Daktronics Poised for Public Sector Installations: Federal and Department of Defense Applications


BROOKINGS, S.D. – Nov. 27, 2019 Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, and the only LED display company in the marketplace founded, owned and operated in the United States, is prepared to deliver industry-leading products into the public sector, including Federal and Department of Defense applications. These solutions will be on display at the ITSEC show on December 2-6 in Orlando, Florida.

“Daktronics is currently providing a product at a level the public sector hasn’t seen before,” said Daktronics President and CEO Reece Kurtenbach. “Our narrow pixel pitch technologies are engineered, assembled, and supported by our teams in the United States and are ideal for applications that are vital for security and the accurate dissemination of information. These leaders require high quality, reliable and secure systems to present a real-time ‘picture’ of the situation, allowing them to make their best, most informed decisions. We’re positioned to deliver in every area for their critical needs.” 

Currently, the majority of all display technologies in the public sector, specifically military bases, were designed, engineered and manufactured by companies in China. As the only company that engineers and assembles their displays, control systems, display interfaces and frames in the United States, Daktronics provides a heightened level of cybersecurity, reliability and supply chain management. 

Beginning in 2015, Daktronics made a concerted effort to design and manufacture their own line of narrow pixel pitch products ranging from 1.2- to 2.5-millimeter line spacing developed right here in the United States. This product line provides viewing distances of just a few feet from the display face. Integrated into these systems is the company’s patented ProLink technology for broadcast image quality (supporting High Dynamic Range, ‘HDR’, color-space), unmatched video processing and detailed reporting capabilities. 

“These displays align perfectly with the needs and applications of government network operation centers, command centers, situation rooms, conference rooms, theaters and offices,” noted Jim Vasgaard, Daktronics national sales manager. “Our products are positioned to serve this market while also giving them peace-of-mind with a reliable product being assembled here in America with local service and support.”

Daktronics has an extensive history with more than 50 years in business and has ascended into a leader in the LED display industry for multiple applications from sports to billboards all around the globe. The company has installed more than 26,000 LED video-capable displays in more than 90 countries and has installed other forms of LED technology in more than 120 countries.

About Daktronics

Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards, audio systems and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at www.daktronics.com.


Cautionary Notice: In addition to statements of historical fact, this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is intended to enjoy the protection of that Act. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The Company cautions that these and similar statements involve risk and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including, but not limited to, changes in economic and market conditions, management of growth, timing and magnitude of future contracts, fluctuations in margins, the introduction of new products and technology, the impact of adverse weather conditions and other risks noted in the Company’s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its 2019 fiscal year. Forward-looking statements are made in the context of information available as of the date stated. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.


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