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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.