Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and GoVision LP announced today that they are joining forces in the LED video screen rental market to expand the modular LED board business. As the first step, GoVision has entered into a long-term agreement to effectively double its rental inventory of state-of-the-art modular LED video screens, recently taking a delivery of 2,400 square feet of Impact 8 and 1,070 square feet of Impact 10 surface mount diode (SMD) tiles. The deal makes GoVision the first company in the industry to offer true 8mm outdoor LED video screen product as part of its rental packages.
LED video screen tiles or boards are used in large-scale commercial and public outdoor events, such as concerts, corporate meetings, arts and music festivals, and sporting events to help the spectators or audience connect with the main characters and view the action on stage from long distances. They are effective in the rental market because of their image quality, mobility and ease of setup.
“Our deal with Panasonic makes us an even more formidable player in the LED rental business, and gives us the ability to deliver the absolute highest-quality video panels to events of virtually any size,” said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision.
Panasonic’s inventory of LED tiles offers excellent image clarity, high resolution, wide viewing angles and exceptional 6000-nit brightness, qualities that make them ideal for any indoor or outdoor application. Other highlights of the Impact 8 and 10 panels include: state-of-the-art 3-in-1 SMD; pixel-by-pixel color calibration; extremely high resolution and vivid color saturation; versatile indoor and outdoor use; single kingpin and side-latching precision cabinets; “black-faced” LED packages; and front and rear servicing.
“The LED tiles represent significant advances in technology that will improve the spectator experience at every event in which they are integrated,” said Jim Doyle, President, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “Panasonic will work closely with GoVision to offer spectators and audience members at large and small public events the opportunity to have a more enjoyable viewing experience as they will be able to better see and engage in the event, even at great distances.”
GoVision LP is one of the nation’s premier suppliers of customized modular LED walls and turnkey mobile LED units. Along with its massive array of Daktronics PST-12HD tiles, the new additions give GoVision the two largest rental inventories of the highest resolution outdoor LEDs in the industry. It also represents the largest color-matching common inventory in the business. To ensure quality, each of the tiles in GoVision’s inventory is housed in a side-latching cabinet that ensures correct alignment every time without visible seams or flawed image quality.
GoVision is staging and rigging the panels for use at the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships in New York this summer. Panasonic is the official consumer electronics and imaging sponsor of the 2012 US Open Championships. Following that global event GoVision will transport the tiles to Chicago for the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). Eco Solutions develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based systems solutions, including the design, implementation and financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, for customers in a number of industries including sports, entertainment and education among others, in both the U.S. and Canada.
Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicdirect; additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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) and 56th (Obama) Presidential Inaugurations, Major League Baseball and NBA All Star Games, the 100th Anniversary Scouting Jamboree and the Gaylord Opryland Grand Reopening. It is the screen provider of the NCAA Final Four, TCU, Dallas Cowboys Stadium Plaza, the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, and several college football programs and PGA tournaments.
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Jim Reilly (Panasonic)
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Aaron Fowles (Panasonic)
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Ladd Biro (GoVision)
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