NCCU Calls On Daktronics for New Technology | Athletic Business

NCCU Calls On Daktronics for New Technology

Source: Daktronics

Four-sided centerhung display system to be installed this fall

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Oct. 14, 2015 – North Carolina Central University (NCCU) turned to Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, for new LED video display technology at McDougald-McLendon Arena on campus in Durham, North Carolina. The new four-sided centerhung display system is slated for installation later on this fall and will be impacting Eagles basketball fans by 2016.

"We are extremely excited about our continued relationship with Daktronics to address our video scoreboard needs,”said NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree. “This will definitely enhance our ability to showcase our students and deliver the best fan experiences. Daktronics has been great to work with and we know the end product will be of high quality and service.”

Each of the four LED video displays in the centerhung system measure more than 7 feet high by 12 feet wide. Each display features 10 millimeter line spacing to crisp, clear imagery with wide angle visibility that can be enjoyed from every seat in the arena.

All of these displays feature variable content zoning which allows them to show one large image or to be divided into multiple smaller window to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsors messages.

“We’re excited to partner with NCCU on this technological upgrade for their newly named McDougald-McLendon Arena,” said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. “We know this installation will improve Eagles’ fans experiences at basketball games and other events held in the arena. We’re looking forward to the seeing the completed project in action near the end of 2015. 

Four fixed-digit scoreboards are included with the installation. These will each measure approximately 2.5 feet high by 13 feet wide to provide the standard game and scoring information that fans crave including period, time remaining, team scores, time outs remaining and possession arrow information. These displays will be installed directly below the video displays in the centerhung configuration for all fans to see. 

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 North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University prepares students to succeed in the global marketplace. Flagship programs include the sciences, technology, nursing, education, law, business and the arts. Founded in 1910 as a liberal arts college for African-Americans, NCCU remains committed to diversity in higher education. Our alumni excel in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Visit 

About Daktronics

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

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