None of our equipment (except where specified below) can be taken off campus unless in the care of an LRAT technician.
Teaching bookings of laptops are for lecturers only. Laptops are not for student use, either singly or in multiple quantities. In particular we cannot accept multiple bookings simulating the use of a small cluster. No confidential data should be viewed or stored on our laptops. Special arrangements are in place for examination laptops with locked down browsers, Our laptops are ADF-authenticated so do not feature Skype for Business.
Even fairly modest mobile phones take excellent video which can be edited on the phone itself. Our hire cameras are for use in difficult conditions or for high quality output. We stock the Canon XA70. The hirer is expected to provide their own storage media. Storage and other specifications are:
- 4k maximum resolution
- 15X optical zoom
- 4-channel audio
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots) (Class U3 recommended)
- Recording Times : MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins
XF-AVC:160Mbps: 50 mins/45 Mbps: 185 mins
- Full specification on the Canon website
Please allow enough time in your booking to download the footage to your computer.
Flip chart stands
We no longer supply these.
Logitech Group Microphone Camera Kit
This kit enhances the Zoom or Teams experience with quality camera and speakerphone with noise cancellation. It needs to be attached to a PC or laptop. Ideal for small groups.
Like the Logitech Group above this is ideal for small group video-conferences. The Owl makes quite a good job of focussing on the person who is speaking. It needs to be attached to a PC or laptop.
Remote Presenter Mouse ('clicker')
We no longer stock these items - please use your own.
LED screen on a wheeled stand
More convenient and less obtrusive than a projector and screen. The screen itself has no method of reading content so you should book a video source too - a Blu-ray player or laptop typically.
VCR player or DVD/VCR combo unit
We just can't buy these items economically any more, so are unable to book them out. A very few lecture theatres are still equipped with them.
OHP's (Overhead Projectors)
These are obsolete and are no longer supplied.
We supply lapel microphones and hand-held microphones. Hand-held microphones are best suited to audience question and answer sessions (*but see later). Do not be tempted to order a microphone for every speaker as too many in a small space can cause feedback problems and we may not have enough free radio channels to support the request, without the danger of crosstalk.
*In large rooms with bimodal installations additional microphones for picking up audience participation are not needed as the audience sound is picked up by scores of ceiling microphones in steerable arrays.