Panasonic delivers state-of-the-art display and audio systems to Japan’s National Stadium


The new National Stadium, which will serve as the centerpiece venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will showcase the very latest in display, audio, and lighting technology provided by Panasonic.

The technology giant Panasonic delivered AV and lighting equipment essential to enlivening the competitions as well as other facilities essential to stadium operation and for spectators to get around. Panasonic also installed two large screen HD displays on both the north and south sides of the stands, measuring 9m x 36m and 9m x 32m respectively.

Japan National Stadium

A total of 38 line array speakers have been installed to deliver clear sound ensuring sound pressure even on the field, far away from the speakers. The ideal linear sound source was brought to life by selecting the unit optimal for the acoustic characteristics demanded of stadiums, theaters, and event halls, and employing the waveguide horn design

Panasonic’s LED ‘Stadium Beam’ floodlights not only illuminates the field of play, but can be turned on/off instantly, enabling the use of lighting for spectator entertainment. The system utilizes cutting-edge technology to realize the optimal color reproducibility and high-speed image reproduction for 4K/8K broadcasts. Panasonic has developed floodlights that offer the optimal color reproducibility for 4K/8K broadcasts – an average color rendering index of Ra 90 plus a special color rendering index of R9 80 for red tones. Moreover, by adopting ignition technology, the floodlights minimize flickering during high-speed reproduction of slow-motion footage.

Japan National Stadium

For the stands, Panasonic delivered 600 digital signage systems (the largest number of such systems ever delivered) that can be remotely controlled to provide information to spectators. Different information can be delivered in each concourse area, so information can be efficiently relayed to spectators.

Japan National Stadium

Furthermore, Panasonic also provided eco-friendly air conditioning systems such as large-scale air conditioning systems that utilize natural refrigerants (Natural Chiller), gas heat pump air conditioners (GHP) to various operating rooms.

Panasonic’s stadium solutions are transforming the way fans watch sports by utilizing a diverse range of solutions including audio-visual and lighting solutions, surprising and delighting spectators and delivering peace of mind in public spaces. Panasonic will amplify the allure of sports and also contribute to the evolution of stadiums with its extensive range of safe and eco-friendly solutions.

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