BROOKINGS, S.D. – Aug. 3, 2015 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota has partnered with Georgia State University (GSU) to design, manufacture and install a centerhung display system. Installation will take place this summer at Sports Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
“It is an exciting time for us as we work with Daktronics on this new centerhung display,” Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations Steve Wojcikowski said. “We have had a great relationship with Daktronics over the years and this new board will allow much more in terms of fan experience in the GSU Sports Arena.”
The centerhung configuration will consist of four main video displays: two measuring approximately 7.5 feet high by 18.5 feet wide and two measuring about 7.5 feet high by 11.5 feet wide. All the displays will feature 10 millimeter line spacing and wide-angle visibility ensuring they look great from any seat in the facility. All these video displays are capable of variable content zoning, which allows them to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones filled with any combination of live video, instant replays, scoring information, up-to-the-minute statistics, sponsor highlights and crowd-pleasing animations.
“We’re excited to continue our long standing partnership with Georgia State University,” said Glen Marts, Daktronics sales representative. “This new centerhung display configuration will work with the existing endwall display to increase fan excitement and enhance the overall game-day atmosphere at the Sports Arena. The GSU volleyball and basketball fan experience will be brought to a whole new level.”
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
About Georgia State University Athletics
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State Athletics fosters a culture of success through academic achievement, competitive greatness, ethical behavior, social responsibility, and community engagement that educates and transforms a diverse group of talented student-athletes into future leaders. With 16 varsity sports, including the state’s third FBS football program, Georgia State competes at the Division I level in the Sun Belt Conference. Since 2013, Georgia State has won six Sun Belt titles, while its student-athletes have been recognized with 14 All-America awards and 127 all-conference honors, to go along with a league-leading Graduation Success Rate. Academically, Georgia State student-athletes have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average for 14 consecutive semesters, including a school-record 3.16 GPA this past spring.
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at www.daktronics.com.
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