THE Games of the XXXI Olympiad were declared open in spectacular fashion on 5 August 2016, as host city Rio de Janeiro welcomed the world to the latest chapter of the Olympic story. The Opening Ceremony took place in Brazil’s iconic Maracanã Stadium, with Panasonic playing a major part as both an Official Ceremony Partner – a first for Panasonic – and as the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category.
Opening Ceremony Highlights | Olympic Games Rio 2016 | 7 Olympics
Go behind the scenes for a look at the Rio 2016 Panasonic AV technology
Panasonic provided more than 100 PT-DZ21K2 series 20,000 lumen projectors, multiple broadcast-grade AV-HS6000 2ME series live switchers, and other visual equipment to help to enhance the quality and excitement of the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony by delivering impressive images to the audiences around the globe watching the world’s greatest ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.
Panasonic also worked closely with the Rio 2016 Ceremonies Department and the production company CC2016 (Ceremony Cariocas) to provide a turnkey visual solution, including projector system design, technical consultation, system installation, and onsite operation and maintenance of the visual systems for the Opening Ceremony.
Spotlight on Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 Series 3-Chip DLP Projector
The flagship Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 Series projector guarantees breathtaking images and extremely reliable operation in a lightweight package.
- 20,000 lumens of brightness
- Quad-lamp redundancy for failsafe operation
- Flagship features meet demands of professionals
Spotlight on Panasonic AV-HS6000 Series 2ME Live Switcher
The broadcast-grade AV-HS6000 2ME Series Live Switcher is a convenient solution for broadcast, production and live event applications. This highly compact live switcher is notable for its wide system adaptability, intuitive operation and high reliability.
- Mainframe provides wide variety of inputs/outputs
- Diverse range of creative effects
- Flexible scalability and secure operability
Official Worldwide Olympic Partner
Panasonic is proud to support the Olympic Movement – aimed at promoting world peace through sports – as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for more than 25 years since The Olympic Partner (TOP) Program commenced for the Calgary Olympic Winter Games in 1988. Under the slogan of “Sharing the Passion,” Panasonic will contribute to the success of the Olympic Games through its technology. Panasonic has already contracted the partnership with the International Olympic Committee through to the 2024 Olympic Games.
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