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Iowa AEA Online System Requirements


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General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds: T1 minimum.  T3 recommended for larger institutions
  • Mobile application/interface available?  No
  • Z39.50 compliant?  No
  • ADA compliant?  No
  • Remote access:  Yes (by referrer URL, username/password, or authenticated by IP through your proxy)
  • Closed captioning available?  No

PC:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or later
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, Athlon 64 2800+ or faster (or equivalent)
  • Web Browser Options: IE 6.0 or later; Firefox 1.5 or later
  • Hardware required:  Recommend 15” or larger monitor with resolutions of 1024x768 or greater, with 24 bit or greater color depth
  • Memory:  128MB of RAM or OS recommended, whichever is greater

MAC:

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.2 or laterWeb Browser Options: Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster
  • Hardware required: Safari 2.0.2 or later; Firefox 1.5 or later
  • Memory:  256MB or RAM or OS recommended, whichever is greater

Atomic Learning

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds: 512 kilobits per second or greater (minimum)  DSL 1.5MB or higher at building level highly recommended
  • Plug-Ins Required:  Java 1.4 or higher; Adobe Reader 9 or higher
  • Mobile application/interface available?  Not available at this time (Tutorials play on IPAD and flash devices)
  • Z39.50 compliant?  No
  • ADA compliant?  Yes
  • Remote access:  Any internet capable device supporting browser, connection speed and plug-in requirements
  • Closed captioning available?   Yes
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home: Individual computer—Browser Based service—equipment must support connection speed, browser versions and Plug-Ins

PC:   

  • PC must support Browser, connection and plug-in requirements
  • Operating System:  Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • Web Browser Options:  Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or Firefox 3.x or higher

MAC:

  • MAC must support browser, connection and plug-in requirements
  • Operating System:  Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
  • Web Browser Options:  Safari 3.x or higher, or Firefox 3.x or higher

BookFlix

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds:  See chart below
  • Plug-Ins Required:
    - Macromedia Flash Player versions 9.0 or higher
  • Add the Web site location scholastic.vo.llnwd.net to your list of permitted Web sites
  • Enable JavaScript
  • Enable Cookies
  • Speakers or headset
  • Open Port 80 for streaming
  • Remote access:  Yes  (Username/Password)

PC:

Operating System: Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista Business, Windows 7 Pro
(The following workstation operating systems are not supported: Windows 95, 98, 98SE, CE,  XP Home, 2000 Home, Linux, all versions)
Processor: Pentium 4 or higher (2.33 GHz)
Memory: 512 MB of RAM
Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher; Firefox 2.x or higher
Display: 15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 with high 16-bit colors or higher selected

MAC:

Operating System: OS X 10.4.11 or higher
(The following workstation operating systems are not supported: Mac OS 8.0 to 9.x & Mac OS X 10.0 – OS X 10.3.9)
Processor: G4 1.25 GHz or faster processor or Intel Core™ Duo 1.6 GHz or faster processor
Memory: 512 MB of RAM
Browser: Safari 2.x or higher, Firefox 2.x or higher
Display: 15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 with "thousands of colors" selected

BookFlix delivers video and other content over the Internet.  The number of videos that can be watched by a user simultaneously depends on many factors, including connection speed, the amount of other activity that is taking place on a school or library’s computer network at a given time and whether a school or library has a dedicated Internet connection or shares with other schools or libraries.

The following guidelines should be used to determine how many BookFlix videos can be streamed simultaneously, and what implementation options for BookFlix are most appropriate.  Please note that these are average usage guidelines only; actual performance may vary based on factors listed above.

School Connection Speed Maximum Number of Simultaneous Videos That Can Be Streamed
T1 (1.5 MB) 5-10
T3 (44.7 MB) 225
Gigabit (1000 GB) More than 225 users

 


Britannica Online

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds:  T1 connection or higher
  • Plug-Ins Required:
    - Microsoft Media Player version 9.0 or highest version available
    - Apple QuickTime version 7.0 or higher
    - Macromedia Flash Player versions 9.0 or higher
    - Macromedia Shockwave Player version 10.0
    - Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 7.0 or higher
  • Mobile application/interface available?  Yes
  • Z39.50 compliant?  Yes
  • ADA compliant?  Yes
  • Remote access:  Yes  (Username/Password)
  • Closed captioning available?   No
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home:  Computer/Web Access

PC:

  • Operating System:  Windows 98 or Higher
  • Web Browser Options:
    -
    Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 7.0 or higher
    -
    Netscape Navigator versions 7.0 or higher
    -
    Firefox versions 1.0.7 or higher
    -
    Safari versions 2.0 or higher
  • Hardware required:  Computer
  • Memory:  128 MB of Ram  

MAC:

  • Operating System:  OS X or Higher
  • Web Browser Options:
    - Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 7.0 or higher
    - Netscape Navigator versions 7.0 or higher
    - Firefox versions 1.0.7 or higher
    - Safari versions 2.0 or higher
  • Hardware required:  Computer
  • Memory:  128 MB of Ram

CultureGrams

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds: 56k modem or greater
  • Plug-Ins Required: Flash player, Windows Media Player (optional – for listening to national anthems or country names), Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.x or higher. (optional for viewing downloadable PDFs)
  • Mobile application/interface available?  No
  • Z39.50 compliant?  No
  • ADA compliant?  Yes
  • Remote access:  Yes
  • Closed captioning available?  No
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home: Browser and plug-in requirements are the same for remote access as they are for school/library use

PC:

  • Operating System: Win 98+, Windows 2000, Win XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: Anything higher then 800mhz
  • Web Browser Options: Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Firefox 3.5 or higher, Safari 4, Google Chrome
  • Hardware required: Monitor
  • Memory:  512megs of ram or higher

MAC:

  • Operating System: OSx 9, 10
  • Web Browser Options: Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Firefox 3.5 or higher, Safari 4, Google Chrome
  • Hardware required: Monitor
  • Memory:  512megs of ram or higher

Gale

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds:  No minimum requirement, larger bandwidth corresponds to faster response time
  • Plug-Ins Required: Adobe Acrobat Reader [for PDF files], Java enabled in browser, Quicktime V6+, Windows Media Player V6+ [for multi-media playback]
  • Mobile application/interface available?  Yes
  • Z39.50 compliant?  Yes
  • ADA compliant?  Yes
  • Remote access:  Dial-up, DSL, cable modem or higher connection
  • Closed captioning available?   No
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home: Homes will need access to the internet through dial-up, a DSL, cable modem, or higher connection
  • Browser requirements are the same for remote access as they are for school/library use
  • Additional requirements: Speakers only for ReadSpeaker

PC:

  • Operating System:  Win XP, Vista and 7
  • Processor:  Hardware requirements are based on minimums enforced by operating system and browser vendors
    - Web Browser Options: Internet Explorer 7.x to 8.x
    - Firefox 3.x to 3.5x
    - Chrome 5.x
    - Opera 9.x
    - Safari 4.x
  • Hardware required: Internet access, monitor with minimum recommended resolution of 800 x 600
  • Memory: Hardware requirements are based on minimums enforced by operating system and browser vendors

MAC:

  • Operating System: OS X 10.4.x to 10.6.x
  • Web Browser Options:
    - Firefox 3.x to 3.5x
    - Chrome 5.x
    - Opera 9.x
    - Safari 4.x
  • Hardware required: Internet access, monitor with minimum recommended resolution of 800 x 600
  • Memory:  Hardware requirements are based on minimums enforced by operating system and browser vendors

iCLIPART for Schools

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds:  Website will work with all connection speeds. A fast connection is recommended though since the website is primarily imagery
  • Plug-Ins Required:  QuickTime Plug-In from http://www.apple.com/ required to view previews of the video clips on schools.iclipart.com
  • Mobile application/interface available?  No
  • Z39.50 compliant?  No
  • ADA compliant?  No
  • Remote access:  Access available outside educational facilities when usernames and passwords are used
  • Closed captioning available?  No
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home:  Browser and Internet connection required.  QuickTime Plug-In should be installed to view video previews

PC:

  • Operating System:  Any i386 computer or later
  • Web Browser Options:
    • Netscape Version: 7.x
    • Internet Explorer Version: 6.x
    • Mozilla Firefox: 3.x
    • Google Chrome: 2.x
  • Hardware required:  15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 for best viewing (will operate fine at 800 x 600) with high 16-bit colors or higher selected

MAC:

  • Operating System:  PowerPC or later
  • Web Browser Options:
    • Safari: 3.x
    • Mozilla Firefox: 3.x
    • Google Chrome: 2.x
    • Opera: 9.x
  • Hardware required:  15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 for best viewing (will operate fine at 800 x 600) with high 16-bit colors or higher selected

LEARN360

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds: T1 Connection or higher at building level (minimum), T3 Connection or higher at building level (recommended).  If connecting to the Internet via a school district network, at least a 50Mbit connection or higher at the building level.
  • Plug-Ins Required: Flash Media Player 9.x or later, Windows Media Player (PC) 9.x or later, Flip4Mac (Mac only for WMV Playback) 2.1.2 or later, QuickTime Player 7.x or later, Java 6 Update 21 or later, ActiveX (Turned On/Allowed In Browser Settings)
  • Mobile application/interface available?  No
  • Z39.50 compliant?  No
  • ADA compliant?  No
  • Remote access:  No
  • Closed captioning available?  Yes (Library of CC Continuing To Expand)
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home: High Speed Internet Connection (DSL or Cable “5Mbit Connection or faster”)
  • Additional requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, Firefox 3.x, 4.x or later, Safari 3.x or later

PC:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz or faster processor
  • Web Browser Options: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, Firefox 3.x, 4.x or later
  • Hardware required: Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution monitor and capable video card or built in graphics adapter
  • Memory:  1GB of RAM+

MAC:

  • Operating System: Mac OS X v10.1 or later
  • Processor: PowerPC G5 1.8GHz / Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
  • Web Browser Options: Firefox 3.x, Safari 3.x or later
  • Hardware required: Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution monitor and capable video card or built in graphics adapter
  • Memory:  1GB of RAM+

 


SIRS Issues Researcher

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds: 56k modem or greater
  • Plug-Ins Required: Flash player and ability to load/open pdf’s (Adobe Reader)
  • Mobile application/interface available?  No
  • Z39.50 compliant?  No
  • ADA compliant?  Yes
  • Remote access:  Yes
  • Closed captioning available?  No
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home: Browser and plug-in requirements are the same for remote access as they are for school/library use

PC:

  • Operating System: Win 98+, Windows 2000, Win XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: Anything higher then 800mhz
  • Web Browser Options: IE (7, 8, 9), Firefox (2, 3, 4), Chrome
  • Hardware required: Monitor
  • Memory:  512megs of ram or higher

MAC:

  • Operating System: OSx 9, 10
  • Web Browser Options: Safari or FireFox
  • Hardware required: Monitor
  • Memory:  512megs of ram or higher

soundzabound

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds: Minimum T1 connection or higher
  • Plug-Ins Required:  Macro Media Flash Player 9 or higher
  • Mobile application/interface available?  No
  • Z39.50 compliant?  No.
  • ADA compliant?  No
  • Remote access:  DSL, cable modem or higher connection
  • Closed captioning available?  No
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home: Homes will need a DSL, Cable Modem or higher connection, Macro Media Flash Player 9 or higher
  • Additional requirements: Media Player such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, or any media player that plays, converts and stores MP3 audio files, Audio Speakers

PC:

  • Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP Pentium II processor or higher
  • Processor:  PowerPC G3500 MHZ or faster processor or Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHZ or fasterWeb
  • Browser Options:
    - Internet Explorer 6.x
    - Internet Explorer 7 (Windows XP)
    - Firefox 2.x or higher
    - Google Chrome 10.0 or higher
  • Hardware required:  
    - Computer Monitor
    - Computer audio speakers
    - Memory:  128 MB of RAM

MAC:

  • Operating System:  OS X with Safari 2
  • Web Browser Options:
    - Safari 1.0 or higher
    - Firefox 2.x or higher
    - Google Chrome 10.0 or higher
  • Hardware required:
    - Computer Monitor
    - Computer audio speakers
  • Memory: 128 MB of RAM

Teen Health & Wellness

General Requirements:

  • Connection Speeds:  Any internet connection is acceptable. Broadband is recommended for viewing videos and from mobile devices a 3g connection or better is recommended.
  • Plug-Ins Required: On Site calculators require Flash 9 and above - Video requires Flash 9 or an html5 h264 compatible browser
  • Mobile application/interface available?  Yes
  • Z39.50 compliant?  No
  • ADA compliant?  Yes
  • Remote access:  Yes
  • Closed captioning available?  No
  • Software/Hardware requirements for home: A computer or device capable of running any of the following browsers:
    - Internet Explorer 6 and higher
    - Safari 3 and higher
    - Firefox 3 and higher
    - Chrome 8 and higher
  • Additional requirements: Videos require speakers or headphones for audio

PC:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 and above
  • Processor: Any
  • Web Browser Options:
    - Internet Explorer 6 and higher
    - Safari 3 and higher
    - Firefox 3 and higher
    - Chrome 8 and higher
  • Hardware required: Any
  • Memory:  Any

MAC:

  • Operating System: OS X 10.2 and higher
  • Web Browser Options:
    -
    Safari 3 and higher
    -
    Firefox 3 and higher
    -
    Chrome 8 and higher
  • Hardware required: Any
  • Memory: Any

TrueFlix

General Requirements:

Optimal viewing of TrueFlix streaming video requires a T1 connection or higher and Adobe Flash® Player 9 or higher (a free download at http://www.adobe.com).

PC: 

  • Pentium® II processor with 128MB of RAM. The following operating systems and browsers are supported:
  • Windows® 98
    • IE 6.x
    • Windows® 2000
    • IE 6.x
    • Firefox® 2.x or higher
  • Windows® XP
    • IE 6.x
    • IE 7.x
    • Firefox® 2.x or higher
  • 15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 for best viewing (will operate fine at 800 x 600) with 16-bit colors or higher selected.

Mac: 

  • Macintosh® OS X with the following browsers: Safari® 1.4 or higher.
  • 15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 (will operate fine at 800 x 600) with "thousands of colors" selected
  • PowerPC® G3 500MHz or faster processor or
  • Intel® Core™ Duo1.83GHz or faster processor

Additional Requirements:

  • Speakers or headsets.
 

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