Pepperdine University Turns to Daktronics for New Women’s Soccer AV System, Upgraded Outfield Baseball Display
In a partnership with Pepperdine University, Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, will design, manufacture and install two new LED video displays on campus Malibu, California. For women’s soccer, a new display and audio system were installed this summer at one end of Tari Frahm Rokus Field, an upgrade to their equipment that was installed in the early 2000s and allows for a whole new audiovisual experience at the venue. For baseball, an all-in-one video display will be installed this fall in right field of Eddy D. Field Stadium to replace the previous video display that served them for 15 years and will increase their video capabilities by more than 525 square feet.
“The addition of new Daktronics video boards at both Tari Frahm Rokus Soccer Field and Eddy D. Field Stadium will significantly improve the game-day experience for our student-athletes and fans,” said Pepperdine Director of Athletics Dr. Steve Potts. “As the result of a university-wide fundraising effort and the generous support from so many amazing donors, we are so proud and pleased to enhance our facilities with these new additions. We’re thankful for our long association with Daktronics and their partnership on this project.”
Both displays feature a 15HD pixel layout to bring crisp clear imagery to videos, replays, statistics, animations and other graphics shown to Waves fans at both venues. For soccer, the video display measures roughly 15.5 feet high by 27.5 feet wide. The new all-in-one baseball video display will measure approximately 13.5 feet high by 47 feet wide.
Each video display is capable of variable content zoning allowing them each to show one large image or to show multiple zones of content including any combination of content mentioned above. These displays also feature industry-leading environmental protection to operate as expected in the California weather.
“We are grateful to continue a long-lasting relationship with Pepperdine University Athletics,” said Daktronics Regional Manager Robin Hall. “This will be a great addition for the baseball and women’s soccer programs, and we are excited to be a part of this upgrade in their student-athlete experience! This technology will add to the beautiful views of these great athletic venues in Malibu, California. We’re thrilled to work with Pepperdine University and to see these projects being used for live events in the coming months.”
A Sportsound® 500 audio system is integrated into the video and scoring system at Tari Frahm Rokus Field to deliver full-range sound reproduction and deliver clear, intelligible speech to Wave soccer fans, coaches and student-athletes.
In addition to the equipment installation, the Waves will also receive a content package that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.