Investment in new equipment is boosting student satisfaction and recruitment – the better the kit available, the more attractive the degree course. Aside from supporting admission levels it helps prepare students for their future careers. Access to the latest high tech resources gives them crucial hands-on experience for entering the competitive media and broadcasting industry. Developing graduates’ competency and professionalism in handling the latest hardware is a core objective of many film and media production courses.
No wonder universities are keen to ensure they’re investing in the best resources. Many have visited the annual NAB show to conduct their research. It provides a great opportunity to see the latest developments in media equipment and technology with a view to making new purchases.
Universities can have greater confidence that they're making the right choices by understanding the projected return on investment (ROI) for new kit, particularly when it involves purchases of more specialized, big-ticket items. Usage of existing equipment is being scrutinized as part of the decision making and this is one reason why the connect2 solution from Lorensbergs is gaining in popularity.
Already in place in over 70 institutions, connect2 showcases available equipment and resources, leading to raised awareness. It allows students to book what they need online and tracks all usage. So it simultaneously improves access and usage levels while gathering data on it. This provides much-needed intelligence when making new spending decisions.
With resource utilization improved and understood, it may be possible to maintain fewer standard equipment items – real-time availability is always clear in connect2 for more efficient scheduling and booking, and students are encouraged and reminded to return items promptly. This can help free up more funds for the latest innovations, perhaps leading to further visits to NAB!
Connect2 reservation system improves equipment ROI
In the high-demand environment of universities, equipment durability carries great importance, contributing to a resource’s ROI. Connect2 helps here too – the software ensures only students with the right training and study needs get to handle more specialized items, minimizing time out for maintenance. It’s achieved by automatically managing equipment access according to a student’s course, year and completed training.
In summary, resource usage and ROI improves with connect2 while you become better informed to make the next purchase decision. Connect2 supports students in getting the hands-on experience needed to be a success in the industry and controls access to more specialized university assets for those that need it. Contact us today to find out more...