Dunkin’ Donuts Center Installs New Daktronics Marquee

Daktronics Inc. of Brookings, S.D., recently designed, manufactured and installed a new light emitting diode (LED) marquee display for the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.

“This new marquee will allow us to reach fans and passers-by 365 days of the year,” said Lawrence Lepore, SMG’s General Manager. “We’ve worked with Daktronics in the past, and we are happy to do so again. It’s a great way to keep our community informed and to provide additional visibility for our events.”

The two-sided marquee display, with each side measuring approximately nine feet high by 16 feet wide, incorporates excellent clarity and contrast for video images, multiple levels of protection from the elements and a more robust cabinet design with an improved ventilation system. With pixels spaced at 15mm, both vehicle traffic and pedestrians will have clear visibility of the signage. It has the ability to show attractive animations and graphics and promote all upcoming events.

The Dunkin’ Donuts Center, home of the AHL Providence Bruins and the Big East Providence College Friars, installed a Daktronics centerhung display in 2007 that includes 12 LED video and ribbon displays.

“We have a valued, long-term partnership with the Dunkin’ Donuts Center,” said Daktronics Regional Sales Manager Ross Yanco, “and we are very pleased to be working with them again on this project. The new marquee will only add to the Center’s impressive array of video technology.”

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 Dunkin Donuts Center

The Dunkin’ Donuts Center is in the heart of the capitol city of Providence, R.I. It is a 14,000-seat, multipurpose indoor sports and entertainment venue attracting more than one million visitors annually. This entertainment facility is the cornerstone of the social, economic and physical vitalization of the city. The Dunkin’ Donuts Center is the home arena for the AHL Providence Bruins and home to the Big East Providence College Friars men’s basketball team. This arena hosts virtually all of the major touring family shows, many concerts, trade shows and various other special events.

About SMG

SMG is the world leader in venue management, marketing and development. Headquartered in Philadelphia, SMG provides management services to over 200 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, theatres and convention, conference and trade centers. As the recognized industry leader since 1977, SMG provides construction and design consulting, pre-opening services, venue management, sales and marketing and event booking and programming. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through our in house catering company, Savor… catering by SMG, currently servicing 65 accounts worldwide. With facilities across the United States and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, SMG controls over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide and manages more than ten million feet of exhibition space.

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) 692-0200 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.

Source: Daktronics