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Panasonic to Deliver Wide Range of Solutions and Equipment for Staging the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Panasonic Corporation, the Official Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, announced the full lineup of equipment and wide variety of solutions the company will provide 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 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (RIO 2016), and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), Panasonic supplies 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 the organizer to become an "Official Ceremony Partner" to provide a turn-key visual solution from system design to projection mapping operation in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Ceremonies project. Panasonic will supply 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 will also install its LED video screens and video systems to the Competition Venues on the largest scale for any Olympic Games in the company's history. The requirements of video screens are constantly growing at the Olympic Games, and such screens are an indispensable part of stadium visuals, to show gigantic Game's images by multifunctional digital video switching.

Together with its display panels and AV systems, Panasonic will also deliver turn-key solutions to add excitement to the competition sports presentation for the spectators, and to help judges with its video adjudication AV systems for the first time.

Panasonic's P2HD broadcast camera system has already been decided upon as the recording equipment for Rio 2016. The company will deliver 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 will be used as the official recording format.

AV equipment supply for the venues

  • LED Large Screen Display System - 35 venues, 72 screens, 1,886 m
  • 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

Broadcast equipment supply for the Broadcasters:

  • HD Recorder - Approx. 100 units
  • Camera Recorder - Approx. 100 units
  • Monitors - Approx. 1,300 units