Holy Big Screens! GoVision Heeds Call from Higher Power
Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress to be broadcast on LED screens outside Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 14, 2015) – Enormous crowds are expected to gather along the National Mall to get a glimpse of Pope Francis when he addresses a joint session of Congress this Thursday, Sept. 24.
And as they have for the past three Presidential Inaugurations, the team from Argyle, Texas-based GoVision has been enlisted to provide the giant LED screens needed to give the assembled masses the best possible view.
GoVision is providing five massive screens for the historic occasion. A 19’ x 33’ G16 unit and a 17’ x 27’ G12 unit will flank the U.S. Capitol lawn to give the general public a real-time view of the Pope’s address. In addition, three 9’ x 16’ LED walls comprised of GV6mm ultra-lightweight panels will be positioned on the steps of the Capitol for invited dignitaries and other VIP attendees.
“One-day events just don’t get any bigger than this, so we couldn’t be more honored to have been tasked with this incredibly important responsibility,” said Chris Curtis, CEO and founder of GoVision L.P. “We know what an enormous undertaking it is to broadcast live video from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, especially with the entire world watching. But our team is up to the challenge, and we’re ready to be a part of history.”
The Pope’s visit to Washington will serve as a fitting showcase for some of the most state-of-the-art LED equipment on the market. GoVision’s new GV6 panels, which weigh in at just 40 pounds per tile, offer extremely high resolution both indoors and out. In addition to its ultra lightweight, the GV6 product is a solid/black face LED technology, which eliminates the transparency issues often found in other panels. The tiles can be viewed clearly from as close as three feet, without loss of clarity.
About GoVision ™
GoVision L.P. (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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