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Panasonic Delivers Wide Range of Audio-Visual Solutions and Equipment for Staging the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Corporation, the Official Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has announced the full lineup of equipment and wide variety of solutions the company has provided to support the staging of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Through cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (RIO 2016), and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), Panasonic has supplied its state-of-art visual equipment to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Competition Venues and broadcasting locations.


Panasonic has been contributing to the Games with its cutting-edge AV technology for more than a quarter of a century. In Rio 2016, Panasonic signed its partnership with Rio 2016 to become an “Official Ceremony Partner”, providing turn-key visual solutions including full system design, projection mapping and technical operations to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Ceremonies project. Panasonic supplied around 110 units of its high brightness compact 20,000 lumens projectors (PT-DZ21K2), Broadcast Grade 2-M/E Live Switcher (AV-HS6000 Series), and other full line-up visual systems to bring the Ceremonies to a whole new level of entertainment with impressive images to the spectators at Brazil’s iconic Maracana Stadium, and the audiences around the globe to witness the world's greatest Ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.


Panasonic has also installed its LED video screens and video systems to the Games Competition Venues on the largest scale for any Olympic Games in the company’s history. The technical requirements of video screens are constantly growing at the Olympic Games, and such screens are an indispensable part of stadium visuals, to show gigantic Games images by multifunctional digital video switching.


Together with its display panels and AV systems, Panasonic has also delivered turn-key AV management solutions to add excitement to the competition sports presentation for the spectators, and for the first time Panasonic has provided sport-specific AV systems to support video adjudication processes essential to the judges and officials officiating over competition.


Panasonic's P2HD broadcast camera system was already decided upon as the recording equipment for Rio 2016. The company has delivered large numbers of broadcasting equipment such as the AJ-PX5000G camera recorder featuring AVC-ULTRA codecs. Since the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games, Rio 2016 will be the 12th consecutive Olympic Games in which Panasonic’s digital technology has been used as the official recording format.


AV equipment supply for the venues

Equipment Quantity
LED Large Screen Display System 35 venues, 72 screens, 1,886m2
Professional Audio Systems 41 venues
TVs Approx. 15,600 units
DLP Projectors for Ceremonies Approx. 110 units
DLP Projectors Approx. 210 units
Camera Recorder Approx. 40 units
Multi Format Live Switcher Approx. 70 units

Note: Competitions Venues, Athletes' Villages, the Main Press Centre and official live sites


Broadcast equipment supply for the IBC and Broadcasters

equipment quantity
HD Recorder Approx. 100 units
Camera Recorder Approx. 100 units
Monitors Approx. 1,300 units