Equipment for Instructors

SILS IT Services provides various types of equipment that instructors can borrow for use in the classroom. Please ask the attendant at the Lab Help Desk for assistance with any of this equipment.

Polycom Video Conferencing

Polycom video conferencing equipmentNew equipment from Polycom provides SILS with high-end video and audio capabilities to facilitate online video conferencing. The Polycom equipment is typically used when the remote party has a similar product. The Polycom does not include the same whiteboard and collaborative spaces as Adobe Connect Pro, but it excels with excellent audio and video quality over IP.

Additional Visual Concert VSX equipment also allows sharing of desktop applications with remote sites. SILS faculty and staff wishing to use the PolyCom equipment in Manning Hall must schedule a pre-meeting test between SILS and the remote site at least 48 hours in advance. Physical meeting space will need to accommodate the mobile LCD flat panel display cart and the Polycom camera and microphone.


Logitech webcams are also available in the SILS classrooms for use with web conferencing software such as GotoMeeting.

Wireless Microphones

Wireless microphonesSILS Instructors can check out the Shure PG188/PG185 Dual Lavalier Wireless System.

This system includes the PG88 Dual Diversity Receiver, two (2) PG1 Bodypack Transmitters and two (2) PG185 Condenser Lavalier Microphones for discreet spoken word presentations.



Shure Performance Gear PG2 wireless microphoneSILS Instructors can check out the Shure Performance Gear PG2 wireless microphone.

This microphone has a 250 foot operating range and 8 hours of battery life.





Shure PG30 HeadsetSILS Instructors can check out the Shure PG30 headset microphone.

This headset is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time and has a smooth, natural frequency response.





Portable Projector

Epson 1715 When you have to take your presentation on-the-road, check out the new Epson EMP-1715 portable projector.  It's a light weight projector that uses 3LCD display technology, and provides a 1024 x 768 native resolution.  The unit shines brightly with 2700 ANSI lumens.  Instructors can contact the SILS Help Desk to reserve this projector.


Large projection screenSmall projection screen

 Two different sized portable screens are also available for checkout.


This system can be paired with the Califone portable speaker (below) for amplification.

Califone Portable Speaker

Portable speaker