BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jan. 7, 2014 – Gentile Arena, home of the Loyola University Ramblers, received two new LED video displays designed and manufactured by Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D. The displays were installed in August of 2013 in Chicago, Ill.
“The installation of the Daktronics LED boards in Gentile Arena has helped us to improve the fan experience during our sporting events,” said Patrick Schultz, Associate Athletics Director. “In addition, we have been able to increase the visibility of our existing sponsors and aid in the procurement of new sponsorships.”
The two end wall video displays measure approximately 9 feet high by 16.5 wide and feature 6 millimeter line spacing. These displays are capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. They can also be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.
These displays incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility providing every fan with an ideal view of all the in-game action.
Daktronics included its powerful Show Control System with this installation. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
“We are excited about this opportunity to work with Loyola and assist with their display needs,” said Joey Hulsebus, Daktronics sales representative. “The video display installations will help bring the best possible game-day experience for all Ramblers fans inside Gentile Arena.”
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
About Loyola University
Loyola University was founded in 1870 and is located in Chicago, Ill. Loyola athletics began playing in Gentile Arena in 1996. The arena is home to the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams and can seat 4,486 spectators. The men’s and women’s basketball teams compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The men’s volleyball team plays in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association conference and the women compete in the Missouri Valley conference.