Equipment Checkout

IT Services maintains an inventory of equipment that can be checked out for SILS-related activities.

Table of Contents

  1. Policies

  2. Mobile Devices

  3. Still Cameras

  4. Video Camcorders

  5. Presentation

  6. Audio

  7. Miscellaneous


Only students, faculty and staff of the School of Information and Library Science may check out equipment from the SILS IT Service Lab. A UNC OneCard is required.

SILS students, faculty and staff may check out equipment for up to four days. If the 4-day period is not sufficient, members of the SILS community have a one-time option to renew the item; however, the user must come back in to the checkout desk to do this.

In most cases paper manuals or information cards are available for checkout along with the equipment itself.

Mobile Devices

Apple iPad


ipad image

The lab's two Wi-Fi capable iPads provide a unique way to browse the web as well as access to a variety of applications.  The iPad features a large, 9.7 inch multi-touch display that responds to any orientation.

Among it's features are a 32 GB flash drive, up to 10 hours battery life, accelerometer & ambient light sensor, built-in speaker & microphone, SIM card tray and an on-screen touch keyboard.


 For more details, take a guided tour.

Still Cameras

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Digital Camera 

Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera

  • 10.1-megapixel with maximum image size of 3,648 x 2,736
  • 1/1.8" CCD image sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens
  • Optical 12x zoom, f 7.4mm to 88.8mm (35mm film camera
    equivalent: 35mm to 420mm)/F2.8 to F3.7
  • Digital 4x zoom
  • Built-in pop up flash
  • Recording media: SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard (Still pictures only)
  • User manual

Video Camcorders

Samsung HMX-W300 Pocket Video Camera


Samsung HMX-W300 Waterproof Pocket Camcorder


The lab's two pocket-sized Samsung Waterproof Camcorders capture high definition digital video and still pictures.  Their small form factor, along with the built-in USB arm for quick file transfer, allow for easy portability.  The cameras can record up to 10 hours of HD video and feature an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot that can accommodate up to 64GB of storage.  Waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, these cameras can withstand a wide variety of conditions and locations.  


Additional features include:

  • 2.3-inch LCD color screen
  • Recording resolution: Full HD 1920x1080/30p (17 Mbps) or HD 1280x720/30p (8 Mbps)
  • 5.5 Megapixels for still photography
  • HDMI port and cable, AV out, DC in
  • Blur-reducing integrated image stabilization
  • Face tracking technology
  • Built-in microphone
  • Built-in Intelli-Studio editing and uploading software
  • Auto Aqua mode allows for up to 3 m of water depth
  • JPEG file format for still photos, H.264 MOV, AAC for video.
  • USB Battery Charging
  • User Guide

Canon Vixia HF M52 HD 

Canon Vixia HF M52 HDCanon's Vixia HF M52 camcorder can record up to 12 hours of HD video. The high-sensitivity sensor provides outstanding resolution. Operation is simple and intuitive with a 3 inch touch panel. This camcorder can record in MP4 format to an internal flash drive or a removable SD memory card. With built-in Wi-Fi, the camcorder can immediately upload video directly to your computer, iPhone, or favorite website. Check this out with the Canon WM-V1 Wireless Microphone for enhanced audio recording up to 50 meters away. 

Additional features include:

  • Can record in MP4 format
  • HD video quality
  • 3 inch touch panel for fast and easy control
  • Records to internal flash drive or removable SD memory card
  • Built-in software for editing and uploading to your PC, Facebook, or YouTube
  • Face tracking technology

Canon Vixia HF10

The HF10 features:

  • High Definition AVCHD video at 1920x1080 resolution
  • Recording Media: 16GB built-in flash memory, or removable SD or SDHC memory cards
  • 1/3.2" CMOS image sensor
  • Lens: f=4.8-57.6mm, F/1.8-3.0, 12x optical zoom
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, HDMI mini, 3.5mm A/V composite out, 3.5mm microphone jack, mini-D component video output (cable provided)
  • Still image capture in JPEG format at 2048 x 1536 resolution (maximum)
  • Kit includes: manual; editing software; directional stereo microphone with windscreen; batteries; power cable; two (2) 8GB microSD cards with USB adapters; USB cable; high-quality component video cable; composite A/V cable
  • User manual

GoPro Hero4

The Hero4 features:

  • Built-in Touch Display: Frame your shots. Easily adjust settings. Play back videos and photos.
  • Professional Video Quality: Stunning 1080p60 and 720p120 video.
  • Fast, Powerful Photo Capture: Captures high-quality 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps.
  • Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®: Enhanced connectivity1 to the GoPro App, Smart Remote2 and more.
  • User manual


AMX Web Cam


AMX Sereno WebCam

  • 1080p high definition video
  • Swivel mount
  • 120º field of view lens
  • microphone included




 Presentation Equipment

Kensington Wireless Presenter Pro

Kensington Wireless Presenter ProThe Kensington Wireless Presenter Pro has a green laser that is 10x brighter than standard red lasers, keeping it visible on bright projectors, LCD monitors, and plasma displays. The design is comfortable and the format is intuitive.

  • Ultra bright green laser for use on all screens
  • Designed to fit comfortably in your hand
  • Works with Microsoft Powerpoint and Apple Keynote
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless connection
  • Control presentations up to 150 feet away


Kensington Wireless Presenter K33373US

Kensington Wireless PresenteThe Kensington Wireless Presenter lets you remotely control presentations. Portable and easy-to-use, it frees you from distraction and allows you to focus on what matters most - your presentation - instead of wires and cords. Palm-sized design features a convenient, one-touch start button.

  • Ergonomic design fits comfortably into the palm
  • Plug and play simplicity requires no set up
  • Works with Microsoft Powerpoint and Apple Keynote
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless connection
  • Control presentations up to 60 feet away
  • Dimensions: 3.5L X 0.5H X 1.75W inches
  • Instruction Guide

Epson PowerLite EMP-1715 LCD Projector

Epson projector

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. The projector can be checked out for 3 days. Instructors can contact the SILS Help Desk to reserve this projector.

  • 2700 ANSI Lumens
  • 1024 x 768 Native Resolution
  • 4:3 Native Aspect Ratio
  • 400:1 Contrast Ratio


AVerVision M50 Document Camera

AVerVision M50 Document Camera

The AVerVision M50 document camera is a portable device that allows you to project whatever the camera is capturing. The camera has a 5 megapixel sensor and up to 80x zoom. The AVerVision M50 also lets you record audio and video at 30 frames/second and saves the data to a USB flash drive or SD card for easy storage.

  • 5 megapixel sensor
  • up to 30 FPS video
  • 80x total zoom
  • on-board recording to USB flash drive or SD card


Zoom H4n digital recorder

Zoom H4n audio recorderThe H4n is the lab's best audio recorder. It is simple enough to use for capturing interviews for transcription, but powerful enough for more advanced audio recording as well. While it is larger than a typical "dictation recorder," the audio quality is superior to such devices - which prevents headaches when transcribing. Additionally, the H4n records directly to the common .wav or .mp3 file formats. This allows you to organize and play the files on your computer as you would any music file.

Quick start guide

User manual 



H1 Zoom Voice Recorder

H1 Zoom Voice Recorder

  • The H1's microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern for perfect localization with natural depth and accurate imaging.
  • Built-in directional microphones focus on the sound being recorded, ignoring unwanted noise behind them.
  • Recording levels can be set automatically or manually.
  • The H1 can record WAV files at better-than-CD quality for faithful recordings of natural sounds and acoustic instruments.  It can also record in MP3 format to maximize recording time.
  • Built-in low-cut filter reduces unwanted background noise and focuses the recording, ideal for interviews and outdoor recordings. Optional windscreen will further reduce noise.




Blue Snowball Microphone
  • Snowball microphoneHigh quality USB microphone
  • Award-winning dual-capsule and circuit design produces high quality recordings with minimal feedback and distortion.
  • Three recording modes to optimize the recording of vocals, music, etc.
  • Compatible with both Mac and PC, no drivers required
  • Comes with adjustable stand






Apple Watch Sport

apple watch sport white


  • The Apple Watch Sport can be paired with an iPhone 5 or above
  • Includes fitness tracking apps
  • User Guide



Google Glass

 Google Glass

Quick Start Guide


Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard image

  • ​The Google Cardboard can be used with a smart phone to create virtual reality experience. 
  • Apps can be downloaded form thr Google Play Store  to use with the Cardboard.
  • A Nexus smartphone can be checked out from the SILS Lab for use with the Google Cardboard.
  • User Guide


Raspberry Pi Model B+

 Raspberry Pi B+

Notebook Power Adapters

Two Kensington Universal Notebook Power Adapters and one Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter are available for use within Manning Hall.

Kensington Universal Power Adapter

  • Settings for 14-17V and 17-21V requirements
  • Wall and auto input cables
  • Quickguide and Instructions
  • 10 notebook tips for use with Acer, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Medion, Packard Bell, Sony, and Toshiba models.





Infinity USB Foot Pedal

The Infinity USB foot pedal is designed for use with transcription software to allow for foot-controlled audio playback.  

The Infinity model is compatible with many different PC transcription software programs, though not with general audio file players such as Windows Media player.   






Laptop Power Adaptor

The CyberPower CPS160SI3P is designed to keep laptops and other mobile devices powered up on the go. 

Kensington Universal Power Adapter

  • Mobile Electronics – Laptops, cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, MP3 players.
  • Consumer Electronics – DVD/CD players, battery chargers.
  • Built-in Surge Protection
  • USB Port – Designed for charging devices with USB connectivity.