After years of preparation and anticipation athletes and spectators, respectively, are finally descending upon Russia to experience the magic of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
As a longtime contributor to the Olympic Games and a member of The Olympic Partners (TOP) since 1987, Panasonic has celebrated the commitment to excellence and the success of Olympic athletes for over 25 years and is dedicated to helping provide a truly memorable experience for participants, attendees and viewers worldwide. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games mark the fourteenth time Panasonic has provided the AV technologies used to record and display the opening ceremonies with the world and we take pride in delivering a visual experience that allows people far and wide to enjoy the magic of the games as if they were there in person.
This year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are no different. Once again, Panasonic has partnered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) to deliver an extensive AV equipment solution that includes more than 1,700 massive LED Large-Screen Displays representing the largest installation ever by area, as well as 4,993 TV monitors, 207 projectors, hundreds of digital video cameras, DVD recorders and other professional audio/video equipment. As part of its installation in Sochi, Panasonic has also delivered more than 6,900 security camera systems – the largest number of security cameras in Olympic history.
However, this won’t be the first time Panasonic has supported the Olympics with its cutting-edge security and video surveillance technologies. Organizers of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada turned to Panasonic to improve the safety and security of various Olympic venues, installing professional-grade i-PRO PTZ and dome network CCTV cameras, network disk recorders (NDRs), plasma displays and other AV equipment to create an extensive video surveillance and security solution suitable for one of the world’s most prestigious sporting competitions.
Again at the 2012 London games, Panasonic integrated approximately 2,500 security camera systems at Olympic venues and provided industry-leading HD video to public safety officials monitoring events from the Olympic Technology Operations Center. As a result, organizers provided a safe and secure environment for the duration of the Olympic Games, permitting both athletes and spectators alike to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.
Want to learn more about how Panasonic is sharing the passion of the 2014 Winter Games at Sochi? Be sure to check out the Panasonic Olympics sponsorship page.