Panasonic Gears Up To Play A Pivotal Role Supporting The Paris 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games

As a Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio/TV/Video Equipment category, Panasonic will contribute to efficient and sustainable event management at Paris 2024.

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Wiesbaden, DE. 15th April 2024 – Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. will supply state-of-the-art AV solutions, including professional displays, broadcast production equipment and projection systems, for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 to be held in France from July 26 to August 11, and the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, scheduled from August 28 to September 8. As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, Worldwide Paralympic Partner, and charter member of The Olympic Partner (TOP) Programme, Panasonic will collaborate closely with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Paris Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) to provide robust support for event operations.

Aligned with the goal to make Paris 2024 an increasingly sustainable event, Panasonic proposes innovative solutions to the industry’s ongoing labour shortage and the challenges of sophisticated visual expression. Panasonic’s IT/IP platform KAIROS will deliver video content to large LED screens at almost all competition venues (26 in total), simplifying workflows and streamlining operations by producing content for up to three venues via a single KAIROS Core. Additionally, remote cameras will be installed in all 29 press rooms. By consolidating simultaneous interpretation at the Main Press Centre (MPC), translation services can be provided from remote locations, reducing the need for travel. These solutions will enhance operational efficiency, addressing hardware and software aspects compared to previous events.

Marking the largest-ever projector deployment in competition venues at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Panasonic plans to install 130 laser projectors. Among them is the world’s smallest and lightest projector[1], which boasts a 40% smaller[2] body than previous models. Panasonic’s labour-saving projection technology reduces resource allocation for transport, storage, and installation, reducing the event’s carbon footprint. Furthermore, Panasonic’s recently unveiled Remotely Managed Service will allow operators to manage and monitor large-scale multi-projection systems via the cloud and address potential image misalignment caused by factors such as vibration without being present on the site. Together, these innovations will contribute to the event’s wish for sustainability.


[1] PT-RQ25K is the world's smallest and lightest among DLP® laser projectors with 16,000 lm brightness or more as of March 2024, according to Panasonic’s own research.
[2] Based on a comparison of the approximate mass and external dimensions of the PT-RQ25K (20,000 lm) and PT-RQ22K (20,000 lm) projectors, excluding the projection lens.

Panasonic has been providing AV equipment and services to the Olympic and Paralympic Games for over 30 years, starting in Barcelona 1992. Additionally, in October 2014, Panasonic made history as the first Japanese company to become a Worldwide Paralympic Partner of the International Paralympic Committee, thereby contributing to peace and development in the international community, as well as promoting Para Sports.

With a vision of "Sharing the Passion", Panasonic helps to convey the drama, tension, and emotion of elite athletic competition to people worldwide through its sponsorship activities. Panasonic wholeheartedly supports the mission of the Paralympic Games to foster an inclusive society for people with disabilities by uplifting Para Sport. We remain dedicated to creating products and services that cater to everyone, including seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Planned Panasonic Equipment/Services Deployment at Paris 2024

High-brightness projectorsApprox. 130 unitsLargest ever deployment of projectors over 20,000 lm for a sports event production, with some units operated via Remotely Managed Service
Professional displaysApprox. 500 unitsLarge professional displays
(excluding consumer TVs and small monitors)
System camera1Approx. 150 unitsRemote camera systems, camera recorders, and studio cameras
Switcher1Approx. 31 unitsKAIROS will feature at 26 venues
(some regional venues use conventional switchers)
Professional audio system1Approx. 24 unitsClear and immersive RAMSA sound at 24 venues

1 As of April 1, 2024, the business operations of these products have been transferred to Panasonic Entertainment & Communication Co., Ltd. (PEAC).
Note: Includes some equipment delivered at past events.

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