Information Technology
Academic Technology Center

Equipment Inventory

The Academic Technology Center (ATC) has a large inventory of equipment available for use by the WPI community (current faculty, staff and students). Equipment is available on a first-come, first serve basis..

Because of limited resources, the ATC strongly urges students, faculty, and staff to reserve equipment in advance to assure availability. Reservation requests can be submitted via e-mail to Submission of a request via email does not guarantee resources. A member of the ATC staff will respond to your request. To ensure inventory is readily available, the ATC limits use of its equipment to a maximum of two business days. Extended use for more than two business days is addressed on a case-by-case basis depending on equipment availability and purpose.

In addition to submitting equipment requests via e-mail, members of the WPI community can also make their own reservations of our most commonly requested items by going to the Patron Initiated Reservation (PIR) site, and first read the information on the landing page, then login in using their WPI password information.  After logging in, operation instructions can be found in the User’s Guide.  Equipment desired but not found in PIR can be reserved by sending an e-mail request.

The inventory at the ATC is designated for academic and educational purposes only. The primary intent of the equipment inventory is for presentation usage. Basic homework, personal computing needs and recreational/entertainment purposes are not considered valid uses of the equipment inventory. Each request will be reviewed by the ATC and a decision will be made based upon merit and availability. Under certain circumstances, verification of course or project registration may be required to validate a request.

The table below lists some of the more popular equipment.

Equipment Description Picture Notes

Laptop computers

Dell Latitude E6400 and HP EliteBook E6930 Series. Contains academic and multimedia software including Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Echo360 Personal Capture, Camtasia, Matlab, Maple, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, and SnagIt.

LCD projectors

InFocus LP350 and NEC VT770 series.

USB and Firewire hard drives

Portable 80GB, 300GB, or 400GB hard drives with USB and/or Firewire cables.

Digital video cameras

GoPro Hero 3+, Canon GL2 MiniDV 3CCD, UltraHD FlipCams, Sony DCR-SR300 Hard Drive Camera, Sony HDR-500V Hard Drive Camera, Sony HDR-550V Hard Drive Camera, and Sony MiniDV tape HandyCam.

Limited Inventory! In high demand during the last three weeks of the term. Reserve in advance!

You should also confer with ATC staff on the right camera for your project.

Digital still photo/video cameras

Canon PowerShot A5710IS, Nikon CoolPix 4300, Nikon CoolPix 5700, Nikon CoolPix S620 and Casio EX-ZR100 with high speed video .


For use with ATC video and digital still cameras.

Limited Inventory! In high demand during the last three weeks of the term. Reserve in advance!

Digital audio recorders

Edirol R-09, Sony ICD-UX71, Sony ICD-MS1, and Sony ICD-MS515.

Hard-wired lavaliere microphones

For use in KH116, HL116, HL218, HL202, SL115, WB229, AK116, AK120, AK219, AK233, and SL105.

Computer microphones

3.5mm headset microphones, 3.5mm table top microphones, Voicetracker microphones, Snowball microphone, Yeti microphone, and Skype USB tabletop microphone.

Wireless Presenters

Wireless mouse/remote control for PowerPoint presentations.

Laser pointers

Web Cameras

Standard, High-Definition

Mac Adapters

Mac and iOS Devices to VGA Adapters

Blu-ray Players

Teleconferencing units

The Events Office also has two units for use in the Campus Center

If you don't see what you are looking for on the list, contact the ATC to inquire. Limited quantities of less frequently requested equipment may be available.

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