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June 28, 2013

University of South Alabama Upgrades from LED Data Walls to LCD Video Walls

In the late 90’s The University of South Alabama ( created one of the first trading labs to simulate the atmosphere at leading brokerage firms. When it came time to refresh the outdated tri-color wallboard technology at the John B. Saint Financial Analysis Center the university partnered with Rise Display, to design a solution to utilize the latest full-color video wall displays.

The Mitchell College of Business’s finance lab features a streaming LED stock ticker showing the constituents (with full color logos) for the S&P 100 index. In place of the character-based LED DataWalls they positioned two 92” diagonal LCD video walls. The left wall is passive and features a snapshot of the major world indices and key market indicators while the right wall is touch enabled allowing faculty to select specific instruments and interact with charts to show different durations or compare to indicators such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq, or S&P 500.

“The new digital displays allow us to hone in on specific market factors with the touch of a button, making it a much better teaching tool than our previous display system,” explains Dr. Ross Dickens, Chairman of Economics & Finance of University of South Alabama

After extensive research to pinpoint the best options to upgrade their technology they chose Rise Display because of the company’s expertise in helping over 200 universities across North America create state-of-the-art finance labs.

“We were excited when Southern Alabama called to update their display technology. Previously they were using tri-color ticker and character based wallboards. We were able to help them move to high resolution, interactive video walls and a full color ticker to help provide a more technology rich environment.” says Ryan Cahoy of Rise Display.

Dr. Dickens has been very pleased with the end results, “The new technology was designed in a collaborative effort between Rise Display and University of South Alabama to help teachers communicate more information very quickly. The display installation was completed on time and we have had no problems since it has been installed.”

The University of South Alabama is an accredited member in business administration of AACSB International. The College offers an undergraduate degree program with majors in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing. At the graduate level, the MBA and the Master of Accounting degrees are offered through an evening program. In addition to undergraduate and graduate programs, the college also offers a Doctor of Business Administration Program with concentrations in management and marketing.

For over 20 years Rise Display has provided digital signage solutions. Today, Rise Display focuses on LED Tickers (, Finance Labs (, Campus Communications (, and Giving Recognition ( displays specifically for educational environments. View hundreds of installation photos, design examples and client video interviews in our Gallery (

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