Large screen video displays are among the most visible elements of a sports facility. When it came time to prepare for and host the world’s largest sporting event, Daktronics (Nasdaq-DAKT) and partner Spectrum Visual Networks were chosen to provide integrated LED video display systems at two South African stadiums that hosted World Cup competition.
At Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elisabeth, two large Daktronics displays have provided live and recorded video images and other information for thousands of fans. The stadium’s opening game was the fourth World Cup match between Korea Republic and Greece on June 12. Each of the two video displays measure approximately 5.2 meters (17 feet) high by 9.2 meters (30 feet) wide. Both displays incorporate LED pixels on 23 millimeter spacing. Each includes a dedicated LED scoring section below the video screen. Seven matches are to be held at this venue from June 12 through the third place match on July 10.
At Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, a similar Daktronics system, with two 5.2 meter by 9.2 meter video displays, along with Daktronics integrated control system, provided incredible video imagery and other information to fans at three matches on June 16th, 23rd, and 25th.
“When all eyes turned to South Africa and the Daktronics screens at these two stadiums, two things are certain,” according to Grant Neill of Spectrum Visual Networks. “The first is that fans will be dazzled by the superb picture quality and accuracy of the display screens. The second is that South Africans will stand tall and proud under the scrutiny of the world, knowing that we have given local and international football fans an experience never to be forgotten.”
About Spectrum Visual Networks
Daktronics Partner in South Africa, Spectrum Visual Networks is a solutions driven company that looks to partner with clients in building long term, sustainable relationships that deliver real and significant value. With the most comprehensive range of custom product and service offerings from software development to fully maintained hardware installation and content management, Spectrum has been at the forefront of the digital signage and moving media revolution in South Africa
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, over 6,400 large screen LED displays have been sold and installed in sporting and commercial facilities 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 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.
For more information contact:
International Marketing Manager
tel (605) 692-0200 tel (605) 697-4132
email julien.jasserme [at] daktronics.com
General Manager, Daktronics Dubai
tel (605) 697-4132
email ben.aesoph [at] daktronics.com