Case Studies

Education / Training

Doshisha University,
Ryoshinkan bldg. and Shikokan bldg.

“The screens and audio equipment installed in the large classrooms provide large and bright images and easy-to-hear sound, and they are received well by both faculty members and students.
Despite the high usage rates, the systems are operating stably.”

Person in charge of Doshisha University

Why Choose Panasonic?

  • - High brightness and high picture quality provide clear and sharp images on the large 180-inch and 100-inch screens to boost the effectiveness of presentations and deepen students' understanding.
  • - A high level of reliability contributes to stable operation in high-frequency use.

Doshisha University was founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima, one of the six greatest educators in the Meiji period. In October 2012, the new buildings, Ryoshinkan and Shikokan, were constructed on Doshisha University's Imadegawa Campus and Karasuma Campus, respectively. The university's new buildings were equipped with the most advanced AV equipment to stay ahead of the changes of the times. Panasonic provided cutting-edge visual solutions to support better understanding in this learning environment.

Providing the same learning environment for everyone

Two rear-projection screens were installed in each of the two classrooms in the Ryoshinkan building. Two 180-inch screens in a basement lecture hall and two 140-inch screens in a ground-floor classroom display teaching materials and reference information with large images for easy understanding. In addition, a basement lecture hall was newly installed with eight 100-inch screens and a ground-floor classroom was equipped with four 100-inch screens.

These rooms are next-generation classrooms. In addition to the use as lecture rooms, they can serve as venues for international conferences. Both classrooms are equipped with high-definition video systems and bidirectional communication systems to enable the distribution of live images of lectures and presentations held in the rooms to multiple other classrooms.

The large screens on the wall behind the teacher's platform and the large screens suspended from the ceiling near the middle of the room make every seat the best seat in the room despite the large room size. Images displayed by these large screens are sharp and clear so that even students sitting near the windows can see the teaching materials and reference information clearly. The university staff happily commented that the multiple number of screens encourage more students to participate in the class.

(The basement lecture hall) Two rear-projection 180-inch screens in front and eight 100-inch screens in the middle row.

(The large, ground-floor classroom) Two rear-projection 140-inch screens in front and four 100-inch screens in the middle row.

A system with a combination of two PT-DZ8700 projectors and mirror reflection
was installed on the wall behind the teacher's platform.

PT-DW6300S units project sharp and
clear images on 100-inch screens.

Full-digital systems installed with an eye
to next-generation educational support

The newly built Ryoshinkan bldg. and Shikokan bldg. are connected by optical cables to allow future extendibility. All classrooms are equipped with digital-compatible equipment to realize a full-digital capability. The bidirectional high-definition image distribution systems allow transmission of the live images of a presentation or lecture, remote lecturing between a classroom in the new building and a classroom on another campus, and distribution of images and sound from multiple AV systems to a plural number of classrooms to adapt to diverse lecture styles.

The image of the lecturer in front of the blackboard is distributed to
a satellite classroom.

The monitor screens facing the teacher's platform allow easy conformation
of the displayed images of the satellite classroom and lecturer.

Doshisha University holds about ten satellite lectures each week between its Imadegawa Campus and Kyotanabe Campus. When a lecture is held for many students, a satellite lecture site is sometimes set up in the same building. In such a satellite lecture, the sharp and clear images displayed on the large screens are fully appreciated.

PT-DZ8700 units are installed in nine other large classrooms to
support satellite lectures.

Another projection system application at Doshisha University

Panasonic projectors and flat-panel displays have also been installed in another facility of Doshisha University.
In a new learning space called “Ryoshinkan Learning Commons,” Panasonic’s visual solution supports students’ information sharing and research activities.

For more information, please see “Doshisha University, Ryoshinkan Learning Commons” page.


Doshisha University, Ryoshinkan bldg. and Shikokan bldg. (Kyoto, Japan)

System Installed by

Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
Panasonic System Solutions Japan Co., Ltd

Equipment installed

Breakdown of installed projectors

Ryoshinkan bldg.

A basement lecture hall
PT-DZ21K x 2 units, PT-DW6300S x 8 units

A ground-floor large classroom
PT-DZ8700 x 2 units, PT-DW6300S x 4 units,
TH-65PF30 x 2 units

Large classrooms (9 rooms)
PT-DZ8700 x 2 units, TH-60PF30 x 4 units

Medium-size classroom (1 room)
PT-DW6300S x 2 units, TH-60PF30 x 4 units

Medium-size classrooms (2 rooms)
PT-DW6300S x 2 units

Medium-size classrooms (9 rooms)
PT-DW6300S x 1 unit, TH-65PF30 x 2 units

Shikokan bldg.

Small classroom (1 room)
PT-DZ8700 x 1 unit

Small classroom (18 rooms)
TH-65PF30 x 1 unit