Not sure what technology you need? No problem! Feel free to contact Classroom Services at 412-648-7240 or e-mail us at csinv@pitt.edu.
Classroom Services offers a number of different technology options to the campus community.

Faculty can request laptops and tablets, digital cameras, projection setups for classrooms, video players, audio equipment and other items for use in classrooms across campus. You can browse through the available technology by clicking on the categories below.

Not sure what technology you need? No problem! Feel free to contact Classroom Services at 412-648-7240 or e-mail us at csinv@pitt.edu.

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Digital Audio recorders:

  • TASCAM DR-07: Records MP3 and WAV files; comes with SD card and USB cable; internal mic with auxiliary microphone and line inputs; AA battery powered.
  • Philips DVT5500: Records MP3 and WAV files; comes with internal storage and USB Cable; internal mic with auxiliary mic and line inputs; AAA battery powered.

Personal PA System:

  • A portable powered speaker unit that can be worn on the waist.
  • Battery powered, with on/off volume switch, battery indicator light, screw-on microphone jack, and charger jack.
  • Comes with a headset mic and lapel mic.

Explorer PA:

  • Powered amplifier with three inputs (XLR mic, ¼” mic, RCA); ideal for medium-sized rooms (approximately 30 people); tripod stands are available.
  • Add a mixer for additional Microphones.
  • NOTE: The Explorer PA weighs approximately 30 pounds.

PA system bundle:

  • This is a four-channel amplifier with two speakers for larger spaces/groups.
  • You may add additional speakers and a mixer for additional microphones. You may also add speaker stands.
  • The PA system bundle also amplifies PC and Video Players.

Standard microphones:

  • Shure SM57 or Shure SM58 microphones available. They come with 25-foot mic cables unless otherwise requested; compatible in rooms with installed sound systems.
  • These can be added to Explorer PA or PA bundles.

Lavalier microphones:

  • This is a clip-on lapel mic with 15-foot cable; additional cable is available upon request; compatible in rooms with installed sound systems.
  • These can be added to Explorer PA or PA bundles.

Wireless Lavalier microphones:

  • This is a clip-on lapel mic with body pack and wireless receiver; AA battery powered; compatible in rooms with installed sound systems.
  • These can be added to Explorer PA or PA Bundles.

PZM Microphones:

  • This is an omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone.
  • It is ideal for capturing sound in a small- to medium-size classroom setting. Not for large lectures.
  • It is also useful for recording conversations or interviews. Use this with a camcorder and/or digital audio recorder.

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MacBook Pro:

  • Our MacBook Pros come with a Mac adapter and VGA cable.
  • Available accessories include presentation remotes and a mouse.
  • NOTE: The MacBook Pro is not available for term loan.

Windows PC:

  • We have three Windows PC models to choose from: Dell Inspiron, HP, and Asus (some equipped with a DVD drive).
  • All Windows PCs come with a VGA cable.
  • Available accessories include presentation remotes and a Mouse.
  • PC types can be requested but are subject to availability. A limited number are available for term loans.

iPad 3:

  • A limited number are available for class use. Bundles are available for class use or projects.
  • Please contact Classroom Services directly for iPad 3 inquiries.

Samsung Galaxy tablet:

  • Bundles are available for class use or projects.
  • Please contact Classroom Services directly for Samsung Galaxy tablet inquiries.

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Kodak Zi8:

  • Records in .mov format. Comes with a USB cable and rechargeable battery.
  • Classroom Services does not provide SD cards for this model. Patrons will have to provide their own.
  • Records video and takes still images. Available accessories include tripods and microphones.

Canon Power Shot:

  • The Canon Power Shot captures still frames. It doesn’t have video capability. Comes with an SD card. Choice of 5.0 or 7.1 megapixels.
  • Tripods are available as accessories.

Digital HD Video Camera:

  • 16 GB internal memory.
  • Records in AVCHD and .mp4 formats.
  • No external microphone.
  • Tripods are available as accessories.

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Blue Ray players (Panasonic & Sony):

  • Blue Ray players are available by request for use in media enhanced classrooms.

DVD/VHS players:

  • DVD/VHS players are available by request for use in media enhanced classrooms.

TV carts:

  • TV carts are compatible with both PCs and Macs. Carts are equipped with Blue Ray players.
  • TVs have 32-inch monitors and are ideal for smaller classroom settings (up to approximately 30 people).
  • For larger classroom settings, Classroom Services suggests patrons request a projector setup, which provides a much larger visual display.

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Hitachi CP-WX3011N:

  • Available for use in all classrooms on campus. The Hitachi is compatible with PCs and video players. It includes an internal speaker for use in small classes (approximately 30 people or less).
  • This unit has two VGA inputs, as well as inputs for S video, RCA, 1/8″ audio, and RCA audio.
  • A PA system is available by request for large classrooms.
  • Accessories include projection stands and projection screens.

Sharp XG-MB70X:

  • Available for use in all classrooms on campus. The Sharp is compatible with PCs and video players. It includes an internal speaker for use in small classes (approximately 30 people or less).
  • This unit has two VGA inputs, as well as inputs for S video, RCA, 1/8″ audio, RCA audio, HDMI, and Component RBG.
  • A PA system is available by request for large classrooms.
  • Accessories include projection stands and projection screens.