Charged with creating an SMS-based system to benefit the ITP community, I would have to suggest an SMS-enabled check-in/check-out system for equipment room rentals. Too many times a single person working the ER is overwhelmed by an onslaught of fellow ITP’ers. This system would reduce the ER-worker’s job to retrieving the items from the shelves. Then, the student checking out the item would send an SMS text to a defined short code with the item’s identification number in the body of the text. The text would hit the ER system and know what student checked out what item. Additionally, the system could then SMS back with a confirmation and the “due back” date.