Olympic Games Tech Trends Reflected in U.S. Stadia

NEWARK, NJ -- Panasonic has supplied state-of-art visual equipment and software services to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, competition venues and broadcasting locations to support the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. An "Official Ceremony Partner," Panasonic is providing turn-key visual solutions from system design to projection mapping. Panasonic has installed massive LED video screens and video systems at competition venues on the largest scale for any Olympic Games since it started providing equipment in 1988. Such video screens are critical to showing engaging action using multifunctional digital video switching, and bringing the ceremonies to a new level of immersive entertainment. Panasonic will continue its Olympic partnership at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Examples of how Panasonic Olympic technologies are also being employed in the U.S. include:

• The Sacramento Kings and Panasonic are installing the NBA's first-ever 4K ultra HD center-hung video board which will debut at Golden 1 Center, the world-class indoor sports and entertainment venue scheduled to open this October in downtown Sacramento. Totaling more than 6,100 square feet, the center-hung video board will feature the NBA's largest screens. Utilizing the latest in LED technology, totaling over 32 million pixels across the four screens, fans will have crystal clear views from anywhere in the arena along with immediate replays in 4K ultra HD – four times 1080 HD resolution.
• For the Atlanta Braves' new SunTrust Park, Panasonic is designing, installing and maintaining a high-end, comprehensive large LED scoreboard display, ribbon fascia, digital signage, and video monitors throughout the park and adjacent spaces. Security cameras and a security video management system from Video Insights, which was acquired by Panasonic in 2014, will also be installed and managed by Panasonic.

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