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University of Delaware unveils new centre-hung scoreboard

Daktronics has partnered with the University of Delaware, in conjunction with IMG College, to bring a new LED centre-hung display system to Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware, United States.


The system was installed this summer to enhance the game-day experience for Blue Hens volleyball and basketball fans these upcoming seasons.


Zak Grim, Assistant Athletic Director of Game Presentation and Fan Experience for the University of Delaware, said:

The addition of the Bob Carpenter video board pushes our game-day atmosphere to another level. It allows us to entertain Blue Hen fans at all our home games with a more diverse content package and a more robust game-day experience. Additionally, it continues to showcase why the Bob Carpenter Center is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the area.


The centre-hung features nine individual displays forming a square-shaped system above the playing surface. The main four displays each measure nearly 9.5ft high by 16.5ft wide to show true high-definition imagery. Filling the space between the main displays, four curved corner displays each measure nearly 9.5ft high by 5ft wide to bring a complete 360-degree viewing experience. Below the main displays, a ring display circles the configuration measuring 2ft high by 50ft in circumference.


All centre-hung displays feature 6mm line spacing to bring excellent image clarity and contrast to Blue Hens fans at every event.


The four main displays are capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replay, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations and sponsorship messages.


Fran Kulas, Daktronics sales representative, said:

Daktronics is once again excited to team with the University of Delaware to provide a state-of-the-art product to enhance the overall fan experience. The Bob Carpenter Center is a fantastic venue for athletics as well as other special events, and with the addition of this new centre-hung, Daktronics is thrilled to play a part in revitalising this special facility.


In addition to the equipment installation, the Blue Hens also received a content package to be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services, an in-house, award-winning creative group.


Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.


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