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Panasonic Named Lead Strategic Technology Solutions Partner for Upcoming U.S. Olympic Museum, and Smart City Partner for Colorado Springs “Olympic City USA”

U.S. Olympic Museum and City of Colorado Springs tap Panasonic expertise to help create an immersive entertainment experience in a sustainable, Smart City environment

Panasonic Corporation of North America, a global leader in immersive entertainment and Smart City technologies, is proud to collaborate with the U.S. Olympic Museum, the City of Colorado Springs, CO, and Colorado Springs Utilities in creating strategic technology and sustainability solutions. Panasonic chose to align with the City of Colorado Springs, known as Olympic City USA, because the company is one of the founding partners of the “The Olympic Partner (TOP)” program. 

The U.S. Olympic Museum selected Panasonic to assess its plans for the state-of-the-art facility now under construction in Colorado Springs, and provide a technology design strategy to implement the most advanced and impactful technology solutions that will create a transformational visitor experience. In addition to recommendations for immersive engagement through audio, video, interactive mobile and virtual solutions, the museum is turning to Panasonic for guidance in content delivery, data management, security platforms, and overarching sustainability for a comprehensive technology solutions strategy. 

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers recently convened a joint task force, aligning Colorado Springs City Council, Colorado Springs Utilities and Panasonic CityNOW on a “SmartCOS Implementation Strategy,” to deploy new technologies that will improve service delivery to the community and drive economic development, focusing specifically on projects in energy, mobility, city services, and Smart buildings.  

“We look forward to working with Panasonic in a collaborative process that leads to ways to make Colorado Springs more appealing for residents and tourists alike. The technological solutions include items such as LED streetlights that can detect snow levels, building efficiency technologies, and advanced security technologies to improve public safety. We see this as a cost-effective way to compliment many essential services we provide to our residents.” said Mayor Suthers.  

“We are pleased to be the lead industry partner in Colorado Springs’ Smart City initiative,” said Jarrett Wendt, EVP Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. "CityNOW's unique approach focused on stakeholder alignment has had tremendous success in Denver. Multiple stakeholder projects have included City and County of Denver, Xcel Energy, Denver International Airport, RTD, NREL, and CDOT illustrating the power of having true alignment. We look forward to continued success with our partners in Olympic City USA.” 

About Panasonic Corporation of North America  
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Automated Supply Chains and Connected Solutions to provide secure and resilient integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was highlighted in Forbes Magazine’s Global 2000 ranking as one of the Top Ten Best Regarded Companies for 2017. The ranking is based on outstanding scores for trustworthiness, honesty with the public and superior performance of products and solutions. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at PanasonicMovesUs.com. 

Panasonic contacts: 
Jim Reilly jim.reilly@us.panasonic.com  
Betsy Boesel Sagges betsy.sagges@us.panasonic.com  

U.S. Olympic Museum contact: 
Julie Lawton jlawton@usolympicmuseum.org 

City of Colorado Springs contact: 
Jamie Fabos  jfabos@springsgov.com