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Equipment (equipment)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
Any instrument, machine, apparatus, or set of articles that meets all of the following criteria: retains its original shape, appearance, and character with use; does not lose its identity through fabrication or incorporation into a different or more complex unit or substance; is more feasible to repair the item than to replace it with an entirely new unit; it can be expected to serve its principle purpose for at least one year.


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Assignment to Physical Space

Assignment to Physical Space

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a physical space to which the equipment is assigned.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Commercial Equipment

Commercial Equipment

Source: Handbooks
Food preparation equipment used for warming, cooking, drying, cleaning, freezing, or cooling.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Computer Hardware

Computer Hardware

Source: Handbooks
The computer equipment used to do the work (i.e., operate software programs). It consists of the items that can be touched, such as the computer case and peripherals (e.g., monitor, keyboard, mouse) that are attached to the computer.

Code Set:

  • External storage drive - N/A
  • Keyboard - N/A
  • Modem - N/A
  • Monitor - A device similar to a television screen that receives video signals from a computer and displays the information for the user.
  • Mouse - N/A
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Computer Operating System Version

Computer Operating System Version

Source: Handbooks
Software that contains the electronic instructions that control the computer and run the programs. This software is generally specific to a type of computer (e.g., Windows 2000, UNIX linux, and Mac OS X).

Code Set:

  • IBM OS/2 Warp - N/A
  • Linux/variants - N/A
  • Mac OS 8 - N/A
  • Mac OS 9 - N/A
  • Mac OS X - N/A
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Computers Available for Instruction

Computers Available for Instruction

Source: NEDM
The number of computers available to students for instruction (e.g., in classrooms, media centers, and movable from one room to another on media carts.)

Equipment Description

Equipment Description

Source: Handbooks
The description of a particular piece of equipment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Equipment Mobility

Equipment Mobility

Source: Handbooks
The distinction of whether a piece of equipment can be moved or is built in.

Code Set:

  • Built-in equipment - Is an integral part of a building; that is, permanently fastened to the building, functions as a part of the building, and causes appreciable damage to the building if it is removed. It is permanently attached to a site and functions as a part of the site (except buildings or other structures). Built-in equipment is sometimes referred to as fixed equipment.
  • Movable equipment - Can be transportable from one location to another without appreciable damage or change to the location from which they are removed or to the location where they are installed. (A piece of equipment that is simply bolted or screwed to the floor, such as a heavy lathe or desk, and that can be moved as a unit once these fasteners have been removed, is movable equipment.)
Equipment Name

Equipment Name

Source: Handbooks
The name of a particular piece of equipment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Equipment Purpose

Equipment Purpose

Source: Handbooks
The primary purpose of a piece of equipment, regardless of its current use.

Code Set:

  • Art - Equipment designed for teaching and learning of visual arts.
  • Food service materials - Equipment designed primarily for preparing, serving, consumption, or clean-up of food.
  • Indoor athletic - Equipment designed for indoor instruction and support of a physical education curriculum and athletic program.
  • Operations/maintenance - Equipment designed primarily for conducting activities concerned with maintaining the grounds and buildings.
  • Other - N/A
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Identification Code

Identification Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification System

Identification System (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to an individual, organization, program, or institution.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Social Security Administration number - N/A
  • US government Visa number - N/A
  • Personal identification number - N/A
  • Family unit number - N/A
  • + 27 More Codes...
Institutional Equipment

Institutional Equipment

Source: Handbooks
Equipment that is installed for use in support of instructional program such as kilns for art, planetarium equipment for astronomy, fitness equipment for physical education.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Internet Bandwidth to the Building

Internet Bandwidth to the Building

Source: Handbooks

Code Set:

LAN Bandwidth Within the Building

LAN Bandwidth Within the Building

Source: Handbooks

Code Set:

  • <10Mbps - N/A
  • 100Mbps - N/A
  • 10Mbps - N/A
  • 1Gbps - N/A
  • Other - N/A
Network Connection Type

Network Connection Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of link between a computer and an external network.

Code Set:

  • Cable modem - N/A
  • Dial-up via modem - N/A
  • Full satellite/two-way link - N/A
  • Satellite/modem hybrid link - N/A
  • Wired LAN and router - N/A
  • + 1 More Codes...
Other equipment

Other equipment

Source: Handbooks
Equipment that is installed for special safety reasons, such as fume hoods in the science rooms.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Purchase Date

Purchase Date

Source: Handbooks
The date the equipment was purchased.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Software Application License Number

Software Application License Number

Source: Handbooks
The number assigned to a piece of software that serves as proof of purchase and evidence of the legal right to use application.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Software Application Type

Software Application Type

Source: Handbooks
A computer program used to accomplish specific tasks not related to the computer itself.

Code Set:

  • Adaptive technologies - External support, such as advanced voice recognition systems, Braille computer displays, and text-to-speech programs that can be used to enhance a person's ability to function within his or her environment.
  • Art/photo software - N/A
  • Database software - N/A
  • Desktop publishing software - N/A
  • Instructional software - N/A
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Software Application Version and Release Number

Software Application Version and Release Number

Source: Handbooks
A major edition of a computer program. The version number changes when a software developer makes major alterations to the software (e.g., significant new features are added). The version number is a whole number following the name of the software, in contrast to the release number, which is the decimal number after the version number. For example, when Software 2.0 undergoes minor changes, it could be re-released as Software 2.1 (i.e., it has been given a new release number in the decimal spot). When it later undergoes significant revamping, the new version would be Software 3.0.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Surplus Date

Surplus Date

Source: Handbooks
The date the equipment was put into surplus.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Technology Equipment

Technology Equipment

Source: Handbooks
The type of technology equipment.

Code Set:

  • Computer - Electronic device that stores, retrieves, and processes data, and can be programmed with instructions. A computer is composed of hardware and software, and can exist in a variety of sizes and configurations.
  • Computer projector - An optical instrument which projects an image from a computer signal onto a projection screen or other surface, using an intense light and one or more lenses to focus the image.
  • Digital video disk - Disc like a CD-ROM that has storage (minimally 4.7 gigabytes) and can provide digital video.
  • Electronic whiteboard - An optical instrument that is a presentation display system for use in a classroom or videoconference (i.e., it is the electronic equivalent of chalk and a blackboard).
  • Graphing calculators - An electronic calculator that has the capability to compute and display functions in graphical form.
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Technology Equipment Networking

Technology Equipment Networking

Source: Handbooks
The networks to which the technology equipment is connected.

Code Set:

  • Connected to a local-area network (building-level LAN) - N/A
  • Connected to a wide-area network (district-level WAN) - N/A
  • Directly connected to the Internet - N/A
Technology Equipment Use Purpose

Technology Equipment Use Purpose

Source: Handbooks
An indication whether a piece of technology equipment is for one specific use purpose.

Code Set:

  • Administrative staff - N/A
  • General reference - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Student - N/A
  • Support staff - N/A
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Type of Vending Item

Type of Vending Item

Source: Handbooks
The type of food or beverage offered in a vending machine.

Code Set:

  • Carbonated drinks - Drinks that contain carbonation.
  • Coffee or tea - Hot beverages.
  • Iced tea - N/A
  • Juice with 50 percent or more fruit or vegetable juice - Fruit and vegetable juices that contain at least 50 percent fruit or vegetable juice and do not contain additional caloric sweeteners.
  • Juice with less than 50 percent fruit or vegetable juice - Fruit and vegetable juices that contain less than 50 percent fruit of vegetable juice and do not contain additional caloric sweeteners.
  • + 9 More Codes...
Vending Machine Identification Code

Vending Machine Identification Code

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a vending machine by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
WAN Bandwidth to the Building

WAN Bandwidth to the Building

Source: Handbooks

Code Set:



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