PROVIDED BY DAKTRONICS, LED DISPLAY IS MAJOR UPGRADE OVER ORIGINAL TECHNOLOGYARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2019)–With opening day for its 23-day Autumn Meet fast approaching, Santa Anita Park has installed a new state-of-the-art LED Infield video board, which will offer viewers dramatically improved brightness and visual clarity.Manufactured and installed by Daktronics, America’s leading manufacturer of outdoor LED (light-emitting diode) boards, this new 30′ x 54′ display contains 648,000 total 15 mm pixels, the optimum size for a board of this scope, ensuring an improved view of the races and all video content throughout the race day. Due to the breadth of this project, the previous board was removed in August and the new board was installed last month while the Santa Anita stable area was closed.Based in Brookings, South Dakota, Daktronics employs 2,500 people and parts are made in the USA. Daktronics is the preferred vendor for 21 of 31 NFL stadiums and 22 of 30 Major League Baseball parks throughout the United States.Santa Anita, which will be hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will also be offering fans several other major new amenities, such as its Stretch Run Suites and Trackside Terrace Dining and Seating, at a cost of more than $5 million.(Santa Anita was the first racetrack in America to install an Infield video board in 2001).For additional information on Santa Anita’s 2019 Autumn Meet and two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Source: NanoGraf Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine SiNode Systems, a Chicago-based materials developer, and JNC, a Tokyo-based specialty chemical manufacturer, have announced the formation of NanoGraf, a joint venture focused on commercializing materials for the Li-ion battery industry.Via the new JV, NanoGraf will gain production facilities in Japan, expanded global distribution channels, over 50 patents, and two research facilities.NanoGraf’s technology is designed to enhance the performance of battery materials using a proprietary graphene-wrapped silicon anode originally invented at Northwestern University. NanoGraf claims its materials, which are produced via a low-cost, solution-chemistry-based manufacturing process, can enhance both energy and power density while offering excellent cycle life.“Thanks to our partnership with JNC, we are well-positioned for accelerated growth as we commercialize our graphene-wrapping technology for a range of applications, from consumer electronics to electric vehicles,” said NanoGraf co-founder and CEO Samir Mayekar. “With our new ton-scale facility we can deliver larger volumes of material to our growing customer base.”“We look forward to growing NanoGraf into the leading global supplier of silicon anode materials,” said JNC CEO Yasuyuki Gotoh.