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Daktronics
The daktronics logo
Type Public (NASDAQ: DAKT)
Founded Brookings (1968)[1]
Headquarters Brookings, South Dakota, United States
Key people Aelred J. Kurtenbach, Co-Founder and Chairman
Jim Morgan, CEO
Bill Retterath, CFO, Treasurer
Industry Video Display
Products Sports Venue Displays
Display Marqueea
Sports Scoreboards
Variable Message Signs
Display Control Systems
Revenue US$433.2 million (2007)[2]
Net income US$24.4 million (2007)[2]
Employees about 2900
Website www.daktronics.com

Daktronics NASDAQ: DAKT is an American manufacturer of electronic signage, most notably sports scoreboards, based in Brookings, South Dakota. Founded in 1968 by two South Dakota State University professors, Daktronics grew from a provider of electronic voting systems for state legislatures to one of the world's major suppliers of electronic signs. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 18,504 at the 2000 census. ... Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 18,504 at the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Signage is any kind of graphics created to display information to a particular audience, typically wayfinding information on streets, outside and inside of buildings. ... Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 18,504 at the 2000 census. ... South Dakota State University is the largest university in the U.S. state of South Dakota, located in Brookings. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the...

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History

Major milestones in the company's history included its contract to supply signage for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, its IPO in 1994, and the creation of the world's largest video display for sports in 2004 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The latter was topped with the installation of two High-Definition screens and the world's largest fascia boards at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida in 2006. Daktronics installed the world's largest high-definition screen at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, also in 2006. The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... Lake Placid is a village of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium[1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... Location of Miami Gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... High-definition (HD) video generally refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD), i. ... Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, located in Austin, Texas, is home to the University of Texas Longhorn football team. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ...


Major Projects

The "Godzillatron" scoreboard at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium of the University of Texas as seen from the North end zone, approximately 150 yards away at the opposite end of the field

Image File history File links GTRON_6a_400. ... Image File history File links GTRON_6a_400. ... The new scoreboard as seen from the North end zone, approximately 150 yards away at the opposite end of the field Godzillatron is the nickname given to the scoreboard at the University of Texas at Austins Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. ... Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, located in Austin, Texas, is home to the University of Texas Longhorn football team. ... University of Texas redirects here. ...

Dolphin Stadium - Miami Gardens, FL - 2006

Two high-definition video displays were installed in 2006. The east endzone display was the largest HD LED display in the world at the time of installation. It measures approximately 50 feet high by 140 feet wide (736x2112 pixels) and contains about 4.6 million LEDs. The west end-zone HD display measures approximately 50 feet high by 100 feet wide (736x1504 pixels). Both displays are capable of displaying 4.4 trillion colors. High-definition (HD) video generally refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD), i. ...


A third display was installed in July 2006. The 4 foot by 2,105 foot display is primarily used to display advertisements and statistical information.[3]


Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - University of Texas - Austin, TX - 2006

The 55 foot high by 134 foot wide (7,370 sq ft) Godzillatron is the largest video display in the Western hemisphere and is the largest high-definition video display in the world. The new scoreboard as seen from the North end zone, approximately 150 yards away at the opposite end of the field Godzillatron is the nickname given to the scoreboard at the University of Texas at Austins Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. ...


Jordan-Hare Stadium - Auburn University - Auburn, AL - 2007

Jordan-Hare Stadium, home of the Auburn University Tigers, installed a 30 ft. by 74 ft. 2,220 square foot high-definition display in the South end-zone for the 2007 football season. It is the first HD display in the Southeastern Conference, second in a college football stadium following Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas. Jordan-Hare Stadium is the playing venue for Auburn Universitys football team located on campus in Auburn, Alabama, USA. The stadium is named for Ralph Shug Jordan (pronounced JURD-an), the Universitys winningest football coach, and Cliff Hare, a member of Auburns first football team. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 23,000 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the largest university in the state,[3] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ...


Major product groups

Design and manufacturing of displays is broken down into four major product groups: Video Products, Sport Products, Business Products, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.


Video products

Video displays typically use red, blue, and green light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which combine to form one pixel of a video image. These displays vary in size and resolution. Some include 3-dimensional curves such as the Coca-Cola display in Times Square. These displays are commonly found in stadiums, arenas, and video advertising displays. This example shows an image with a portion greatly enlarged, in which the individual pixels are rendered as little squares and can easily be seen. ... Times Square. ...


Sport products

Sport Products include scoreboards and sports timing systems. Scoreboards and timing systems are used by all levels of competition from public parks to the Major Leagues. The company also produces in-water, electronic touchpads for timing competitive swimming events. Daktronics has been supplying scoreboards and video displays for the Olympics for several years. However, the Olympic Games often have contracts with larger corporations, such as Panasonic,[citation needed] so the Daktronics name is not often used. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Panasonic is an international brand name for Japanese electric products manufacturer Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ...


Daktronics has been a major influence in NBA rule changes in the 2000s. The company manufactured the first backboard light strips to comply with instant replay rulings, and in 2004, developed a see-through shot clock to improve spectator visibility.[citation needed] “NBA” redirects here. ... For other uses of the term Instant replay, see Instant replay (disambiguation). ...


Commercial Products

Commercial Products are displays that typically have lower refresh rates and color depth than full video displays. These displays are typically seen in front of stores, gas stations, restaurants, and hotels.


Intelligent transportation system products

Intelligent Transportation Systems include Variable Message Signs, which display information about upcoming traffic, parking, and weather warnings along highways, interstates, and airports. These systems include both permanently mounted and temporary, portable variable message signs. Sign in Penn Station railway station, New York City A variable (also changeable, electronic, or dynamic) message sign, often abbreviated VMS or CMS, is an electronic traffic sign often used on roadways to give travelers information about special events. ...


Sportsound

Sportsound is a newly created division of Daktronics aimed towards providing high quality sound systems at major sports venues throughout the world. Sportsound consists of an audio technician team with more than 100 years of combined experience, and experience with more than 60 Division I installations. Sportsound is also currently expanding into professional sports venues such as Major League Baseball, National Football League, and National Basketball Association.


Employment

Daktronics currently employs approximately 3,200 people between its Brookings, SD headquarters, Sioux Falls, SD and Redwood Falls, MN manufacturing facilities, and regional offices around the world.


External links

  • Official web site

References

  1. ^ Company Information Site
  2. ^ a b Quarterly Fiscal Report
  3. ^ Daktronics Corporate Brochure

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Daktronics News Archive (726 words)
To choose a company to supply displays for the toll plazas, the NTTA issued a Request for Proposal, and three vendors were chosen to participate in a pilot study.
The long-term agreement between the NTTA and Daktronics is to supply and install displays on all toll plaza lanes across the complete NTTA system.
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of, variable message signs, computer-programmable displays, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, and control systems.
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