Portland State University Reduces Classroom Downtime with Panasonic Projectors

Case Study Highlights Cost Reductions Achieved Through Longer Lamp Life and Filter Replacement Cycles

SECAUCUS, N.J.--Panasonic, a manufacturer of education technology solutions, today published a new case study highlighting Portland State University's decision to standardize on Panasonic projectors in an effort to reduce projector maintenance significantly. Following its move to Panasonic, Portland State University (PSU), home to nearly 30,000 students, realized significant savings through reduced replacement lamp and filter costs.

Prior to standardizing on Panasonic projectors, PSU's projector solutions were not meeting expectations. The Instructional Technology Services team noticed an increase in the number of devices that required replacement lamps after only 1,700 hours of use and clean filters after only 100 hours of use. In addition, there were constant problems with image quality because the LCD panels would become unaligned. These issues led to a noticeable increase in classroom downtime.

PSU decided to launch a technology refresh program to replace the general access classroom projectors with devices that provided installation flexibility, longer lamp life and reliable filters. Ultimately, 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 a thorough evaluation, PSU chose Panasonic, because the company's projectors offered lens shift/zoom lens functions, long lamp life and long filter replacement cycles.

As a result of the move to Panasonic, the university is saving more than $60,000 in lamp replacement costs alone, which amounts to 50% savings over a three-year period. Additionally, PSU's Instructional Technology Services team is saving 272 hours per year that was previously spent on projector filter maintenance.

In the past four years, PSU has installed 136 Panasonic projectors, including PT-FW300s, PT-DW5100s, PT-D5700s and one PT-DW10000 model.

The full Portland State University case study can be downloaded from the Panasonic website, at www.panasonic.com/business-solutions/education-case-study-portland-state.asp

For more information on Panasonic solutions for education, please visit http://panasonic.com/business-solutions/education-technology-solutions.asp. For more information on Panasonic professional projectors, please visit http://panasonic.com/business/projectors/ or e-mail pjsolutions@us.panasonic.com.

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