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Straight A’s: Outdoor LED Display sets ULM’s Student Center up for Success

The University of Louisiana Monroe is a public university with almost 8,000 undergraduate students. In 2021, ULM began construction on an $11.6 million contemporary student center with five dining options, a small market, meeting areas, group seating, and more. ULM wanted an eye-catching and impressive signage display capable of displaying campus signage, communicating relevant school news, and streaming sports games.  NEC’s outdoor digital display has become a central platform for school signage and news – as well as a place for students to check in on their favorite sports teams between classes.

USC Provides Students an Opportunity to Unleash their Creative Energies

Today, college esports, which is competitive video game play, sits front and center for new recruitment programs, coupled with lucrative funding opportunities for student-athletes.  The University of Southern California had a vision to not only throw its weight behind esports, but to also create an entirely new space that is engineered to harness the creative potential of any student on campus. It was out of the desire to tap into the technology and opportunities of the future that the Digital Creative Lab was born.

Orange Unified School District [Success Story]

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When COVID-19 hit, Orange Unified School District, located in Orange County California, needed a remote learning solution for its students. Within 60 days, Dynabook worked with its partners to set up and deploy approximately 16,000 laptops to students throughout the school district. Features such as high-quality web cams and voice cancellation kept students communicating and collaborating, both inside and outside of the classroom. Learn more about Dynabook laptops.

Penn Hills School District Increases Efficiencies with a Technology Makeover

Penn Hills School District is a mid-sized, K-12 public school district located in Pittsburgh. The school had seen a major decline in enrollment over the past 10 years mostly due to socioeconomic factors and a shifting demographic, which cost them three million dollars annually.   When the pandemic struck, the schools faced the added challenge of creating a hybrid learning environment with outdated technology.

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Adding Transformational Technology with Abundant Natural Light

Founded in 1847, Otterbein University has a rich legacy of educating generations of learners, but found that their visual technology, such as projectors and large screen displays, was falling short.  Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America helped Franklin and the team outfit more than 125 learning spaces with NEC projectors and displays that will serve the University for many years to come.

Rosemont College Transforms Campus with Hybrid Learning Technology

When Rosemont College was looking to upgrade their classrooms with the latest in learning technology, the college engaged Haverford Systems to provide a turnkey hybrid learning package that included Sharp interactive whiteboards and PTZOptics broadcast, pan, tilt and zoom video cameras.

Dynabook Laptops Meet the Complexity of Hybrid Teaching at Brooks Academies

The recent pandemic transformed how educators at Brooks Academies of Texas teach. Laptops became a pivotal gateway to reach students, but the school laptops were not configured to meet the complexity of remote and hybrid instruction. The IT director teamed up with Sharp to customize a laptop that could empower educators to teach effectively.

30 Hybrid Classrooms Rolled Out at Denmark Technical College in South Carolina

After COVID-19 hit, Denmark Technical College (DTC) wanted to welcome students back safely. Due to social distancing requirements, the director of IT services was in search of a hybrid model to accommodate students, remote and in person. DTC leaned on Sharp to provide a total hybrid solution to bring the classroom experience to students at home.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Upgrades to Sharp Video Wall

When the video wall in Timothy J. Hyland Hall’s atrium needed an upgrade, a new wall made from Sharp monitors was installed in less than a week. It proved to be not only bigger and brighter than the previous design, but also able to display clearly despite the ambient light in the atrium.

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Says Sharp Displays are Just What the Doctor Ordered

As the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) — Idaho’s first medical school — was preparing to open its doors for its inaugural year, numerous large, sturdy monitors with high-quality images were needed to complete the state-of-the-art facility. Sharp commercial LCD displays proved to be perfect for the job, while remaining cost-effective for the school.

Pepperdine University Improves Print Management and Simplifies Document Imaging

Multiple campuses and thousands of students meant that Pepperdine University needed a printing solution that would provide quality output but also help control print and copy spending. Sharp came to the rescue with multifunction printers (MFPs) that included a robust print tracking and chargeback system to keep costs down.

Greenwood County School District 52 Hits Back hard on Ransomware

When Greenwood County School District 52 in South Carolina needed a more robust and reliable Backup and Disaster Recovery system, the district turned to Sharp. The move happened not a moment too soon. One month after signing on with Sharp, the district was hit with ransomware.

Francis Parker School Enhances Student Learning [Video]

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The IT department at Francis Parker School is dedicated to enhancing student learning by providing teachers with the tools necessary to do their jobs. See why they chose Sharp multifunctional printers to transform their document management processes.

Seattle Pacific University Upgrades its Business Systems

Seattle Pacific University’s existing range of standalone copiers, printers and fax machines were not meeting the needs of its growing population of users. After an overhaul of its printing fleet, students, faculty and staff now have an easyto-use, robust multifunctional printing environment that has increased efficiencies at a lower cost.

Extreme Makeover: NEC Displays and Projectors Add High-Tech Element to University of Notre Dame Stadium Revitalization Project

A top university must meet exceptionally high
expectations for its design and function. Students,
faculty, administrators and alumni expect world-class
campus facilities that include the latest technologies
– so when the University of Notre Dame initiated the
largest building project in its history, it required a
massive AV installation across multiple buildings and a
historically significant stadium.

A Healthy Upgrade: NEC Projectors and Displays Enhance Healthcare Sciences Learning at Philadelphia University

Teaching, especially in higher education, has evolved dramatically since the rise of technology. Classrooms look very different than they did a decade or two ago, and students and educators alike are reaping the benefits of collaboration methods and visual aids that were not possible until recently.

So when a university in Philadelphia saw a way to enhance its healthcare and medical sciences education spaces by making them more interactive and collaborative, it turned to technology to make it happen.


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