May 12, 2021
Taking care of a video display might not be at the top of your mind when making the initial purchase. To hear a little about maintaining a display, Justin and Matt talked with Gary Smith, Daktronics Project Manager Southeast region and former long-time field service engineer. He explains how he did systems checks, shares helpful tips and talks about interesting experiences he’s had in the field.
May 7, 2021
As technology advances and more video displays are used to communicate, we take a look at how these advancements are affecting today’s high schools. To share their expertise and insight, Justin and Matt are joined by Kyle Sydow, Daktronics High School Market Manager, Lisa Silveira, Daktronics Product Marketing for Digital Signage and On-Premise, and Jody Huntimer, Daktronics High School Strategic Marketing Manager. In this conversation, we cover digital trends at high schools for sports facilities but also other opportunities to communicate via digital signage inside and outside the school.
April 14, 2021
Event production skills learned in high school can help students at the next level. To hear an example of this, Justin and Matt spoke with Becky Hoch, Media Academy Director at Papillion La Vista High School, and Aidan Cho, former Papillion student and current student at the University of South Dakota. They share details of their video board production and implementation, the manual Aidan created and much more.
March 31, 2021
When clarity matters for critical decision making, your video technology is extremely important. Nobody knows that better than those Inside the Joint Medical Operations Center (JMOC), as well as John Sublett, Director of Federal Sales for Crown Point Systems, and Andrew Stone, Program Manager for Solute. They join Justin and Matt to talk about the narrow pixel pitch project for the JMOC, their experiences with Daktronics and more.
March 24, 2021
We’ve made it to 100 podcast episodes! And what a better way to celebrate than talking with Tim Jackson, General Manager, and Steve Richards, Director of Ballpark Entertainment of the Round Rock Express. We talked about them needing to get creative last year with how they used their new displays and their facility when the pandemic hit as well as how they hosted different types of events, how they did it safely, and how they have to think of new ways to activate sponsorships going into this year.
March 17, 2021
The madness is about to begin! As such, Justin and Matt sat down with Val Arias and Brandon McRae, Daktronics account service managers, to talk about the bubbles for the upcoming college basketball championships in Indiana and Texas. They share how Daktronics is involved with LED technology and support at certain venues, including the host of the men’s and women’s championship games at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Alamodome, respectively.
March 10, 2021
A new baseball season is almost ready to swing into action and that means ballparks are also getting ready to turn on their systems for 2021. Justin and Matt are joined by Stephanie Walker, Daktronics live events services manager, to hear some tips for getting your systems up and running, things to check for, content and control system considerations, and more.
March 3, 2021
Capturing people’s attention as they pass by is one aspect while entertaining them while inside is another. To hear how LED displays play a part in both aspects, Justin and Matt talk with James Fuchsel, Sign Consultant for La Crosse Sign Group; Alan Harper, Executive Account Manager for AVI Systems; and Chris Ebben, Attractions Director for Wilderness Resort.
February 17, 2021
What happens when a team is forced to relocate to a different stadium for their remaining home games during a pandemic? Explore that story and more as Justin and Matt are joined by Laura Johnson, Director Game Presentation & Live Events at the San Francisco 49ers. She shares her journey from a 5-year-old keeping score at parks and recreation basketball to Peoria Sports Complex to the 49ers and everything in between. She even shares her experiences of attending the Daktronics NFL User Group in Brookings, South Dakota.
February 3, 2021
LED video displays can be used in many different applications as highlighted by Paul Chandler, Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) Executive Director. He joins Justin and Matt to share his history, how they uniquely implemented an LED display at their venue, how they used it for events during COVID-19 and much more.