Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Peristyle Restoration Project Includes Eight New Daktronics LED Displays

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – May 31, 2017 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has continued a long-standing relationship with the University of Southern California’s (USC) management of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to design, manufacture and install eight new LED video displays throughout the facility totaling more than 6,700 square feet. To compete with the ever-present California sun, these displays incorporate 11,000 nits of brightness for sustained daytime visibility.
 
The peristyle restoration project at the Coliseum will remove the existing video and scoreboards while bringing two new video displays to the upper east side of the stadium. The project will preserve the historical integrity of the Coliseum and improve the fan experience for football games this fall as the venue is home to the USC Trojans and the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams.
 
On the east side of the Coliseum, two displays will be installed, each measuring approximately 26.5 feet high by 99.5 feet wide. These displays will feature 15HD pixel layouts for excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility for maximum appeal throughout the venue.
 
These displays are capable of variable content zoning allowing them each to show one large image or they can each be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
 
“We’re honored and excited to continue our relationship with USC and the Coliseum,” said Robin Hall, Daktronics regional manager. “This project is rich in tradition and history, and we look forward to providing state-of-the-art technology that will help enhance this Olympic home.”
 
Above the tunnel, a 5-foot-high by 44.5-foot-wide display will be mounted to the seating fascia, a peristyle display will measure 12 feet high by 25 feet wide, a pitch perimeter display will measure 3.5 feet high by 163 feet long on the east end of the field, and four field level displays will measure 3.5 feet high by 29 feet wide. These displays will also feature 15HD pixel layouts as they provide complementary information, statistics and graphics as the main displays. They also provide the opportunity to highlight sponsors throughout events.
 
With the new displays, the venue is receiving new and upgraded control equipment including Daktronics new VP-6000 processors which provide tailored control for the unique shapes and aspect ratios of the LED displays inside the Coliseum.
 
Daktronics will also be including additional Show Control System user stations with this installation to provide more operational flexibility. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
 
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology features industry-leading environmental protection for a long lifetime with consistent performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
 
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.
 
About Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Known as “The Greatest Stadium in the World”, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a living memorial to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I, has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos.  The legacy of events and individuals hosted in nine-plus-decades reads like no other:  the only venue to host two Summer Olympics (Xth Olympiad in 1932 and XXIIIrd Olympiad in 1984); home to college football’s USC Trojans since 1923 and the UCLA Bruins (1928 -1981);  professional football’s Los Angeles Rams (1946 – 1979 and 2016-2018), Raiders (1982-1994) and Chargers (1960); hosting three NFL Championships and two Super Bowls; home to the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1960) and the 1959 World Series; appearances by US Presidents Franklin D Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan and international dignitaries such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela. From Mick Jagger to the Harlem Globetrotters…from the Grateful Dead to Billy Graham, Evel Knievel and Pele, the Memorial Coliseum, named a National and California Historic Landmark in 1984, has been the stage for the unbelievable, the unforgettable, the iconic and the best in human endeavor and achievement. The Coliseum, jointly owned by the city, county and state, is operated by USC.

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