BROOKINGS, S.D. – Aug. 24, 2010 – Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., announced today that Lamar University has contracted with the company to design, manufacture and install an integrated scoring and video display system overlooking the school’s home field in Provost Umphrey Stadium on its campus in Beaumont, Texas.
The focal point of the Lamar Cardinals’ new system will be the Daktronics light emitting diode (LED) video display to be installed in the north end zone. This high-resolution display will deliver replays, game information and sponsor messages to the fans cheering on the Cardinals in Beaumont. The video board, measuring approximately 26 feet high by 51 feet wide, is part of the larger scoreboard configuration that will measure 48 feet high and span nearly 88 feet across. It also incorporates a custom numeric scoreboard, speaker cabinets with logo artwork, advertising panels, aunique Lamar University identification display, and camera platform.
“Daktronics was very helpful throughout the entire process and helped us work through all the details of the installations,” said Jason Henderson, Associate Athletic Director at Lamar University. “The Daktronics equipment will enhance our football operations, enhance our game day experience, and put us up there with top universities when it comes to our facilities. We’re very excited about our product.”
“Daktronics is thrilled to continue our partnership with Lamar University on their renovation of Provost Umphrey Stadium,” said Adam Kopperud, Daktronics Sales. “This state-of-the-art system will provide Cardinal fans with a first-class game-day experience.”
To keep their fans entertained, Lamar University has enlisted the help of Keyframe® creative services, a division of Daktronics. The Keyframe® team will create engaging content for the Cardinals’ new video display and ensure the patrons at Provost Umphrey Stadium never experience a dull timeout or quarter break.
In addition, Daktronics is providing Lamar University with a completely updated timing and scoring system that includes the proven All Sport® 5000 series console, DSTI statistics interface system, the custom numeric scoreboard, a new set of delay of game clocks, and four locker room clocks.
About Lamar University Football
After a twenty-year hiatus, the Lamar University Cardinals will field a collegiate football team for the 2010 season. After the costs of the program skyrocketed and attendance declined, the football team was dropped from Lamar athletics in 1989. But thanks to a sizable donation from Walter Umphrey and his partners at Provost Umphrey law firm, the Cardinals football team has received a fresh start this coming year, beginning with its soon-to-be newly renovated football stadium. Lamar University kicks off its 2010 season at Lake Charles, La., where they’ll take on the McNeese State University Cowboys.
Daktronics is recognized as the world’s leading provider of full-color LED video displays. Daktronics began manufacturing large screen, full-color, LED video displays in 1997. Since then, over 6,500 large screen video displays have been sold and installed in sporting and commercial facilities around the world. Since 2001, independent market research conducted by iSuppli Corp. lists Daktronics as the world’s leading provider of large screen LED video displays.
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.