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Daktronics and Weber State Install New Integrated Football Scoring and Video System

Sep 20, 2006 5:26 PM

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Daktronics, one of the world’s largest suppliers of electronic scoreboards, and Weber State University (WSU) in Ogden, Utah, recently announced that the university has upgraded its Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Stadium with new scoring and video equipment from Daktronics. The university prides itself in its excellent teaching, extraordinary commitment to meeting the needs of students at every stage of life, and ongoing service to the community. WSU competes as a member of the Big Sky Conference. Home of Wildcats football, Stewart Stadium seats more than 17,000 fans and includes modern six-story suites, a press facility, training facilities, and a 400m track.

According to Jerry Graybeal, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, it was time to upgrade the stadium’s scoring system. “We’ve looked forward to making this announcement with Daktronics and turning on the new system,” Graybeal says. “Our existing scoreboard was quite old and not meeting our needs. With state of the art technology from Daktronics, our fans will appreciate the high-quality video images and sound from the scoreboard. The Daktronics Sports Marketing team played a very important role in making this significant upgrade to the stadium a reality. Our fans and student athletes are going to love it. We are especially thankful to our corporate partners, who provided the financial support necessary.”

Daktronics Sports Marketing (DSM), a division of Daktronics and a full-service sports marketing agency, assisted the Weber State athletic department with the development of marketing platforms, the creation of marketing concepts, and presentations to potential corporate partners. Several area businesses signed up to support Weber State athletics and helped fund the new integrated football system.

Overall dimensions of the new scoreboard are approximately 43ft. high by 55ft. wide. In the center of the scoreboard, fans enjoy vivid images shown on a large Daktronics ProStar video display measuring approximately 20ft. high by 25ft. wide. Scoring and game clock digits, also using LED technology, are located above the video display. Sponsor and identification panels adorn the top and sides of the scoreboard.

ProStar VideoPlus displays use the latest in red, green and blue (RGB) full-color LED technology to present live and recorded video, graphics, animation, and other information with wide-angle visibility and incredible brightness. ProStar technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come. The system is controlled with Daktronics proven Venus controller, V-Link video processor, and All Sport scoring console.

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