Obama Inauguration Visuals Include GoVision Screens

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CNN contracted with GoVision to construct a 10 by 17 foot modular LED screen for its broadcast setWASHINGTON, DC – For the third time, GoVision LED screens provided visual support for a presidential inauguration ceremony. For the public ceremony staged Jan. 21, five mobile LED screens – including a high-definition mobile LED unit – were positioned on both sides of the U.S. Capitol’s steps, and at the head of the National Mall. CNN also contracted with GoVision to construct a 10 by 17 foot modular LED screen for its broadcast set, pictured here.

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WASHINGTON, DC – When the world tuned in for the swearing-in of President Barack Obama on Jan. 21, five mobile LED screens provided by Texas-based GoVision were impossible to miss.  Five mobile LED screens – including a high-definition mobile LED unit – were 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 could enjoy a larger-than-life view of the historic moment.

The event marked the third consecutive time GoVision 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 in 2005, and for President Obama’s 2009 swearing-in.

GoVision’s crew set up its “GoBigger” unit – a large, mobile HD screen, measuring 19 by 33 feet (627 square feet) – and a 17 by 27 foot LED screen on either side of the Capitol steps. In addition, three 9 by 16 foot “GoBig” units anchored the high-definition video coverage for the crowds from the top of the National Mall.  The screens are made from Daktronics PST-12HD tiles.

GoVision also provided distribution of the broadcast signal to each of its screens via wireless RF technology, and was prepared to feed the signal to any other LED screens that were 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, shortly before the event.  “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 by 17 foot 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 was broadcasting from the area on Jan. 20-21.

“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 by 12 foot “GoTron” LED units, were also on-hand for an Inauguration-watching party at the Canadian Embassy in downtown Washington, DC.