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									                       Technology Equipment Purchasing Standards

Computer and other technology purchased by the District should conform to the following
standard configurations. As new models of equipment are announced and you would like for it
to be reviewed by the Technology Department, please send an e-mail to the hardware
Specialist, Arthur Mesa.

Equipment not on the approved list should not be purchased without approval by the
Technology Department. All equipment quotes can be found at,
Employees, Resources, then select DocuShare, click on the CTC Folder, and scroll down and
select on the Technology Standards Folder or (

New computers should have the following, minimum configuration.
Intel Pentium Dual Core minimum 2.8ghz processor with 4 GB RAM, 80GB hard drive, 19”
Widescreen LCD monitor, high definition audio, integrated NIC 10/100/1000, Linksys wireless
PCI card, USB 2.0, Firewire, DVD+/- RW Sata player, optical mouse with scroll, Microsoft
Office 2007 and Windows XP with SP3 using the NTFS format; using our custom load. 3yr
Computrace service, on site parts, and labor warranty.

Laptop computers are to be as follows, Minimum configuration.
Intel Core 2 Duo minimum 2.1 ghz with 2 GB RAM, 80 GB hard drive, 15.4” display with built-in
speakers, integrated: NIC, sound card, wireless card, DVD RW+/- player, BlueTooth, Microsoft
Office 2007 and Windows XP with SP3 using the NTFS format; using our custom load. 3yr
Computrace service, on site parts, and labor warranty.

All Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Okidata printers should be purchased with integrated Network
connection. Black & White and Color laser printers may be purchased based upon quality,
speed, and volume requirements. Printer Sharing through a PC sharing its attached printer is
not allowed.

Xerox WorkCentre Pros for information please contact Andy Rocha at

Inkjet Printers are not recommended due to their history of repair, maintenance, cost of
replacement ink, and restocking fees.

Dot Matrix/Impact printers may be considered for applications requiring continuous feed
and/or multi-part forms. Most common dot matrix printer is the OKIdata 320 Turbo.

Scanners are to be Hewlett Packard, color scanning with 2400dpi resolution.
Any inkjet printer or scanner out of warranty will not be repaired. If it cannot be cleaned and
returned to service it will be discarded.

Digital Cameras
Sony Cybershot cameras should be bought that use Secure Digital cards, memory stick duo,
memory stick Pro, or Smart Media memory. These types of media can be re-used many times
and recycled to new cameras. Digital cameras should be purchased with extended warranties
and when they break, out of warranty, will be discarded due to the prohibitive cost of repair.
We also recommend only buying cameras that use rechargeable batteries or their own
proprietary power cells to save on the expense of buying batteries as well.
Avervision 300AF + portable document camera with 3.2 mega pixel sensor, 16x zoom/pan (8x
digital, 2x averzoom), vivid & seamless live video with 24 frame rate, detachable LED light
module w/ laser positioning guides, 80 image built-in memory & video recording via Avervision
Software, annotation, audio recording & video recording with QVGA/VGA/XGA. Infocus and
Toshiba projectors with a document camera should be a minimum of 1200 lumens or greater,
LDP Technology, and recommend purchase it with one additional light bulb.

Wireless Access Points, Hubs, Switches, NICs, and Servers are NOT to be purchased by
the campus for any reason without the prior knowledge and approval by the Technology
Department. The Technology Department will remove ALL hubs and switches that are not
documented and authorized.

Apple Computers should only be purchased for special situations such as multimedia
labs or other very high end graphical uses. They should not be purchased for
Administrative computers, general student, and/or teacher use. Apple purchases
should be approved by the Technology Department.

Why the changes to the standards and in particular why exclude Apple Computers?
Some District software will not work on Apple computers, i.e. access to Region 20, so they are
not recommended, except for special circumstances.

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