Daktronics: Digital courtside displays gain traction

Daktronics
says digital LED courtside scorers’ tables continue to make gains in the
marketplace with even smaller arenas, like that for High Point University in
High Point, N.C., improving their Millis Center with the addition of four
Daktronics digital courtside displays. “The tables have enhanced the atmosphere
for our fans and student athletes,” said Ryan Tressel, Assistant Athletic
Director for Facilities and Operations at

High
Point. “Fans are taken aback by the tables, as they
create an exciting atmosphere. We still haven’t touched a huge chunk of what
they can do for us.”

In
addition to the installation at

High
Point, Daktronics has installed digital scorers’ table
displays in several other major university arenas. The University of Florida,
University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, and South Dakota State
University are just a few of the institutions that have taken advantage of the
Daktronics digital courtside solution.

Instead of
designing, purchasing, and installing new printed graphics or installing
separate displays for statistical information, schools can update any aspect of
their display immediately and cost-effectively.

“The displays
give the arena a powerful, sophisticated look,” said Jason Dunn, Assistant
Director of Corporate Relations at the

University of
Dayton.
“They have also allowed us to generate additional revenue through advertising
opportunities for corporate sponsors.”

Daktronics
digital courtside displays are also the official scorer’s table of the NCAA
Men’s and Women’s Final Four Championships. Daktronics displays have
enhanced the biggest tournament in college sports since 2006.

“Fans at
the events really enjoyed the extra information and entertainment value the
courtside displays provided,” said LJ Wright, Director of the Division I Men’s
Basketball Championship. “This technology offers outstanding viewing angles and
visibility for fans, both at events and watching on television.
Student-athletes, as well as the fans, enjoyed the added information and
entertainment the system brings.”

When integrated with an existing Daktronics scoring system and DakStats
software courtside displays can show real-time statistical data during
basketball games and other sports events. Features for all models include
removable padding, a collapsible wood grain table with folding legs,
convenience receptacles, wheels with locking castors, and storage for control
equipment. The models can also be latched together to create a court-long
display of graphics, video, and advertising.

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