University of Bath begins upgrading to Sony projectors University of Bath begins upgrading to Sony projectors

The University of Bath is rolling out upgraded projectors in its lecture theatres for a better and more engaging teaching experience.

Six Sony VPL-FHZ55 and four Sony VPL-FHZ700L 3LCD laser projectors will be the first models to be installed. They will cater more than 15,000 students, according to the university.

The upgrading of projectors will continue over the next 10 years in an effort to modernise and standardise the technology throughout the university. The latest revamp is in addition to the six Sony VPL-FH500L and 51 Sony VPL-FH31 projectors that were added just last year.

One of the main reasons for moving to the Sony laser projectors was their ability to deliver hours of maintenance-free usage, due to the fact they don't require lamps. The Sony laser projectors also work out more efficient this way.

In partnership with the University of Bath's AV team and integrators Reflex, Sony designed and implemented the six Sony VPL-FHZ55 and the four Sony VPLFHZ700L 3LCD laser projectors to obtain colour brightness of 4,000 and 7,000 lumens respectively.

These solutions enable the reliable operation and running of the projectors for up to 10 hours a day during the week thanks in part to their low power consumption and efficiency, which helps reduce the cost of maintenance over the projectors' lifespan. Both the models are also designed for any environment, useful at universities, and offer excellent brightness, zoom and throw ranges, as well as a wide lens shift range.

The University of Bath's AV Manager said: “It was important for the university to find a solution that maintained a high performance, excellent image quality and compatibility with our existing technologies. Reflex recommended Sony’s projectors and they have delivered what we needed. With the success of the first laser projectors and this latest installation, we’re looking forward to continuing to develop in the years to come.”