In conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University’s AV team and Roche AV, an integrator, Sony has designed and implemented a solution that features six VPL-FHZ65 3LCD WUXGA laser projectors with a colour brightness of 6,000 lumens.
Four laser projectors were installed in the University’s exhibition hall. By stacking four (2×2) 6,000 lumens projectors front facing as well as back facing, they were able to create a stunning, approximately 10K lumens image to impress students as well as event attendees.
Two further projectors were installed in lecture theatres, creating an immersive, informative education environment that brings presentations up to date.
The 10K images produced have engaged the students, academics and event visitors alike, enabling the University not only to provide an inspiring learning environment, but also to compete with the most modern corporate venues for high profile events and exhibitions.
Feedback on the picture quality has been very positive, living up to the expectations of delivering a reliable and solid image with exceptional colour rendition. The expected virtually maintenance free lifetime will increase the TCO of laser technology, allowing Manchester Metropolitan to capitalise on minimal downtime while safe in the knowledge that image quality will remain throughout the projector’s lifespan.
Neil Anderson, ITS campus technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, commented on the solution selected: “It was important for the University to find a solution that maintained a high performance, excellent image quality and compatibility with our existing technologies. We wanted projectors that were reliable while producing a solid image with good colour rendition. After seeing a demo of Sony’s projectors, we were convinced that laser technology was the right decision for our unique requirements and the solution has lived up to our high expectations. We are looking forward to further developing our campus technology in the years to come.”