LED displays bring pontiff speech to public

Argyle, the Texas-based team, supplied LED visual solutions for the live displaying of Pope Francis’ historic speech in the National Mall in Washington, D.C. On the 24th of September thousands of excited viewers could watch a real-time view of the Pope’s address to the Congress on five LED displays installed on the Capitol grounds.

The flanks of the U.S. Capitol lawn featured two massive units of G16 and G12 series measuring 5.7m by 10m and 5.1m by 8.2m respectively. Also, three GV6 LED walls of 2.7m by 4.8m were installed on the steps of the Capitol for VIP guests.

The GV6 is a new product in the company’s pool. The panels are described as ultra-lightweight, weighing 18 kg per tile and featuring black face LED technology to prevent transparency issues. The GV6 screen provides clear viewing without loss of clarity from as close as 1m, the company said.

“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.”

Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress, and perform a canonization in America. During his nine-day visit to the U.S. and Cuba, the pontiff met with President Barack Obama and celebrated Mass in New York, Philadelphia and Washington.

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