All posts by Jennifer Liebschwager

Daktronics Joins Fellow US Manufacturers at Frost & Sullivan Leadership Awards

The 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala was recently held in Huntington Beach, California. A black tie evening with a pre-event social, the event brought many manufacturers under one roof to be recognized for leadership across diverse industries. Daktronics received the Operational Excellence Leadership Award, which recognizes winners for successful continuous improvement projects that streamline processes, ...

Pro Sports and Colleges: What’s New with Control Systems?

Show Control is continuously evolving to provide new tools to take your show to the next level. We've been working hard to deliver some key developments for our live events control solution. Take a look at what’s possible with our newest generation: Real-time data, layering and transitions upgrades Our data, layering and transitions upgrades empower ...

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Protecting Your Control Room Against Ransomware

Recent WannaCrypt ransomware attacks may leave your control system vulnerable if you have older generations of equipment. What is WannaCrypt? WannaCrypt is a ransomware that locks the infected computer's files and demands ransom to release them. It targets older versions of Windows that are in "custom support only" for Microsoft. Which systems are affected? The ...

Behind the Scenes: Arena Ciudad de Mexico’s NBA Games

This year marked the 25th season NBA has played in Mexico and this past January was the first time the league played two regular season games back to back in Mexico City. Daktronics has worked with the NBA at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, supporting the display equipment since the facility first opened, and we have provided both ...

Adding New Tech to Your Control Room? First, Consider These 3 Things

Every year, the digital industry introduces next-generation technologies that provide fresh, creative ways to deliver a memorable fan experience.  The value of new technology lies not only in the creative spark it introduces, but also in your team's ability to put it to work effectively. Below are three things to consider when evaluating new tech to add ...

Reliability Lab Inside Look: Easter Egg Meltdown

Our dedicated, hardworking reliability lab engineers test a high volume of raw materials, LEDs, modules and full display sections every single day. With several years of experience (some with decades), they've seen a lot of testing results and love conducting experiments to continuously explore new methods of building our displays. Gathering high quality data for ...

A Growing Trend: Narrow Pixel Pitch

Narrow Pixel Pitch (NPP) LED video walls provide new opportunities for content previously restricted to LCD screens. The tighter pixel spacings create a more detailed and crisp appearance, making these products ideal if you want to add an element of luxury and high quality to your location. Some benefits of NPP displays: Easily scalable and configurable to flexibly ...

Exploring Creative Design Part 1: Architectural Lighting

Public spaces in live entertainment and retail have renewed their focus on revitalizing the visitor experience in response to increased competition for foot traffic and revenue. Many groups are modernizing public spaces in their venues by including both artistic and advertising elements created with architectural lighting. What is architectural lighting? Based on how the building design industry uses the term "architectural lighting", it can ...

Fan Experience in the Concourse

The fan experience starts way before the game begins, and modern venues are getting creative when designing environments for fans to enjoy before, during and after the main event. Today, we're going to focus on an area that's transformed immensely in response to growing fan entertainment expectations: concourses. With the highest amount of concentrated foot traffic ...

Stadium and Arena Technology: Digital Media Networks

In this series of articles, we will explore 10 different pervasive and urgent challenges facing stadium and arena owners/operators today along with solutions that address each. One could argue the specific position in priority order of the challenges that will be discussed but no one would disagree that these are near the top of everyone’s ...