colorful animation and vivid graphics with incredible brightness and wide-angle visibility. Daktronics LED video display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come. The scoring, timing, video, messaging and sound components will be integrated through Daktronics’ proven control system.
About U.S. Air Force Academy Athletics
The objective of the Air Force Academy athletic program is to provide all cadets a realistic leadership experience in a mentally and physically challenging environment. This prepares and motivates cadets for a lifetime of service through physical education, fitness training and testing, intramural and intercollegiate athletic competition.
For More Information, Contact:
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Director of Athletic Communication
e-mail troy.garnhart [at] usafa.edu
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales [at] daktronics.com, call (605) 697-4300 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.
For more information contact:
Marketing & Sales Support Manager
tel (605) 697-4300
e-mail Mark.Steinkamp [at] daktronics.com