OFFICIAL WORLDWIDE SPONSOR OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES, PANASONIC ANNOUNCES A NEW DEVELOPMENT WITH LONG-STANDING PARTNER IOC (INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITEE)
Panasonic System Communications Company Europe is pleased to announce a new development in the long-standing partnership with the IOC, as the official Opening Ceremony on 21st December 2013 marks the re-opening of the IOC Olympic Museum to the general public. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the museum houses permanent and temporary exhibits relating to sport and the Olympic Games movement. With more than 1,500 exhibit pieces in addition to audio-visuals, multimedia and other speech mediums, the museum is the largest Olympic Games archive in the world and one of Lausanne’s prime tourist sites, attracting more than 200,000 visitors each year.
After twenty years of existence, the institution closed last year on the 29th January 2012 for renovations to be completed by the end of 2013. The break in public opening has allowed the museum to look ahead to the 21st century and evaluate how it may offer new experiences for youngsters, families, tourists, researchers, athletes and fans, in order to showcase the extraordinary legacy of The Olympic Games held in cities around the world. The IOC Opening Ceremony will mark the unveiling of the legendary museum and see it open its doors once more to the public, with 2014 set to be the most popular year yet for visiting numbers.
Panasonic is delighted to continue their strong partnership with the Olympic Games as The Official Worldwide Olympic Partner for Audio and Visual Equipment. An established ideology of Panasonic at The Olympic Games is that of ‘Sharing the Passion’, which aims to help nurture the excitement of each moment at the Olympic Games, communicate the passion of the Olympic Games to every spectator and fan so that athletes and audience alike are able to share in the atmosphere of the Olympic Games. This is the ambition behind Panasonic's message at the Olympic Games. In practical terms this has meant Panasonic has provided the very latest in cutting-edge AV technology and through its activities in the build-up and during the Olympic Games , ensuring strong support for the operation of the world’s largest sporting event, at sporting venues, broadcasting sites and even in consumers’ homes and whilst out and about.
The Olympic Museum Opening Ceremony will showcase the latest renovations of the museum and use a vast range of Panasonic AV technology solutions which are also deployed at Olympic Games venues, with equipment installed from the visual, professional camera division and Viera televisions. The re-launch of the museum will deploy more than fifty Panasonic professional projectors, over thirty professional displays, five broadcast cameras and more than thirty security cameras throughout the exhibitions, art gallery, learning zones and hospitality areas of the building. Panasonic technology will play an integral role to ensure the very latest in crystal clear images with advanced new projection capabilities such as projection edge blending, stunning display and reliable surveillance applications. The implementation of the latest state-of-the-art AV from Panasonic will complement the heritage of The Olympic Games by opening a whole universe of knowledge and emotions for visitors, made possible through the latest interactive and multimedia technology.
The renovation of The Olympic Museum reflects the ambition to produce a veritable “Olympic Games Campus”. Visitors are invited to dive into the history, heritage, dreams, challenges and values which have contributed to making the Olympic Movement what it is today and Panasonic is delighted to be a part of this.
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