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University of Bath begins tech upgrade with Sony projectors (VIDEO)

The University of Bath has begun the process of upgrading it lecture theatres with the installation of six Sony VPL-FHZ55 and four VPL-FHZ700L 3LCD laser projectors to deliver a more engaging teaching experience.

The university is home to more than 15,000 students and the process of upgrading its teaching rooms and standardising its technology platform will continue over the next 10 years following this install and the six VPL-FH500L and 51 VPL-FH31 projectors that were added last year.

Sony’s laser projectors deliver hours of maintenance-free use, which was a priority as the institution looks to move away from aging, inefficient lamp-based projectors.

In conjunction with the University of Bath’s AV team and integrators Reflex, Sony designed and implemented a solution that featured six VPL-FHZ55 and four VPL-FHZ700L 3LCD laser projectors with a colour brightness of 4,000 and 7,000 lumens respectively.

The Sony solutions chosen have provided reliable operation running up to 10 hours a day during the week with low power consumption and efficiency helping to reduce total cost of ownership.

Both laser models selected are designed to fit into any environment, offering brightness, zoom and throw range, coupled with wide lens shift range.

The University of Bath’s AV Manager, Rob Hyde, commented: “It was important for the University to find a solution that maintained a high performance, excellent image quality and compatibility with our existing technologies. Reflex recommended Sony’s projectors and they have delivered what we needed. With the success of the initial laser projectors and this latest installation, we’re looking forward to continuing to develop in the years to come.”

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