According to the July 26th Jonesboro Sun, Arkansas State is having new sound and video systems installed in the Convocation Center, where the Red Wolves play basketball. The existing scoreboard over the center of the court will be taken down, and replaced with a 1.2 million dollar state of the art Daktroinics system that will include 13′ x 26′ video boards in all 4 corners of the building.
The original scoreboard system, installed in 1987 when the building opened, malfunctioned during the FIU game this past season. Because of the age of the system, replacement parts were becoming difficult to find. But another reason to install the new system is that it will enable Arkansas State to generate more sponsorship revenue, because of the newer technology and larger, higher quality video boards.
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Daktronics Arkansas State Press Release
Excerpt from this release:
The system will consist of four identical LED video displays measuring 12 feet high by 26 feet wide mounted in the four corners of the arena. The displays will incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with outstanding brightness and wide-angle visibility while being 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.
Update – Click here for Panorama View of the installed boards!