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New videoboard at Florida racetrack

Daktronics has installed a new LED video display at Tampa Bay Downs racetrack in Florida this autumn.

The project, in conjunction with Diversified and SVT Technology Services & Solutions, delivers 510ft2 of additional digital space to entertain and inform people attending events at the horse racing track.

The new display was installed in centre field of the track to provide live video, race standings, and other updates and announcements during events.

It measures 17 feet high by 30 feet wide and features a 13 HD pixel layout to bring crisp, clear images to viewers.

Peter Berube, vice president and general manager of Tampa Bay Downs, said:

We are delighted to team again with Daktronics in enhancing our racing presentation through our new LED high-definition video display board.

We conducted a ‘dry-run’ during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Del Mar the first weekend of November, and numerous fans and visitors expressed their excitement at the clarity and brightness of the images. The LED video display board is a welcome addition to our customer experience.

Michael Wright, senior vice president of Diversified’s Media & Entertainment division said:

Diversified has been working with SVT and Tampa Bay Downs over the last several months to upgrade the track’s Production Control, complete with all new HD cameras and lenses throughout the facility.

The new Daktronics board with HD live racing feed produced by SVT greatly amplifies spectator engagement.

The display can be used for highlighting sponsors throughout events and to bring an extra element to special events held at the venue. It also features industry-leading environmental protection to ensure it is fully operational in the outdoor elements.

Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control System with this installation.