Full Sail University Showcases Students’ Work with New Daktronics Display

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – May 9, 2016 – Full Sail University has asked Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install an outdoor LED video display on the university’s 210-plus-acre campus in Winter Park, Florida. The new display was completed earlier this year and features Daktronics tightest outdoor pixel pitch using 3-in-1 Surface-Mount Device (SMD) LED technology. To date, Full Sail University has the largest Daktronics display of this resolution in the world.
 
“With degree programs centered on visual arts, digital media and technology, it is important for us to have a dedicated space to showcase and celebrate the tremendous talent found within the creativity of our students,” said Scott Dansby, Full Sail’s Director of Industry Relations. “The installation of the new outdoor video display is the latest upgrade to the Hollywood-style backlot on Full Sail University’s campus and serves as a valuable resource to display messaging and visuals to our campus community. Many thanks to Daktronics for working alongside our teams to design and install this impressive display.”
 
The display features 8 millimeter line spacing and measures 17 feet high by 25 feet wide. The SMD LED technology provides a tighter pixel pitch and increased resolution to show crisp, clear imagery with wide-angle visibility for broad appeal as viewers pass by. It’s used to showcase students’ work such as short films, animations, game art, graphic design and more. In addition, the LED video display is utilized for special events on campus including live concerts, film festivals, gaming tournaments and can be programmed to share important campus announcements.
 
“We are extremely excited and honored to have been selected by Full Sail University to provide their new LED video screen,” said Mike Kempany, Daktronics sales representative. “Their new 8 millimeter Daktronics screen, the largest of this resolution yet to be installed, is a shining example of their commitment to stay at the leading edge of technology. Combined with our local service, we look forward to providing them the best support in the business for many years to come. I am personally excited to watch the ground-breaking content produced by Full Sail University students and staff displayed on their new high-resolution screen.”
 
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology incorporates industry-leading environmental protection for a long lifetime with consistent performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
 
About Full Sail University
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2016 “Top 25 Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail University is a Graduate and Undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects. For more information, visit: www.fullsail.edu or follow us at www.twitter.com/fullsail or www.facebook.com/fullsailuniversity
 
About Daktronics
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their 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.
 
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