1. Help Centre PCs running Windows XP
There are approximately 35 Viglen Genie PCs running Windows XP. All have CD/DVD drives, some also have CD-writing and zip drives.
2. Help Centre Apple Macintosh Computers
There are 6 Apple Macintosh eMac computers with a variety of software, and a mixture of peripherals including external floppy disk and zip drives.
One eMac is attached to a flat-bed scanner and equipped with OmniPage OCR software and Adobe Photoshop image editing software.
Two eMacs are dedicated to video editing activities and can be connected to a DV/VHS tape recording/copying machine.
3. Help Centre Printers
The Help Centre has the following printers:
4. Help Centre Scanners
The Help Centre has three colour scanners - all Epson model 2400 - all scan at 2400 dots per inch and can handle negatives and transparencies. Two of the scanners are attached to Windows PCs, and one attached to a Macintosh. All are bookable via a diary alongside each machine.
5. Help Centre CD Writers
A block of eight of the Help Centre workstations have internal CD-writing drives and the Nero software for which an introductory guide is available. There are also CD writers in the PC scanning workstations, and in one of the "flower-power" iMacs.
6. Help Centre ZIP Drives
Some of the Help Centre workstations which have CD writers also have internal 250Mb ZIP drives. One of the scanning PCs also has a ZIP drive.
7. Help Centre Video Playback Facilites
A Sony VHS SLV-225 is connected to a Toshiba monitor.