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Media Checkout Center

What can the Media Checkout Center do for me?

We provide portable technology for faculty and staff members to use in addition to the classroom technology provided in the classroom environment. Reservation of equipment is required and availability is dependent upon previous reservation requests. Please note that students may only reserve items under the supervision of faculty or staff members.

Contact Information

Help Desk
Phone: (309)762-9481, ext. 62294
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities

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Projection Screens

Projection Screens, Tripods, and more...

The Hardware Resource Center has portable projection screens available to use for out of building presentations. Also available are universal tripods that work out great with the Canon DC-40 model digital video camcorders. These items come in handy for classroom video presentations. Tripods will hold most models of cameras.

Sony X Plod Boom Box


  • CD player
  • Cassette tape player
  • AM/FM tuner

Optimus Karaoke Machine


  • Stereo Dual-Cassette
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Auxiliary Input and Output Jacks
  • Recording Capabilities
  • Automatic Voice Control

Digital Video Camcorders

Canon DC-40

Requires mini-dvd's for recording video, able to take stills with mini-sd card.

4.0 mega-pixel, with 10x zoom
2.7 widescreen lcd monitor
30 min record time on mini-dvd.

JVC GR-D270U Digital Video Camcorder

JVC GR-D270U Digital Video Camcorder

Features include:

  • Powerful 25x optical zoom
  • 2.5" Clear LCD monitor
  • Uses Mini-VHS media
  • SD/MMC card slot
  • Up to 1.5 hours of recording time

Note: Mini-tapes require an adaptor for viewing in standard size VCR players. Tapes may also be played back by attaching camera to TV or other output devices.

Digital Projectors

Mitsubushi XD250R Projector

Mitsubushi XD250R Projector


  • 2000 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 2000:1
  • Weighs only 5.3 lbs.
  • Multiple connectivity options

Mitsubushi SEIU Projector


  • Digital projector
  • VGA and S-Video Ports

Laptop Computers

Dell Latitude 6500

Dell Latitude 6500

  • Windows 7 Operating System
  • Built-in Wireless Capability
  • 15.6" Screen
  • Weight 6 lbs.
  • MS Office 2010 Suite

Archiving Cart

Many still have valuable teaching tools on VHS tapes. These tapes wear out over time and have problems playing in VCRs where tracking is controlled by the machine.

To alleviate this problem, we have a VHS to DVD conversion cart available so you can save your current VHS tapes to DVD format. This allows for easier portability as well as durability.

Features include:

  • Progressive Scan
  • Record From External Components
  • VHS to DVD Conversion
  • DVD to VHS Conversion

Recommended recordable DVD discs:

  • DVD-R: SONY, TDK, Verbatim, Panasonic
  • DVD+R: SONY, TDK, Mitsubishi, Ricoh
  • DVD-RW: Victor, Maxell, Verbatim TDK, Mitsubishi
  • DVD+RW: SONY, TDK, Ricoh, HP, Phillips


For step by step instructions, please see the This link will open in a new browser window Archiving Cart instructions. (This link will open in a new browser window Download Adobe Acrobat.)