KAHULUI - The University of Hawaii Maui College recently received a donation of $30,000 worth of technology equipment from AJA Video Systems. The equipment will facilitate new distance-learning options for students across Maui County.
The college currently serves its students with special cable programming, Internet programming and a closed-circuit network - producing on average at least 30 hours of cable content, 20 hours of distance-learning courses and 10 hours of prime-time programming on weekends.
The donation from AJA Video, a Grass Valley, Calif., based video technology company, will upgrade the college's infrastructure from analog to digital while still retaining use of some of its existing gear, and deliver programming in HD. AJA Video Systems founder John Abt and wife Darlene live on Maui.
New equipment donated by California-based AJA Video Systems is being used in UH-MC’s television studio.
"I was very impressed with the great lengths that University of Hawaii Maui College goes to in order to provide high-quality distance-learning options to students in remote locations who may not otherwise have access to a university education," said Abt. "We're very excited that with this donation of equipment, the college will be able to upgrade its video-based education infrastructure to HD and bring cutting-edge video technologies into their television production curriculum."