OIT's Learning Technologies Team Hosts Panasonic 2017 Campus Technology Tour at UTSA

March 23, 2017



Panasonic Campus Technology Tour

UTSA Faculty and Staff attend the Panasonic 2017 Campus Technology Tour at UTSA.

By Nicole Duff, Communication Specialist

The Learning Technologies team of the UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT) hosted a campus technology tour led by Panasonic on March 3. The FREE event was held in the OIT Learning Studio (BB 3.04.16B) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and was open to UTSA faculty and staff.

"The purpose of this event was mostly to allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the product lines that Panasonic offers for audio/visual (AV) technology in teaching spaces and to meet our local Panasonic representative in person," said Robert Granado, assistant director of Learning Technologies. "It also provided attendees an opportunity to network with other organizations looking for similar AV technology solutions in their teaching and learning spaces."

 

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A Panasonic representative gives attendees a demo of the interactive LED display whiteboard.

 

During the tour, representatives from Panasonic provided hands-on demos of a variety of technologies designed to support classrooms, digital signage, auditoriums and lecture halls and lecture capturing. These innovative technologies included:

  • a 65" interactive LED display whiteboard
  • new digital signage monitors
  • projectors
  • cameras

Attendees gained insights on how these technologies could be implemented and leveraged in their respective departments and at events to meet their AV technology needs. Additionally, attendees were able to learn first-hand how OIT standardizes on AV technologies, such as projectors, which are deployed in various classrooms.

The first of its kind for Panasonic, this year's technology tour enables representatives to introduce higher education institutions like UTSA, which utilize Panasonic technology, to their latest projectors and flat panel displays. Some other campuses where the tour has been held include UT-Austin, the University of Houston Clear Lake, and Baylor University.

In addition, the tour allows representatives to roll out its products to institutions that are not currently Panasonic customers in an effort to expand its reach.

"The event at UTSA was fantastic," said Josh Rountree, senior partner sales manager of Panasonic. "The turnout was great, and we appreciate the support we always get from the UTSA team!"

To learn more about the Panasonic 2017 Campus Technology Tour, click here.