Attendees at Technology Expo 2017, set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 8, can try out many of today’s newest high-end technology products for educational and commercial use, and speak with representatives in the vendor showcase. Held in President’s Hall at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in Innovation Park at Penn State and organized by Penn State University Libraries’ Media and Technology Support Services, Technology Expo 2017 is a free event open to the public.
The annual Technology Expo brings together a variety of custom audio-visual and integrative technology vendors under one roof. Its vendor showcase features hands-on opportunities with the latest LCD flat-panel and interactive displays, projectors, touch-screen automation and control systems, whole-house/building sound systems, podiums and much more. Product vendors also will demonstrate their equipment on display.
University instructional support staff and faculty from all Penn State campuses are especially encouraged to attend, as well as facility and technology managers from schools, businesses, organizations and other individuals seeking to try out the latest-generation equipment offered by several prominent commercial technology companies.
The University Libraries’ Media and Technology Support Services, also known as MediaTech or MTSS, serves the University Park campus and offers equipment loans and technology services year-round tailored for Penn State students as well as faculty and staff. Equipment rentals are free when used with University Park credit-based courses.
Audio-visual equipment available to Penn State students, faculty and staff for credit instruction only includes cameras and tripods, sound and lighting equipment, data projectors and screens, video players, laptops, iPads and accessories. MediaTech’s rental counter is in Wagner Annex at the rear of Wagner Building, Curtin Road. For faculty and staff, MediaTech also offers video recording for class presentations, including Mediasite Live livestreaming services — viewable and archived at live.libraries.psu.edu — in five on-campus classrooms, in addition to Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
For more information about the Technology Expo 2017, call 814-863-0665. For general questions about MediaTech services, call 814-865-5400 during its normal business hours.