Kingston University extends AV roll out

Kingston University has purchased 60 Panasonic professional displays for a digital signage roll out across the university’s five campus sites.

It follows the installation of 170 Panasonic PT-RZ370 laser/LED projectors within 119 lecture and seminar rooms in August 2014. This project is as a result of the strategic partnership between Kingston University and GV Multimedia.

The digital signage project includes 48 50-inch TH-50LFE7E displays, six 65-inch TH-65LFE7E and five 47-inch TH-47LF6W displays. There is also a single 80-inch TH-80LFC70, which the university will use for more efficient information sharing and wayfaring at the University.

Gareth Day, UK Group Manager for Visual Systems at Panasonic UK, said, “Following the success of last year’s projector installation, we’re delighted that the University has chosen to rollout our displays too. This reinforces our position as a leading supplier of AV technology to the education sector.”

Kristian Cutting, Sales Director at GV Multi-media, said, “For the second year, the University has made a significant investment in improving its audio-visual infrastructure. The Panasonic displays are part of a digital signage project that allows content to be managed and displayed across all five campuses using the One Lan digital signage solution.

The project is part of a £30million IT infrastructure transformation project, that includes 3,500 high speed wifi hotspots, 5,000 new PCs and fully managed desktops and VDI.

Simon Harrison, Chief Information Officer at Kingston University, said, ‘’Kingston University is committed to improving the teaching and learning environment for students. We have been delighted with the laser projectors and the implementation of the digital signage project will significantly improve information sharing and communication across the University.’’