“We first came across Hitachi quite a few years ago when we were doing an extensive projector review,” says Juelg. “After we chose Hitachi, we standardized across all of the campuses. Every three years we do a market analysis to make sure we are getting the best tech for the best value and each year we have come back to Hitachi.”
Lone Star recently joined Hitachi’s OneVision program for higher education. The program comes with perks such as specialized pricing, advanced replacement on projector maintenance and extended warranties on both projectors and lamps. “The additional warranty was a big driver for joining the OneVision program,” says Juelg. “Warranty is very important to us with all of the campuses that we have.” As Lone Star looks to the future, Juelg hopes to take advantage of the ‘Buy 10 projectors, get the 11th free’ OneVision perk to upgrade the campuses to the CP-WX5505 which comes with the HDBaseT™ connections and wireless connectivity he thinks the students will benefit from.