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Vancouver International Airport Flying High With Video Message Centers

Vancouver International Airport installed this PT-8i display above their customs counter. The display’s 8mm resolution provides highly-legible text, graphics and video in multiple windows. As the gateway to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) guided and impressed the visiting crowd by installing large, video-capable LED displays to provide flight information, advanced graphics and ...

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Solar Power in Transportation

Since even before I became a business economics major in college, I've always been intrigued by the economic benefits of natural, renewable energy. Especially with the recent political debate over the development of our nation's power grid and the need for alternative forms of energy has spurred renewed focus on the topic. To tell the ...

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From Entrance to Exit: Choosing the Right LED Displays for Your Parking Facility

By strategically placing LED signage throughout its corridors, a parking facility can provide useful information, instructions, options or directions. LED technology creates a clear list of benefits – including customer satisfaction and loyalty - but when it comes down to the drawing board, how do they know which displays actually fit the job? The typical ...

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Seattle DOT Provides Surface-Street Drive Times with Daktronics LED Technology

The Seattle DOT recently installed a progressive surface-street travel-time display system in the downtown area. Seattle is the first city to deploy such a system. In a nutshell, these five displays show travel times from a system which scans license plates and measures the time between scans. The Daktronics displays are installed at these five ...

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Innovative Seattle parking system informs and guides visitors

Seattle DOT recently launched an innovative parking system which features the latest in Daktronics LED display technology. The Center City Parking Project, known as e-Park, efficiently informs and guides visitors to available parking spaces in select facilities in the downtown area. This system is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, emissions and frustration in the downtown ...

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Daktronics Vanguard® Installed Along Hoover Dam Bypass

On October 16, the brand-new 2,000-foot Colorado River Bridge on the Hoover Dam Bypass will host a public open-house event called "Bridging America." The event will celebrate the completion of the Hoover Dam Bypass project which started in January 2005. If you're attending the event, make sure to check out the four Daktronics DMS — ...

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Selecting the Best Technology for Your Needs

When considering a display network for an airport or transit facility, picking the best technology can be difficult. We'd like to help you with this decision. Several factors give LED display technology an advantage over LCD screens. In terms of visibility, reliability and durability, LED runs ahead of the pack - especially outdoors and for ...

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LED Video Displays Help Airports Chase Elusive Revenue

Let's talk about revenue. As the Aviation Market Manager for Daktronics, I'm constantly finding opportunities to help airports and airlines boost the bottom line. Besides ticket sales, airport managers have to consider vendors, restaurants, convenience stores, parking facilities and out-of-house advertisers to keep the revenue ball rolling. All of these considerations add to the challenge ...

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Vanguard v4 Control Software Release

Traffic agencies have used Vanguard v3 Central Control Software to manage both small and large NTCIP Vanguard Dynamic Message Signs for years. Vanguard v4 features two different suites aimed at providing the exact functionality different users at traffic agencies need. Read the full news release with an explanation to learn more. What else is new ...

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HOT lanes reduce traffic with the help of Daktronics DDMS signs

I love innovation – especially when it benefits the people on our nation's highways. In 2007, Washington State DOT (WSDOT) implemented high occupancy tolling (HOT) lanes on a notoriously-congested stretch of SR-167 near Seattle. Since then, the agency has noticed a significant increase in the average speed and volume for both the general purpose and ...