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University of Georgia Upgrades Soccer, Baseball, Softball Facilities with New Daktronics LED Video Systems

Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., announced today that the University of Georgia has asked the company to design, manufacture and install integrated display systems for Turner Complex, Jack Turner Stadium and Foley Field, all on campus in Athens, Ga.

These installations will upgrade the eight-year-old displays with new high-definition LED video displays connected to the university’s recently constructed multi-million dollar control room located at Sanford Stadium. Connecting all of these displays to the new control room provides the university with the option to produce full live game-day productions at each venue.

“This is a great addition to our soccer, baseball and softball facilities and will help enhance the overall environment at each event,” said Alan Thomas, Associate Athletic Director for the University of Georgia Athletic Association. “Daktronics displays open up a whole new element that allows us to be best-in-class in all of our programs.”

The recently installed display in Turner Soccer Complex is 15 feet high by 32 feet wide. The display at Foley field will be 18 feet high by 53 feet wide and the display at Jack Turner Stadium will be 15 feet high by 27 feet wide. These two displays will be fully installed before their respective seasons begin.

All three of the new LED video displays feature 15HD technology that will incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with outstanding brightness and wide-angle visibility. They are all capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays, or they can be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minutes statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.

In the control room, Daktronics powerful Show Control System will integrate with these installations. Touted by experts as the best in the industry, the system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.

“The University of Georgia continues to be a great customer of Daktronics,” said Kyle Adams, Daktronics Sales. “The addition of the new video displays in soccer, softball and baseball will give the university the opportunity to provide an exciting enhancement to their events at each of these facilities. We truly appreciate the customer loyalty shown by UGA and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with them.”

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 Daktronics                     

Daktronics is recognized as the world’s leading provider of full-color LED video displays. Daktronics began manufacturing large screen, full-color, LED video displays in 1997. Since then, thousands of large screen video displays have been sold and installed around the world. Since 2001, independent market research conducted by iSuppli Corp. lists Daktronics as the world’s leading provider of large screen LED video displays.

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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Source: Daktronics