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Dec. 11 demo: Panasonic projector with new Digital Link technology

Senna Technology Systems, a Panasonic and local technology dealer, and a representative from Panasonic will be showing IT and system administrators a new Panasonic projector featuring the new Digital Link technology. The presentation is scheduled 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11,  in Hale 401. All system admins and IT staff are invited to attend, but all faculty/staff are welcome.

Panasonic will also have a 65-inch interactive display with them as well that can be used for digital signage or as an interactive classroom display.

Questions can be emailed to Kevin Shippy, kshippy@k-state.edu.


Equipment checkout: Mac and iPad adapters for projectors

Are you a Mac or a PC? If you’re a PC user and your computer is relatively young, you probably have no problems connecting to a projector for a presentation in class or a movie night at home. Mac users, on the other hand, have to do a little tweaking.

This is why we offer Mac adapters at the Equipment Checkout desk. Most ports for adapters can be found on the side of your computer. Below are  four options, so you can request the adapter that fits your computer.

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Ask a Librarian: IT and library equipment Q/As

The Equipment category of the “Ask a Librarian” pages has common questions (and answers) about IT equipment available in the K-State Libraries.  The Q/As often include  pointers to IT resources outside of Hale Library, including branch libraries and the Salina campus.

Current questions/answers about available technology:

  • Cameras: Can I check out cameras here?
  • Collaboration stations: What are they? How can I use them?
  • Wireless access: How can I connect my laptop to the wireless (wifi) network?
  • Computers: Where is there an open computer in Hale Library?
  • Computers: What hardware and software is available on the computers?
  • Fax machine: Do you have a fax machine?
  • Projectors: Can I check out projectors here?
  • Headphones: Can I check out headphones here?
  • Laptops: Can I check out laptops here?
  • Copier: How do I use a photocopier (copier) and how much does it cost?

For more FAQs, see the Ask a Librarian homepage that also provides a chat interface (during library service hours) plus email, phone, and texting communication channels.

New Epson PowerLite projector demo Nov. 9

Epson will demonstrate their new PowerLite G5650W model projector at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Room 401 of Hale Library. The specifications of this projector include:

  • 3LCD display technology
  • 4500 ANSI lumens
  • 1280 x 800 native resolution
  • 16:10 native aspect ratio
  • 2000:1 contrast ratio
  • HDMI ready

Epson will provide additional details on the expansion of their high-end products. This presentation is open to all faculty/staff.

Epson projectors: New price sheet, installations planned

Epson recently released a new price sheet for Epson multimedia projectors and accessories available through state contract vendor Cytek Media Systems. Epson provides cost-savings to schools and universities through the Brighter Futures Program, and departments can place orders with Cytek Media Systems using state contract number 09175 (via the list of contract items from the Controller’s Office).

See the Brighter Futures price sheet (PDF) for current prices and vendor contact information.

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Spotlight: Ultra-portable Dell pocket projector M109S

Are you on the lookout for a cool techie gift to please that someone special who has almost everything? How about a pocket projector for small group presentations or, better yet, for watching movies or playing games in a large format?

Dell’s ultra-portable M109S projector can do all this and, at a mere 3.64” x 4.12”x 1.46” and 0.80 pounds, will fit in the palm of your hand. The projector comes with an external power adapter, protective case, and a multi-input video cable to connect to your laptop, desktop, DVD player, or video game console. List price is $399.

photo of Dell's small M109S projector in a person's hand
Dell small M109S projector fits in the palm of your hand

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