Information Technology Standards

Employee Technology Standards

  • Webcams

    The following web cameras have been tested and verified to work with Ferris State University's standard  computers:

    • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
    • Microsoft 7PD-00008 LifeCam HD-6000 USB 2.0 Webcam

    Both cameras have a built in microphone.

    Microphones

    The following microphones have been tested and verified to work with Ferris State University's standard computers:

    • Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker Array Microphone
    • Revolabs xTag USB Wireless Rechargeable Microphone
    • Blue Snowflake Microphone
    • Logitech USB Desktop Microphone
    • ClearOne Chat 150 Microphone and Speaker with Noise Cancellation
    • Microsoft L2 LifeChat LX-3000 USB Connector Circumaural Headset
  • Dell is the official vendor for University computer purchases. Personal purchases can be made through the Member Purchase Portal.

    The following are recommended technical specifications for Dell and Apple desktop and laptop computing devices.

    • i7 Processor or Apple M1 Chip
    • 16GB RAM
    • 256GB Solid State Drive
    • Integrated Graphics
    • 1920x1080 Display
    • Wireless connectivity (laptops)
    • Integrated webcam/microphone (laptops)
    • 3 Year ProSupport Plus Warranty or 3 Year Apple Care

    The following are recommended technical specifications for Microsoft Surface Pro tablet computing devices.

    • i7 Processor
    • 16GB RAM
    • 256GB Solid State Drive
    • Integrated Graphics
    • 1920x1080 Display
    • Wireless connectivity
    • Integrated webcam/microphone
    • Type Cover
    • Surface Dock if using as a primary computing device.

    Different departments may have different computing device needs. Please call the IT Solution Center if you need assistance determining what your specific needs are and a technician will reach out to assist. Exceptions for special situations will be evaluated by the IT Solution Center on a case-by-case basis.

  • Information coming soon.
 

Student Technology Standards

Recommended technical specifications for student computing devices can be found on our Student Laptop Recommendations page.

Some academic programs require students to purchase special software. Students should talk to their academic program office staff or instructor to obtain a list of software required for their program. Most software required by different programs at Ferris are available for use on lab computers on campus. Talk to your instructor for lab locations or find out if the software is available on any of the FLITE open lab computers.

 

Audio/Visual Technology Standards

Information coming soon.