Texas Motor Speedway Plans Biggest Video Screen Yet

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A rendering of Big Hoss from the TMS websiteFORT WORTH, TX — They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and the state’s sporting venues keep proving it with the size of their video screens. Even the mammoth screen within Cowboys Stadium will be dwarfed when “Big Hoss,” the nickname for the 208-by-94.5-foot, 108-ton HD (1080p) from Panasonic rises over the backstretch of Texas Motor Speedway for the 2014 racing season. GoVision, on hand to support TMS' big screen’s press event, had some additional news of its own — the debut of GoVision's 5mm LED tiles.

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State-of-the-art indoor technology gives clarity to track’s big-screen revelation

ARGYLE, TX  — For more than a decade, GoVision has provided Texas Motor Speedway with the most advanced LED videotechnology on the market to ensure that its giant crowds have the best possible views of the races, concerts and other major events held there.  On Sept. 23, GoVision debuted its most revolutionary indoor technology yet, at a media event that ironically was all about another video screen.  A much bigger one.

Argyle-based GoVision, one of the nation's premier suppliers of customized modular LED walls and turnkey mobile LED units, constructed a massive modular video screen comprised of its new 5mm Indoor LED tiles in the Speedway’s ballroom to complete a full-scale mockup of the racetrack’s back stretch at 1/10-scale.  The event was called to announce that TMS is building the largest video screen in the world.

“It’s not often we’re asked to bring out our LED screens to trumpet another LED screen, but it ended up being a great platform for unveiling our incredible new indoor equipment,” said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision, LP.  “We’ve had the privilege of working with Eddie Gossage and his team at TMS for more than 10 years.  While their new monster screen will change the way we work together, we look forward to being involved at the track in new and exciting ways for many years to come.”

GoVision’s new 5mm Indoor LED tiles expand the company’s ability to serve more indoor and corporate/event planning-type business, especially when such demand peaks during the winter months as more and more events shift inside.  The state-of-the-art technology is extremely light weight and is expected to be especially popular with more creative clients due to its exceptional image quality and resolution, which eliminates the need for audiences to be 10’ or more away to see a great picture.

“As always, Chris and his team did an outstanding job at yesterday’s event, which is why we have relied on them for the last 11 or so years,” said Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway.  “Even though we’re about to install the world’s largest and most spectacular LED screen on our backstretch, I can assure you we haven’t seen the last of GoVision’s screens at TMS.”