JONESBORO, Ark. (10/8/12) –  With a commitment to provide a top-quality entertainment atmosphere for its fans, Arkansas State University recently implemented a new state-of-the art video display system inside the ASU Convocation Center. 

The video display system was designed, manufactured, and installed by Daktronics in early October.  The video system consists of four identical LED video displays which measure 12 feet high by 26 feet wide and are mounted in the four corner areas of the Convocation Center’s arena.  The displays feature excellent image clarity and contrast with an outstanding degree of brightness and wide-angle visibility.  Moreover, the displays have the capability of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays but also with the versatility to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, real-time game statistics, scoring information, and sponsor advertisements.

The installation by Daktronics features  an innovative Sportsound custom audio system which will integrate into the video and scoring system to provide full-range sound reproduction to create a powerful audio experience for fans attending Convocation Center events.

“Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center is extremely excited about the coming of new video displays for our arena,” said Tim Dean, Director of the ASU Convocation Center.  “They will be replacing displays that are some 20 years old and we’re looking for the new addition to be amazing.  Daktronics has long been a partner with our facility and we have enjoyed working with them once again on this project.”

“Daktronics is proud to continue our strong relationship with Arkansas State,” said Daktronics Sale Representative Andrew Rice.  “Their (Arkansas State) new video displays, control and sound system will be a state-of-the-art upgrade to a great facility.  Working with the team members at Arkansas State was a pleasure and we look forward to a long partnership in the future.”

Daktronics, which is headquartered in Brookings, S.D., is the world’s largest supplier of large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems.

The ASU Convocation Center, which opened in May 1987 and has a 10,500 seating capacity, hosts such events as commencement exercises, concerts, business and community expos, family shows, and large banquets.   The facility also serves as the home for the Red Wolves’ men’s and women’s basketball teams along with the women’s volleyball team.