International Olympic Committee TOP Partners Atos and Panasonic have announced they will collaborate to develop technology based solutions for the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Under the deal, information and communication technology services firm Atos and audio visual electronics specialists Panasonic will provide expertise in their respective fields to jointly develop and test audio visual security systems and electronic visual displays including stadium and venue signage.
Atos and Panasonic working groups will specifically address themes such as the roll-out of multi-lingual digital displays.
IOC technology director Jean-Benoit Gauthier said: “Since both Panasonic and Atos are signed as official worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partners through 2024, we hope that they will continue to utilise the new technologies developed under this agreement to support the Olympic Movement and its future operations.”
Panasonic first partnered with the IOC in the audio visual category at the Calgary 1988 winter Games, with Atos coming on board as worldwide IT partner at the Salt Lake 2002 edition.