|November 30, 2005|
Enhanced 911 Service Starts Dec. 1
A new phone alert system called “Enhanced 911” will be activated on Thursday, Dec. 1, making it easier and faster for emergency responders to locate Lab employees who call emergency numbers – 7911, 911, or 9911. The exact location (building and office number) of an employee who calls one of these numbers will now be automatically provided to emergency personnel. Previously, these calls showed up to the dispatcher as being from “One Cyclotron Road.” A demonstration of Enhanced 911 will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, Dec.1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by IT Division staff and representatives from the Alameda County, Berkeley and UC Fire Departments.
Interested in buying a new laptop? The IT Division recommends that Lab staff purchase laptops in the Dell Latitude series (410, 610, and 810). For details on purchasing a new laptop, check out the Berkeley Lab Computer Store and click on the laptop/desktop icon. The Lab’s vendor, KST, has created a number of standard configurations to fit the needs of most users called “sweet spots.” Read more.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, representatives from Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) will visit Berkeley Lab to discuss recent hardware and software visualization products. The one-hour seminar will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in 50B-4205. Sponsored by the Computational Research Division’s Visualization Group, this seminar is open to any Lab staff using or interested in scientific visualization hardware and software technology.
Calendar No Longer Able to Change Passwords
The ability to change LDAP passwords through the Oracle Calendar client will be disabled on Wednesday, Dec. 7. After this date, the only method for changing a LDAP (calendar and email) password will be through the password change Web site. Calendar users must upgrade to version 10, available here. To check which version of Calendar you’re currently using, select Help/About (for Windows) or Oracle Calendar/About (for OSX) from the pulldown menu. Version 10 Calendar clients automatically update passwords, but older versions do not.
IT Computer Training Room Available For Rent
The IT Division’s computer training room (90-26) is available for hands-on computer training for anything from business applications to scientific programs. The room has an instructor’s workstation and 15 student workstations. Each system is imaged with the Lab’s standard version of the Windows XP operating system, but classes requiring Linux can also be accommodated. Contact the Help Desk (x4357) to make a reservation. Cost is $160/day. The room’s current schedule is available here.
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