The Fort Lauderdale Main Open Computer Lab is located on the sixth floor of the Higher Education Complex (HEC) building, room 611. This computer lab contains 26 Windows and Mac computers, as well as a pay-per-print system. All the computers are connected to the campus network and have full access to the Internet.
This open lab is available to all FAU students, and allows them to complete class assignments, conduct research, and perform any other FAU-related academic work.
For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Main Open Computer Lab, please contact Joe Sher, Manager of Technical Services & Computer Labs, at 954-762-5194.
The Fort Lauderdale Main Open Computer Lab hours of operations are as follows:
|Monday-Thursday||11 a.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Friday & Saturday||12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
The Fort Lauderdale Main Open Computer Lab contains 1 Epson flatbed 11 x 17 scanner, 1 HP flatbed 8.5 x 11 scanner with a 50 page document feeder, 1 HP 42” wide scanner, 1 Next Engine 3D Scanner, 1 HP black and white laser printer, 1 HP color laser printer, 1 wide-format color inkjet printer, and 2 HP color plotters.
|Quantity||PC Type||OS||Memory||Hard Drive||Processor|
|16||Dell Precision T3600||Windows 10||16 GB||2 TB SATA||3.6 GHz Intel Xeon|
|4||Dell Precision T5810||Windows 10||16 GB||2 TB SATA||3.5 GHz Intel Xeon|
|5||iMac||OSX 10.8||4 GB||320 GB SATA||2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo|
The following is a list of software packages available in the computer lab.
|Windows Software Packages||Mac Software Packages||Computer Lab Layout|
The printing system protects confidential documents and slashes the volume of unclaimed printouts. Users queue print jobs to a virtual queue, and then release them for printing on any campus printer. The "release stations" require user authentication, by swiping an Owl Card or entering a FAU NET ID to release and collect sensitive documents.
With this new printing system students can now print wirelessly from laptops, netbooks, iOS, and Android devices with no driver installation or server authentication. Your print jobs will be held until they are released by the student directly from the most convenient printer. For more information, click here.
The price is determined by the following formula: Cost per Poster = (cost of supplies per sq. ft.) x (square footage of poster) + (operating cost per poster). The operating cost per poster is $7.71. The cost of supplies per sq. ft. depends on the type of paper used:
|Plotter Printer | Type of Paper||Cost|
|HP Universal Satin photo paper||$1.05|
|HP Super Heavy Weight + Matte||$1.03|