Logistics, and school identification.
dsd at laptop.org
Mon May 4 09:44:40 EDT 2009
2009/5/4 Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>:
> Following the blog entry, the inventory system you mention has the SN
> and UUID for all the machines, as well as the classroom and school. I
> have a few questions about it...
Let's be careful with the term "UUID"
Quanta generates a UUID which corresponds to the SN and stores it in
manufacturing data, which is used for things like leases.
Additionally, the Paraguay inventory system generates a unique ID
which we generate a barcode from. So there are really 2 UUIDs per
laptop now. The inventory system stores both (the quanta-UUID is used
for generating leases)
> - What the format of the school identifier? For the classroom?
1. City (always Caacupé at the moment)
2. School (identified by number, all schools are numbered here)
3. Shift (morning or afternoon -- with a couple of exceptions, kids
only get half a day of school)
4. Grade (1 through 6)
5. Section (A,B,C,...) - basically when there are multiple classrooms
for one grade due to number of students, this identifies the class
For example, a label that we affix to a box of 5 laptops might say:
Caacupé :: 40 :: Turno mañana :: Tercer grado :: Sección B (7)
(caacupé, school nr #40 tte fariña, 3rd grade, section b)
The final number identifies how many boxes are assigned to go to that
classroom as a quick way of verifying that all assigned laptops have
been received -- just before handout starts, there should be 7 boxes
of laptops in the classroom.
The same info, minus the (7), is printed on the label that is affixed
inside the laptop, plus: student name, barcode,
> - Can the SN, UUID,classroom, school data be exported to a CSV file
> or something similar?
> - Can I get my hands on a sample file? :-)
A sample file of what?
> - How are updates to the information handled? Does the inventory get
> updated when new laptops are sent to a school? Does it handle
> blacklisting (marking an XO as broken or stolen), replacement, etc?
Yes, all of the above. It's done through a web interface.
How does this line up with XS plans?
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