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Lab Equipment

Texas State's Usability and Research Lab offers state-of-the-art tools, including Morae, a software application specifically designed for usability testing that is used in conjunction with the lab’s equipment. The benefits of using a program such as Morae is that it allows you to observe, record, and save data in one place. Read more about Morae's features and benefits to find out how this software can assist your research.

If additional software is needed, please contact Matt Greengold Please submit all requests with at least 3 weeks advance notice.

The following table provides a detailed list of equipment available in the Usability Research Lab.

Observation System

User Equipment

(1) Mac Pro

              -  2.40GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon

               -  24GB (6X4GB)

               -  ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB

               -  1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s

               -  1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s

               -  18x SuperDrive

(6) Dell Laptops

      - 15.6" HD Anti-Glare LED-backlit Screen

      - Intel® Core™ i7-3720M Processor

      - Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Video

      - 8.0GB, DDR3-1600 MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMM

      - 320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive

      - 8X DVD+/-RW

(2) PTZ cameras (M5014 Mini PTZ Dome Network Camera)*

(6) Morae Usability Software**

(1) SecuritySpy for Mac (used for PTZ camera interface)


(1) 55” LCD TV for PTZ camera viewing


(2) Desktop monitors for Morae interface in observer room


(1) Morae Usability Software**


*If you need a recording of overhead camera footage, please contact Matt Greengold at

**Morae Tutorials page provides information on how to use the software.