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Equipment

Computing Resources

MAT has large lab spaces in Elings Hall that are used for research and instruction. Each of these labs is equipped with computer systems and hardware (e.g., projectors, cameras, and audio systems) used to support the activities in the lab.

To reserve or check out a piece of equipment, use the MAT Equipment Reservation System. You must have a user account in order to use it.

Wireless Access Points

The UCSB Office of Information Technology maintains a wireless network on campus. Access to this service is provided by the use of a UCSBnetID. For a description of the locations of the access points, please refer to  https://noc.ucsb.edu/wireless.

There are several wireless access points in Elings Hall. For more information about connecting to the MAT wireless network, contact support (at) mat.ucsb.edu.

Loaner Laptop

MAT provides a loaner laptop that can be checked out when a student laptop becomes unusable due to hardware failure. It can be checked out using the MAT Equipmentment and Reservation System for two weeks at a time. After two weeks, it should either be returned to MAT Support, or contact MAT support if you need an extension.

Video Equipment

There are two video cameras available for check out; a Sony PMW-EX1 HD camera, and a Canon XL1. Tripods, soft lights, and other equipment is also provided.

Audio Equipment

MAT has three studios in the Music Building equipped with ProTools, multi-track recording and editing systems, keyboads, synthesizers, microphones, and audio software. In addition, there are three labs in Elings Hall called the "PluriLabs" that are equipped with hardware and software for audio and video production.

eStudio

eStudio is a multi-media lab available to students in the Department of Art and Media Arts and Technology. It is equipped with both Windows and Apple workstations, and provides a large selection of software for the creation of digital art, interactive media, video production, and other multi-media projects. eStudio is located in Building 479, room 1211. For more information, please visit  artsite.arts.ucsb.edu/facilities.