Olympic Legacy Venue Receives Daktronics Video Displays

Daktronics has designed, manufactured and installed new video displays for Lee Valley VeloPark, a multi-purpose venue that in the past has hosted Olympic cycling events at the indoor velodrome. The installation prepares the venue to host the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

Lee Valley VeloPark’s indoor velodrome will host the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Lee Valley VeloPark’s indoor velodrome will host the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

“Lee Valley VeloPark has been able to purchase audio-visual equipment, due to match funding from Sport England,” said Senior Activation Manager Dan Buck. “This supports the venue operation to provide top quality corporate days, as well as enhancing our large scale events.

“We’ve been very happy with the service provided to us by Daktronics. Not only have they installed fantastic screens, but the support given throughout the entire process has allowed us to deliver brilliant facilities and content management within our budget.”

The installation includes four LED video displays, one in each corner of the indoor velodrome. The displays will provide live video, replays, welcome messages and advertising as they engage fans in the competition. Each display measures 3.17 meters high by 5.71 meters wide and features 10 millimeter line spacing to provide excellent clarity and contrast to enhance every image, video, graphic or animation that is shown.

The display locations help fans get multiple views of the action in the event that their seats have any obstructions. The displays are located at eye level from the seating areas making it easy for fans to look from the displays back to the live action and vice versa.

Daktronics video display technology with custom control system integrates seamlessly with Swiss Timing’s standard track timing technology to provide the same statistical timing and information track fans have come to expect at such events.

“Daktronics is very proud to be involved with such an iconic venue,” said Ewan Prentice, Daktronics Europe regional sales. “Located in The Queen Elzabeth Olympic Park and regarded as the World’s fastest velodrome track, to know that Daktronics can be a small part of the visitor experience is great recognition for our company. Our integration with Swiss Timing and ability to interface with the building’s IPTV solution further highlights our capabilities of offering our users a fully integrated system.”

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.

The venue can be rented out for private events where attendees can choose to be instructed about the track, learn how to ride on it and then try it on their own.

Heartland Event Center Partners with Daktronics for Video Display Upgrade
Daktronics announced that the Heartland Event Center located in Grand Island, Nebraska, has asked the company to design, manufacture and install four new video displays that will replace the displays currently being used in Heartland’s centerhung. Daktronics will also be working with Henn Signs out of Grand Island, Nebraska, to resell the previously-existing equipment. The installation is set for early this summer.

Heartland Events Center CEO, Hugh Miner, Jr has indicated that, “the upgrade of the Daktronics video display along with video cameras will greatly enhance the ability of patrons attending events to enjoy a production that better captures all of the activity going on during concerts, sporting events and other events held in the facility. The upgrade will also provide the option of showing replays to those attending an event. Daktronics has provided HEC with great service since the facility opened in August of 2006, and the upgrade in technology will be a welcome addition.”

The four video displays will each be approximately 7 feet high by 7 feet wide and will each incorporate 6 millimeter line spacing. These video displays will demonstrate excellent image clarity and contrast with exceptional wide angle visibility.

The 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.

“Daktronics is excited about the opportunity to be working with the Heartland Event Center and Henn Signs on this technology upgrade,” said sales representative Matt Warnke. “These new displays will provide improved image clarity and enhance an already great venue and experience.”

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.