Category Archives: Cool Stuff

Reporting PC status for the Computer Availability system

For anyone who follows the IT Services blogs you’ll already be aware of the newly launched Computer Availability system. If you haven’t already then I suggest you read this excellent post on the Web Services blog and then have a … Continue reading

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Eduroam wireless service

If you’re a member of staff then you likely received an email this week telling you that IT Services have just implemented the Eduroam wireless service. We’ve been working with Network Services (who did 99.9% of the work to implement … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 7

Although the Java menu seemed like a good option, when we ran the figures, it seemed the overhead really was a little excessive when one considers that no extra functionality was provided; only some smoother edges. These figures were taken … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 6

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The core of the new sunray release was to ensure the sunray server software were setup in an optimal manner. Moving onto new and powerful servers, with a fresh … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 4

The inevitable question is how. Essentially creating two text fields is no huge task, however when one considers all the minor trends and habits users acquire, several considerations needed to be made – these will be considered later. I will … Continue reading

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Sunray Update 3

Each PC (including TFT monitor) consumes 105 W. Each sunray (including TFT monitor) consumes 41 W. Each sunray server consumes 242 W. Thus on a bases of 500 sunray DTU’s = 20500 W. Compared to 500 individual PC’s using a … Continue reading

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Sunray Update 2

What is new? • A new streamlined menu; users can now input username and password on initial screen. • Improved performance of system, meaning everything should run smoother. • Sessions will now be managed more efficiently. If there is ever … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 1

We are pleased to announce the deployment of our new and improved sunray service. As the first anniversary of our original sunray installation approaches, I have recently been investigating, developing, improving and fixing our current setup. With 360 sunray devices … Continue reading

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VMWare 2008

“In a world of dreams, we are but Gods limited by imagination”. As technology evolves, concepts change and users adapt. We find ourselves challenging our systems to do more and more with less and less. In an effort to minimise … Continue reading

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Ultra Low Price Laptops, where is it all going?

Just as I started thinking about buying an Asus EEE PC, a company called Elonex have recently released a £99 laptop aimed at education users. Just like the first Asus EEE PCs they run on a cut down version of … Continue reading

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Want One?

Fancy getting out the office? …What you want is a cool, ultra mobile gadget to keep you connected, after all you don’t want to miss any Ebay bargains …err I mean important e-mails from the boss! There are lots of … Continue reading

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