The Daktronics Experience
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.

27 - Bringing Digital to the Out of Home Industry with Joni and Chaz

27 - Bringing Digital to the Out of Home Industry with Joni and Chaz

August 7, 2019

Justin and Matt sit down with Joni Schmeichel and Chaz Fuhrman, strategic marketer and sales for Daktronics OOH, respectively. They cover the topic of Digital Out of Home (DOOH) including the advertising trends associated with DOOH, some things to consider from both the display owner and advertiser perspective, and other fun things they’ve seen from the DOOH industry. They also mention how DOOH affects the routine drive to work and a child riding in the back seat of a car.

26 - Discovering the Design Build Process with Todd Rose

26 - Discovering the Design Build Process with Todd Rose

August 1, 2019

A lot goes into the installation of LED video displays from structural support to electrical engineering. When building a new display system, working with the Daktronics design build process helps create a partnership to ensure all of these areas are covered while saving time and money. Todd Rose, Daktronics Project Engineer and Business Development, joins Justin and Matt to talk about the design build process and share some of his experiences over the years.

25 - Event Production at James Madison University with Katie Windham

25 - Event Production at James Madison University with Katie Windham

July 25, 2019

Putting on a show for college football can be chaotic and require a lot of preparation. Katie Windham, Daktronics on-site event producer at James Madison University, joins Justin and Matt to share how she’s embraced the chaos of game-day productions. She also shares how she prepares, how she got to where she is today and other information about producing a live event.

24 - Careers and Recruiting at Daktronics with Leah Brink

24 - Careers and Recruiting at Daktronics with Leah Brink

July 18, 2019

Leah Brink, a corporate recruiter for Daktronics, joins Justin and Matt to talk about the different aspect of her role within the company. She share’s information on what tools are used to recruit, how internships and student positions fit into the business and other personal stories from her experience with the company.

One thing to note, there are many different opportunities for employment with Daktronics across a wide range of specialties. If you’re out there looking for something, visit our careers webpage for more details.

23 - Talking AV Integration with MediaCentric’s David Lopez

23 - Talking AV Integration with MediaCentric’s David Lopez

July 10, 2019

Today, AV integration is bringing improved ways to communicate into every application imaginable. As such, Justin and Matt talk with David Lopez, President of MediaCentric, about how his company has done AV integration, the changes in technology he’s seen over time and what the future might hold. They even find some time to talk about David’s first ever trip to Brookings, South Dakota.

22 - Diving into Field Service with Ted Puthoff

22 - Diving into Field Service with Ted Puthoff

July 3, 2019

Ted Puthoff joins Matt and Justin to talk about the world of field service for Daktronics. There are a lot of interesting stories that happen out in the field while helping customers with their equipment and Ted shares some of the more obscure things he’s come across, including a run-in with the law. He also shares a few tips for scheduling service.

Blog – Top 5 LED Displays Surviving the Obscure: https://blog.daktronics.com/2017/03/03/top-5-led-displays-surviving-the-obscure/

Cincinnati Reds: https://www.daktronics.com/en-us/photos/details?pn=WP-19742&cid=136636

Cincinnati Bengals: https://www.daktronics.com/en-us/photos/details?pn=WP-19505&cid=128959

Red Tailed Hawk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-tailed_hawk

21 - Surrounding Fans in Sound: An Audio Conversation with Bo Saunders

21 - Surrounding Fans in Sound: An Audio Conversation with Bo Saunders

June 28, 2019

Audio systems are a very important piece to any sporting venue. As such, Justin and Matt sat down with self-proclaimed “Audio Black Belt Ninja” and Daktronics Audio Representative Bo Saunders to hear all about it. Bo covers everything from the types of systems available to engineering to playing surface and fan considerations to microphone types to other events hosted at these venues. There are also a few great stories including his epic DJ performance on new year’s eve at a Dave & Buster’s back in the day.

20 - Bringing Displays to the Sideline with Nick Schmeichel

20 - Bringing Displays to the Sideline with Nick Schmeichel

June 19, 2019

LED video displays are everywhere in today’s culture. Sideline Productions’ Nick Schmeichel joins Justin and Matt to talk about his business of bringing mobile LED displays to any live event you can think of to give attendees a better view. From snowmobiling to festivals, and even the unexpected, Nick shares the personal story of becoming a business owner and all that it entails.

Sideline Productions Website: http://www.sidelinemediagrp.com/

Daktronics Product Webpage: https://www.daktronics.com/en-us/products/video-displays/mobile-and-modular

Carrier Classic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_Classic

NY Times Story on Carrier Classic: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/sports/ncaabasketball/unc-and-michigan-state-tip-off-on-an-aircraft-carrier.html

19 - Ramping up for the IDEA Conference with Mark and Angie

19 - Ramping up for the IDEA Conference with Mark and Angie

June 5, 2019

With the IDEA Conference coming up in sunny San Diego, Justin and Matt sit down with Mark Eisenstadt and Angie Wilson to talk about the conference and what attendees can expect this year. They also share some of their favorite stories from years past and give a little insight into the Daktronics Video Summit held prior to the conference getting underway.