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GSB 3.104

Multimedia Desk

CAPABILITIES

Dual-screen LCD Projection, Laptop Computer Connections, Multimedia Desk/Lectern, Document Camera, CD, DVD, Microphone Input, Voice Over IP (VOIP), Whiteboard

CONTROLS

On the top of the desk there is a computer interface screen, touch the screen and it will turn on and display the control interface.

LAPTOP COMPUTER PROJECTION

Connect the desk's VGA cable (attached to the desk under the black plate at the top rear of the desk) to the VGA port of your laptop computer. Turn on your computer, press the Projection On, and PC buttons on the desk's touch screen. The desk also has computer audio and Ethernet jacks, as well as two AC outlets. Note: Before using any application that accesses the University network through either a public Ethernet or wireless port, you must first open an internet browser application and login to the page that you are automatically directed to with your UTEID. If you have forgotten your UTEID, please visit the UTEID Self-Service Tools page for assistance.

VIDEO PLAYER

On the front left leg of the desk is a slot-loading DVD/CD player. The controls for this unit are available on the desk's touch screen.

Desk/Lectern Operation

Press and hold the Lectern Up/Down buttons on the desk interface to raise and lower the desk to your preferred height.

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Laptop Projection Instructions

  • The desk has built-in power outlets, PC Audio and Ethernet (UT network and internet access) jacks, and a built-in VGA video cable to connect your laptop to the LCD Projector.
  • To connect your laptop computer, simply plug in the desk's VGA cable (supplied under the black plate on the desktop) to the VGA port of your laptop computer. There is another VGA connector available under the plate as an alternate in case the attached cable breaks. If two laptops are connected to the desk's VGA ports, the fixed port will override the cable version. If you have audio in your presentation you will also need to connect a PC audio cable (PC Audio and Ethernet cables are available for checkout from Media Support.)
  • Turn on your computer, press the Projection On, and PC buttons on the desk's touch screen. If your laptop's screen appears on the room's screen you are ready to go, if not, you may need to mirror your laptop's screen onto the projector. To do this on a Dell computer, hit the FN and F8 keys at the same time until you see your laptop content on the screen. Hitting FN-F8 successively will scroll through the available viewing choices. The command to mirror your laptop's screen may be different on other manufacturer's computers, if you have any questions please consult this PDF chart.

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Video Projection

PROJECTION ON

Turns on the left or right projector. To turn on both projectors, push both On buttons. While the projectors start up, the Projection Off button may be blanked out for up to 2 minutes.

PROJECTION OFF

Turns off the left or right projector. To turn off both projectors, push both Off buttons. The projectors will wait 90 seconds before they can be turned on again after they have been turned off.

PROJECTOR AUTO-ADJUST

These buttons will auto-adjust the screen image.


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Source Selection

  • Press the Projection On button(s) and then the source button(s) that you wish to use.
  • There are additional instructions for the PC, DVD, CD, Doc Cam and Auxiliary sources on this page.

BLANK

Blanks the image on the projection screen, so that the audience cannot see the projected image temporarily. This button will not turn the projector off.

PC

Selects the Laptop PC input to be displayed on the screen.

DOC CAM

Selects the ceiling-mounted document camera input to be displayed on the screen.

DVD/CD

Selects the desk's slot-loading DVD/CD player to be displayed on the screen. This button also brings up the DVD/CD controls in the center of the touch panel interface.

AUXILIARY

Selects the RCA inputs on the desk's auxiliary input panel for display. The yellow input is for video and the white input is for audio. Cables for these inputs are available for checkout at the Media Support office. There is also an XLR connection where you can plug in an external microphone (microphones can be checked out at Media Support).


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Lights

LIGHTS

These controls turn the ceiling lights on or off, and adjust their brightness.

SPOT

Turns the lectern spotlight on or off, and adjusts its brightness. 


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Volume, Microphone, Screen and Lectern Controls

SCREEN

Raises and lowers the projection screens. To stop the screen at any point, press the button again.

LECTERN

Raises and lowers the desk to allow for desk or lectern use.

MICROPHONE

The Microphone Up/Down buttons adjust the microphone volume (microphones may be checked out at Media Support).

VOLUME

These controls adjust the overall volume for the PC, DVD, and Auxiliary sources. Additional volume adjustments for your laptop PC may be done on the computer itself. 


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Voice Over IP (VOIP), Student Network

VOICE OVER IP (VOIP)

Please contact Media Support to set up a VOIP session.

STUDENT NETWORK

These buttons control the student's desk's Ethernet ports.


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DVD Controls

  • There are two screens to control DVD use. The uppermost screen on the right appears when the DVD/CD source button is pressed. The lower screen on the right with advanced DVD controls appears when the video image is pressed on the touch screen. To return to the main interface screen, press the video image again.

DVD INSTRUCTIONS

To use the DVD/CD source, Insert your DVD disk into the slot on the left leg of the desk and press the Projection On and DVD/CD buttons on the main interface. The DVD can take up to a minute to load so please be patient.

DVD CONTROLS - Main Screen Interface

Press the triangular play button to play the DVD. The square button stops the DVD, the button with two vertical lines pauses the DVD, the arrow buttons with vertical lines skip to the next or previous movie chapter, the double triangle buttons fast forwards or reverses through the movie, and the triangular button with a line underneath ejects the DVD. The Subtitles button brings up the subtitles menu, and repeatedly pushing the button cycles through your available language options.

DVD CONTROLS - Full Screen Interface

For additional DVD controls, touch the image on the main screen interface to bring up the full screen interface. On this page you have additional DVD controls. The Menu button goes to the DVD's main menu. The triangular arrow buttons in the North, South, East and West positions navigate through a DVD disk's menu options, and the Enter button selects the DVD option that is highlighted. The Menu button returns to a DVD disk's main menu.

VOLUME

Adjusts the overall presentation volume.

ERROR EXPLANATIONS

An icon shaped like a white circle with a diagonal line through it indicates that the DVD player accepted the command that you issued, but the DVD disk does not allow it's execution (e.g. trying to skip the FBI warning on a movie.) "No Disk" indicates that the DVD player cannot recognize the disk. Try ejecting and re-inserting the DVD disk.

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CD Controls

CD PLAYER INSTRUCTIONS

Insert your CD disk into the slot on the left leg of the desk and press the DVD/CD source button on the main interface. It is not necessary to turn the projectors on for an audio-only CD. The CD can take up to a minute to load so please be patient.

CD PLAYER CONTROLS

Press the triangular play button to play the CD. The square button stops the CD, the double arrow buttons fast-forward and rewind the CD, the button with two vertical lines pauses the CD, and the triangular button with a line underneath ejects the CD.

VOLUME

Adjusts the overall presentation volume.


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Doc Cam (Document Camera) Controls

DOCUMENT CAMERA INSTRUCTIONS

To operate the Doc Cam source, press the Projection On, Doc Cam and Camera On buttons on the main interface.

DOC CAM CONTROLS

The Document Camera is mounted in the ceiling, and it films the desk surface and whatever document you have placed on it. If necessary, you can hit the Light buttons next to the Camera buttons on the interface to control the illumination of the Doc Cam area. Use the Zoom buttons to zoom the camera on your document. The Auto Focus button will focus the Doc Cam on your document. If necessary, hit the Focus In or Focus Out buttons for fine tuning. The Rotate button will rotate your image onscreen.


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Aux (Auxiliary Input) Controls

AUXILIARY SOURCE HOOKUP

The Auxiliary button selects the two front panel RCA inputs, the yellow input is for video (adapter available at the Media Services office) and the white input is for audio. Hook your auxiliary source (such as a video camera) into these inputs.
There is also an XLR connection available (to the left of the yellow and white RCA inputs) where you can plug in an external microphone (microphones can be checked out at Media Support). The Microphone UP/DOWN buttons control the microphone volume.
An additional Ethernet port is provided on the auxiliary panel.

AUXILIARY SOURCE INSTRUCTIONS

To operate the Auxiliary source, press the Projection On and Auxiliary buttons on the main interface. Operate your auxiliary input source (such as a video camera) as you normally would and its signal will be displayed on the room's LCD projector screen.

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