Tech | Media Services

GSB 5.142a

Multimedia Desk

CAPABILITIES

Video Projection, Laptop Cable Connection, Source SelectionMultimedia Desk/Lectern, Document Camera, CD, DVDMicrophone Input, Auxiliary Input

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 Projector 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.

DVD PLAYER

On the rear side 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 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 PCDVDCDDoc 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.

AUX

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 and SUPPORT

Controls the desktop and room lighting.

 
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Screen, Lectern, Microphone and Volume 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 Wireless Mic and Desk Mic 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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Volume Control
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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 rear side of the desk 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, 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

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.

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 DVD/CD player and press the DVD/CD source button on the main interface. It is not necessary to turn the projector 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 next to the Menu button ejects the CD.


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Doc Cam (Document Camera) Controls

DOC CAM INSTRUCTIONS

To operate the Document Camera (Doc Cam) source, press the Projector On and Doc Cam buttons on the main interface.

CONNECTING/SETTING UP DOC CAM

To connect the portable Document Camera to the desk, plug the power and red communication cables attached to the camera into the connection ports on the right-hand side of the desk (see Doc Cam Connected to Desk photo on right.)
To set up the Doc Cam, refer to the Setting Up illustration on the right which demonstrates how to pull the Doc Cam into its working position. The light gray tab next to the arrow in the picture is the Pull Pad which when lifted will turn the Doc Cam on automatically.
If you have turned the unit on but you do not see your image, make sure that the EXT/INT light (see button #7 below) is OFF.

SLIDE USE

Rotating the camera head so that the lens is aimed at the slide light field (the slide-sized white rectangle towards the rear of the unit in the top illustration on the right) will set the camera to Slide. The Zoom will auto zoom to the slide size. To use the camera with a document again, gently rotate the head until you feel a slight click, this is the optimized position for document projection. The Zoom will return to your last zoom setting.

DOC CAM CONTROLS

The document camera can be controlled through either the lectern's interface screen, or by the buttons on the unit itself.

DOC CAM SCREEN

The Camera buttons turn the Doc Cam on and off. The Focus buttons manually focus the Doc Cam, the Zoom buttons zoom in/out on the document, and the Auto Focus button will automatically focus the Doc Cam. The Light button controls the Doc Cam's onboard light.

DOC CAM BUTTONS

  • Refer to the "Doc Cam Buttons" illustration on right
  1. LIGHT BUTTON
    Located on the right side of the base and towards the rear, the light button switches between top light, slide light field and light off. The LIGHT button also works as One Push White Balance key if pressed for 2 seconds.
  2. POWER BUTTON
    The Doc Cam will automatically turn on when it's camera arm has been extended, however this button which is located on the right side of the base and towards the back will manually switch the unit on and off.
  3. ZOOM WHEEL
    The ZOOM WHEEL can be found on the camera head. Holding the zoom wheel lightly down will zoom closer to your object, and holding it lightly up will zoom out from your object. The more you turn the ZOOM WHEEL, the faster the unit will zoom in or out.
  4. MANUAL FOCUS BUTTONS
    When the Manual FOCUS keys are pressed the Doc Cam switches off the autofocus function. Using the Auto focus button switches the autofocus function on again.
  5. AUTO FOCUS (AF) BUTTONS
    Switches the auto focus on and off. The AF light indicates if the AF is switched on.
  6. FREEZE BUTTONS
    Freezes the current image. The FREEZE light indicates if the FREEZE mode is activated.
  7. EXT/INT BUTTON
    Switches between the Doc Cam image and an external input. The EXT/IN light indicates that a signal from the external input is being displayed. If the unit is on, but you are not using an external source and you do not see your image, make sure that the EXT/INT light is OFF.

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Setting Up
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Doc Cam Buttons
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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

The Wireless Mic and Desk Mic buttons adjust the Microphone volume, push the Up or Down buttons for adjustment.

Main Screen Interface
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Full Screen Interface
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Auxiliary Inputs
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Page last updated: 5/16/2013