GoVision Email Newsletter - October 2011


PBR Ropes a Giant Screen for
Express Classic in Tulsa

GoVision Provides Dynamic Backdrop for Big 12 Media Days

Dallas Mavericks "Go Bigger" for Championship Parade

GoTron Stands Tall at 2011 Senior Games Opening Ceremonies

Meet GoVision's Kristy Johnston

Recent News Stories and Features

Eight seconds is an eternity when you're clinging to an angry bull. But the seconds pass quickly when you're a fan watching your favorite cowboy ride the 2,000-pound beast. When the Professional Bull Riders invaded Tulsa for the Express Classic presented by American Hoggers on A&E, fans were treated to high-definition replays of all the action on a massive LED wall suspended from the roof of the BOK Center.

The PBR hired Argyle, TX-based GoVision LP, one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls, to provide a 27-foot x 48-foot high-definition LED board for the August 12-13 event, which was televised on Versus. GoVision transported the screen, comprised of 108 3-foot x 4-foot Daktronics PST-12HD video panels, from Arlington, TX, where it normally towers over the outdoor plazas at Cowboys Stadium. When fully assembled, the video board is the equivalent of a 55-foot HD television, and weighs in at a mere 13,500 pounds.

"We're looking at options to enhance the PBR live-event experience. Traveling one of the largest video boards that you can fit into the average basketball or hockey arena is high on our list," said PBR President and COO Sean Gleason. "Every seat in Tulsa will be in for a remarkable experience with a 55-foot high-definition video board showing live action and replays."

GoVision also provided three video screens for the WinStar World Casino Invitational in late July in Thackerville, Okla. That event differed from other events in the Built Ford Tough Series in that it was held in an outdoor arena constructed exclusively for the event on a location adjacent to the casino.

"Whether it's inside or outside, day or night, our screens can dramatically enhance the spectator experience," said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision. "We're excited to add the PBR to our list of blue-chip sports clients, especially because bull riding lends itself so well to dramatic replays and slow-motion close-ups."

To many die-hard University of Texas fans, Head Coach Mack Brown is a "larger-than-life" figure. To the television crews and reporters covering the Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas, every coach in the conference appeared out-sized, thanks to the massive LED video backdrop provided by GoVision.

Argyle, TX-based GoVision LP, one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls, was hired to provide a 12' x 20.5' Barco I6 high resolution LED screen as a backdrop for the media days, held July 25-26 at the Westin Galleria.

Dallas-based Corporate Magic was retained by the Big 12 to assist in enhancing the production value of the Media Days. "We immediately knew we had to bring in the technology and people from GoVision to do this job right," said Brian Greenway, director, alliances and business development for Corporate Magic.

GoVision's technical team also provided technical ground support for the screen, which was positioned on the stage immediately behind the Big 12 Conference coaches and players featured at the event. Special graphics and video highlights were displayed on the screen as each coach made his way to the stage. Once the Q&A sessions began, the school's logo served as a moving video backdrop.

"The eyes of Texas - and much of the rest of the country - were on the Big 12 Conference this week, since this was their first major event with the 10-team lineup, plus the added intrigue of the Longhorn Network's launch," said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision. "We are grateful Corporate Magic asked us to help out, and we're pleased to play a role in the event's success."

The head coaches and selected players from each of the Conference's member schools - Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech - participated in the two-day event.

You just knew Mark Cuban would pull out all the stops when his Dallas Mavericks finally earned their first world championship. So it comes as no surprise that when Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and the rest of the NBA champions rode through downtown Dallas on their way to the American Airlines Center, the world's largest mobile high-definition LED screen was there to make certain every fan had a great view of the celebration.

Argyle, TX-based GoVision, one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls , was hired to provide three giant screens to the June festivities, including its massive 19' x 33' "GoBigger" unit, which was stationed at the intersection of Victory Avenue and Olive Street. A 9' x 16' "GoBig" unit, also featuring state-of-the-art Daktronics HD-16 LED video technology, broadcast the action from N. Houston and Olive. A third "GoBig" mobile unit rode in the parade broadcasting video footage of the Mavs' championship run.

"This all came together very quickly, so we're grateful for the professionalism and flexibility of the folks at GoVision," said Ken Kuhl, assistant vice president of events at American Airlines Center. "They not only had the best equipment available, but we knew their team could handle anything we threw at them. It was one less worry for us on this very logistically complex event."

GoVision is no stranger to major sports celebrations. This is the third championship parade in the last three years that has featured its mobile LED screens. Last year, GoBigger was on hand as the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their first Stanley Cup title in nearly half a century. The City of Pittsburgh also brought in the record-breaking LED screen to broadcast the festivities during its victory parade for the Penguins in 2009.

"I said last year that we were looking forward to a GoBigger threepeat, and we couldn't be more thrilled that we fulfilled that prediction on our home turf," said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision. "We're not only honored to be selected for this important role at the victory celebration, but we're huge Mavericks fans, too."

GoVision also provided screens for the Texas Rangers' fan-appreciation rally in Arlington following the team's run to the 2010 World Series, and deployed its entire LED inventory across North Texas during Super Bowl XLV in February.

"It's always fun being a part of the biggest sporting events in the world," said Curtis. "But we could definitely get used to more of them taking place here. Talk about the best of both worlds!"

More than 10,000 of North America's fittest athletes over age 50 descended on Houston for the 2011 Summer National Senior Games. GoVision was on hand for the Olympic Torch Run and Cauldron Lighting event, which kicked off the two-week competition on June 16th.

A 9-foot by 12-foot "GoTron" mobile LED screen gave fans and athletes alike a great view of the festivities at Discovery Green.

"We knew we would have a big crowd for the Torch Run, so the mobile screen was a critical element of the entire experience," said Terry Corey of Ward & Ames Special Events, which organized the Senior Games Ceremonial events. "GoVision did an outstanding job, as always, making sure everything went off without a hitch."

National Senior Games athletes must be at least 50 years old during their qualifying year. Competitions were held in archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, race walk, racquetball, road race, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon and volleyball.


1) We all know GoVision is your dream job but if you didn't get into the exciting world of LED Screens and Entertainment, what would you be doing?

I would be in the world of demolition. I would love to remodel house and resell them.

2) With the variety of projects GoVision has worked on what show stands out to you the most?

Hmmm, that one is hard since I am on the paperwork end. I think it would be the first NCAA Final Four event we did. I know that Jeff and the crew worked very hard pulling it together, and I remember seeing it on the television and it really looked fabulous. Also the presidential inauguration was pretty impressive - just to be part of this historic event that was watched nationwide is really something.

3) Not that you have one coming anytime soon, what would be your dream vacation?

Consider money as no object ... Somewhere that Verizon doesn't have service! If the political climate was better I would love to go the Holy Land.

4) When you're not chasing GoVision's employees expense reports, how do you normally spend your free time?

I am always chasing something ... in my spare time is it usually my son at his activities. He is sporty so I am usually at some kind of event watching him play.


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