University of Colorado to Upgrade Coors Events Center with New Daktronics LED Video Displays

Daktronics Inc. announced today the University of Colorado will be installing new Daktronics light emitting diode (LED) video displays this summer in Coors Events Conference Center, home to the university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and volleyball team.

The new indoor displays, which have pixels spaced at 10 mm, will measure more than 10 feet high by nearly 19 feet wide. Featuring live video and instant replays, the displays will help keep athletes, coaches and fans entertained and up with the action going on in the center. The displays will also be capable of full-color animations, vivid graphics, up-to-the-minute statistics and engaging advertisements.

“The current Daktronics products on campus greatly enhance our events,” said Tom McGann, CU’s Director of Game Management and Operations. “This is just another step forward with the industry leader to upgrade our Daktronics video board system to have our fans and student-athletes have a world-class game experience.”

Two ribbon displays will accompany the video boards, each measuring two feet high by 120 feet wide. These displays will offer additional opportunities to showcase sponsors and provide statistics and animations to keep the crowd on its feet.

CU is upgrading from its current Daktronics basketball scoreboard and timers, which are currently installed at the Coors Event Center.

“We’re very happy to work with the University of Colorado on this project,” Mark Johnson, Daktronics Sales, said. “The displays will make the experience in the Coors Event Center more exciting for everyone.”

The University of Colorado also has Daktronics equipment at its soccer, tennis and football facilities.

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 Coors Events Conference Center

The Coors Events Center was built in 1979 and has been the home to men’s and women’s basketball teams since then, as well as the home to CU-Boulder volleyball since 1988. It was originally called the CU Events/Conference Center, but was renamed in September 1990. The arena floor occupies 8,000 square feet; the second level features the men’s and women’s basketball operations centers, soon to be joined by women’s volleyball in 2011. The CEC can seat 11,065 people, and its location is ideal for sporting events, educational conferences, seminars, meetings, conventions, concerts and trade shows.

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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