Seventeen DLP projectors, a well-stocked supply of standby projector bulbs – for maximum lumen capacity – and 3,000 HD televisions are among the items Panasonic's lining up for 2010's Winter Olympic Games, set to be filmed and broadcast in high definition for the first time.
Panasonic is providing all the audio and visual equipment for next year's proceedings in Vancouver. Every angle of every sporting event is set to be covered, with competition venues and broadcast locations alike kitted out with HD gear.
Vancouver's BC Place Stadium, the setting for the opening and closing ceremonies, will have three LED video screens installed. A corporate pavilion at the Games will showcase stereoscopic 3D technology, while a 700 square-metre high-definition 3D theatre will show sport and entertainment.
More than 800 pieces of broadcasting equipment will be supplied by Panasonic altogether, including – in addition to the DLP projectors – 600 monitors and 1,200 monitoring surveillance cameras.
Marking another first, two athletes' villages in Vancouver and Whistler will be linked by an HD video conference system – combining HD video conference units with HD plasma display panels and camcorders – to enable coaches and athletes to communicate like they're in the same room.