Tech Stack: Daktronics, Evolv Technology and more

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Audiovisual systems manufacturer Daktronics has partnered with Texas Tech University to fit nine new LED displays and a custom ‘Double T’ logo-shaped scoreboard for Jones AT&T Stadium and Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

The installation, which will include new displays in the north end zone and each corner of the southern end zone, will be completed in the late spring. The logo-shaped scoreboard will show critical game information to keep fans informed and engaged.

Evolv Technology, a provider of AI-based weapons detection security screening, has partnered with TD Garden, home of the NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics.

Fans entering the arena will pass through Evolv Express weapons screening systems without having to always empty their pockets or wait in long lines. The new entry process at TD Garden will begin on February 17.

Network infrastructure provider CommScope and neutral host provider Boldyn Networks have announced the deployment of Wi-Fi 7 indoor access points in selected areas of Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.

The access points will initially be deployed in press and VIP areas of the 65,000-seat stadium, which is mainly used for college football games. According to CommScope and Boldyn, the rollout marks the first Wi-Fi 7 deployment in a major stadium.

Technology provider SAP has agreed a multi-year deal to sponsor Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby.

The partnership includes naming rights for the SAP Starting Gate Suites, a tower of premium exclusive suites, and designation as the presenting partner of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs mobile applications.

SAP is the first official technology partner serving Churchill Downs Racetrack, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

Glamorgan County Cricket Club has announced plans to host an Evolution drone show at Sophia Gardens on March 29.

The event will be delivered by Celestial, a creator of drone light shows for brands around the world, and local experiences company Yuup. The show will feature hundreds of drones and will centre on a narrated story, starting with the Big Bang before journeying into the origins of life on Earth.

The Sophia Gardens show will mark the first event of Evolution’s UK tour. It follows a successful pilot in Bristol and the West Midlands in December.

French Ligue 1 football club Olympique de Marseille has partnered with solar energy specialists Soleio and DualSun, which will fit solar panels at the team’s training centre.

Soleio and DualSun will join Marseille’s Treizième Homme (Thirteenth Man) programme, which promotes collaboration with local companies.

The New York Islanders NHL team has launched Isles+, a new digital platform presented by Verizon that will be built on HomeTurf’s fan engagement platform.

Isles+ will seek to enhance the in-game experience and will offer four unique camera angles, instant replays, real-time statistics, live chat with fellow fans, trivia games, song voting and gameday information.