In its inaugural season, Florida Atlantic University’s new football stadium had many amenities to showcase including a state-of-the-art video, scoring, sound and digital media network provided by Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings S.D.
The most visible component of the system is a new light emitting diode (LED) video display that towers over the south end zone area. Measuring approximately 30 feet high by 50 feet wide the video 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. This technology and its control system allow for complete flexibility in programming. The video board can operate as a single giant display or be divided into multiple zones (windows) to show a wide variety of statistics, information, graphics, animation and live and recorded video.
Also included in the south end zone structure is a Daktronics custom sound system. The system delivers pounding bass energy, smooth mid and high range frequencies and high impact entertainment. Daktronics audio systems provide the latest in digital audio technology to deliver seat shaking bass, crisp highs and natural sounding vocal reproduction. The system also operates on reduced power thanks to more efficient digital amplifiers and power supplies.
In addition, the north end zone features a custom LED scoreboard measuring nearly 57 feet wide displaying game in-progress information.
The most unique feature of the stadium is a venue-wide digital media display network which incorporates over 70 professional grade LCD screens. The next generation broadcast solution provides an internet protocol television (IPTV) solution that delivers multiple live content channels to any display in the venue. The solution is built around a computer network structure, so it can be expanded to accommodate nearly any form of digital media.
Engineered by an established leader in data integration, the Daktronics IPTV system enables users to connect to a complete collection of news wires, databases and scoring devices to instantly present up-to-the-minute scores, statistics, news and information to any IPTV channel. Different channels can offer different information simultaneously from live video to data focused for fantasy leagues.
Daktronics IPTV systems also offer the unique opportunity to provide true sponsor exclusivity. Operators have the ability to override content on any or all LED or LCD displays in the stadium to show a sponsor’s logo or advertisement guaranteeing venue-wide exposure and greater value for marketing partners, and increased revenue opportunities for the property and its tenants.
Also included in the project is the new Show Control system from Daktronics. Show Control provides a powerful combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration, and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. The new system is touted by experts as the best in the industry. For more on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
About FAU Stadium
Located on the campus of FAU, the new multipurpose facility will seat to a capacity of 30,000. Home to the FAU Owls football team, the stadium will allow students, alumni and fans to enjoy a great game day experience.
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.
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