University of Richmond Plans for 2010 Season with Daktronics Integrated Video, Scoring System

The 2008 Division I (FCS) Football Champions will have one more thing to shout about at the new E. Claiborne Robins Stadium at the University of Richmond. Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., today announced that they have been chosen to design, manufacture and install a new integrated video and scoring system for the on campus stadium in Richmond, Va.

The large video display will measure more than 19 feet high by 35 feet wide. Featuring Daktronics state-of-the-art light emitting diode (LED) technology, the university will be able to feature live video and instant replays, along with custom animation and graphics, up-to-the-minute statistics, player highlights and in-game advertising for sponsors.

Flanking the video display will be two custom scoreboards. These, along with an auxiliary video board measuring eight feet high by 18 feet wide, will help Spiders fans keep up with the action. The university will also install LED delay of game and locker room clocks.

“The game day atmosphere will be so much better in the new stadium,” Director of Athletics Jim Miller said. “The new facility will provide outstanding opportunities to bring students, athletes and the community together for sporting events and other activities. The Daktronics equipment will help us fill the 8,700 seats for every event. It will be really exciting.”

The integrated Daktronics system will work well for the multiple sports played at the stadium. The new venue will also be home to Spider lacrosse and track and field teams. The easy-to-use Daktronics control system allows for seamless change from week to week. The one button technology provides easy entertainment for the fans and increased advertising options.

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 E. Claiborne Robins Stadium

Scheduled to be completed the summer of 2010, the new E. Claiborne Robins Stadium will give the University of Richmond community the opportunity to enjoy football on campus for the first time since the 1920s.

The new $25 million, 8,700-seat venue will be home to Spider lacrosse and track and field teams, as well as football. It will also host community events, such as the Virginia Special Olympics, and will serve as playing fields for youth sports camps.

About Daktronics

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.

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Source: Daktronics