Santa Barbara, California - September 15, 2011 ¬¬-In an age of lean budgetary times, an age when online purchasing trends are having an impact on local business, UCSB’s College of Letters & Science is making an effort to keep it local, says Chas Thompson, Instructional Technology Services Manager at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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.

About Jensen Audio Visual:
Founded in 1997 by Kelly Jensen, Jensen Audio Visual is a full service Audio Visual System Design firm whose award winning service and reputation for quality builds lasting relationships. Based in Santa Barbara, Ca, Jensen Audio Visual provides a full complement of low voltage services which allow the client, architect or end-user a single point of contact during design and construction. Jensen Audio Visual is the proud recipient of the 2010 SBA “Small Business of the Year” for Santa Barbara and an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company. For further information, please contact Rebecca Carroll at 805.962.0110 or visit www.jensenav.com.