Daktronics Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

Daktronics has been building video displays for professional football since the 1990s. All of the past eleven Super Bowl venues used Daktronics products. This year, it’s no different. The University of Phoenix Stadium and the Arizona Cardinals prepared for a great 2015 Super Bowl game-day experience by installing a 58-feet high by 164-feet wide display. ...

Get Help Online: Two Venus® 1500 Software Support Sites

SITE #1 http://www.daktronics.com/venus1500support You’re busy, and that’s why our software support site is a one-shop stop. Get the help you need, ranging from registration support to common issue solutions: Venus® 1500 software to download Solutions to common issues Registration support Urgent and non-urgent requests Training help Manuals and guides SITE #2 http://www.daktronics.com/Venus1500Learning Use our self-guided ...

SLS Las Vegas Signs of the Times Cover Story

The January issue of Signs of the Times features the new SLS Las Vegas casino on the cover. Vision Signs, Inc. (Las Vegas) fabricated and installed the property’s signage as part of SLS’s renovation of the famous Sahara hotel. Project Manager Rob Crosbie’s article describes some of the challenges his company faced, such as: Removing ...

Possible 2014 Tax Break

Did your customers buy signage or other equipment in 2014? Remind them that under Section 179, they may be eligible to deduct the full purchase price from their gross income. The equipment must qualify and they must have put it into service by the end of the day, December 31, 2014. Usually, a business can ...

Venus® 1500 Scheduling Tips, Part 3: Emergency Messages

I recently received a call from someone wanting to know how to interrupt their currently scheduled content to play an emergency message in case of bad weather or other emergency situations. Have you ever thought about doing this?  Whether you have or haven’t, it’s very easy to set up and could be quite useful someday. ...

From Belgrade to South Dakota

Enjoy this exciting and funny story about a Serbia-based billboard company’s search for an LED sign vendor. Take a wild ride starting in Belgrade, to Shanghai, Amsterdam, Brookings, South Dakota, and back again. View “The Story of multiVISION.”

Technical Product Training Saves Money

Think about your technicians in the field, installing a new LED sign or dealing with an issue that’s come up. Wouldn’t it be great if they had the training to perform a completely successful install  or pinpoint the cause of problems more quickly? We offer technicians hands-on training on our Galaxy® message centers and GalaxyPro® ...

Venus® 1500 Scheduling Tips, Part 2: Scheduling Past Midnight

Do you want to schedule a playlist to run overnight? Do you have a presentation or message you need to play past midnight? For example, maybe you can play static messages only from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. due to a city ordinance. If you have a situation like this, you came to the right ...

Venus® 1500 Scheduling Tips, Part 1: Playlist Features

In our previous article Get Ready for the New Year! we told you our next posts will cover how to effectively schedule content in Venus® 1500 software. We hope you read that article and switched to Scheduled Mode, because the time has come to learn about the many features and benefits of doing so! A ...

Digital Billboards in Detroit

Spectacular outdoor signage isn’t new to Detroit. A hundred years ago, huge signs on top of buildings in downtown Detroit reached out to consumers (right). Today, if digital billboard-friendly regulations pass, property owners might earn $1,000 to $5,000 a month renting their rooftops to OOH companies. Advocates believe Detroit can use the kind of excitement ...