The Daktronics Experience
41 - The Details of Daktronics Show Control with Mark Eisenstadt

41 - The Details of Daktronics Show Control with Mark Eisenstadt

December 4, 2019

To talk more about our Show Control system for live events, Justin and Matt welcome Mark Eisenstadt back to the podcast for the third time. Mark shares the basic overview of the system including the main building blocks, what they provide for our Studio Product Family and for our new Live Product Family, and how they work together.

40 - A High-Level View of Daktronics Services with Sarah Rose

40 - A High-Level View of Daktronics Services with Sarah Rose

November 27, 2019

There are many layers to the services offered by Daktronics, so Justin and Matt sit down with Sarah Rose, Vice President of Global Services, to get a higher level of understanding of those services and the variety of customers we work with. Sarah also shares her journey through her years at Daktronics and some interesting stories along the way.

39 - The Importance of Video Displays in Minor League Baseball with Katie Dannemiller

39 - The Importance of Video Displays in Minor League Baseball with Katie Dannemiller

November 20, 2019

Justin and Matt are joined by Katie Dannemiller, Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, to talk about her experience with video displays in Minor League Baseball. She tells her story of joining the Grasshoppers and their journey to partnering with Daktronics for a new video display. She also talks about making that purchasing decision and the importance of service and support that comes with it.

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38 - The difference between 4K and HDR with Lane Munson

38 - The difference between 4K and HDR with Lane Munson

November 13, 2019

Many in the video world are looking at advancements in technology including 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capable displays. Justin and Matt talk with Lane Munson, Daktronics video products manager, to dig into the difference between those two video options, how they can be achieved and more.

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.