Middlebury

Video And Computer Projection AMX

Using The Touch Panel


The control system for audio-visual equipment in this room is incorporated in the portable Touch Panel system. An overview of your interaction with the Touch Panel system is:
1. Touch the Touch Panel screen anywhere to activate it. Note that you should use a deliberate pressing motion when interacting with the controls rather than a light tap or a hard jab.
2. If the Power ON button is not blinking, touch the ON button in the POWER section. Note: Blinking buttons indicate the status of the systems and which equipment has been selected for use.
3. Touch the button labeled VIDEO PROJECTOR then touch the button labeled ON.

Note: Certain SMART classrooms (LaForce 121) allow you to turn off the display without turning off the projector. This allows you to direct student attention to your lecture without incurring the two-minute wait for cool-down of the projector before it can be restarted. To use this feature touch PIX MUTE ON. To turn the projection back on, press PIX MUTE OFF.

4. Touch Screen down button media.png to lower the projection screen.

5. Control the equipment you want to use with the Touch Panel system, including room lights, projection screen, VCR, your laptop computer, DVD/CD player, and auxiliary computer and video equipment. From most control screens you can also:
• Touch LIGHTS to change the room lighting.

• Touch BACK to go to the previous menu.

6. When you are finished please turn everything off by touching OFF in the POWER section of the main menu. Touch OK on the warning screen. This turns off all equipment and raises the projection screen.

Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to protect the integrity of the security system and extend the life of the electronic equipment.

You must remove your media from the equipment in the racks BEFORE you turn off the system power.


Using The Projection System

When you touch VIDEO PROJECTOR on the main menu, a pop-up menu appears which gives you four choices for using the projection system:
• ON turns the projector on and begins to display your video selection. It takes a minute or two for the projector to warm up and project the image true to color.
• Oturns the projector off – there is a two minute cool-down time for the projector. During this time you cannot turn the projector back on, so please choose this only if you know you will not need it again soon.


Room Light Controls 

1. On any screen, touch LIGHTS to control the room lights.
2. Touch Full button media.jpg, Medium button media.jpg, Low button media.jpg, Video button media.jpg, or Off button media.jpg to achieve the desired lighting level.

To dim rows of lights independently, touch ADVANCED LIGHTING, and touch Up arrow crestron.pngor Down arrow crestron.png to dim or brighten the desired row of lights (Front Row controls the front two rows).

Certain SMART classrooms (LaForce 121) let you control the Chalkboard Lights:

- Touch CHALKBOARD LIGHTS.

- Touch ON or OFF.


Projection From Your Computer


It is critical to the success of projecting a computer image that you follow this procedure in the order outlined below.
1. Connect your computer to the input cables that emerge from the metal box in the floor.
Please note that your computer should be in full shutdown mode (not in Sleep mode) when you make cable connections.
• Projection of the computer image requires the 15-pin cable.
• Computer sound amplification requires the mini-stereo cable which is part of the above cable.

2. If you need network access, plug the network cable into your computer.
3. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Touch Panel.
4. Touch COMP SOURCE then LAPTOP COMP.
5. Start your computer.
• If the projection screen has an error message on it saying INPUT A NO INPUT, see the section What To Do If Your Computer Doesn’t Project.
• If your computer projects on the screen but you cannot access the network, see the section What To Do If Your Windows Computer Can’t Access The Network.
6. Computer sound volume is increased or decreased each time you touch Up arrow crestron.png or Down arrow crestron.png.
When you are finished please turn everything off by touching OFF in the POWER section of the main menu. Touch OK on the warning screen. This turns off all equipment and raises the projection screen.
Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to protect the integrity of the security system and extend the life of the electronic equipment.
You must remove your media from the equipment in the racks BEFORE you turn off the system power.


What To Do If Your Computer Doesn’t Project


You may have to manipulate your computer so it will send its display to the projection system:


On A Windows Computer


Press and hold "Fn" and press the function key that controls monitor selection to cycle between input options. The function key is F2, F3, F5, F7, or F8 on most PCs — it will be marked with CRT/LCD or a monitor icon (Computer input media 1.jpg or Computer input media 2.jpg). The input options are:• Video output going to the computer monitor only.
• Video output going to the computer monitor and to the projection screen.
• Video output going to the projection screen only.


On A Macintosh Computer Using OS X


1. Click on the Mac Apple Menu icon.PNG apple menu and click System Preferences. The System Preferences window opens.
2. Click Displays.PNG. The Color LCD window displays.
3. In the Resolution field, you will see a variety of resolution options. Click to select one of the options. Note: There may be several options including 640 x 480, 800 x 600, and 1024 x 768. Do not select anything larger than 1024 x 768, the larger the number, the smaller the image projected. Anything above 1024 x 768 will not be easily readable.
4. Click the close button to close the Color LCD window.


What To Do If The Projected Image Does Not Look As It Should


If the computer screen image is off-center, the desktop color will not be true to color on the projection screen. So if the screen still has no image, or the image is off-center or the color of the desktop image is not what is expected, adjust the HORIZONTAL POSITION button to the left and below the computer cabling (see illustration below, but note that the button may be light blue or black). Begin by turning the button until the arrow points straight up (to 12:00) and make slight adjustments left and right from there.

Image position button media.png

What To Do If Your Macintosh OS X Computer Can’t Access The Network 


1. Click on the apple menu Mac Apple Menu icon.PNG and click System Preferences. The System Preferences window opens.
2. Click Mac network icon.PNG. The Network control panel opens.
3. From the Show drop-down list, select Built-in Ethernet. Alternatively, look in the list of network icons on the left and select the Ethernet or Built-in Ethernet
4. Click Renew DHCP Lease.
5. Close the System Preferences window.


What To Do If Your Windows Computer Can’t Access The Network


TCP/IP based services (such as web access), require your laptop to have an IP address which it gets by querying Middlebury’s DHCP server during startup. The server gives the querying computer a set of configuration parameters valid for the location of the computer called a lease, which it can use for a set period of time. When the lease expires, the Windows computer requests a new lease.
When you move a laptop with a valid lease from one sub-network to another it will not request new data from the server and the data may be invalid for your new location. For instance, in Bicentennial Hall, each floor is in a different subnet and computers must have different configuration parameters. So you should perform the following procedure whenever you move your computer from one location to another even if you think you have not changed sub-networks.
1. Click Start and select Run from the pop-up menu; the Run dialog box will open.
2. In the Open text box, type cmd
3. Click OK. The command.com window opens.
4. Release and renew IP information for all adaptors on a Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP computer:
a. At the prompt, type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
b. At the prompt, type ipconfig /renew and press Enter .
c. At the prompt, type exit and press Enter. The command window closes.

Projection From The DVD Player

1. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Touch Panel.
2. Touch CD/DVD on the menu. The DVD Controls menu displays. Press the POWER button on the DVD player if you don't see a green light on the DVD player.
3. Press Open/Close on the DVD player and load the media into the player.
4. Press Open/Close on the DVD player again to close it.
5. Several buttons on the DVD Controls menu help you control the viewing of your video.
 Previous chapter button media.png reverses the DVD by one chapter; each touch of the button reverses play by one chapter.
Rewind button media.png - touch to play in reverse.
• Play button media.png - begins play.
• Pause button media.png - pauses the DVD leaving the image on the screen.
• Stop button media.png - One touch of stops the DVD and projects a medium blue blank image on the screen. The DVD will restart from the point where you stopped. To cancel the resume feature, touch STOP again.
Forward button media.png touch to fast forward.
 Next chapter button media.png fast-forwards the video by chapter; each touch forwards by one chapter.
6. Sound volume is increased or decreased by touching Up arrow crestron.png  or Down arrow crestron.png, on the Touch Panel.

7. To activate the DVD menu, touch DVD MENU , the menu on the disc will display on the projection screen.
a. Touch the arrow buttons to move around the menu (Left pointer button media.jpg ,Right pointer button media.jpg , Up pointer button media.jpg, Down pointer button media.jpg).
b. Touch ENTER to select a highlighted feature.
8. Remove the DVD by pressing Open/Close on the DVD player.

When you are finished please turn everything off by touching OFF in the POWER section of the main menu. Touch OK on the warning screen. This turns off all equipment and raises the projection screen.
Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to protect the integrity of the security system and extend the life of the electronic equipment.
You must remove your media from the equipment in the racks BEFORE you turn off the system power.


Projection From The VCR

1. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Touch Panel.
2. Touch VHS on the menu. The Video Cassette Player menu displays.
3. Load the video into the Video Cassette Player; it begins to play automatically, if the cassette’s tab is broken.
4. Several buttons on the menu help you control the viewing of your movie.
Fast backward button media.png reverses the video.
• If you want a medium blue blank image projected onto the screen during reverse play, touch Stop button media.png, then Fast backward button media.png.
• If you want to scan the video in fast reverse and have it display on the screen, touch Fast backward button media.png while the video is in Play mode.
Play button media.png begins video play.
Pause button media.png pauses the video leaving the image on the screen.
• Stop button media.png stops the video and projects a medium blue blank image on the screen.

 Fast forward button media.png performs a fast-forward scan of the video.
• If you want a medium blue blank image projected onto the screen during forward scan, touch Stop button media.png, then Fast forward button media.png (you can monitor progress with the time indicator on the VCR).
• If you want to scan the video in fast forward and have it display on the screen, touch Fast forward button media.png while the video is in Play mode.

5. Sound volume is increased or decreased by touching Up arrow crestron.png or Down arrow crestron.png , on the Touch Panel.
6. Remove the video by pressing (Eject) Eject button media.jpgon the VCR.

When you are finished please turn everything off by touching OFF in the POWER section of the main menu. Touch OK on the warning screen. This turns off all equipment and raises the projection screen.
Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to protect the integrity of the security system and extend the life of the electronic equipment.
You must remove your media from the equipment in the racks BEFORE you turn off the system power.


Projection From The Laser Disc Player

1. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Touch Panel.
2. Touch LASER DISC on the menu. The Laser Disc Player menu displays. Press the POWER button on the DVD player if you see an amber standby light on the Laser disc player.
3. Press Open/Close on the player and load the media into the player.
4. Press Open/Close on the player again to close it.
5. Several buttons on the Laser Disc menu help you control the viewing of your video.
 Previous chapter button media.png searches backward one frame at a time.
Rewind button media.png - touch to play in reverse (touch and hold).
• Play button media.png - begins play.
• Pause button media.png - pauses the Laser Disc; when you restart play it will start where you paused. Note: Extended Play Laser Discs (indicated on jacket) do not support the Pause function.
• Stop button media.png - stops the Laser Disc and projects a medium blue blank image on the screen; if you restart the Laser Disc it will revert to the beginning..
Forward button media.png touch to fast forward (touch and hold).
 Next chapter button media.png searches forward one frame at a time.
6. Sound volume is increased or decreased by touching Up arrow crestron.png  or Down arrow crestron.png, on the Touch Panel.



7. Advanced Laser Disc controls:

To search a Laser Disc:
a. Touch SEARCH; a keypad will display on the Touch Panel and the default search mode will project onto the screen.
b. Touch SEARCH MODE to cycle through the search modes (chapter, time, frame). Note: Extended Play Laser Discs (indicated on jacket) do not support the Chapter Search function.
c. Touch the numerical value appropriate for the search mode selected; touch SEARCH if you make a mistake.
d. Touch ENTER to go to the chosen spot.
e. Touch to return to the Laser Disc Player menu


When playing SAP (Second Audio Program) discs such as bilingual discs, you can choose the sound track with AUDIO SELECT. When you touch AUDIO SELECT while playing the disc, an on-screen indicator appears briefly, then disappears. Each time you touch AUDIO SELECT the on-screen indication changes. There may be as many selections as the following: Digital Stereo, Digital 1 (left), Digital 2 (right), Audio Off, Analog Stereo, Analog 1 (left), Analog 2 (right), Audio Off. Audio track information is specified on the jacket. If audio problems occur, check the laser disc jacket to see what tracks are available. Usually Laser Discs default to the analog track.


8. Remove the disc by pressing Open/Close on the player.

When you are finished please turn everything off by touching OFF in the POWER section of the main menu. Touch OK on the warning screen. This turns off all equipment and raises the projection screen.
Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to protect the integrity of the security system and extend the life of the electronic equipment.
You must remove your media from the equipment in the racks BEFORE you turn off the system power.


Projection From The Slide Projector

A slide projector is available in Chateau 009 and FIC Cook 1.

1. Place your slide tray onto the slide projector at the back of the room.

2. Follow steps 1-4 in the section Using The Touch Panel.
3. Touch SLIDES on the Touch Panel main menu.
4. Touch POWER to turn on the loaded projector on (the button turns black) and off (the button turns red).
5. Control the direction of slide display by touching FWD or REV to view the next or previous slide.
6. Control the focus of the slide projector from the screen by touching FOCUS IN or FOCUS OUT.
7. When you are finished, please turn everything off by touching OFF for POWER on the main menu screen. Touch OK on the warning screen. This turns off all equipment and raises the projection screen.
Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to protect the integrity of the security system and extend the life of the electronic equipment.

Projection From Auxiliary Equipment

1. Connect your equipment using special audio and video interconnection cables (contact Media Services) to a special set of receptacles located in the equipment rack.
2. Refer to the device manual for set-up and operating instructions.
3. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Touch Panel.
4. Touch Aux Inputs to use an auxiliary video source. A pop-up menu with several options displays. You may choose from the following:
Aux Computer - To use this option, connect your computer to the inputs in the equipment rack labeled Portable Computer. The button on this screen helps you adjust the display if it doesn’t look quite right.
Aux Video - To use this option, connect your video equipment to the inputs in the equipment rack labeled Video.
Aux S-Video - To use this option, connect your video equipment to the inputs in the equipment rack labeled S-Video.
5. Sound volume is increased or decreased by touching Down arrow crestron.png or Up arrow crestron.png, on the Touch Panel.
When you are finished, please turn everything off by touching OFF for POWER on the main menu screen. Touch OK on the warning screen. This turns off all equipment and raises the projection screen.
Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to protect the integrity of the security system and extend the life of the electronic equipment.


Trouble Shooting

If there is no picture:

• Reselect the input device on the Touch Panel system.

• Press ON for Power and Video Projection on the main menu. If you are using a laptop, see the sub-sections of Projection From Your Computer concerning directing output and using the Horizontal Position button.

If there is no sound:

• Press ON for Power and Video Projection on the main menu

• Reselect the input device on the Touch Panel system.
• Adjust the volume on the device you are using by touching Up arrow crestron.png several times.

Getting Help

Call the Helpdesk at x2200 for assistance with problems in this classroom.

 

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