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Hoosiers to light up McCracken Court with new scoring, video display

Indiana University is giving Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall a facelift with a new integrated scoring and video display system that will be designed, built and installed in time for the Hoosiers’ first home basketball game this fall.

IU Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications, negotiated the agreement to provide funding for the new $2 million dollar Daktronics system.

The unique center-hung display will measure about 28ft high by 20ft wide. Each of the four sides will incorporate high-resolution ProStar VideoPlus technology, to provide Hoosiers fans with high-quality live video and video highlights.

Five additional full-color LED displays will be incorporated into the center-hung structure to present additional video, graphics, scoring, statistics and sponsor related messages. Unique trusswork will bring all of the components of the main scoreboard.

ProStar VideoPlus technology relies on the latest in RGB LED technology to present bright, live and recorded video images, animation and graphics with wide-angle visibility.

As part of the agreement, Assembly Hall will become one of the first collegiate facilities to use the Daktronics ProTable technology courtside, taking advantage of the same LED technology used in the video displays. Five sections of digital scorers tables, each measuring nearly 10ft wide, can be controlled individually or positioned together as one large continuous courtside display, providing fans with additional information.

The scoring and video system is a significant upgrade from the scoreboard and timing system that has been in use for the past 11 seasons at Branch McCracken Court, which cannot show video highlights or individual and team statistics.

The deal also includes four auxiliary portal scoreboards, three-sided shot clocks and digital game clocks, all using programmable LED technology.

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