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New Daktronics Football Video Display in Store for Southern Utah University

A new light emitting diode (LED) video display will entertain and engage fans at Eccles Coliseum on the campus of Southern Utah University this fall. The display will be designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D.

“The display will mean some big changes to the experience people have at Eccles Coliseum,” Athletic Director Ken Beazer said. “We are excited to see our new display utilized in September. We chose Daktronics based on their experience in the industry, cutting-edge technology and understanding of the importance of high-quality game-day presentation.”

The display incorporates excellent clarity and contrast of video images, multiple levels of protection from the elements and a more robust cabinet design with an improved ventilation system. It will measure nearly 19 feet high by 40 feet wide and feature pixels spaced at 20mm. The display will be capable of showing live video and instant replay during games, as well as colorful animations, vivid graphics and eye-catching advertisements.

“We are happy to be able to work with Southern Utah University on this project,” Melissa Fjeldheim, Daktronics Sales, said. “The new display will offer Thunderbirds fans a great experience and keep them on their feet.”

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 Eccles Coliseum

Located on Southern Utah University’s campus in Cedar City, Utah, Eccles Coliseum is home to Thunderbird football and track and field. The stadium is named in honor of the late George S. and Dolores Eccles, whose foundation made a major contribution to the renovation of the stadium in 1997. The stadium, surrounded by mountains, has a seating capacity of 8,500 and features chair-backed seats. The coliseum also boasts a comfortable press box with suite seating, as well as locker rooms, a training facility and football offices.

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.

For more information contact:
MEDIA RELATIONS:
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Source: Daktronics