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Daktronics LED displays at Olympic velodrome

Lee Valley VeloPark, the indoor velodrome that hosted cycling events at the London 2012 Olympics, has had four large Daktronics LED displays installed.

Daktronics has designed, manufactured and installed new video displays for Lee Valley VeloPark, the indoor velodrome and multi-purpose venue that hosted cycling events at the London 2012 Olympics. The installation prepares the venue to host the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

The installation includes four LED video displays, one in each corner of the velodrome. The displays can provide live video, replays, welcome messages and advertising as they engage fans in competitions. Each display measures 3.17m high by 5.71m wide and features a 10mm pixel pitch.

The display locations help fans get multiple views of the action, and are located at eye level across from the seating areas making it easy for fans to look between the displays and the live action.

The displays are integrated with Swiss Timing’s standard track timing technology, to provide the timing and statistical information that fans have come to expect at such events. In addition, the displays can carry information from the building’s IPTV system.

“Lee Valley VeloPark has been able to purchase audiovisual equipment due to match funding from Sport England,” said senior activation manager Dan Buck. “This supports the venue operation to provide top-quality corporate days, as well as enhancing our large-scale events. “We’ve been very happy with the service provided to us by Daktronics. Not only have they installed fantastic screens, but the support given throughout the entire process has allowed us to deliver brilliant facilities and content management within our budget.”

“Daktronics is very proud to be involved with such an iconic venue,” said Ewan Prentice, Daktronics Europe regional sales. “Located in The Queen Elzabeth Olympic Park and regarded as the world’s fastest velodrome track, to know that Daktronics can be a small part of the visitor experience is great recognition for our company. Our integration with Swiss Timing and ability to interface with the building’s IPTV solution further highlights our capabilities of offering our users a fully integrated system.”