Category Archives: hardware

iBorrow Wireless Technical Report

Chris French, of the Network Technical team, has written a technical report that outlines the issues and difficulties encouuntered during the iBorrow project and how they went about resolving them. The Network Technical team were responsible for the wireless connectivity and real time location systems for device tracking and data capture.
Download: Wireless Technical Report (.docx)
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iBorrow Client Technical Report

Geoff Kimmons, of the Client Technical team, has written a technical report that outlines the issues and difficulties encouuntered during the iBorrow project and how they went about resolving them. The Client Technical team were responsible for the netbook build, terminal services configuration and the development and configuration of the virtualisation (App-V) services.
Download: Client Technical Report (.doc)
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iBorrow in action

Below are some images of the iBorrow netbooks in action. To see more images of the iBorrow netbooks, please visit this Flickr site.

Package Sequencing with App-V

March 2009
The following applications have been sequenced to run under App-V, these include:

Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, Onenote, PictureManager)
SPSS 16
Minitab 15
Adobe Photoshop CS
Crocodile Clips (this is just for a test and is not part of the iBorrow suite of software)
Adobe Reader plugin
Adobe Flashplayer plugin
Adobe Shockwave plugin
Java plugin

This will be the bulk of the software [...]

The Highs and Lows with the ASUS 1000H

April 2009
The User Technology Team started to configure the ASUS 1000H with Microsoft Vista as part of it’s 3 icon strategy to bring it in line with the University’s overall Vista strategy. The start up times were proven to be slow, and the connection to Eduroam was equally slow. Once they managed to get logged in, the performance was acceptable after defragmenting, indexing, [...]

Other IIP JISC Projects

When JISC put the call in for projects in May 2008 as part of its’ second phase of the Institutional Innovation Programme (IIP), they had received well over 70 proposals for projects looking for a share of the £13.08m investment “aimed at supporting existing institutional strategies by providing solutions to institution-wide problems, based upon proven practices, technologies, standards [...]

Blades and Thin Clients

In January 2009, the Computing Services’ Infrastructure Group had purchased, delivered and commissioned the necessary Virtualisation resources for the project. These resources comprised of six HP server blades and the necessary VMware ESX licenses. Some discussions are currently underway on how these servers will be configured for virtualisation.
At the iBorrow Project Working Group (iBPWG) meeting [...]

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