University of Oklahoma Bringing Latest LED Video Display Technology from Daktronics to Campus

Daktronics
of Brookings, S.D., announced a continuing partnership with the University of Oklahoma
(OU) in

Norman,
Okla., that will bring the latest in light
emitting diode (LED) video display technology to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma
Memorial Stadium, home of Sooner football. The project, expected to total
nearly $10 million and scheduled to be completed in two phases, also includes
upgrades to OU basketball’s

Lloyd

Noble
Center.
The project will include integrated systems with multiple high-tech displays and
new sound systems for each venue.

“We
are making upgrades that will greatly enhance the fan experience at our two
most visible venues,” OU Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said.
“This technology is on the cutting edge of what is available in today’s market
and we’re thrilled to bring this kind of innovation to our fans. It will add
even more energy to our environments while allowing us to better communicate with
the thousands that visit us each year and better serve the sponsors that are so
important to our programs. In the end, a trip to an OU game will be more
complete and more exciting in many ways.”

“We
are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with the

University of
Oklahoma,” said Jim Morgan,
President and CEO of Daktronics. “It’s been nearly a decade since we
installed one of our very first large video boards inside the stadium prior to
the start of the 1997 season. We have valued the long-standing relationship
with the University, and look forward to working together to make their new vision
for the football stadium and basketball facility a reality.”

New Football System

Fans
entering Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium for the 2007 football season
will be greeted by a display in the north end zone measuring approximately 22
feet high by 31 feet wide that will utilize the latest Daktronics LED
technology. Six additional full-color displays placed throughout the stadium
will keep fans further informed and entertained. Two of them, each measuring approximately
4 feet high by 300 feet wide, will be installed along the east and west fascia
of the stadium, showing game-in-progress information, team and player stats, full-color
animation, interactive sponsor messages and cropped video clips to add
entertainment and raise the crowd’s enthusiasm level.

The second
phase of the football system upgrade, to be completed in time for the 2008
season, includes a major upgrade to the south end zone display, which will
feature a new super-wide, fully-digital, high resolution video board measuring
approximately 33 feet high by 117 feet wide.

Both end
zone systems will incorporate the latest Daktronics video technology with high
density full-color Pure Pixel resolution, incredibly wide viewing angles, and
resolution enhancement with sub-pixel control. As with all Daktronics LED video
displays, OU’s new screens will have the capability to show single, wide-screen
images and can also be split into multiple windows to show lineups, game
statistics, out-of-town game information and much more.

New Basketball System

Daktronics
proven ProStar video and ProAd digital display technologies will enhance the
game-day experience for those entering

Lloyd
Noble

Center starting this
fall. A state-of-the-art, integrated, centerhung scoring and video display system
will be the focal point in the arena, featuring live video and instant replays
on four primary video displays measuring approximately 9 feet high by 15 feet
wide. Eight auxiliary displays mounted around the top of the centerhung structure
will showcase game information, statistics, amazing graphics and other
information. Two ProAd digital display rings light up the bottom and center of
the unique design. Overall dimensions of the suspended display will be
approximately 27 feet high by 35 feet 6 inches (at its widest point). Additional
full-color LED displays will be installed in the arena to display additional
information, graphics and animation.

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