GoVision Email Newsletter - January 2012


Thanksgiving Halftime Show Features Big Acts, Stunning Visuals

GoVision Called 'On Deck' for Carrier Classic

Vegas Marathon Runners Relieved to See GoVision

Give Us a (BIG) Hand!

GoVision Increases Social Media Outreach

Recent News Stories and Features

Latin pop stars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull provided the pulsing beat and hit songs that rocked Cowboys Stadium during the annual Thanksgiving Day halftime show last week. But the stunning visual effects were made possible by a North Texas company with a flair for the dramatic.

The massive stage constructed for the internationally acclaimed performers featured a Tshaped LED floor custom-designed by GoVision LP, one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls. The 41 1/4-foot by 48 3/4-foot floor was made of Barco MiTrix, while six 16-foot by 10-foot backdrop walls incorporated Barco Mistrips.

GoVision was hired by Media West Events, the production company engaged by the Dallas Cowboys to stage the halftime show. Media West built the floor in special roll-out stage pieces, and the backdrops were placed onto a truss that rolled out and then lifted up. Unique accommodations were necessary due to the short windows of set-up and take-down time afforded by the choreographed-to-the-second halftime show.

"We had a massive amount of equipment with a huge crew that all had to work in sync for the show to go off as planned," said Michael Kuntz, Technical Director of Dallas-based Media West. "The team from GoVision held up their end in expert fashion, and their LEDs were absolutely fantastic."

The annual Thanksgiving Day halftime show, which serves as the national kickoff for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign, was seen by a worldwide audience of millions.

"We appreciate the faith Media West placed in us to perform on such a grand stage," said Chris Curtis, CEO of Argyle, TX-based GoVision. "We always enjoy the excitement of working at Cowboys Stadium, and especially rising to the challenge of an intricately timed event that has to be perfect the first time."

When you decide to hold a college basketball game on the deck of an aircraft carrier, you're not afraid to push the envelope with your supporting technology.

That's why GoVision was recruited to bring our state-of-the-art equipment to the nationally televised Quicken Loans Carrier Classic between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan State Spartans.

The first-of-its-kind event, which drew more than 7,000 excited spectators - including President Barack Obama and the First Lady among other celebrities - was held Veterans Day, November 11th, on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson as it was docked in San Diego Bay.

GoVision provided a 3' x 40' courtside scorer's table and two customized 3' x 8' tables outfitted with Daktronics PST-HD12 tiles.

The company also supplied an All Sport Shot Clock, backup shot clocks, and an LED technician to support the video production.

"We've been involved in some unique events, but this was our first experience on the deck of an aircraft carrier," said Chris Curtis, GoVision CEO. "As always, our team rose to the challenge and pulled it off without a hitch. It helped that they weren't taking off and landing jets during the game."

GoVision's elaborate finish line was surely a sight for sore eyes at the end of the 2011 Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon.

More than 44,000 entrants, representing all 50 states and 54 countries, swarmed the Las Vegas Strip on December 4th. Those who completed the race were welcomed back to the Mandalay Bay Resort under a custom-built finish line structure that spanned the Strip and incorporated nearly 1,000 square feet of Daktronics PST-HD12 LED tiles. The enormous bridge-like video structure, designed by GoVision, provided sponsor signage and messaging and a dynamic greeting to thousands of weary runners.

"The Vegas Marathon is another example of the flexibility and diversity of our LED equipment," said Chris Curtis. "While we remain highly focused on our core video board business, the modular tiles have allowed us to enter new markets and events where we can be even more creative in our productions."

Where have you taken your "Big Hand" so far? The 2012 GoVision Big Hand Photo Contest is on, and several creative entries have already been posted on our Facebook page.

We're looking for BIG HANDS in their natural habitat all across the country. Perhaps some intrepid travelers will even take their BIG HANDS overseas.

We dare you to put one on David's hand ... Or use it to punch Charlie Sheen. Who will be the first to plant their BIG HAND on the top of Mt. Everest?

Go to to upload your photo(s). One winner will be chosen each month, so keep 'em coming.

If you win, all your dreams will come true.


Recognizing the rapidly expanding movement to online advertising and social media marketing -- and the related steep decline of traditional, static advertising -- GoVision has established a substantial new presence on the leading social networking platforms.

The company has already experienced an uptick in both incremental leads and brand awareness through its large presence and growing following on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and YouTube.

We urge you to click on the buttons below to follow us across all our social media platforms. Not only is this the best way to keep up with our latest news from events across the country, but it's a great way to get the chance to receive hospitality tickets to top sporting events and concerts from coast to coast!

That's right, it pays to follow GoVision!

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