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Panasonic offers ‘largest’ AV gear to Olympics

Osaka, Japan, June 3, 2012

Panasonic has announced that it 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.

As a TOP (The Olympic Sponsor) sponsor, Panasonic will offer its full line-up of high-definition (HD) equipment for the event, a statement said.

Panasonic will provide strong support at sporting venues, broadcasting sites and homes, in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympics 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).

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.

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 with a high brightness and high quality yet compact form will be installed.

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. – TradeArabia News Service




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