Sony display and projection solutions have been installed throughout Maynooth University campus to enhance teaching at the internationally recognised institution, located in County Kildare, Ireland.
The university has over 11,000 students and 800 staff and as it continues to expand, the AV facilities needed to keep up. The brief called for solutions that would provide high quality images, but required minimal maintenance as well as reliable performance. Following an extensive competitive procurement process, the university decided to partner with Sony via AV integrator Image Supply Systems Ltd. The selection criteria focused on a most economically advantageous tender (MEAT), based on award criteria that included both performance specifications and price.
Maynooth University selected Sony’s high quality solution to provide students and staff with reliable technology and strong support throughout the installation process and beyond. As part of this, the university installed 45 Sony 3LCD VPL-FHZ55 laser projectors, two Sony 3LCD VPL-FHZ57 laser projectors and 31 Sony 60in and 48in Bravia professional displays. The majority of the products were placed in the new “Eolas” building, housing the technical, research and computer science departments. Additional projectors and displays were installed throughout the campus within other teaching spaces and meeting rooms.
Andrew Moloney, campus services at Maynooth University, commented: “It was vital that we find a solution that delivered a high-quality, reliable and continuous user experience. Sony has proven itself both reliable and flexible, offering excellent quality solutions to improve our teaching venues. We also wanted the projectors and displays to produce a solid image with good colour rendition and they haven’t disappointed at all. Sony’s proven high-quality, reliable track record and excellent customer service shone through and Sony provided an excellent, flexible quality of service.
“With the Sony products installed, we have managed to achieve long-term cost savings as well as a great user experience for both of our students as well as the teachers. We look forward to seeing how we can further develop our technological capabilities in the future.”