Daktronics makes Final Four appearance

Daktronics has been named the Official Supplier of Scorer’s Tables for the 2007 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four basketball tournaments and will provide a total of 13 sections of its ProTable digital scorer’s table system for the Men’s Final Four in Atlanta March 31 and April 2, and the Women’s Final Four in Cleveland April 1 and 3. It’s the second straight year Daktronics has supplied scorer’s tables for the Final Four events.

The courtside display system will provide fans at the events with real time statistics of the teams and student-athletes competing, making for a more enjoyable and memorable event. The displays also have the capability to show video clips, animation, graphics and other information for fans. The ProTable displays for the Final Four events will utilize Daktronics 10 millimeter (.39 inch) LED pixel pitch for exceptional image clarity and wide angle viewing.

“The feedback we received from last year’s events was very positive,” said LJ Wright, Director of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. “Fans at the events really enjoyed the extra information and entertainment value the courtside displays provided. 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.”

Michelle Perry, Director of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship agreed. “Our experience with the equipment at last year’s Women’s Final Four was outstanding,” Perry said. “The vivid and creative content that was created for us, along with real time stats, made the displays a fan favorite. We look forward to using the technology again at this year’s event.”

In addition to ProTable displays, fans at the 2007 Men’s Final Four will enjoy the capabilities of other Daktronics products and technologies inside the Georgia Dome. The facility upgraded its scoring and timing system with Daktronics components earlier in the year. A new center-hung scoreboard was designed, manufactured and delivered by Daktronics, along with new game/shot clocks, locker room clocks and backboard light strips. Daktronics also retrofit existing fascia scoreboards with new LED digits and electronics.

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