Daktronics Receives UL Energy Efficiency Certification

New Certification Applies to Its Galaxy(R), GalaxyPro(R), Vanguard(R) and Series 4100 Digital Billboard Products

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BROOKINGS, S.D., Oct. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq:DAKT) announces its Energy Efficiency Certification from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) for the Galaxy®, GalaxyPro®, Vanguard® and Series 4100 digital billboard products. These products, made for a wide variety of commercial and transportation applications, now carry the UL Green Leaf symbol as a result of their compliance with a variety of energy efficiency requirements.

"Daktronics has always been committed to reaching new milestones in energy efficiency," says Brad Wiemann, Daktronics vice president of commercial and transportation business. "More efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) and Daktronics research, design and testing contribute to our ability to reduce overall display power consumption that means lower cost of ownership for our customers."

Products with Energy Efficiency Certification must be UL listed and also meet the stringent California Title 24 standard for energy consumption. The California Energy Commission that established Title 24 leads the country in encouraging responsible energy use and reduction of electricity and natural gas costs. Daktronics meets and exceeds the standards by working closely with suppliers to engineer the industry's leading products for digital displays.

Daktronics continuously works to improve energy efficiency. Through ground-breaking design efforts, Daktronics has consistently enhanced energy efficiency with each new product release.

For more information on UL Energy Certification, talk to your Daktronics representative or visit: www.ulenvironment.com/ulenvironment/eng/pages/

ABOUT DAKTRONICS

Daktronics is the world's largest supplier of full-color LED electronic message centers, large-format LED display systems, including digital LED billboards, standard and large-screen video displays, and control systems for sports, roadways, airports, mass transit facilities and commercial venues. The company has built and installed tens of thousands of LED displays in more than 100 countries, and offers more than 40 years of dynamic display experience. For more information about digital billboards, visit: http://www.daktronics.com/commercial or email commercial@daktronics.com

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