University of South Carolina upgrades arena with Daktronics LED video system

The company will design, manufacture and install a 12-display center-hung system and ribbon displays at Colonial Life Arena on the campus in Columbia, South Carolina. The installation will be completed by the end of the summer, according to the press release.

The center-hung system will feature a 4mm line spacing with four convex-curved main displays measuring 3.6m high by 6m wide. Variable content zoning allows for displaying one large image or showing multiple zones, the company said.

Included in the center-hung configuration will be also an upper ring display of 0.9m high by 29m in circumference, a lower ring display of 0.9m high by 26.5m in circumference and four corner wedges to provide usable space between the main displays.

Attached to the bottom of the center-hung will be two underbelly displays angled outwards to provide better vision to people sitting closer to the court. The displays will feature a 4mm pixel pitch and measure 1.2m high by 4.7m wide.

The arena will also receive a large 360-degree ribbon display to be installed along the seating fascia. Featuring a 10mm pixel pitch the display will supplement game information shown on the main displays as well as highlight sponsors throughout events.

We’re excited to be working with the University of South Carolina and are thrilled to be a part of the upgraded visual presentation at Colonial Life Arena,” – said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. “They’re introducing some big video features including being one of the only venues with 4-millimeter technology in their center-hung system. Some unique features will really stick out to the fans such as the curved main displays and 10-millimeter technology on their fascia displays as well as incorporate a trend in the professional sports arena industry with two underbelly displays to make the experience better for people sitting closer to the court.

Tags: Daktronics, Sports Facilities, Center-hung LED system, Ribbon Display