The Daktronics Experience
37 - The Multiple Aspects of Centerhung Hoists with Justin Kaufman

37 - The Multiple Aspects of Centerhung Hoists with Justin Kaufman

November 7, 2019

Centerhung video display systems are the visual jewel for arena event productions. But how do they get there and what holds them in place? Justin and Matt visit with Justin Kaufman, Engineering Manager at Daktronics, to hear all about hoists, centerhung displays and the importance of engineering for their safety.

36 - Data Studio for Basketball with Bill Hadsell

36 - Data Studio for Basketball with Bill Hadsell

October 9, 2019

Bringing data into a live event production helps tell a more detailed story about what is happening right in front of the viewer’s eyes. That is why we visited with Bill Hadsell, Daktronics product manager, to talk about the capabilities of Data Studio within Daktronics control systems. He tells us about the basketball offering, how it connects to your control system and how teams can start using it to tell their story.

*DISCLAIMER* No discounts are currently available for this product. The mention of a discount is in a joking manner within this episode.

35 - Event Production at SDState with Eric Ray

35 - Event Production at SDState with Eric Ray

October 2, 2019

Being an event producer on campus in Brookings, South Dakota, is slightly different since Daktronics is located only about a mile away. Event Producer Eric Ray joins Justin and Matt to talk about this experience as well as his career journey, other big experiences he’s been a part of and more behind-the-scenes information from producing live events.

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34 - What is EMI and what should you know about it?

34 - What is EMI and what should you know about it?

September 25, 2019

Justin and Matt are joined once again by Shannon Mutchelknaus, engineering manager of Daktronics Laboratory Services Group, as well as Nick Casstevens, Daktronics lab technician, to go in-depth about EMI – Electromagnetic Interference. What does it mean and what should you know about how it affects LED displays? Also, learn what Daktronics does to test for it so you know you’re in compliance.

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33 – Talking Digital Out Of Home with Las Vegas Billboards’ Chad Harris

33 – Talking Digital Out Of Home with Las Vegas Billboards’ Chad Harris

September 18, 2019

While billboards are nothing new, digital billboards are becoming more accepted and used in our society. As such, Justin and Matt had a conversation with Chad Harris, Owner of Las Vegas Billboards, about his experiences in the OOH industry including how he got started, how he’s using his inventory of digital billboards and a few interesting stories from working in Las Vegas.

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32 - The Safety Dance with Safety Team Members Albert, Joel and Scott

32 - The Safety Dance with Safety Team Members Albert, Joel and Scott

September 11, 2019

Safety at Daktronics isn’t focused solely on the manufacturing floor. It’s everything from OSHA regulations to installation safe practices to behavioral changes to ensure safety at every Daktronics office and installation site around the globe. Justin and Matt are visited by Albert Patin, Joel DeBoer and Scott Peterson – all members of the Daktronics safety team – to discuss safety, making safety presentations fun and engaging, and how they’ve seen safety standards change firsthand.

31 - Going In-Depth on Digital Systems with Seth and Bill

31 - Going In-Depth on Digital Systems with Seth and Bill

September 4, 2019

In today’s society, digital signage is all around us. That’s why Justin and Matt sat down with Seth Koch and Bill Hadsell to talk about Digital Media Networks and how Daktronics fits into the picture. Seth is a sales engineer and Bill is a project manager covering Daktronics digital media solutions. They share their insight into these types of systems, how they work, how versatile they are and the multiple applications where these systems are being used.

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30 - Behind the Curtain of Daktronics Lab Services with Shannon Mutschelknaus - Part 2

30 - Behind the Curtain of Daktronics Lab Services with Shannon Mutschelknaus - Part 2

August 28, 2019

Shannon Mutschelknaus, engineering manager of Daktronics Laboratory Services Group, is back on the podcast with Justin and Matt to talk more about product and component testing. This time the focus is on the qualification testing of completed products and modules before the final installation for customers. While we do that in house, we also send it off for third-party qualification to ensure the accuracy of those tests. Sometimes, those tests involve things that are beyond realistic for everyday applications.  

29 - Preparing for Football Season from a Services Perspective with Dustin Culhane

29 - Preparing for Football Season from a Services Perspective with Dustin Culhane

August 22, 2019

Football season doesn’t start for Daktronics when the ball is kicked off. Dustin Culhane, Daktronics Account Service Manager, joins Justin and Matt to explain how our season starts much earlier. Similar to the teams, we’re preparing for the games ahead of time doing preseason checks of our equipment on site. We also do pre-event checks as well as providing event support throughout the game. Dustin also shares some of the sites he’ll be visiting this year and talks about a friendly rivalry between him and Matt dating back to their college days.

28 - Behind the Curtain of Daktronics Lab Services with Shannon Mutschelknaus - Part 1

28 - Behind the Curtain of Daktronics Lab Services with Shannon Mutschelknaus - Part 1

August 14, 2019

We try to make it well-known that Daktronics has a reliability lab where we test our products and components past the point of failure. So, in this podcast, we talk with Shannon Mutschelknaus, engineering manager of Daktronics Laboratory Services Group, to give some clarification into what we actually test behind the scenes. This episode focuses Development Testing where we focus on components and parts before we use them in our products.