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A new slant on street furniture

A new slant on street furniture


Undergraduates of University of California, San Diego, returning for the Autumn term were greeted by four Daktronics Digital Street furniture LED display units.

The UC San Diego, which is one of the earlier adopters of this technology, is located in the busy UC San Diego Theatre District of this popular university, where the displays help with event promotion and other special announcements, including emergencies.

UC San Diego_2Digital Street Furniture, which has resulted from collaboration with Daktronics advanced LED technology refined with the expertly engineered cabinetry from the acquisition of Daktronics Belgium, is a very versatile product with exceptionally tight line spacing that is well suited for heavy foot traffic and slow-moving motorised traffic environments, such as shopping centres, out-of-home advertising and other public spaces.

The UC San Diego is the first US campus to benefit from this LED furniture and viewers will comprise the university’s healthy 30,000-strong student population, as well as members of the public attending performances.

The displays feature 6mm line spacing and measure five feet high by three feet wide (1.5m by 90cm).  They are positioned at eye-level to deliver maximum visibility of scheduled advertising, event announcements and other timely information to passers-by.  Ach screen has its own dedicated Daktronics DMP-8065 media player, which is updated daily with content via Daktronics Venus 1500 control software, over the university’s network. Although content is currently comprises static images, the future use of animations is planned.

The product emphasises the message instead of the medium, with vibrant images and unsurpassed picture quality backed by 6,000 nits of adjustable brightness to overcome the most demanding of lighting conditions. Due to the lower, reachable locations associated with this type of product, it is manufactured with a layer of glass covering the actual LED elements as an extra means of protection.

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.


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