GoVision LED Screens in the Spotlight at Obama Inauguration
Company’s HD video units will be on Capitol Steps, Mall for 3rd consecutive event
WASHINGTON, DC (January 17, 2013) – When the world tunes in for the swearing-in of President Barack Obama on Monday, five enormous mobile LED screens provided by Texas-based GoVision will be impossible to miss. The video walls – including the world’s largest high-definition mobile LED unit – will be strategically positioned on both sides of the U.S. Capitol’s steps, and at the head of the National Mall to ensure that the massive crowd will enjoy a larger-than-life view of the historic moment.
The January 21st event marks the third consecutive time GoVision (www.jumbo.tv), one of the nation’s premier suppliers of customized modular LED walls and turnkey mobile LED units, has been chosen as the mobile video provider for the Presidential Inauguration ceremony. The company also provided four jumbo screens for President George W. Bush’s second inaugural ceremony in 2005, and for President Obama’s 2009 swearing-in.
GoVision’s crew is already on-site, setting up its “GoBigger” unit – the world’s largest mobile HD screen, measuring a true 19’ x 33’ (or 627 square feet) – and a 17’ x 27’ LED screen on either side of the Capitol steps. In addition, three 9’ x 16’ “GoBig” units will anchor the high-definition video coverage for the crowds from the top of the National Mall. The screens are comprised of state-of-the-art Daktronics PST-12HD tiles.
GoVision is also providing distribution of the broadcast signal to each of its screens via wireless RF technology, and feeding the signal to any other LED screens that may be positioned further down the National Mall as well.
“Live events don’t get much bigger or more visible than a Presidential Inauguration, so it’s a real honor to have GoVision’s screens front-and-center again this year,” said Chris Curtis, CEO of Argyle, TX-based GoVision. “You don’t get invited back a third time for an event of this magnitude if you don’t get it right the first two times, so we’re excited to be tasked with this vital element of the ceremony yet again.”
In addition, CNN contracted with GoVision to construct a 10’ x 17’ modular LED screen for its broadcast set. The video wall, comprised of Panasonic 8mm panels, is integrated into CNN’s Live Remote Stage at the intersection of 12th Street and the National Mall. CNN will be broadcasting from the area on January 20th and 21st.
“We worked with CNN on their election night coverage in November, so we were pleased they asked us to help them again at the Inauguration,” said Curtis. “They are obviously planning wall-to-wall coverage of the festivities, so they’ll be putting our screen to good use.”
Two more mobile LED screens, GoVision’s 9’ x 12’ “GoTron” LED units, will be on-hand for an Inauguration-watching party at the Canadian Embassy in downtown Washington, DC.
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GoVision L.P. (www.jumbo.tv) is a premier provider of large scale LED video displays and related services specializing in state of the art mobile and modular LED technology, creative/content services as well as custom design and fabrication. Our full service LED solutions span the most complex modular configurations, custom built to any size, to North America’s largest fleet of turnkey mobile units. GoVision prides itself on delivering “More Ways to Get Noticed” through exceptional customer service, innovative design and a relentless pursuit of perfection in the unpredictable event business. GoVision has provided broadcast and production support for countless national events, including the 55th (Bush), 56th and 57th (Obama) Presidential Inaugurations, Major League Baseball and NBA All Star Games, NCAA Final Fours, the 2012 Ryder Cup and U.S. Open Championships and the 100th Anniversary Scouting Jamboree. It is the screen provider of AT&T Stadium Plaza, TCU, several college football programs and PGA tournaments. GoVision is based in Argyle, Texas, with offices in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon.
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