Panasonic HD Video Conferencing equipment and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is responsible for preparing and staging the 2012 Games. Organising the Games is a huge challenge. With 26 Olympic Sports and 20 Paralympic Sports, it is the equivalent of staging 46 World Championships simultaneously. LOCOG will organise these across 36 competition venues, with 14,700 athletes, 21,000 media and broadcasters, and 10.8 million ticket-holders. With less than a year to go until the Games begin, many people in LOCOG are beginning to co-locate with their venue teams and spend more time offsite and at venues. Finding ways to allow staff to stay connected with colleagues in different functional areas and office locations is therefore critical to the smooth running of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as in any large modern business. Panasonic HD Video Conferencing equipment is helping to make this possible, offering LOCOG staff an easy and comfortable way to hold meetings across remote locations. Successfully installed and trialled in LOCOG's technology HQ, the equipment is already contributing to an overall solution, which is being delivered in collaboration with fellow London 2012 technology partners, helping to enable coordinated planning, Games-time operations, and critical communication between the teams responsible for delivering this complex and high profile project. Such a set-up is expected to continue to help facilitate even closer communication over the coming months.
Smooth conversation between 21th floor(left) and 37th floor(right).