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Portland State U. Deploys Panasonic Projectors

Standardization is effort to cut projector lamp, maintenance costs

Portland State University, which serves 30,000 students in Portland, Ore., has cut projector maintenance costs by standardizing Panasonic projectors, Panasonic says.
Prior to standardizing Panasonic projectors, PSU’s projector solutions were not meeting expectations, according to the company. An examination of the projectors revealed an increase in the number of devices requiring replacement lamps after only 1,700 hours of use and clean filters after only 100 hours of use, Panasonic says.
In addition, there were problems with image quality because the liquid crystal display panels would become misaligned, and those issues were leading to a noticeable increase in classroom downtime, according to Panasonic.
As a result, PSU undertook a technology refresh program to replace the general access classroom projectors with devices that provided installation flexibility, longer lamp life and reliable filters, Panasonic says. The university was looking to deploy projectors that would lower maintenance time, increase the university’s return on investment and reduce its total cost of ownership.
After an evaluation, PSU chose Panasonic projectors, and the university has installed 136 of those projectors. The move has resulted in PSU saving more than $60,000 in lamp replacement costs, which amounts to 50 percent savings over a three-year period. Additionally, PSU’s Instructional Technology Services team is saving 272 hours per year, time previously spent on projector filter maintenance, Panasonic says.
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