The general lab areas, subdivided by different colors, offer PC and Macintosh workstations, with local print stations, popular software programs, and cable television streams to each computer desktop.
Specialty labs provide space and/or specialized equipment and software dedicated to video editing, music, advanced technology lab, graphics, and CAD. There is also a quiet room for students looking for minimal distractions.
Breakout rooms offer students the privacy and resources needed to work collaboratively. Equipment includes a flat panel wall display and a desk with a computer set up for group interaction. Three breakout rooms are equipped with multimedia, surround sound, a large screen, and a DVD/VCR console. There are three additional breakout rooms located on the first floor.
The collaboration tables offer additional areas where students can work together on group projects. Up to six students at a time can plug their laptops into the table and take turns displaying laptop images onto a large flat screen LCD display attached to the unit. The tables are located in the 2nd floor lounge areas and are intended for casual, drop-in use.
The multimedia studio is a flexible space built to meet your multimedia production or practice needs. The acoustically-treated studio includes studio lighting, audio and video equipment, and a computer on which to mix and engineer your project.
Recording booths offer students a private, sound-proof environment to record podcasts, vocal narrations, and other individual recording sessions. Equipment includes an iMac, microphone, mixer, and recording software.
The Internet Lounge features distinctive web-browsing stations and customized furniture so students can quickly check their e-mail or access the Internet.
In addition to local laser printers located throughout the lab, the print operations room offers high-speed laser printers, a color laser printer, plotters, and a coin-operated copier. You can also print wirelessly from your laptops, tablets and other mobile devices to some printers in this room using Temple's "Print on the Go" service.
The 3D Printer renders physical objects in plastic from CAD drawings.
Consultants are available at the Service Desk to answer computer questions, reserve breakout rooms, loan wireless laptops and iPads, and generally monitor activities in the TECH Center. A terminal is available that allows users to deposit cash ($1 to $20) to their Diamond Dollars account.
The TECH Center houses WHIP, a student-run Internet radio station.
To take a break from studying, stop by the Starbucks Café for coffee, tea, and light snacks.
The TECH Center
12th St. & Montgomery Ave., Room 106
Philadelphia, PA 19122