Tech | Media Services

UTC 3.104

Multimedia Desk

CAPABILITIES

LCD Projection, Laptop Computer Connections, Multimedia Desk/Lectern, Document Camera, CD, DVDAuxiliary Input

CONTROLS

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

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 Projector On, and PC buttons on the desk's touch screen.
The desk also has Computer audio and Ethernet cables, 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 UT EID Self-Service Tools page for assistance.

VIDEO PLAYER

On the left leg of the desk is a 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 Cable Connection

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, plug in the desk's VGA cable (supplied under the black plate on top of the desk) 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 Projector ON, and PC buttons on the desk's touch screen. If your laptop's screen appears on the room's screen then 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. On a Mac the F7 button toggles between mirrored and dual screen after an external display has been detected. 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

PROJECTOR ON

Turns on projector. While the projector starts up, the PROJECTOR OFF button may be blanked out for up to two minutes.

PROJECTOR OFF

Turns off projector. The projector will wait two minutes before it can be turned on again after it has been turned off.

SOURCE BLANK

Blanks out the image on the projection screen, so that the audience cannot see the projected image temporarily (e.g. when making a change or entering data that you do not want the audience to see, or to blank the display before a test.) This button will not turn the projector off.


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Source Selection

  • Press the Projector ON button and then the source button that you wish to use.
  • There are additional instructions for the PC, DVD, CD, Doc Cam and Auxiliary sources further down this page.

BLANK

Blanks out 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 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 two front panel RCA inputs, the yellow input is for video and the white input is for audio. 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.
Video adapters and microphones can be checked out at Media Support.


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Lights

LIGHTS

Controls the desktop lighting.

SUPPORT

Controls the room's recessed lighting.


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Screen, Lectern and Microphone Controls

SCREEN

Raises and lowers the projection screen. 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 CONTROL

The volume knob under the interface screen adjusts 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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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 appears full screen when the video image is pressed on the touch screen, and it has advanced controls for the DVD player. To return to the main interface screen, press the video image again.

DVD INSTRUCTIONS

To operate the DVD source, Insert your DVD disk into the player and press the Projector 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, and the triangular button with a line underneath ejects the DVD. The Enter button selects the DVD option that is highlighted.

DVD CONTROLS - Advanced Controls Interface 

Press the video image on the touch screen to bring up the full 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, and the triangular button with a line underneath ejects the DVD. The triangular arrow buttons in the North, South, East and West positions navigate through a DVD disk's menu options. The Enter button selects the DVD option that is highlighted. The Menu button returns to a DVD disk's main menu. The Source Blank button toggles the display from the projector on and off (e.g. for cueing a DVD) but does not turn the projector itself off. The Subtitles button brings up the subtitles menu, repeatedly pushing the button cycles through your available language options.

ERROR EXPLANATIONS

An icon shaped like a white circle with a red 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 the CD into the player and press the DVD/CD button on the touch screen. 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, the triangular buttons with vertical lines skip to the previous or next track, and the triangular button with a line underneath ejects the CD.


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Doc Cam (Document Camera) Controls

DOCUMENT CAMERA INSTRUCTIONS

To operate the Doc Cam source, press the Projector ON, Doc Cam and Camera ON buttons on the main interface.

DOC CAM CONTROLS

The Document Camera is mounted in the ceiling, and it projects a rectangle of light onto the desk surface to display where it is focused. Place your document into the light rectangle and hit the Zoom In button to shrink the lighted area to the size of your document, with a border of about 3/4" on all sides. Turn on the Light button on the interface to increase the illumination of the Doc Cam area. The Auto Focus button will focus the Doc Cam on your document. The image can also be quickly rotated with the Rotate button.



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Aux (Auxiliary Input) Controls

AUXILIARY SOURCE HOOKUP

The Aux 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.)

AUXILIARY SOURCE INSTRUCTIONS

To operate the Aux source, press the Projector On and Aux 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.

SOURCE BLANK

This button toggles the display from the projector on and off (e.g. for setting up a shot) but does not turn the projector itself off.

MICROPHONE

Adjusts the Microphone volume, push the Up or Down buttons for adjustment.


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Page last updated: 4/29/2011