BROOKINGS, S.D., Oct. 06, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daktronics Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT) of Brookings, S.D. announces a $3.2 million order for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit, provider of mass transit services in New York City. Daktronics has a highly visible presence in the system and with an order for 630 6mm rail platform displays to guide and inform visitors, this contract marks the largest mass transit digital display purchase in the company's history.

With millions of subway passengers seeing the displays on a daily basis, Daktronics plays an integral role in helping to keep passengers informed with timely and effective messaging. The multi-colored LED displays, part of the subway system's Public Address Customer Information System (PACIS), will feature next train arrival and destination information as well as graphical information. A text to speech function aids visually impaired transit riders with clear and easy to access messaging.

As an approved vendor on NYC Transit's Qualified Products List, Daktronics was pleased to continue to provide quality displays that help keep the nation moving. "Daktronics has made its mark as a leader in the mass transit industry. We are proud to supply such a sizeable order for one of the nation's busiest transit systems," said Dale Storhaug, Daktronics mass transit manager. Installation of the 630 displays will complete by July of 2017.


Metropolitan Transportation Authority is a public benefit corporation chartered by the State of New York. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is North America's largest transportation network, serving a population of 15.2 million people in the 5,000-square-mile area fanning out from New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut.


Daktronics helps its customers impact audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards 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 audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at


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