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Hardware and Software

Information Technology & Innovation (UC) supports a diverse computing environment consisting of Windows servers, Windows desktops and laptops, IBM PCs and compatibles, Digital Unix, and Apple computers. Various computer facilities and advanced technology classrooms exist on each of Western’s campuses. WestConn's public computer labs are divided into two separate categories, staffed and unstaffed.

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Staffed Computer Centers

Staffed labs include the Midtown Computer Center, the Westside Computer Center, and the Student Technology Training Center. They include the following hardware specifications.

PC Stations

Pentium 4
2.4 GHz or better
768 MB Ram or better
40 GB Hard Drive or better
17" Flat Panel Monitor
Windows XP Professional
CD Burner
DVD Player
USB Connection

Macintosh Stations

G4 or better
400 MHz or better
512 MB Ram or better
40 GB Hard Drive or better
17" Flat Panel
Mac OS X

Computer Peripherals

2 or more black and white laser printers
1 color laser printer
1 Flatbed Scanner


24 hour labs

24-hour labs are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however are not staffed with personnel. These labs include the Midtown 24 hour lab as well as the Westside 24 hour lab. They include the following hardware specifications.

PC Stations

Pentium 3 or better
800 MHz or better
640 MB Ram or better
20 GB hard drive or better
17" CRT monitor
WIndows XP Professional

Macintosh Stations

G4 or better
400 MHz or better
512 MB Ram or better
10 GB Hard Drive or better
17" CRT or Flat Panel Monitors

Computer Peripherals

1 black and white laser printer or more


Technology Equipped Classrooms

More than 70 percent of WestConn’s classrooms are equipped with technology,
including 3 Mac and 11 PC multi-station rooms, offering a hands-on learning environment
for both students and instructors. Two types of technology classrooms exist at
the University. One offers basic standardized technology with a projector, instructor
workstation, VCR, and laptop connection. The other is a multi-station, technology equipped
classroom containing student workstations in addition to the basic standardized
technology described below.

Single Instructor Station Classrooms

Pentium 4
2.4 GHz or better
768 MB Ram or better
40 GB hard drive or better
17" Flat Screen Monitor
Windows XP Professional
USB Connection
Overhead LCD Projector

Multi Station Classrooms

Student Stations Faculty Station
IBM Thinkpad Laptops Desktop
Pentium 3 or better Pentium 4
1.6 GHz or better
2.4 GHz or better
512 MB Ram or better 768 MB Ram or better
30 GB Hard Drive or better 40 GB Hard Drive or better
Windows XP Professional Windows XP Professional
USB Connection 17" Flat Screen Monitor

Software at WestConn

Software installed on every PC machine

Adobe Acrobat
AMS ( Applied Management Science )
Derive for Windows
Geometer's Sketchpad
Internet Explorer
McAfee Antivirus
MediaMatics DVD Player
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Visio
Office Suite ( Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, FrontPage )
Real One Player
Visual Studio
Windows Media Player
Windows Movie Maker

Software installed on every Macintosh Machine

Adobe Acrobat
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Entourage)
OS X 10.3 (Panther) or better

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