Desktop, Baseline and Maintenance: September 2014 Quarter Break Activities

The Desktop Services and Baseline/Maintenance groups completed a number of activities during the quarter break (September 8 – 24). There were some Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) refreshes, DSS images updated in TECs and Open Access Labs, and Baseline refreshes for some Electronic Classrooms. Baseline/Maintenance group also performed maintenance of Electronic Classrooms (ECs), TEC and service areas.

TEC Classroom Refresh and DSS image update

Some TEC computers were replaced with Lenovo ThinkStation P300. The new updated TEC DSS image includes Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS version 22, Mathematica 10, TechSmith Camtasia Studio & Snagit and X-Win32 2014.

Open Access Lab DSS image update

The new updated DSS image includes Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS version 22, Mathematica 10, Matlab R_2014a and some Autodesk 2015 software (3Ds Max 2015, AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD Civil 2015, Inventor Professional 2015, Maya 2015, MotionBuilder 2015, MudBox 2015, SoftImage 2015).

Electronic Classrooms (ECs) and Open Access Lab Baseline Refresh – HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SSF Desktop / HP Elite All-in-One Desktop

The computers in King Hall Link Open Access Lab and electronic classrooms: KH C2092, BS 236 and ECST C255D were replaced with HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop. HDFC 212 EC was replaced with HP Elite All-in-One Desktop.

Equipment Maintenance

Given that dirt and dust are the prime enemies of electronic equipment, all ECs, TECs, and service area computers, peripherals and other related equipment are cleaned and tested every quarter during quarter break.