New Audiovisual Experience Coming to Appalachian State In 2017


Stadium to receive video and audio system, arena to receive centerhung display systemBROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 1, 2017 – Appalachian State University has selected Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to provide two new integrated LED video systems for Kidd Brewer Stadium and George M. Holmes Convocation Center on campus in Boone, North Carolina. Kidd Brewer Stadium will also be receiving new ribbon displays and a custom audio system integrated with the video system.
Kidd Brewer Stadium’s display will be the largest in the Group of Five at approximately 2,500 square feet to feature 13HD technology, the same technology featured in football venues for Duke University, University of South Carolina and professional football’s Carolina Panthers. Appalachian State’s will be one of three universities to receive centerhung displays with a convex curvature from Daktronics in their arena.
“These projects will play a key role in enhancing the game-day experience at our venues as well as raising the production level of all our university events in these venues,” said Doug Gillin, Appalachian State Director of Athletics. “Our fans have been asking for elevated video and audio in our venues. We are excited to continue to provide a first-class atmosphere for our student-athletes and those who enjoy the many events at our university. We made a significant investment to implement this technology and are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Daktronics. Appalachian State athletics, our students, student-athletes and fans will enjoy a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.”
In the stadium, the overall scoreboard will measure 50 feet high by 90 feet wide with the new LED display will measuring more than 37 feet high by 67 feet wide. The display will include more than two million LEDs and will feature a 13HD pixel layout for crisp, clear imagery with wide angle visibility and industry-leading environmental protection. The ribbon displays will be installed along the seating fascia on each sideline measuring 3 feet high and nearly stretching from end zone to end zone at 222 feet long for additional opportunities to provide statistics and graphics to fans as well as to highlight sponsors.
Integrated into the video and scoring system at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Daktronics will be providing a custom audio system to bring booming sound and clear, intelligible speech to audiences at every event. The system combines loudspeakers in targeted clusters with front-end audio processing components and amplifiers to create a complete audio experience.
“We’re proud to extend our long-standing partnership with Appalachian State University for these two projects on campus in 2017,” said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. “These LED video installations and audio upgrade will be a great addition to the game-day experience for Mountaineers fans, student-athletes and coaches. We’re looking forward to seeing these projects entertaining fans later this year.”
Made up of nine displays, the centerhung in the Convocation Center will feature more than 1,200 square feet of displays and more than 2.1 million LEDs. The four main displays will each measure approximately 11.5 feet high by 17.5 feet wide and feature 6-millimeter line spacing to deliver exceptional image clarity and contrast to every seat in the arena.
The centerhung display configuration includes four corner panels between the main displays and an upper ring display circling the top of the system. The arena is also receiving four LED scorer’s tables along the sidelines. These displays provide the opportunity to highlight sponsors throughout events as well as to provide supplemental content and statistics to the main displays.
The main video displays in each venue are capable of variable content zoning which allows them to show one large image or to be divided into multiple windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
In each venue, Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control System. 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
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. Appalachian enrolls over18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.  Appalachian State Athletics competes in the Sun Belt Conference with a prominent football program that owns back to back bowl wins and a 2016 Sun Belt Conference championship.  Visit
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

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