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Computer and AV Upgrades in Labs, Classrooms, and Facilities
by Chris Forte and Claire Skjellerup
In order to improve the usability and reliability of labs, classrooms, and other spaces, ITS made a number of changes during the annual computer and AV equipment replacement cycle.
In addition to the upgraded equipment, Audiovisual Services visited every classroom to test systems, clean projectors and podiums, and change lamps. It is always advised that you go to your classrooms and do a short run-through to check that everything functions as you expect. If you teach in one of these rooms and are not familiar with the new equipment, please give us a call Audiovisual Services (x4120) so we can schedule a technician meet you in your classroom to answer any questions. The major changes are:
Mac Labs and Classrooms
All computers have Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" installed. Additional upgrades are noted below.
Windows Labs and Classrooms
Have new Windows 7 Dell PCs, most with new wide-format 22 inch HD monitors
Benedict 207 has a Mac Mini configured to dual-boot Mac OS X and Windows 7.
The classrooms in Burke Library (209, 211, 213 & 215) have new, brighter, high resolution, wide format data projectors.
Room 209 has also been upgraded to support movie intensive courses with a surround sound system, Blu-Ray, and code free DVD deck.
With the move of the Media Library collection to Burke Library, there are six new viewing stations in the Library.
They are equipped to play VHS tapes and DVDs including foreign DVD formats.
There are two viewing stations on the first floor and four stations in the basement; one station is equipped with a Blu-Ray player and one is equipped as a gaming station.