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GoVision Unveils New Ultra-Lightweight 10mm CF Tiles
Many venues simply can’t accommodate large, elaborate LED screens due to weight-load restrictions and rigging constraints.
Until now, that is, thanks to the ultra-light GoVision 10mm CF tiles now on display at the 2013 Nature Valley 1st Tee Open in Pebble Beach. The cutting-edge technology debuted at a corporate event in South Carolina two weeks ago – the same day GoVision took delivery. Constructed from sturdy and durable carbon fiber – hence the “CF” – the new 10mm CF products are now the lightest LED tiles in the world, weighing in at just 10 pounds each. To put this in perspective, traditional “lightweight” products can weigh 80 pounds per LED tile/panel.
“Our new 10mm CF tiles have essentially expanded the universe for LED applications overnight, allowing us go places and do things that have never been possible before,” said Chris Curtis, CEO of Argyle, TX-based GoVision, LP, one of the nation’s premier suppliers of customized modular walls and turnkey mobile LED units. “Think Times Square, giant LED arches, massive screens in smaller venues that can’t support traditional LED trusses and rigging. The possibilities are endless, and we’re having lots of fun dreaming up innovative ways to deploy this revolutionary technology at our clients’ events.”
GoVision’s 10mm CF tiles are as versatile as they are lightweight. With exceptional 5000-nit brightness, the surface mount diode (SMD) tiles are equally effective indoors or out, and offer more than enough brightness for full sunlight applications. Clients may use them as traditional LED screens or take advantage of their 40-percent transparency to create dynamic “blow-through” visual effects and eye candy. And their ultra-light weight means heavy-duty trusses and rigging are no longer necessary.
The tiles may be configured both vertically and horizontally, and can be angled to form varying shapes, thus providing the ultimate canvass for creative LED designs, such as lining buildings and bridges, gazebos, lifestyle centers, ballrooms and convention centers and more.
The new tiles have already been booked for two shows that otherwise could not have accommodated such large LED configurations. On Friday, October 25th, a 17’ tall x 28’ wide screen comprised of GoVision 10mm CF panels will dominate the stage during the Dallas Opera’s live simulcast of “Carmen” downtown at the new Klyde Warren Park. Due to weight load restrictions and rigging points, only a 9’ x 16’ screen would have been possible before. Instead, the ultra-lightweight screens will fill the entire available “window” on the stage.
The next day, GoVision will construct a 14’ tall x 23’ wide screen at Dallas’ Majestic Theater for the International Ballet Theater’s performance of “The Weaving.” Heretofore, traditional solid LEDs could not be rigged in-house because they are simply too heavy.
“We’ve just started scratching the surface on all the new ways we can use these tiles,” said Curtis. “We’ve advised many of our long-time clients to put their thinking caps on, because the game has just changed.”
GoVision L.P. (www.jumbo.tv) is a full-service LED screen provider that specializes in state-of-the-art video solutions, from the most complex modular configurations, custom-built to any size, to its fleet of turnkey mobile units. The company prides itself on delivering "More Ways to Get Noticed" through exceptional customer service, creativity in modular LED design and its 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, the 100th Anniversary Scouting Jamboree and the Gaylord Opryland Grand Reopening. It is the screen provider of Dallas Cowboys Stadium Plaza, TCU, the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee and several college football programs and PGA tournaments.
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