MSU Mankato Turns to Daktronics for New Four-Sided Centerhung

For a new visual experience inside the Taylor Center, Minnesota State University (MSU) Mankato selected Daktronics to design, manufacture and install a new four-side centerhung video display system. When Mavericks fans swarm the venue for volleyball this weekend, the system will be fully operational and providing a new view of the event. The center is also home to Mavericks men’s and women’s basketball.

“We are grateful about the investment that has been made to elevate the gameday experience for our fans, student-athletes and coaches,” says Kevin Buisman, Director of Athletics at MSU Mankato. “These improvements will transform the Taylor Center into a premier destination for sporting events, commencement ceremonies, and gatherings of all kinds. Kudos to the project management team and vendors for completing this installation on time and on budget. We can’t wait to share these stunning enhancements with everyone on Saturday.”

Centerhung Details

The four-sided centerhung is comprised of four equal-sized displays, each measuring more than 8 feet high by nearly 15 feet wide. Each display features 3.9-millimeter pixel spacing to deliver clear imagery and video content to fans is every seating section of the arena.

“A new centerhung in an existing facility always brings the wow factor that fans expect at sports and games in an arena setting,” says Joey Hulsebus, Daktronics sales representative. “We’re thrilled that MSU Mankato put their trust in Daktronics to deliver their new system that will impact Mavericks games for years to come.”

The displays are capable of variable content zoning. This feature allows each display to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

Daktronics is also including a complete Show Control solution. This control system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a powerful yet user-friendly production solution.

In addition to the equipment installation, MSU Mankato will also receive a content package that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.

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