OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Panasonic Corporation installed an Integrated AV solution at UNESCO
Headquarters in Paris, France based on a project agreement between
Panasonic and UNESCO.
The AV equipment package was installed in
Room 1, which is the largest conference room at UNESCO Headquarters.
This room seats approximately 1,000 people and is used for hosting
international conferences. VIPs from around the world, such as prime
ministers and secretary of state officials, gather in Room1 to discuss
about global topics. This renovation of Room1 was implemented on the
occasion of UNESCO’s 70th anniversary.
Integrated AV solution in Room1
The main AV equipment
installed in Room1 was as follows:
- PT-DZ21KEJ: 3-Chip DLP(TM) Projector with 20,000 lm of Brightness
- AK-HC1800G: Multi-Purpose Camera
- AG-HPD24EJ: Memory Card Portable Recorder
- AV-HS450EJ: Multi-format Live Switcher
- AW-RP50E: Remote Camera Controller
The installation of the above and all other AV equipment was completed
in January 2016.
Ms. Ingrid Regien, Chief Information Officer, UNESCO mentioned, “We are
now able to organize many international events and cultural performances
that we can either record or broadcast live towards different media
services such as HD web streaming and TV channels. It is a great
pleasure for us to work with the new equipment that includes video mixer
and recorder, cameras and a camera controller and allows us to record
and broadcast with only one technician”.
Partnership between Panasonic and UNESCO
collaborated with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre since 1995 to publish
the World Heritage Calendar. Panasonic and the UNESCO World Heritage
Centre concluded a strategic partnership agreement in June 2011 to
promote sustainable development through World Heritage conservation and
environmental education for the next generation. Through this
partnership, Panasonic promoted joint programs in the fields of
‘education for the next generation’, ‘communication’, and ‘technological
In the field of ‘education for the next generation’, Panasonic hosted
the ‘World Heritage Eco Learning Program’. This program, a collaboration
between Panasonic, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and selected World
Heritage sites, offered children the opportunity to visit world heritage
sites around the world and learn about UNESCO’s work. Since 2008,
approximately 4,500 children from 16 countries at 23 cites took part in
In addition, Panasonic also held the ‘Eco Diary Picture Contest’, where
children introduce their own unique global environment conservation in
the form of a picture diary. The global contest award ceremony was held
twice at UNESCO Headquarters. Since 2008, approximately 970,000 children
from 51 countries participated in the contest.
In the field of ‘communication’, Panasonic worked in partnership with
the National Geographic Channel to present a World Heritage-focused
television program called ‘THE WORLD HERITAGE SPECIAL’. The program was
broadcasted in 193 countries around the world.
In the field of ‘technological support’, Panasonic supplied its audio
visual systems, such as its High Definition Video Communication system,
and other AV equipment to UNESCO Headquarters. In addition, Panasonic
established a project to replace incandescent light bulbs with
energy-saving LED lights at World Heritage sites worldwide. World
Heritage sites which now use LED lights include Kiyomizu Temple in
Kyoto, Japan and the Hradcani Castle in Prague, Czech Republic.
Future collaboration with UNESCO
Panasonic will continue its
collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to publish the World
Heritage Calendar. The calendar is available in both the printed version
as well as on the World Heritage Calendar application for computers,
smartphones and tablets. This application has been distributed to UNESCO
associated schools worldwide as an educational tool.
Through the World Heritage Calendar, Panasonic and UNESCO will continue
to contribute to the understanding of conservation of World Heritage
sites as well as to the education of the next generation.
| UNESCO World Heritage
| The World Heritage 2016 Web Calendar
WORLD HERITAGE with Panasonic Facebook page
Broadcast and Professional AV
Eco Solutions LED Lighting @ World Heritage sites
kids school for Developing the Next Generation
Media Promotion Office