At the 2008 NCRA ACE Workshop, Laura Brewer, RDR, CRR, CCP, created a CART equipment list as a reference for providers. Due to popular demand, this list is now posted below.

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Basics:

  • Tape (preferably gaffer’s tape - to tape cords down)
  • Scissors
  • Power Cords (2-3) (low-profile plugs; different shaped plugs)
  •  25' heavy-duty grounded
  •  2 10' grounded
  • Surge Protectors/Power Strips (2)
  • 3-to-2 Plug Adapters (2)
  • VGA cables (3 rows; 15 pins) (preferably heavy-duty shielded cables)
  •  male/female (at least 2 cables, 25' minimum total length - we carry about 8)
  •  male/male cable (1-2) (or female/male adapter)
  •  25' or 50' heavy-duty male/female cable
  • Steno Writer Adapter (2) (consider 110-240v adapter)
  • RT Cables (2) (two rows, 9 pins)
  • StenoCast wireless RT receiver/transmitter
  • USB-to-Serial or PCI Card-to-serial adapter (2)
  • Flashlight or pen light or desk light (battery-operated is nice)
  • Collapsible cart for carrying equipment
  • Laptop with power source (if you have 2 laptops and can bring 2, that is ideal in case of emergency)
  • Steno charger
  • 2 Realtime Cables
  • Surge Protector
  • Extension cord
  • Plug adapter (from 3-prong to 2-prong)
  • Steno table that fits on tripod
  • Extra steno machine battery pack

Basic one-on-one on-site CART wish list but not total necessity

  • External monitor  so consumer doesn’t have to sit next to you if they don’t want to or it’s not convenient.  (i.e. Mimo 2G Mini

Monitor www.mimomonitors.com, or an iPad or other comparable tablet

Basic on-site projected CART

Advanced on-site projected CART

  • Tape (preferably gaffer’s tape - to tape cords down)
  • Scissors
  • Power Cords (2-3) (low-profile plugs; different shaped plugs)
  •  25' heavy-duty grounded
  •  2 10' grounded
  • Surge Protectors/Power Strips (2)
  • 3-to-2 Plug Adapters (2)
  • VGA cables (3 rows; 15 pins) (preferably heavy-duty shielded cables)
  •  male/female (at least 2 cables, 25' minimum total length - we carry about 8)
  •  male/male cable (1-2) (or female/male adapter)
  •  25' or 50' heavy-duty male/female cable
  • Steno Writer Adapter (2) (consider 110-240v adapter)
  • RT Cables (2)
  • StenoCast wireless RT receiver/transmitter if using StenoCast
  • Flashlight or pen light or desk light (battery-operated is nice)
  • Collapsible cart for carrying equipment
  • Extra Batteries for any equipment you carry that uses batteries

For team (2 reporters), add:

  • A/B switch (www.blackbox.com)
  • Male/Female VGA cables (3 total; 2 in use, 1 as backup, heavy-duty, shielded)
  • Male/Male VGA cable (at least one) or gender changer

For multiple monitors or multiple devices, add:

  • VGA Channel splitter (video splitter)
  • Male/Male VGA cable (one additional for backup, shielded)
  • Power adapter for channel splitter

For TV monitor, add:

  • AVerKey (Power adapter, remote control, VGA pigtail cable, batteries for remote)
  • RCA cable (25') and RCA couplers
  • S-Video cable; HDMI cable

For audio, add:

  • Headsets (in-line volume adjustment, extra batteries) (large enough to cover your ears)
  • Audio extension cable
  • 1/8->1/4 headset adapter
  • Y adapter (2-to-1) for miniplug (1/8") and 1/4" plug
  • External mike for audio synch (extra batteries)
  • Audio cable with miniplugs at each end for direct audio to audio synch
  • Audio mixer (lightweight - behringer four-channel MiniAmp, www.behringer.com)