Panasonic selected for major LED/Laser projector rollout at top university


In the UK, Kingston University is undergoing a £30 million IT infrastructure transformation to ensure that students at the University have a first-class learning environment. As part of that revamp, 170 Panasonic PT-RZ370 LED/Laser projectors were installed in lecture and seminar rooms across the university.

Panasonic Projectors at Kingston University

The Project.

Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, United Kingdom. With over 20,000 students, the University is split across four campuses in and around Kingston upon Thames. Alongside the rollout of 3,500 high speed Wi-Fi hotspots and 2,500 new PCs, the University has installed 170 Panasonic Laser/LED projectors.

The project, won, initiated and implemented by GV Multi-media, represents the largest rollout of Panasonic projectors in Higher Education anywhere in Europe. It has seen PT-RZ370 laser/LED projectors installed in 119 lecture and seminar rooms across the University estate.

The Technology.

Part of the SOLID SHINE range, the 3,500 ANSI lumens PT-RZ370, delivers high levels of reliability and long-lasting brightness thanks to an LED/laser-combined light source. The projector provides approximately 20,000 hours* of operation, with no lamp or filter replacement needed.

“We looked at a number of factors such as brightness, image quality, supportability and value for money. Panasonic was the clear winner,” said Simon Harrison, Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor (Operations) at Kingston University.

“Our academics love them. The projectors are fast start, so they can get the material up almost immediately. What’s more, content looks great, exactly as our academics intended it to be presented. From a student point of view, they use the projectors a lot, they love the quality of the image and they can get that extra detail across, which enhances their presentations.”


The Delivery.

“We had to deliver 170 projectors across four campuses in a very short space of time. We had about four weeks before the start of term, so it was a very tight schedule that we managed to meet,” said Kristian Cutting, Sales Director at GV Multi-media.

“The University has made a significant investment in improving the learning environment. What’s more, the switch to laser shows a commitment to carbon reduction and to providing best value for students.”

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.”

“I’d like to thank the team at GV Multi-media, who were fundamental in making this project happen. They have been a trusted partner for both Panasonic and the University.”

Download the full case study (PDF 2.11MB).

Why Panasonic?

  • Delivers high levels of reliability and long-lasting brightnessthanks to an LED/Laser combined light source.
  • Quick start” feature and high picture quality improve user-friendliness and satisfaction.
  • Cost-effective compared to conventional projector in the same class.
  • Strong support from Panasonic’s sales and engineering personnel.

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* A guideline for light source replacement. The maintenance-free period may be shortened due to environmental conditions.