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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.
Phone: 309.762.9481, ext. 62294
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
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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.
Optimus 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
JVC GR-D270U Digital Video Camcorder
- 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
For full specifications, see CNET Reviews and Specifications.
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.
Mitsubushi XD250R Projector
- 2000 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 2000:1
- Weighs only 5.3 lbs.
- Multiple connectivity options
For more information, check out the Mitsubushi website.
Mitsubushi SEIU Projector
- Digital projector
- VGA and S-Video Ports
Dell Inspiron 1300
- Windows XP Operating System
- Built-in Wireless Capability
- 15.4" Screen
- Weight 6.7 lbs.
- MS Office 2003 Suite
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.
- 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