July 8, 2020
To hear about the operations at a multi-use venue, Justin and Matt are joined by Chad Hunt, Digital and Video Manager at the Sanford Pentagon. Chad shares details of the venue and their operations, some of the events they host, and innovative ideas they’ve executed to help during this time.
June 26, 2020
Our high school customers can select from a video board operation curriculum to teach their students the ins and outs of event production. Angie Wilson, Professional Services Manager, and Kyle Sydow, High School Market Manager, join Justin and Matt to share the details of this curriculum, what it’s designed to do and other details of the offering.
June 24, 2020
Looking for different ways to connect with your fans this fall? To discuss a new offering from Daktronics, Justin and Matt are joined by Kyle Sydow, Daktronics market manager, and Chris Westerman, Daktronics product manager. This new offering allows schools to stream video board content to fans wherever they are watching. It’s called Big Stream because it brings the big game view to a live stream.
June 17, 2020
To discuss the differences between a broker and manufacturer model for producing LED displays, Justin and Matt are joined by Brett Wendler, Daktronics Vice President of design and development. Brett covers the issues of sourcing and partnering with component suppliers, how much control that gives a manufacturer over the design and engineering of their LED displays, and how that affects the testing, performance, service and support of a final product. And we can’t forget, how it might be easy to produce one display perfectly and as intended, but it’s much harder to produce 100 out of 100 displays perfectly.
June 10, 2020
When your electronics need to be repaired, where do you take them? Daktronics’ domestic customer can rely on a US-based repair center located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To discuss our repair center, Justin and Matt are joined by Trent Erickson, Daktronics Repair Center Plant Manager. He talks about our US-based and global repair centers, how they operate to serve our customers, and shares some of the common and uncommon reasons for displays to be repaired.
June 3, 2020
To hear about a unique scoreboard collection, Justin and Matt talk with Rob Hathaway, Minnesota Wild Mascot Coordinator and Daktronics scoreboard enthusiast. He opens up about his role with the Wild and the Xcel Energy Center, his scoreboard collection and how he uses them, and how it all got started with a gift from his parents.
May 27, 2020
To hear about the LED technology transformation at Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, Justin and Matt are joined by their Athletic Director, Tony Hoops. We talk about his role at Bethel, installing a video display at their stadium to support football and other sports and events, how they manage their sponsorships with the display, its overall impact and more.
May 20, 2020
To learn more about the facility upgrades at the University of South Dakota (USD), Justin and Matt talked with Cameron Wilson, Director of Events for USD. The discussion covers Cameron’s path to his current position, what his role is like at USD, their video display systems and much more.
May 13, 2020
As our control systems continue to improve and advance, Justin and Matt sit down with Scott Davidson, Broadcast Systems Engineer at American Airlines Center, to talk about his experience with their recent Show Control upgrade. We also talk about Scott’s role and other stories surrounding his work at the venue.
May 6, 2020
Daktronics provides many different products and services for its customers, including Daktronics Sports Marketing. To discuss the details of DSM, Justin and Matt are joined by Kyle Sydow, Daktronics market manager, and Bud Postma, retired athletic director and Daktronics consultant. The conversation covers how DSM works, the features and benefits of the program, examples of how it has worked for Bud, and much more.