GoVision Email Newsletter - February 2007
GoBig Units Retrofitted with new Daktronics ProStar® LED Video Displays
The Saints Go Marching Back to the Superdome
GoVision Screens Bring Golf Fans Closer to the Action
Oklahoma State Corral Atmosphere Enhanced by GoBig
NCAA Championships Turn to GoVision for Increased Coverage

  GoVision, one of the nation's premier suppliers of jumbo event screens, recently retrofitted three of their GoBig units with new Daktronics ProStar® LED video displays. The HD-ready LED screens, each measuring approximately 9-feet high by 16-feet wide, can rotate 360-degrees and raise 16-feet in the air. The display upgrade offers GoVision customers the latest advancements in LED video technology.

Newly incorporated into the on-board control room of each GoBig unit is Daktronics proven Venus 7000 controller and V-Link video processor. The control system maximizes the appearance of video images on an LED screen and accepts both standard-definition and high-definition video feeds to be shown on the display.

ProStar® technology, HD-ready and available only from Daktronics, uses the latest in red, green and blue (RGB) light emitting diode (LED) technology to present live and recorded video images, colorful animation and vivid graphics with incredible brightness and wide-angle visibility. The new video display operates with the Daktronics proven Venus® 7000 controller and V-Link® video processor.
  It was simply the most memorable Monday Night Football game ever. The grand reopening of the Louisiana Superdome for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. A pregame concert featuring U2, Green Day and the Goo Goo Dolls to raise awareness of Music Rising. An electric night where sports fans from all around the nation were rooting for the underdog New Orleans Saints.

And they didn't disappoint. The Saints dominated their rival Atlanta Falcons from the opening kickoff, and continued the magic throughout their historic season which culminated with an appearance in the NFC Championship game.

GoVision played a major role in the evening's historic festivities, providing the large video screens all along the outside of the Superdome. This allowed the tens of thousands of spectators gathered outside for the Goo Goo Dolls concert and other events to also experience the special concert and game that were held inside.
  GoVision played a major role in the San Antonio stops for both the PGA and Senior's PGA Tour, providing screens that were utilized throughout the venues.

The 2006 Valero Texas Open was the most successful in the tournament's 84-year history with a record-breaking $7 million raised for charity. That's the largest contribution of any tournament in the PGA TOUR's history. Fans at the Westin La Cantera Resort were able to watch Eric Axley as he recorded his first tour victory as well as follow updates on the Ryder Cup.

At the 2006 AT&T Championship Presented by Alcatel, Fred Funk won a final round duel over fellow Champions Tour rookie Chip Beck, recording a one-shot victory at the Oak Hills Country Club.
  After seeing the different innovative features that GoBig brought to the game day atmosphere at another Big 12 school, the Oklahoma State athletic department decided it was time to enhance their own pregame festivities.

"There was an influence there from the University of Oklahoma, and some of the things they had done with them," said Joe Merideth of the OSU Cowboys Sports Network. "It was desire of the university to add this, and we had the backing this year to do it."

Oklahoma State has a large tailgate atmosphere highlighted by the Oklahoma State Corral. GoBig was placed in the plaza area where the vehicle could broadcast to fans enjoying the carnival atmosphere, fair-type food and autograph tent.

"What they typically did for us was come out five to six hours before hand," explained Merideth. "This year, we showed telecasts of other games and inserted our own messages. I believe next year, we'll run some coaches shows and other things like that."

"It created a pretty nice atmosphere," Meredith continued. "One of the goals of the university was to get people in earlier than they normally get in. we have a very late arriving crowd. I think it benefitted and there were more people in the stands at kickoff. I think our fans loved having it."
  At the 2006 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at Indiana State, event planners wanted a new way to bring more of the on-course action to the crowd of over 10,000 spectators. A challenging task when it involves several hundred athletes running on a 10K course that stretches through two 5K loops.

But with its multiple cameras and vivid screen, GoBig was able to provide an effective solution.

"We had their self-contained screen on the truck," said Meet Director Andi Myers, Director of Athletics Emeritus at Indiana State University. "The fact that they could move that around at different angles as well as high in the air, it adds so much to our championship because the spectators can really see what is going on and follow what is going on in the race. In cross country, you usually don't get an opportunity to do that."

"They have terrific equipment, and their folks know what they are doing. It was definitely a tremendous addition."
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