BROOKINGS, S.D., Aug. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq:DAKT), installed the display system for the largest single high school stadium in Texas. When Allen ISD kicks off its inaugural season with the new 41 feet tall x 76 feet wide video display, fans will be informed and entertained by the custom football scoreboard and HD2000 audio system towering 75 feet above the Eagle Stadium playing field. Designed and manufactured by Daktronics, the displays are seamlessly integrated with the sound system giving fans an unprecedented visual and audio experience.
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Daktronics Video Display Installed at the New Allen ISD High School Stadium in Texas

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Eagle Stadium resembles a collegiate facility with a sunken bowl design and 18,000 seating capacity. The video display, a Daktronics high resolution screen with a 15HD pixel spacing, is 23 feet tall by 38 feet 9 inches wide. There is also an auxiliary scoreboard in the opposite end zone with a message display on the back side which greets arriving visitors. According to Mike Howell, Daktronics sales, Dallas office, "We're thrilled to provide the best visual and audio system for Eagle Stadium. What makes Allen ISD especially unique is other Texas high school stadiums of this size are shared by more than one school."

The video display offers exceptional HD quality with Daktronics world-class video technology and premium LEDs. Eagle fans will experience unmatched wide viewing angles and vivid colors.

Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control System with this installation. Touted by experts as the best in the industry, the system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution.

Allen Athletic Director Steve Williams said, "We think we have a first class facility and our video and scoring system are also first class. We couldn't be happier. Our patrons are excited. Throughout the whole process, we enjoyed a great working relationship with everyone involved."

Daktronics has about 80 video installations in Texas and the number continues to grow. According to Tom Coughlin, Daktronics sales manager, "The Allen ISD project reflects a growing demand in our high school market. We are seeing an increasing number of schools around the country appreciating the value of including a high-quality video display and an audio system with their scoring and timing equipment."

About Daktronics                    

Daktronics is recognized as the world's leading provider of full-color LED video displays. Daktronics began manufacturing large screen, full-color, LED video displays in 1997. Since then, thousands of large screen video displays have been sold and installed around the world. Since 2001, independent market research conducted by iSuppli Corp. lists Daktronics as the world's leading provider of large screen LED video displays.

Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world's largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company's World Wide Web site at:, e-mail the company at, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

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