Florida DOT Adds Daktronics DMS Retrofit to Approved Product Listing


BROOKINGS, S.D. – Oct. 28, 2019 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, is pleased to announce the Florida Department of Transportation has added the Daktronics Vanguard, RetroFit Series to its Approved Product List.

Retrofits offer a cost-effective solution to extend the life of Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) that have either reached the end of their serviceable life or need an upgrade to new technology. Daktronics retrofit kits provide components that meet all industry standards and codes such as NTCIP, NEMA TS-4, UL, FCC and NEC.

“We are excited about this latest addition of our full-color DMS and monochrome amber DMS retrofits to the Florida APL,” says LeAnn Holler, Daktronics regional sales manager for the southeast. “We can now offer retrofits throughout Florida – without limitation – for walk-in, front-access and embedded DMS. This is truly a great option to offer Daktronics standard of quality to upgrade our customer’s current Dynamic Message Signs.”

Daktronics retrofit solutions can improve visibility and brightness by providing new LED technology that also reduces power use. Existing structures can be used in most cases to save both money and time by reducing the need for extended lane closures.

“With our retrofit solution, agencies can modernize their older 66-millimeter technology to new 20-millimeter full-color. These high-resolution signs offer improved visibility, recognition and versatility for use of text and MUTCD graphics,” explains Jason Morrison, ITS market manager for Daktronics. “Florida, as well as other state DOTs, are looking to upgrade to more capable, full-color displays, and we are proud to deliver the solution.”

To learn more about Daktronics Retrofit solutions, visit www.daktronics.com/dmsretro.

About Daktronics

Daktronics helps its customers impact audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards 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 audio-visual 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.


Walter Southwood, Marketing

Tel 605-692-0200

Email Walter.Southwood@daktronics.com

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