Daktronics Displays in 87 Basketball Venues This Season; Westchester County Center Gets New LED Displays
Daktronics provided 431 video displays totaling more than 64,000 square feet for 87 venues ranging from high schools all the way to the professional level for basketball season in 2016. Of those displays, 81 are for professional, 302 are for college and 48 are for high school basketball. In other Daktronics news, Westchester County Center of White Plains, NY, – home to the New York Knick D-League franchise – will receive 10 Daktronics LED video displays.
431 Displays in NBA Venues At All Levels Of Competition
Of the 87 basketball venues featuring Daktronics boards, 19 received center-hung configurations featuring multiple displays hanging above the basketball court. Stanchion displays mounted to the supports of the basketball hoops is becoming increasingly popular around the country as venues and sponsors are capitalizing on their value. In total, Daktronics has installed 30 stanchion displays across seven venues in 2016.
“This year is much like any other year as teams and venues started preparing for the 2016 basketball season months in advance, and we’ve worked along with their timelines to provide hundreds of LED solutions to enhance the fan experience at their events,” says Will Ellerbruch, Daktronics national sales manager for the live events market. “We’re proud to have the manufacturing capability and capacity right here in the United States to provide such a large number of customers with the digital solutions they need to make their events successful.”
Locations such as Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson University are pushing the envelope by incorporating unique curved displays inspired by installations at the professional basketball level into their facilities to bring unique experiences to their fans.
At the high school level, incorporating LED video displays brings an impact that has coaches, student-athletes and fans feeling like they’re at a professional game.
“We’re excited for all of our schools that have installed our video displays,” says Tom Coughlin, Daktronics national sales manager for the high school market. “In addition to enhancing facilities and the game-day experience, these video displays are a providing a huge source of revenue for schools through sponsorship sales. We’re also changing the game for students who are operating the displays by providing educational opportunities in all facets of game-day operations.”
Daktronics Upgrades Video, Scoring Systems for Westchester County Center
In more Daktronics news, the Westchester County Center, located in White Plains, New York, has asked Daktronics to design, manufacture and install a total of 10 LED video displays for the facility. All displays were installed this fall to be ready to entertain and excite fans of the multiple events the facility can accommodate, including a variety of conventions and the New York Knicks development league team.
“Our Westchester County Center, which has been serving the community for nearly 90 years, is the perfect example of preserving pure Art Deco architecture while offering state-of-the-art features for the convenience of today’s audiences,” said Robert P. Astorino, Westchester County Executive. “Combining the old with the new is important in a county where we celebrate the past but want to stay relevant now and in the future.”
On the outside of the center, seven displays are strategically placed to advertise upcoming events and provide facility branding. Two marquee displays measure 8.5 feet high by 14.5 feet wide and five banner displays hanging above the entrance to the facility measure 14.5 feet high by 9.5 feet wide. All of these displays feature a 13HD pixel layout for superior image clarity and contrast while incorporating industry-leading environmental protection.
The banner displays fit between the column architecture of the building replacing a common space for static signage with versatile, digital display space where messages can be adjusted and changed at the click of a button with Daktronicseasy-to-use control solution.
“Daktronics is proud to be working with Westchester County Center for this installation,” said Scott Willson, Daktronics Sales Representative. “We’ve been a partner with Westchester County Center for over 15 years now and this project really demonstrates the commitment the county has to improve the experience of the many thousands of visitors who attend functions there. Daktronics state=of-the-art LED video displays transform both the interior and the exterior of this historic building and provide an awesome means to better inform and entertain their patrons.”
Inside the venue, two main corner displays measure approximately 10 feet high by 19 feet wide and include 10-millimeter line spacing. Both of these displays provide excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to appeal to every seat in the venue. Each display is capable of variable content zoning which allows them to show one large image across the entire display or to be separated into multiple zones. These zones can show any combination of live video, instant replays, event statistics and information, animations, and sponsorship messages.
A ribbon display was also installed around the seating fascia of the facility. It measures 2.5 feet high by 350 feet wide and also features 10-millimeter line spacing. This acts as a complementary display to the main displays by showing event information and statistics while also highlighting sponsors throughout events.
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.