Equipment List


The Digital Science Center offers powerful Mac and Windows workstations equipped with a suite of specialized software. Please see below for a detailed listing of what hardware is available in the DSC.


Workstations


DSC PC

43 Dell Precision T5500 Workstations

Each Dell Precision T5500 workstation has 2 Intel Xeon CPUs, 1 TB of memory, 12 GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA Quadro 4000 display adapter for graphics intensive applications.  Each is currently running Microsoft Windows 7 in 64-bit mode (or 32-bit when necessary).

Click here for a list of PC software available in the DSC.


DSC Mac

10 Apple Macintosh Pro Workstations

The Apple Pro workstations have 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon processors, 1 TB of memory and 8 GB of RAM for graphics intensive applications.  Each is currently running Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Click here for a list of Mac software available in the DSC.


Peripherals & Printing


DSC 3D Mouse

Connexion 3D Mouse

The 3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer is used for 3D navigation; push, pull, twist or tilt the 3Dconnexion cap to simultaneously pan, zoom, and rotate a model or environment.

Website
Manuals are located on the workstations:
  - PC: Start > Applications > 3D Mouse
  - Mac: System Preferences > 3Dconnexion >
        Configure: > Demos

The Connexion 3D mouse will work with the following DSC software:

  •  3D Studio Max Design
  •  AutoCAD
  •  Adobe Acrobat Pro
  •  Maya
  •  Adobe Photoshop
  •  ArcGlobe
  •  ArcMap
  •  ArcScene
  •  Google Earth
  •  Mathematica


DSC Scanner

8 Fujitsu fi-6230 Scanners

The Fujitsu fi-6230 scanners feature fast, 40ppm/80ipm scanning in monochrome and grayscale, 300 dpi color scanning at 30ppm/60ipm, duplex scanning, advanced paper handling for feeding reliability, and a 50-page automatic document feeder with hard embossed card scanning.

Website
Manual | Additional Documentation
Step-by-Step Instructions


DSC Printer

HP 4515 Laser Printers

The Libraries and CUIT (Columbia University Information Technology) provide networked laser printers throughout the Libraries. Printing is based on a printing allowance, or quota, system, charged at the rate of $0.10 per page.

Information on Printing
Printing FAQ
Printing to a Network Printer from a Laptop


DSC MiniDisplayPort to VGA Adapter
DSC MicroDVI to VGA Adapter
DSC MiniDVI to VGA Adapter
DSC MiniVGA to VGA Adapter

Mac Adapters to VGA

The following Mac to VGA adapters are available for checkout and use in the Science & Engineering Library at the communal workstations or in the presentation practice rooms:

  •  Mini DisplayPort to VGA
  •  Micro-DVI to VGA
  •  Mini-DVI to VGA
  •  Mini-VGA to VGA

The VGA adapters are checked out from the Science & Engineering Library Circulation Desk as 2-hour reserves. Fees may be assessed for late return of the adapters, however an adapter may be renewed within the 2-hour check-out period.


Makerbot Replicator 2

Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer

The Libraries recently purchased a MakerBot Replicator 2 as an experiment to engage users in a number of software programs already provided by the Libraries (AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Maya, etc.). If use of the Replicator 2 is high, we hope to expand our offerings in this 3D ecosystem in the future.

3D Printing Website


ProScope HR Handheld Microscope

ProScope HR Handheld Microscope

Once installed, ProScope HR software basically works like the LCD screen on your digital camera. The main viewscreen displayes what the ProScope HR 'sees' in real time until you're ready to capture the image or video with the ProScope software.

ProScope HR Homepage
Technical Specifications
Software Guide


Accessibility


DSC ZoomText Keyboard

ZoomText Keyboard

The ZoomText keyboard is designed for anyone who struggles to see the lettering on their keyboard. Each key and button label is 36-point text in a high-contrast color scheme.

Keyboard Website
Keyboard Manual

The ZoomText keyboard also provides quick access to ZoomText (9.04 and later) features. Eighteen dedicated buttons allow you to instantly start ZoomText, change magnification levels, toggle screen enhancements, etc.

ZoomText Manual


DSC Merlin LCD

Merlin LCD

The Merlin lets people with low vision, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma and cataracts read, write, and regain their visual independence.  The LCD screen also lets a user view magnified images and the computer simultaneously.

Website
Manual


Electrical Outlet

Power Outlets

  • Electrical outlets are available at all individual carrels
  • Tables are configured with electrical outlets on all floors
  • Extension cords are available at the Circulation Desk for Mac power adapters that will not fit into the tabletop electrical outlet