Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

ITS: Digital Accessories & Storage Devices

A committee formed of ITS staff members has done an assessment of commonly purchased computer peripherals and developed standards by which these items may be purchased by user departments. The group used the following guidelines as to what departments may purchase and what ITS will support. For information on purchasing peripheral devices not listed here, please contact your ITS Field Director.

Please note that purchasing equipment outside of the College standards given here will mean that ITS staff cannot fully support your equipment.

Equipment Assessment Guidelines:

  1. Brand identification. CCAC currently utilizes manufactures with a proven track record.
  2. Support staff familiarity and training with the product line.
  3. Ease of use and support.
  4. Online and journal evaluations and recommendations.
  5. Adequacy for the job at hand with performance reserve (expandability).

Pricing Information

For information on pricing please contact the Purchasing Department.

Equipment Standards

Desktop Webcams

Digital Cameras

Mini USB Drives (Flash, Jump, Thumb, External HD)

Data Projectors 

Desktop Webcams

Microsoft LifeCam Studio (Full 1080p HD sensor for Superior Video Quality)

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Digital Cameras


The Olympus VR-320 is a budget camera with a 12.5x optical zoom lens, a 720p HD video mode, and a 14-megapixel still image capability.  It is small enough to carry in your pocket with ease.


  • 14 megapixels
  • 3.0” LCD display
  • 12.5X optical zoom
  • 720P MP4 HD Movie Mode
  • Motion detection and Red-eye reduction
  • 33 MB of internal memory
  • 4GB or 8GB SDHC™ memory card not included.

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Mini USB Drives (Flash, Jump, Thumb, External HD)

Flash Drives/Jump Drives:  Remember to purchase mini-drives that state “No Drivers Required” and does not have or support U3 software.  Mini-drives that do not require the download and installation of special drivers can be used easily on CCAC PC’s.

SanDisk Cruzer® Micro Skin USB Flash Drive 4GB, 8GB and 16GB

SDCZ36-004G-A11 – 4GB

SDCZ36-0088G-A11 – 8GB

SDCZ36-0016G-A11 – 16GB

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified

PNY Attache USB Flash Drive 4GB, 8GB and 16GB



P-FD16GATT03-EFS2 – 16GB

High Performance USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Backwards compatible to USB 1.0)

External USB Hard Drives

Seagate 1.5 Free Agent Go Flex Ultra Portable Hard Drive

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 compatible.

Compact & Ultra Portable – Fits easily into a shirt pocket, purse or briefcase.

Easy to Use – USB powered, no external power supply required.

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Data Projectors

Please see your local campus Audio Visual Department.

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