By the beginning of fall quarter, locally owned Jensen Audio Visual will have successfully outfitted more than 25 of the College’s departmental classrooms with custom media carts.
It’s not just competitive pricing that has kept the department’s money local. It’s also Jensen’s customer service.
“After market support is really important to us. If we have a problem, I can call (Jensen) at 8 a.m. and they’ll have somebody out here right away,” explains Thompson. Thompson goes on to acknowledge the other businesses specializing in educational media carts (or lecterns). Although they do a fine job, he says, they have no presence in Santa Barbara. When a problem arises with in-class media, Thompson needs the problem solved quickly and Jensen Audio Visual is there to get the job done.
“We chose Jensen because they are locally owned and operated, they work closely with us to give us what we need, and they are just nice people to work with,” says Thompson.