Last year, the command and operation center of the Winter Olympics Organizing Committee held a comprehensive exercise of “one day during the competition”. The four 4K high-definition small-pitch LED curved screens in the exercise center each performed their own duties. During the exercise, various information was collected to ensure the decision-making of the commander. Upload and download, a good start for the smooth holding of the Winter Olympics.
The Winter Olympics is the second time that my country has hosted international Olympic events since 2008. In 2008, while the bird’s nest picture scroll aroused the world’s amazement, it also promoted the take-off of China’s LED display industry. Therefore, since the successful bid for the Winter Olympics, Chinese LED display manufacturers have also been paying attention to the changes and new inspirations brought by this Olympic event to the LED display market. The outstanding performance of Chinese displays in the arena may become an icebreaker for the LED display market.
Winter Olympics preparations for drills, “Winter Olympics brain” shows help
On November 28, in order to comprehensively test the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, at the headquarters of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee Shougang Office Area ——The main operation center of the Winter Olympics held a one-day “one-day event” comprehensive exercise. By simulating the running work on the day of the event, the simulation practice of event deployment was carried out.
On the day of the exercise, 50 units including 9 competition venues (groups), 26 non-competition venues and the Zhangjiakou territorial operation support command organization participated in the exercise. Cross-regional and cross-duration, various emergencies were also superimposed during the exercise, which comprehensively tested the response ability and handling level of the Beijing Winter Olympics operation command layer and the venue operation layer, as well as the cross-regional command and dispatch and emergency support capabilities. Communication and coordination mechanism with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.
In addition to the busy figures of the command center staff monitoring and coordinating all aspects of information in front of the computer, the most eye-catching is the oversized LED display that displays various information at the drill site of the command and dispatch center.
These large screens are spliced together by four 4K small-pitch LED curved displays, which are connected to various competition venues during the whole exercise, and each screen has its own function.
- The first LED screen displays the real-time pictures of the venues of each competition, and several display spaces present the live broadcast of the venues in various places on the screen, which is convenient for the staff who command the scene to understand the situation of the venues at the first time;
- The second LED big screen is to maintain video contact with the various competition areas and city operation support command agencies, so as to facilitate information transmission and decision-making in the first time, and realize the efficient operation of command and operation.
- The third LED screen is a task system. Due to the different schedules of competitions in different competition areas every day, this large screen will coordinate the scheduling of events in various venues in a time-line manner to ensure the orderly progress of events.
- The fourth LED screen is responsible for the presentation of real-time information such as weather and traffic. Some events of the Winter Olympics are outdoor events, which are greatly affected by the weather. The traffic conditions of the cities where the events are held will also be affected by the competition schedule. The information can provide decision-making basis for the headquarters for the occurrence of emergencies.
The audio and video system with these four large screens as the main body will become the “Winter Olympic brain” for the entire Winter Olympics to be successfully held. Various organizations to ensure the smooth running of the event.
From the “brain” of the central control to the “display” of the venue, the LED screen of the event venue is ready
In order to achieve the smooth holding of the Winter Olympics, as early as 2019, the venues that hosted the Winter Olympics began to undergo a series of upgrades. On October 28, 2021, the upgrading and renovation project of the National Stadium “Bird’s Nest” was completed, marking the completion of all competition venues and non-competition venues responsible for the Beijing Winter Olympics. And this upgrade is of course indispensable to the stadium’s large LED screen that presents the stadium situation to the audience and provides the referee with a scoring basis.
The National Stadium “Bird’s Nest” undertook the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2022 Winter Olympics. During the venue upgrade, the Bird’s Nest installed electronic screens of different sizes in the audience area. 90 small and medium-sized electronic screens surround the stand area, presenting a clearer viewing effect. , which is convenient for viewers at a distance to watch. The adjacent National Aquatics Center “Ice Cube” has also been upgraded with the same venue display system.
A 170-square-meter large screen has been added to the east side of the stadium, which will not only present the game screen to the audience on the other three stands, but will also combine the “curling motion track capture” technology in the stadium to display real-time video on the big screen. Displaying the movement trajectory of curling, it is convenient for the audience and referees to understand the game situation on the field, which can improve the experience of watching the game, and also assist the athletes to observe and judge.
The National Gymnasium, known as the “Sail of Ice”, is being renovated. In order to enhance the audience’s sensory effects, in addition to updating the displays on the north and south sides of the original main stadium, curved screens have been added in the center of the stadium. The entire curved bucket screen is composed of 4 single screens with a length of 8 meters and a height of 4.5 meters. In order to facilitate the referees and athletes to understand the game information in time through the bucket screens, the project department has specially inlaid 4 pieces of 2.5 meters wide inside the bucket screens. , 1.5 meters high small screen.
Compared with the traditional bucket screen, the bucket screen used in the National Gymnasium adopts a convex curved surface design, and the viewing angle of each screen of the audience has increased from 160 degrees to 172 degrees in the past. The bucket screen system consists of four main screens and four inner screens on the inside. The single-sided main screen covers an area of 36 square meters, and the overall system display area reaches 160 square meters. It is currently the world’s first-class and Asia’s largest curved bucket screen system.
The Beijing Wukesong Sports Center, which will host the Winter Olympics ice hockey game, has fully upgraded the central bucket screen system in the original venue. This screen was used for a total of 76 men’s and women’s basketball games at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. More than 1 million people watched the games live and felt the charm of the fighting screen. This screen system is also the first full-color high-definition LED display system in China.
In the game, it can complete many tasks such as capturing wonderful moments, replaying strange shots, live synchronous live broadcast, broadcasting of game information, statistics of timing and score, and broadcasting of advertisements, etc. It also has lifting function. There are four lifting units on the top of the screen, which are controlled by the computer system. Control, it can be raised and lowered according to the viewing angle of the audience and customer needs to achieve the best display effect.
The upgraded display has higher resolution and refresh rate, more powerful color processing and video processing, and can play high-definition live broadcasts on four and eight screens at the same time, which will continue to play a role in the 2022 Winter Olympics ice hockey events!