Talk Direct to a Tech

We improved our call-in procedure as a result of your feedback. Now you have the option to talk directly to a technician and bypass going through a Customer Service Representative (CSR). The next time you’re troubleshooting a software or hardware issue, call 888-DAKSIGN (325-7446), walk through the menu, and choose the option “Tech Support.” Take ...

I just got Venus 1500 V4… Now What???

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of calls from people who just recently got the Venus 1500 V4 software installed. They're asking, "Where do I go from here?" We thought, now's a good time to blog about getting started using your Venus 1500 V4 software! So, after you download the Venus 1500 V4 software, follow the  steps below to set ...

Digital Billboards. Do Smaller Cities Need Them?

Most people associate digital billboards with the sophistication and high-powered commerce of a big city. But OOH companies and city councils shouldn’t overlook the value LED billboards provide smaller cities. Marshall, Minnesota, population, 14,000, recently granted a permit to a digital billboard. The city council regards it as a very positive advertising medium. When an ...

Layouts Within Layouts: How to use the Paging Feature

Hey you! Yeah, you! Have you ever wondered what that paging button in Content Studio was? Or, have you ever wondered if you could play multiple ads in the same layout with a static message next to those ads? If you said, "Yes," to either of these questions, then you really hit the jackpot today because we’re going to ...

Historic Wrigley Field Installs Daktronics LED Video Displays

The Chicago Cubs recently installed large LED video boards in the left and right fields of their 100-year-old venue. The left field display fired up in early April before the first home game. The right field board went live last week. Mark R. Smith takes a look at Wrigley Field and MLB stadiums’ video board ...

Michael Wagener of Marquee Media Wins Photo Contest

Congratulations to Michael Wagener! His breath-taking photo taken in Folsom, California, won the digital billboard photo contest. "Our clients and the community are very pleased that Marquee Media replaced the old, outdated sign and technology with new, state-of-the-art 16 mm Daktronics displays. Advertisers and community leaders are saying 'it looks amazing…it’s beautiful…it is a monumental improvement…and now, ...

Importing a Video/Animation as a Still

This week we'll show you how to choose a video/animation frame and import it as an image into your layout. You might be asking yourself, “Why would I ever want to do such a thing?” Don’t worry, I will explain why someday you might want to do this! Let’s say that you have an animation or ...

Tom Kerley Wins Free Trip to Sales Expo at ISA

19,000 attendees visited ISA this year, with the largest trade show in recent history. Daktronics joined 600 vendors to demo equipment. ISA’s theme, “Come to Play. Come to Win,” inspired the Daktronics booth theme, “Win with Daktronics.” Booth graphics highlighted the ways we support our sign companies. Also, visitors lined up to play the slot ...

Boost Sales with Your LED Sign

Having a slow day? Use Venus® 1500 control software to try out some of the content ideas below: Use changes in the seasons and in the weather to create content. After a snow storm, a car wash can run a message such as, “Come in and wash the salt off your undercarriage.” When school starts, ...

Three Tips from Customer Service: Display Networking

Integrating a Daktronics digital display into a customer computer network can be quite easy.  Many customers have very simple networks with the display connected directly to the customer’s computer. Others may have only one other networking device involved. TIP #1: Follow the Daktronics installation guides and knowledge base articles or call Daktronics Technical Service to ...