The biggest screens

Sunday, 31 October 2010 by

October was a strong month for GoVision, a seven-year-old Argyle company that leases giant TVs and video screens and trucks them to clients nationwide. The company, which leased one of its 9-foot by 16-foot GoBig units to CBS Radio for World Series game-watching at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill in Arlington, did at least 56 events in October.

“You gotta see this,” Ford said earlier Wednesday, offering a Madden-esque description of the 9-by-16-foot TV that CBS Radio leased from GoVision of Argyle and was rolling onto his lot. “It’s like a beer truck, except that, where the beer would be, there’s a TV.”

GoVision has provided big LED screens for events ranging from inaugurations to the NCAA’s Final Four. There was no shortage of LED video gear on display at the celebration for the opening of their new headquarters facility in Argyle, either, which brought about 350 people to watch the Cowboys play their regular season opening game.

GoVision, one of the nation’s premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls, erected the tallest portable LED screen ever built, which towered over the main stage. At more than 60 feet high and 18 feet wide, the Brookings, S.D. built display from Daktronics, was so massive that 26,000 gallons of water and 76,000 pounds of concrete were needed as ballast to keep the 100 LED panels from falling forward.

More than 72,000 Boy Scouts and adult leaders recently gathered at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 26 – August 4, for the 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree – a once-in-a-lifetime event that was truly a century in the making. Just touching the tip of the Jamboree’s uncountable highlights, the main stage featured the tallest portable Daktronics LED video display built to date, in addition to the appearance of Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron, and 10 fun-filled days of adventure, friendship and unforgettable memories, said the company.

Jimmy Buffett is a big act. His sister, Lucy Buffett, owner of famed LuLu’s at HomePort Marina Restaurant on Alabama’s Gulf shore, is a big custom electronics client.
So when LuLu’s wants a Jimmy Buffett concert simulcast on a big screen, the integrator had better find the biggest screen available. Sundberg called Argyle, Texas-based GoVision, which was able to deliver GoBigger, what it calls “the world’s largest mobile high-definition LED screen,” within a few days. BSUN and GoVision technicians floated the 19-foot by 33-foot unit on a barge just off the dock near LuLu’s.

This was no lazy day in Margaritaville – special accommodations for staging, video, sound and other logistics were made last minute to enable the legendary performer to do what he does best. BSUN Media was contacted, assigned to the job and the resourceful company, willing to jump through hoops, helped pull off an event that, thanks to frenzied alerts on Twitter and other social media, soon drew thousands to LuLu’s.

Another key ingredient was ‘GoBigger” – the world’s largest mobile LED video screen. The massive 19′ x 33′ unit, featuring Daktronics HD-16 LED video technology, was provided by GoVision (www.jumbo.tv), one of the nation’s premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls. GoVision’s technicians worked with BSUN Media to float the 53’ trailer-mounted unit on a barge just off the dock – another impressive feat of ingenuity – and integrated the screen into LuLu’s audio and video systems.

Groundbreaking ceremonies can be fairly lackluster affairs, especially when the primary visual is a big hole in the earth. But organizers of the official unveiling of Dallas’ Museum Tower – the new centerpiece of the Dallas Arts District – found a way to bring the soon-to-be-iconic structure to life in spectacular fashion: By running graphic simulations of the 42-story building’s construction and artist’s renderings on the world’s largest mobile high-definition LED screen.

This was a job for “GoBigger,” the world’s largest mobile LED screen. The 19’ x 33’ mobile unit, provided by Texas-based rental company GoVision, features Daktronics HD-16 LED video technology and was strategically positioned at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, not far from the main stage. A second mobile LED unit, the 9’ x 12’ “GoTron,” was stationed further down Michigan.

For the second consecutive year, the NCAA Men’s Final Four will feature an octagonal LED video wall suspended above the court. Fans attending the 2010 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championships this weekend will have a spectacular, high-definition view of all the action, regardless of where they are seated in Lucas Oil Stadium, while fans at home will also experience the giant screens featuring Daktronics LED video technology.

This weekend’s Final Four will offer a first for fans inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. GoVision will construct a massive octagonal LED center-hung scoreboard comprising 15- x 28-ft. Daktronics HD12 video screens. Besides being the largest portable center-hung scoreboard ever assembled, it hints at a new scoreboard-related revenue stream because, during the NFL season, it can be seen entertaining fans in the plaza area outside Cowboys Stadium.

Hype builds ahead of NCAA Final Four

Thursday, 25 March 2010 by

“Most of the basketball arenas have a center hung piece. You know they have the floor action and they have the action right above the floor and a lot of the football arenas that the NCAA has gone to they don’t have center hung boards that enhance the experience for the fans and that’s where we come in. We hang them up. We did in Detroit last year and that was a huge success and we’ve actually gone a little bigger here at the home of the NCAA for the final four this year,” Jeff Williams, Production and Show Manager of GoVision.

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