Daktronics is an American company based in Brookings, South Dakota that designs, manufactures, sells, video display services, scoreboards, digital panels, dynamic message markers, sound systems, and related products. Founded in 1968 by two professors at South Dakota State University, Daktronics has grown from an electronic voting systems provider to state legislatures to one of the world's largest suppliers of electronic displays. The name is portmanteau of "Dakota" and "Electronics". Daktronics was founded in 1968 by Aelred Kortenbach and Duane Sander, professor of electrical engineering at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. The company began designing and manufacturing electronic voting systems for state legislatures. 1971 Daktronics patented Matside Wrestling Scoreboard, the first product in the company's line 1994 became Detronics, a publicly traded company, offering shares under the symbol DAKT on nasdaq national market system.