How Panasonic’s technology makes the Olympic Winter Games possible

At the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Worldwide TOP Partner Panasonic once again provides its full line-up of AV equipment, including staging and system operations solutions, for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, competition venues and broadcasting locations.


“Panasonic has been extremely honoured to be a TOP Partner for the past 30 years, since the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. We focus on delivering, with passion, the excitement and wonder of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the world, so I hope people can see and feel these emotions through each of our products and equipment,” said Kazuhiro Tsuga, Panasonic Corporation President & CEO.

Laser projectors of no less than 30,000 lumens, coupled with proficient technical operations, are offering audiences spectacular images of ceremonies and competitions. In total, around 82 units of high-brightness 30,000-lumen laser projectors have been supplied by Panasonic, also named “Official AV Ceremony Partner”, revolutionising the level of visual entertainment in the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium and around the world.

In addition, Panasonic is providing high-brightness 27,000-lumen laser projectors to the 8K Super Hi-Vision Theatre. These have been set up by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) inside the International Broadcast Centre. 

On the audio side of the experience, to convey the best quality acoustics and a wonderful atmosphere, Panasonic has introduced its new RAMSA brand line-array speaker system. This amplifies the excitement of competitions at four venues: the ski jumping and snowboarding venues, the Yongpyong Alpine skiing venue and Gangneung Olympic Park. 

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As  a new challenge, Panasonic has adopted a multi-video distribution system for figure skating on a trial basis as part of the company’s new initiatives toward 2020.

Last but not least, Panasonic is supplying LED large-screen display systems to the Live Sites, outdoor entertainment areas in PyeongChang where spectators can share the enthusiasm and emotion of the Olympic events. 

Panasonic became a Worldwide Olympic Partner in 1987, when it joined the Worldwide TOP programme as a founding member, and for over 30 years has been supporting the Olympic Games, the IOC and NOCs around the world with its cutting-edge AV equipment solutions. 

Sharing the values of the Olympic Movement – which aspires to build a better, more peaceful world – this partnership will continue through the Olympic Games 2024.  

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