Panasonic - Official AV Partner of the 2012 London Olympic Games17th July 2012     By: Panasonic Media

Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation, a TOP* sponsor of the Olympic Games, will deliver the largest supply of its audio visual equipment for any Olympic Games in the company's history to support the London 2012 Olympic Games to be held in July and August. With its full line-up of high-definition (HD) equipment, Panasonic will provide strong support for the operation of the world's largest sporting event, at sporting venues, broadcasting sites and homes, in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Olympic Broadcasting Services London (OBSL). Panasonic will also bring the first-ever 3D Olympic Games to homes, based on the 3D technical partnership with the IOC and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS).

AV equipment and devices that will be delivered to the Olympic sites:

Large LED screens

28 venues, 45 screens

Professional sound systems

36 venues, Approx. 200 systems

TV sets

Approx. 12,000 units

103-inch plasma displays

47 screens

DLP® projectors

22 screens (excluding projectors for the opening and closing ceremonies)

AV security camera systems

Approx. 2,500 units


HD visual communication system

At the London 2012 Olympic Games, the video signals distributed by the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) to the broadcasters of each country will be distributed in the HD format. Additionally, the opening and closing ceremonies and events displayed on the large screens in the venue will also be distributed in HD video. Panasonic will support the first-ever 3D Olympic Games by providing its cutting-edge equipment and technology, such as its latest integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorders (AG-3DP1).

In addition to the company's DVCPRO HD standards that have already been adopted as the video recording format, the adoption of the file-based work flow using the high quality AVC-Intra standards has been decided. Panasonic will offer a wide range of broadcasting equipment and devices to the IOC, including the solid-state memory ENG (Electronic News Gathering) product P2HD series. Since the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games, the London 2012 Olympic Games is the tenth Olympic Games where Panasonic's broadcasting equipment is adopted as the recording format.

For the opening ceremony that will be held at the Olympic Park, the world's smallest and lightest** 20,000 lumens projectors (PT-DZ21K and PT-DS20K) with a high brightness and high quality yet compact form will be installed. Panasonic will boost the mood of the opening and closing ceremonies by delivering vivid and impressive HD footage to the audience.

Panasonic will provide LED Large Screen Display Systems, offering the largest number of screens and the largest area ever at the competition venues. At the indoor event sites, 103-inch PDP displays will be adopted for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games.

Under the concept of "Sharing the Passion," and through providing such cutting-edge equipment and sponsor activities, Panasonic will deliver the thrills brought about by world's top athletes along with their passion, tension and dynamic performance. The company is aiming to provide an exciting experience not only for spectators at each event site, but also for the viewers at each home across the globe through its wonderful broadcasting technology.

Broadcasting equipment and devices that will be delivered to the Olympic sites:

P2HD/DVCPRO HD recorder

Approx. 300 units

P2HD camera recorder

Approx. 100 units

TV monitors

Approx. 1,000 units

3D camera

Approx. 30 units

Contact Panasonic NZ

To contact Panasonic New Zealand for all media enquiries:
09 272 0100

We are located at:

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Postal address:

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