Follow THE Sports Techie community at CES 2018 as I curate and share sports tech related content about how Panasonic USA is revolutionizing business and the fan experience with immersive entertainment solutions tailor-made for college sports stadiums, professional sport arenas and ballparks, and most recently, eSports facilities. Panasonic will showcase 100 years and beyond of tech innovation across multiple industries at their popular CES booth, including sport, automobiles and aviation, integrated supply-chain solutions and sustainable energy, as well as other key subject matters covered by fellow social media influencers. I have been covering the Panasonic Solutions Group’s latest sports technology breakthroughs over the past several months which will continue live from the event beginning January 8 during the company kick off press conference at the MGM Grand at 10 am PST. Panasonic is constantly connecting the world of sporting events by providing cutting-edge technology created to enhance the ultimate fan experience and provide a return on investment for partners during live events you simply can’t match on home entertainment centers. I am honored to be partnered with Panasonic at #CES18.
Sports Tech Tour de Panasonic
I have had the amazing opportunity as a niche blogger to learn firsthand about Panasonic’s desire to create a Better Life and Better World.
Many people know about Panasonic’s commitment to the Olympics as an official partner which will be center stage once again during PyeongChang 2018 as South Korea hosts the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from February 9th through the 25th. What you may not know however is the partnership they have with the USOC and US Paralympic team resulting in unique projection mapping fan experiences at the training center in Colorado Springs.
Redefining the Fan Experience at Golden 1 Center: Where the Game is Never Out of Sight
I was invited by Sacramento Kings executives in late November 2017 to partake in a private tour of the Golden 1 Center, the NBA’s most technologically advanced and sustainable building. I later hosted an engaging Facebook Live session from the Panasonic fan page on social media night to highlight the partnership, proprietary technologies in place and to share information regarding how this facility is creating a one-of-a-kind immersive entertainment experience.
Golden 1 has the league’s largest and first 4K center-hung video board custom designed, built and installed by Panasonic. The state-of-the-art arena also features two large outdoor displays positioned at the plaza entrance. Panasonic LED ribbon boards are mounted around the arena’s bowl. There are also 700 pro LED monitors strategically installed throughout the venue. All these displays are synced with the Control Room for easy operations.
My son and I were also treated to a family fun and educational day and night at SunTrust Park and the Battery, home of the local Atlanta Braves. The technology partnership between Panasonic and the Braves centers on enhancing ballpark and the mixed use community with technology in order to provide:
- A network of digital signage to guide and entertain fans
- An integrated security management system that provides one of the safest fan environments anywhere
- A massive centerfield videoboard display plus ribbon displays throughout the stadium
Sports Techie, being a partner of Panasonic has been another life-time achievement. Immersing myself with the Panasonic universe has provided me with valuable insights about the overall direction of technology, the sports tech industry, and the reality owners and team management face with putting fans in the seats versus fans watching from the comforts of home.
Be it the massive Churchill Downs 4K videoboard at the Kentucky Derby, eye catching mixed reality LED displays at Times Square, crystal clear video screens at Pandora, The World of Avatar attraction at the Walk Disney World Resort, Orlando City Stadium videoboards, or the college sports industry no matter your budget, Panasonic has earned the respect of top sports venues, museums and theme parks to be a trusted partner as well as mine.
I first wrote about Panasonic in 2013 when I saw the impact MarinersVision had on the ballpark and digital fan experience in Seattle for the Mariners.
Panasonic’s integrated solutions in the immersive entertainment industry are revolutionizing the industry.
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