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Video And Computer Projection Crestron 2

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. When the touch panel screen appears, touch the TOUCH HERE TO BEGIN section of the screen to access the main menu.
3. Touch the button for the equipment you want to use. The projection screen will descend and the projector powers on.

4. 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 touch Main menu media.jpg to return to the main menu.
5. When you are finished:
a. Touch Main menu media.jpg, then touch System shutdown media.jpgto end your session. The Shutdown Warning displays.
b. Touch SYSTEM OFF to end your session or touch CANCEL  if you’ve started the shutdown process by mistake.
Note: You cannot turn the projection system back on for 3 minutes after shutdown.
c. Please return the portable Touch Panel to its charging station next to the telephone. 

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.


Screen Controls


1. On the main menu, touch SCREEN CONTROL (in some locations the button may be labeeld SCREEN AND SHADES).
2. Touch Down arrow crestron.pngor Up arrow crestron.pngto raise or lower the screen.


Room Light Controls 


1. On the main 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.


Microphone Controls

1. To change microphone volume settings of the lectern microphone touch MIC LEVEL on any of the device control screens. Some locations will have multiple microphones. They can all be controlled from the MIC LEVELS button.
2. Touch Down arrow crestron.pngor Up arrow crestron.png to raise or lower the volume.
3. Touch MUTE to turn off the microphone.

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 Laptop on the touch panel main menu.
5. Start your computer (note that a Macintosh G3 must be started after the projection system).
• 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 Down arrow crestron.pngor Up arrow crestron.png. You can also touch MUTE to eliminate sound broadcast.
7. When you are finished, please return the room to its former condition:
a. Touch Main menu media.jpg, then touch System shutdown media.jpg to end your session. The Shutdown Warning displays.
b. Touch SYSTEM OFF to end your session or touch CANCEL if you’ve started the shutdown process by mistake.
Note: You cannot turn the projection system back on for 3 minutes after shutdown.
c. Please return the portable Touch Panel to its charging station next to the telephone.
Note: It is important that everything is turned off to protect the integrity of the security system and extend the life of the electronic equipment.


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 screen has no image, or the image is off-center or the color of the desktop image is not what is expected, touch AUTO ADJUST on the Computer control page.


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 Dvd button media.jpg on the menu. The DVD Controls menu displays.
3. Press Eject button on the DVD player and load the media into the player.
4. Press Eject button on the DVD player again to close it.
5. Several buttons on the DVD Controls menu help you control the viewing of your video.
PREV CHAP reverses the DVD by one chapter; each touch of the button reverses play by one chapter.
SCAN REV - touch to play in reverse.
PLAY - begins play.
PAUSE - pauses the DVD leaving the image on the screen.
STOP/EJECT - 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/EJECT again.
SCAN FWD touch to fast forward.
NEXT CHAP fast-forwards the video by chapter; each touch forwards by one chapter.
CLOSE CAPTION activates the Close Caption feature.
6. Sound volume is increased or decreased by touching Down arrow crestron.png or Up arrow crestron.png, on the Touch Panel.You can also touch MUTE to eliminate sound broadcast.

7. To activate the DVD menu, touch DVD MENU , the menu on the disc will display on the projection screen.
a. Touch the directional buttons to move around the menu ( Down arrow crestron.png, Up arrow crestron.png, Left arrow crestron.png, Right arrow crestron.png).
b. Touch ENTER to select a highlighted feature.
c. Touch DONE to return to the DVD Controls menu.
8. Remove the DVD by pressing STOP/EJECT twice.

9. When you are finished:
a. Touch Main Menu, then touch System Shutdown to end your session. The Shutdown Warning displays.
b. Touch to SYSTEM OFF end your session or touch CANCEL if you’ve started the shutdown process by mistake.
Note: You cannot turn the projection system back on for 3 minutes after shutdown.
c. Please return the portable Touch Panel to its charging station next to the telephone.

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 VCR on the menu. The VHS Deck Controls menu displays.
3. Load the video into the VCR; 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 REWIND reverses the video.
• If you want a medium blue blank image projected onto the screen during reverse play, touch STOP, then FAST REWIND.
• If you want to scan the video in fast reverse and have it display on the screen, touch FAST REWIND while the video is in Play mode.
PLAY begins video play.
PAUSE pauses the video leaving the image on the screen.
STOP stops the video and projects a medium blue blank image on the screen.
FAST FORWARD 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, then FAST FORWARD (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 while the video is in Play mode.

Close Caption activates the Close Caption feature.

5. Sound volume is increased or decreased by touching Up arrow crestron.pngor Down arrow crestron.png, on the Touch Panel. You can also touch MUTE to eliminate sound broadcast.
6. Remove the video by pressing (Eject) Eject button media.jpgon the VCR.
7. When you are finished:
a. Touch Main Menu, then touch System Shutdown to end your session. The Shutdown Warning displays.
b. Touch SYSTEM OFF to end your session or touch CANCEL if you’ve started the shutdown process by mistake.
Note: You cannot turn the projection system back on for 3 minutes after shutdown.
c. Please return the portable Touch Panel to its charging station next to the telephone.

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 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 Sources to use an auxiliary video source. Touch RACK-VGA, Aux Video, Aux S-Video, FLOOR VGA/NO AUDIO to select the appropriate auxiliary video source

5. Sound volume is increased or decreased by touching Up arrow crestron.pngor Down arrow crestron.png, on the Touch Panel. You can also touch MUTE to eliminate sound broadcast.
6. When you are finished:
a. Touch Main Menu, then touch System Shutdown to end your session. The Shutdown Warning displays.

b. Touch SYSTEM OFF to end your session or touch CANCEL if you’ve started the shutdown process by mistake.
Note: You cannot turn the projection system back on for 3 minutes after shutdown.
c. Please return the portable Touch Panel to its charging station next to the telephone.

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.


Trouble Shooting


If there is no picture: • Reselect the input device on the Touch Panel system.
• Computers may require using Auto Adjust (this button is available on the touch panel).

If there is no sound: • Reselect the input device on the Touch Panel system.
• Adjust the volume on the device you are using by touching Up arrow crestron.pngseveral times.


Getting Help


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

 

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