Kingston University invests in 170 Panasonic laser projectors
Kingston University is investing up to £30 million into its IT infrastructure to ensure that its students continue to get a premier learning experience. This includes the purchase and installation of more than 170 Panasonic laser projectors.

The project is the largest rollout of Panasonic projectors at a higher education institute anywhere in Europe. The PT-RZ370 laser projectors will be installed in 119 lecture and seminar rooms across the university's four campuses and will cater to over 20,000 students each year.

The projectors are part of the SOLID SHINE range, They boast 3,500 lumens brightness and can deliver high reliability and long-lasting brightness thanks to their laser/LED light combination. This enables the projectors to run approximately 20,000 hours without needing a lamp or a filter replacement, thereby reducing additional costs.

Simon Harrison, the acting pro-vice chancellor of Kingston University, said of the investment in the Panasonic projectors: “There are clearly a number of different projection technologies we could have chosen, such as lamp or laser. Because we have a lot of the various rooms with different requirements, I was looking for consistency, which aids our ability to provide technical support.

"We looked at a number of factors such as brightness, image quality, supportability and value for money. Panasonic was the clear winner."

Speaking on the benefits of Panasonic, Mr Harrison added that as the projectors were quick to start, academics “love them as they can get the material up almost straight away". With the lens offering sharp, clear images, the course materials also look “exactly as our academics intended for the content to be presented”, he added.

Holly Anschutz, Projector Sales Manager at Panasonic UK, said: “This is the single largest delivery of PT-RZ370 projectors within higher education across Europe and reinforces our position as a leading supplier of AV products to the sector."