The Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center (JRRTC) has a variety of equipment available to use while at the Center. Once here, you can use our lab computers (Mac's and PC's), laptop computers, and many different types of cameras. We also can provide teleconferencing and videoconferencing facilities and equipment. And if you need access to software, we can help you out there too!
Need access to a computer lab? The Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center (JRRTC) has both Apple and Compaq computers. Each lab has 15 computers in addition to a teacher station.
Thirty-two iMac computers with PowerPC G4 processors and 15" flat-panel monitors, running both OS 9.2 and OS X. They are equipped with FireWire (IEEE 1394) connections for importing and exporting digital video and a SuperDrive that lets you burn your own CDs and DVDs.
Thirty-two Compaq computers equipped with 2-GHz processors and 15" flat-panel monitors, running Windows XP. They are equipped with iLink (IEEE 1394) connectors for importing and exporting digital video, and a combo drive for reading DVDs and burning your own CDs.
All of our computers have Internet access via multiple OC3 gigabyte connections.
While at the JRRTC, laptop computers are available to workshop and conference participants. We have both Mac's and PC's, most with wireless network cards. For your convenience Microsoft Office and an Internet browser are already installed.
An assortment of software is already installed on many of our computers. All of them have Microsoft Office, an Internet browser, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and QuickTime Player.
The Center also has other software packages. We have office suites such as Corel WordPerfect and Microsoft Office, movie editing software (iMovie, Final Cut Pro, MovieWorks Deluxe, and Premiere), database software (Access and FileMaker Pro), digital picture editors (Photoshop, PhotoDeluxe and ImageBlender), drawing software (Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator) and other titles such as Acrobat Distiller, Marcomedia Flash, Inspiration, Hyperstudio, and KidPix.
If you're looking for particular software to use in a workshop, give us a call; we can install it on our computers for you.
Is there someone who wants to be part of your meeting but can't get to the Center? Why not consider teleconferencing? It's no problem for us at the JRRTC. We can even supply a speakerphone. Email or call for details.
Video conferencing is fast becoming the way to participate in workshops, conferences and meetings without the expense and inconvenience of travel. At the JRRTC we have multiple video conference units that allow us to participate in point-to-point or multi-point conferences. All of our units are capable of connecting via ISDN lines at 384 mbps. Thus, your audience can be here or anywhere in the world.
We also have a video conference bridge that permits us to connect up to eight sites simultaneously. Now you really can be in more than one place at a time. Email or call for details.
While at the JRRTC you can borrow one of our many types of cameras. We have VHS and SVHS video cameras, 8mm and high-8 video cameras, and DV cameras. If you need to use a digital camera, we have those too. Our 3.3 mega-pixel cameras store pictures on a flash memory card, while our 1.3 mega-pixel cameras store pictures on a 3.5" floppy diskette.
VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING:
On occasion, you may need to make either an audio or video tape recording of your workshop or conference.
If a video recording is required, bring us a VHS tape and we will set-up a camera and tripod. If you want a digital video recording, we are able to handle that request too. If you'd like, you can operate the camera or hire a camera operator.
If you need an audio recording, bring a blank audio cassette (or two) and we will make sure an audio cassette recorder is set-up in the room.
Email or call for details.
INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION (ITV) BROADCASTING:
The virtual tour will be re-done in QTVR and digital video clips. A script will be written later for this project.