The 19th Asian Games' opening ceremony was grandly held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium on September 23, 2023. People globally joined this world-class celebration, cheering for the athletes' spirit and marveling at the omnipresent "high-tech" employed during the Asian Games.
Aside from the digital torch bearer, holographic AI robots, and other intelligent applications, which integrate 5G, big data, and AI technologies, audiovisual and lighting products provided by itc were used in competition venues, training venues, the Asian Games Village, and press conference rooms, offering the audience a more immersive event experience.
✦ ++Competition Venues
As the main badminton venue for the Hangzhou Asian Games, Binjiang Gymnasium underwent extensive renovations, which included the main competition venue, warm-up venue, media center, and security center.
itc focused on sound reinforcement construction to meet international sports event standards by providing a system with sufficient sound power and clarity, ensuring that the audience could clearly hear the progress of the competition and commentary.
Given the sound pressure level requirements of the competition venue, itc conducted on-site inspections, comprehensively understood the structure, area, and distribution of the venue, and carried out system design in strict accordance with relevant standards and specifications.
To achieve uniform sound coverage throughout the entire venue, linear array speakers are suspended below the bridle path to achieve distributed sound reinforcement. Additionally, the number and hanging angles of the linear array speakers are adjusted based on the actual area and depth coverage requirements of different zones. Moreover, point source speakers are used to provide additional sound reinforcement in remote corners of the audience area, ensuring direct sound coverage in all areas of the venue.
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center covers the competition area, spectator area, outdoor lawn area, and the surrounding area of the sports field. Traditional PA systems have limited transmission range and poor audio quality, which makes it difficult to achieve full-area coverage. itc provided the venue with a PA system that features full digital transmission, digital deployment, full-status monitoring, ultra-low latency, and easy maintenance.
The system also supports all-weather timed broadcasting to enable different zones to play different broadcast programs, meeting the diverse requirements of the sports venue. This not only allows for regular information and background music broadcast but also can automatically switch to emergency broadcasting, assisting in the release of alarms and emergency instructions at the sports venue.
✦ ++Press Conference Hall
Multiple Conference Halls
itc provided professional sound system equipment for the press conference halls at the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Cultural Center and Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center.
Based on the area and usage functions of the press conference hall, itc selected products with mature technology, advanced performance, and reliable quality, conducted reasonable installation layout, and precise measurement and debugging to create uniform sound fields, accurate sound imaging, and clear sound reinforcement effects.
To provide superior sound quality and a better conference experience, itc also provides a set of conference systems in the press conference hall. itc professional microphones use digital algorithm processing to effectively suppress howling and restore pure human voices, ensuring that each microphone has sufficient sound transmission gain while reducing mutual interference.
✦ ++Social Governance Service Center
To optimize the sports event's security protocol, itc employed VMS visual management platform, paperless conference, central control, and professional sound system to create a smart platform at the Ningbo Social Governance Integrated Service Center, ensuring a dynamic and orderly sports event.
The command hall is spacious and large in area, with a poor acoustic environment. To ensure speech clarity, itc placed professional sound systems on both sides of the LED screen and the walls to concentrate sound in the seating area, avoiding excessive reflection on the ceiling and walls, and achieving uniform sound coverage. Additionally, the professional sound system allows for seamless integration into meetings, providing sound reinforcement support to conduct command, coordination, and video conferences.
Furthermore, the VMS visual management platform monitors the status of each venue in real time to achieve full coordination of the venue. In the event of an emergency, coordinating responses, efficient linkage, and emergency command can be carried out efficiently, providing comprehensive and strong security for the smooth progress of the Asian Games.
itc integrated professional audiovisual systems, intelligent control platforms, and digitalized document sharing to create an efficient and convenient communication space in the decision-making room. itc paperless conference system connects to remote video conference system, digital conference system, central control, cloud conference system, and OA system to reduce conference costs, improve conference quality, and ensure conference information security.
In addition, to ensure the successful completion of all events, itc visual management platform, paperless conference system, and professional sound system were applied at the Power Station, effectively ensuring an adequate power supply for the Asian Games venues.
As a leading enterprise in the audiovisual and lighting industry, itc has been committed to providing high-quality services and leveraging digitization for better event management and coordination. In the future, itc will continue to pursue excellent and perfect digital applications to enhance international sports event services.