Daktronics Refurbishes Stadium With HARMAN JBL System

jbl_missouri.jpgNORTHRIDGE, California – Specializing in supplying and installing superior sound equipment throughout large athletic venues, worldwide A/V integrator Daktronics upgraded the sound system in the 68,349-seat Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, home of the University of Missouri Tigers football team. Utilizing a HARMAN JBL VLA end zone loudspeaker solution wrapped around the Tigers' new scoreboard, consulted by Dallas, Texas-based Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Daktronics completely and evenly covered the famed 85-year-old stadium for the enjoyment of all “Mizzou” fans.

“The JBL VLA speakers' 60-degree horizontal reach allowed us to attain very uniform sound throughout the sunken stadium,” stated Doug Dodge of Daktronics. “In our experience, they are the only speaker line out there designed to look and sound like a line array, but actually allow for complete side fill with only one rig.”

The scoreboard was fitted with 28 VLA601H-WRC in four arrays and augmented by three PD743-WRC loudspeakers. Through an existing fiber-optic infrastructure, Daktronics connected the system utilizing HARMAN's HiQnet System Architectâ„¢ and BSS London processing.

“We were impressed with how painless it was to install such a great, contemporary system in this large, outdoor, older stadium,” continued Dodge. “It's a real business advantage to exceed clients' expectations when using the JBL equipment.”

For more information on Daktronics please visit http://www.daktronics.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

Harman HiQnetâ„¢ is the world's first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across Harman's Professional Division and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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