Ecclesfield School in Sheffield has worked with IT specialists CBC Computers on a project to replace all of the school’s existing lamp-based projectors with Casio’s Green Slim Series.
“We have chosen Casio projectors for years now, mainly because of the brilliant value for money but also because of the high quality of the product and the incredible support our team are provided with,” said Michael Rodgers, ICT support officer, Ecclesfield School. “We started with a trial model which one of our colleagues had acquired as a result of meeting the Casio projectors team at Bett Show. The projector was such a hit with staff that we decided to roll out an entire fleet of Casio Green Slim projectors in 90 of the rooms in our school.”
Casio and CBC Computers have provided us with a real fix-it-and-forget-it solution.
Michael Rodgers, Ecclesfield School
Before making the move to Casio, Ecclesfield’s IT team needed to replace an average of 10-15 projectors per annum due to hardware failures or a drop off in brightness over time. Through this auditing process, the team decided that they were spending too much time and money on projector maintenance and set out to find a solution. All of Casio’s models are lamp-free, meaning that they require little maintenance, which is the key benefit that made them stand out as the choice for Ecclesfield.
“Since acquiring a fleet of Casio projectors, we have only had to replace one model out of the 90 we have had fitted,” commented Rodgers. “The process was incredibly simple, with Casio arranging for the faulty model to be switched with a brand new projector straight away. Casio and CBC Computers have provided us with a real fix-it-and-forget-it solution.”
During this project, Ecclesfield specified to CBC Computers that the new replacement projectors needed to offer a much higher picture quality than the previous models. Casio projectors feature an intelligent brightness control that adjusts brightness levels according to the ambient light in the room. This not only ensures that visuals remain vivid and bright, but due to the laser and LED light source, brightness levels are guaranteed to remain consistent across the projector’s 20,000-hour lifetime.
Rodgers added: “Ecclesfield has been in a BSF (Building Schools for the Future) contract with the local council for a number of years and so when this came up for renewal, we specified that we would like some of the funding to go towards a roll out of new projectors for the school. Having been so impressed by the demo model we acquired after meeting Casio at Bett Show, we asked for Casio and only Casio to be our sole provider.”
Nearly every teaching room is now equipped with a Casio Green Slim projector, which adds up to a total of 90 projectors installed in the school, ensuring continuity throughout the building and promoting ease of use for teachers.