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Daktronics to power UBS Arena display tech

In a facility designed to showcase high-def graphics, Daktronics has been contracted by UBS Arena, opening this fall as home of the New York Islanders (NHL), to manufacture and install 45-HDR-capable LED displays, including its center-hung scoreboard.

The LED displays will more than 15,000 square feet and more than 34 million pixels.

“We’re pleased to partner with Daktronics to install not one, but 45 high definition LED displays at UBS Arena,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group, via press release. “UBS Arena will become a global landmark entertainment and sports destination, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our premiere venue equipped with industry leading technology that captivates and delivers a first rate atmosphere for all to enjoy.”

The new entertainment venue at Belmont Park will feature today’s most advanced technology and premium amenities and is one of the few arenas in the world designed for music and purpose-built for hockey.

The center-hung and focal point of the installation will feature 12 LED displays totaling 4,730 square feet. All center-hung displays will feature 5.9-millimeter pixel spacing and four main video displays will face each side of the arena and feature the highest resolution center-hung display technology in the state. Capable of supporting 90,000 pounds, scoreboard displays will feature one of the longest traveling hoists available in arenas for presenting the LED displays in either its hung or nested positions for concerts or hockey games. The new main centerhung displays will be four times larger than the existing displays at the team’s current home, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Each main video display will measure approximately 26 feet high by 34.5 feet wide. Four corner displays will each measure 26 feet high by more than 3 feet wide. Catering to fans sitting closer to the playing surface, four underbelly displays will each measure more than 8 feet high by 23 feet wide.

In the main seating bowl, two ribbon and 14 vomitory displays combine for nearly 2,000 feet in length and three rink side scorer’s tables with displays measure 25 feet in length. These displays can share additional statistics and graphics while also providing opportunities to highlight sponsors throughout events.

Seven marquee displays will welcome fans to the arena and begin branding their experience as they arrive while six entrance, lobby, and concourse displays will immerse and engage fans before fans reach their seats. These displays will allow the venue to connect with guests no matter where they are throughout the venue to ensure they are always informed and don’t miss a moment of the action.

“UBS Arena will engage visitors at every turn. From the moment they arrive outside, as they enjoy the event and as they prepare to leave, our systems will be part of the experience,” said Daktronics President and CEO Reece Kurtenbach via press release. “We’re excited to deliver the LED displays for one of the country’s premier sports and entertainment venues and are happy to be working with UBS Arena to make this installation a reality. As an American based company, we look forward to the opportunity to support them and this project for years to come.”

Top rendering supplied by Daktronics; second two conceptual renderings supplied by UBS Arena.

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