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Budget simulation assignment

  1. 1. 1 Budget Simulation Assignment ITEC 7132 Laurie Roberts As the school library specialist, I was awarded $3500.00 that will be used to purchase technology. This technology will support both classroom instruction and the school media program. I have organized the following prioritized list for S.L. Mason Elementary School: 1. In Focus Projector 2. Remote Control for Projector 3. Screen for Projector 4. Digital Cameras 5. Camcorder Reasons for Purchases: 1) The first thing on the list is the In Focus Projector and accessories. The teachers feel like this would really help to integrate technology into our lessons. The teachers feel like the children would enjoy the lessons more and would pay more attention to the information being presented. With our school being a learning focus school, the InFocus Projector would help to differentiate instruction. 2) The next thing on the list is the digital cameras. Our school has just started a school website. On the website, there is a link to every classroom in the school. The teachers can put things on there like, pictures, newsletters, classroom happenings, etc… They feel that with the purchase of more digital cameras, it would be easier to update the websites with pictures showing what the children are doing and learning at school. This way, more cameras are available for use. 3) The last request was another digital camcorder. The teachers were interested in recording things going on around the school and in their classrooms. Many of the teachers like to record their students acting out stories or plays and play them back to the school. There is only one camcorder available for use. It is hard to check it out if there is a program at school that needs to be recorded. They also wanted to add in that they would like the new one, so that the tapes are already in DVD format and do not need to be converted.
  2. 2. 2 #1 InFocus Projector The following is a list of the some different vendors and prices. Hardware Picture Specifications Vendor Name and State Pricing Contract InFocus • Portable projection IN15 Projector • Compact size 3.9 lbs • 2500 lumens • 2.0 x zoom Projector People Not available • 2000 hr lamp life www.projectorpeople.com through state • Video input contract • Will display digital $1499.00 camera, camcorder, or any other video Quantity: 1 source • Enables laptop and desktop projection without downscaling InFocus • 1000 lumens Corp LP 120 • Regular remote Projector control included Dell • 1.98 lbs • Color coded www.dell.com Not available connections through state • Built in 1 watt $1,399.00 contract speaker Quantity: 1 • 2500 ANSI NEC LT280 XGA lumens Projector • XGA 1024x768 native resolution • Integrated RJ45 Projector King connection www.projectorking.com Not available • 802.11g wireless through state capable $1,499.00 contract Quantity: 1 • Optimized video performance Recommendation: There is not a lot of difference in the prices of the three vendors. The all offer about the same features. All of them are portable and will plug up to about any digital or video source. They all have a good number of lumens. They are all also fairly lightweight. The InFocus IN15 projector has a 2.0 zoom and has a 2000 hr lamp life. The InFocus Corp LP 120 Projector has a remote with it and is the most compact. It has included a built in speaker. The NEC Projector has an integrated RJ45 connection and is wireless capable. It is also the cheapest. After observing all three projectors closely, I would recommend the InFocus IN15. It offers more features and is the same price as the other one. It will display any
  3. 3. 3 video source, it has 2500 lumens, and it lamp life is 2000 hrs. It also allows laptop and desktop projection without have to downscale. #2 Remote Control for Projector Since the projector will be used for presentations, I thought that it might be a good idea to purchase a presentation remote and not just have a regular remote. I also noted that we needed two in case the other one gets lost, or in case two people present the information. The following is a list of the vendors that carry them and their pricing. Hardware Picture Specifications Vendors and Pricing State Contract * Supports Windows 98, 2000, ME, Interlink XP, MAC OS 8.0 and higher. Projector People RemotePoint * Receiver uses USB port www.projectorpeople.co Not available Navigator 2.4 * Two year limited warranty. m through state * Package includes: Navigator contract Presenter remote, USB receiver, 2 $99.00 AAA batteries, and carrying case. Quantity: 2 Interlink * Supports Windows 98, 2000, ME, RemotePoint XP, MAC OS 8.0 and higher. Tiger Direct Not available Navigator 2.4 * Receiver uses USB port www.tigerdirect.com through state * Two year limited warranty. contract * Package includes: Navigator $74.99 Presenter remote, USB receiver, 2 AAA batteries, and carrying case. Quantity: 2 After reviewing these two companies, I say that we should go with the remote from projector people because they are the same company that we bought the projector from. They also offer free shipping which would make up for the money spent on the higher priced remote. I think that these remotes would be very beneficial and would definitely be used a lot.
  4. 4. 4 #3 Screen for the projector Since there is not already a projector in the media center, we would need to purchase a screen for the students and teachers to be able to use for presentations and PowerPoints. The following is a list of vendors and their prices. Hardware Picture Specifications Vendors and Pricing State Contract * 84 x 84 *Features steel case of flat back design with baked 84 x 84 inch enamel finish DELL Not *Ensures quiet operation Model B with nylon bearings www.dell.com available Spring *Made from seamless matte through white and high power fabrics Projection * Ideal where a recessed $249.99 state Screen- Matte installation is not desired or contract feasible White Quantity: 1 Da-Lite * Video Spectra 1.5 Picture King w/ * 84 x 84 Keystone * High quality Projector Screen Not Eliminator professional tripod Store available 84"x84" screen able to through Portable Tripod withstand daily usage. www.projectorscreenstore.com Projector Screen state * Heavy duty - Video Spectra aluminum extruded $305.60 contract 1.5 Fabric - legs with toe release Square Format mechanism offers a wide stance for Quantity: 1 maximum stability I would recommend that the Model B screen from Dell be purchased. It is cheaper and can be mounted to the ceiling. The screen is not going to need to be moved if the projector is in place. With it being mounted to the ceiling, it is more likely to hold up better. The children will not be able to put their hands all over it. Also, I read the reviews and I am not sure about how well the legs will hold up. There were some problems with them messing up.
  5. 5. 5 #4 Digital Cameras The following is a list of vendors and prices. Hardware Picture Specifications Vendor and Pricing State Contract Canon * 7.1 megapixels Circuit City Power Shot * 2.5" LCD screen www.circuitcity.com Not A560 * Red-eye correction 7.1 Mega * 4x optical zoom available pixel Digital * Face detection $142.49 through state Camera * 16MB SD memory card contract Quantity: 4 Canon * 7.1 megapixels Best Buy Power Shot * 2.5" LCD screen www.bestbuy.com Not A560 * Red-eye correction 7.1 Mega * 4x optical zoom available pixel Digital * Face detection $149.99 through state Camera * 16MB SD memory card contract Quantity: 4 I would recommend that we purchase the cameras from Best Buy because they are cheaper. This would put you at saving $30.00. This is not a lot, but it adds up. I chose these cameras because I think that they are easy to use and the best choice all around. They would be perfect for someone who does not have a lot of experience when using a camera. These cameras also have 7.1 megapixels and a 4x optical zoom.
  6. 6. 6 #5 Camcorder The following is a list of vendors and prices. Hardware Picture Specifications Vendors and Pricing State Contract Sony *MiniDVD format Handycam *2.7" LCD swivel Circuit City DCR- screen www.circuitcity.com Not DVD308 *1-megapixel available MiniDVD *Enhanced CCD $427.49 through Camcorder technology state *25x optical zoom contract Quantity:1 *5.1-channel audio Sony *MiniDVD format Handycam *2.7" LCD swivel Tiger Direct DCR- screen www.tigerdirect.com Not DVD308 *1-megapixel available MiniDVD *Enhanced CCD $449.99 through Camcorder technology state *25x optical zoom contract Quantity:1 *5.1-channel audio I would recommend this camcorder, because it is light and easy to handle. It is also easy to operate. It has the MiniDVD format that the teachers requested. It also has a swivel screen and an optical zoom. I would recommend that we purchase the one from circuit city because of the price. These are exactly the same except for the price.
  7. 7. 7 Budget Summary: Item Purchased Vendor Used Quantity Total Cost Projector People One InFocus IN15 Projector @ $1,499.00 www.projectorpeople.co InFocus Projector m $1499.00 Projector People Two Interlink www.projectorpeople.co RemotePoint Remote Controls m Navigator 2.4 @ $198.00 $99.00 DELL One 84x84 inch www.dell.com Model B Spring Projection $249.99 Screen Screen- Matte White Circuit City Four Canon www.circuitcity.com Power Shot A560 Digital Cameras 7.1 Mega pixel $873.96 Digital Cameras Circuit City One Sony www.circuitcity.com Handycam DCR- DVD308 $427.49 Camcorder MiniDVD Camcorder Sub- Total: $3,248.44 7% Ga State 227.39 Tax: TOTAL: $3,475.83

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