Kingston University Upgrades Campus AV Technology Solutions
Kingston University is upgrading their campus AV with 60 displays as part of a £30 million ($45 million) IT infrastructure renovation. Kingston University’s investment in digital signage will provide more efficient information sharing and wayfinding solutions for students, faculty and guests. Located in Kingston upon Thames, London, UK, the university intends to install the AV systems to better support more than 20,000 students across five campuses. The project also includes the rollout of 5,000 new PCs and 3,500 high speed Wi-Fi hotspots.
The 60 Panasonic displays include 48 50” TH-50LFE7E displays, six 65” TH-65LFE7E, five 47” TH-47LF6W and one 80” TH-80LFC7 display. The displays are easily managed across each campus using the One Lan digital signage solution.
Last year’s project equipped 119 university lecture and seminar rooms with 170 PT-RZ370 laser/LED projectors as part of a partnership with AV solutions provider GV Multimedia. The 3,500 ANSI lumens PT-RZ370 uses an LED/laser-combined light source to provide approximately 20,000 hours of operation without maintenance. The switch to laser reduces carbon emissions, increases image quality and overall provides the best value for the university.
“GV Multimedia along with a number of projector vendors, assisted us in evaluating a number of products and projection technologies leading to the choice of Panasonic and laser projection, which offers excellent value for money, fantastic images and great reliability,” said Simon Harrison, Chief Information Officer at Kingston University. “We looked at a number of factors such as brightness, image quality, supportability and value for money. Panasonic was the clear winner.”