University of South Dakota selects Daktronics for athletics facilities


The University of South Dakota has selected Daktronics to design, manufacture and install LED video displays and scoreboards at athletics facilities on campus in Vermillion.

The installation at the new Sports Performance Enhancement Complex includes new video, ribbon and scorer’s table displays, scoreboards for the new practice facility, a scoreboard for soccer and a portable video display for track and field. The DakotaDome will also receive an upgraded video display.

“We are proud to once again partner with Daktronics to enhance our fan experience and in-game entertainment in our new facilities and the upgrades to the DakotaDome,” said David Herbster, USD athletic director.

“The Daktronics team developed innovative solutions in the design process to ensure our ability to deliver a world-class product in our new state-of-the-art facilities.”

“We’re proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the University of South Dakota as we continue to showcase our products in our home state,” added Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach.

“The new video displays will provide enhancements to the overall experience of every event held in these venues at the university. We’re excited to see the completion of their new facility and these displays having an impact in the upcoming seasons.”

The arena will receive two displays that will each measure 8ft high by 21ft wide. These will feature 10mm line spacing to provide excellent image clarity and contrast with wide-angle visibility to appeal to every seat in the arena. Both displays incorporate variable content zoning to each show one large image or they can be divided into multiple windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

Two ribbon displays will be installed along the seating fascia on each side of the arena. Each ribbon will measure 2.5ft high by 366ft wide and feature 15mm line spacing. Four scorer’s table displays featuring 10mm line spacing and each measuring 3ft high by 9ft wide will be installed along the sidelines. They can be connected together in any combination to form one long display. The ribbons and scorer’s tables provide the opportunity to supplement the content on the main displays as well as highlight sponsors throughout events.

The new complex includes an area dedicated to track and field events which will receive a portable video display that will feature 16mm line spacing and measure approximately 9.5ft high by 17ft wide.

The DakotaDome will also be receiving updated equipment as part of this project. The display being installed there will feature a 15HD pixel layout and measure approximately 17ft high by 56.5ft wide.

All of these displays feature all the same capabilities as the main displays in the arena as they provide extra entertainment elements to Coyote athletic events at the complex and inside the DakotaDome.

January 6, 2016

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