Panasonic and Panopto unveil latest edtech

Over 40 representatives from UK universities visited Panasonic’s UK HQ to see the latest developments in edtech

The event, held at the Panasonic Solutions Centre in Bracknell last month, consisted of product demonstrations and presentations from both Panasonic and lecture capture specialists Panopto, who delivered a keynote speech on anytime, anywhere learning.

Peter Ingle from Panopto EMEA showcased how video is being used to offer on-demand learning for students, from lecture capture to flipped classroom. This was followed by a presentation from independent lecture capture consultant, John Lynch, who outlined the steps required for successful lecture capture by universities.

Peter Ingle commented: “There’s been a huge trend in the education sector towards using video to support student learning. Coupled with the enormous growth in mobile devices, there’s an ever-greater need for universities and colleges to offer learning resources that students can access whenever, wherever – whatever device they’re using.

“Talking to universities at Panasonic’s Education Exhibition, it was clear to see that many institutions are really embracing this approach to teaching and learning. While lecture capture is becoming increasingly mainstream, a range of newer, innovative use cases for video are starting to emerge – from the flipped classroom to delivering video feedback on student assignments,” Peter Ingle concluded. 

Visual learning was demonstrated by Panasonic with a range of projectors on show throughout the day; including the PT-RZ12K, a high brightness, 3-Chip DLP, 12,000 lumens laser projector. Projectors with Intel® Pro WiDi capability were also demonstrated, which can project content wirelessly from PC and Android™ devices for collaborative learning.

The latest Panasonic PTZ cameras were demonstrated in lecture capture environment. These can be operated through an iOS app with one touch movement. Attendees could also get hands on with Panasonic’s flagship cinematography camera, the VariCam 35, which can record in 4K and a number of other formats simultaneously. Panasonic Toughbook, EPOS systems, security and communication solutions were also demonstrated at the show. 

“Panasonic’s technology has long been enhancing the learning environment in education for both students and academics,” said Tom Gibson, Product Marketing Specialist at Panasonic Visual Solutions. “The Education Exhibition gave technology managers in higher education the opportunity to get hands on with the latest technology by Panasonic and our industry guests,” 

The event, now in its second year, is organised, managed and executed by industrial placement students at Panasonic.

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