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AV - Grainger Hall General Classrooms

How to use the AV systems in Grainger Halls most common classroom type

These instructions are pertinent for the following rooms in Grainger Hall:
1140, 1170, 1175, 1180, 1185, 1190, 1195, 1270, 1280, 2165, 2170, 2175, 2180, 2185, 2190, 2195, 2270, 2280, 3325, and 3339

Grainger Hall's classroom AV setup is visually very different from the AV setups in other buildings around campus. The system is meant to be as simple as possible to make the user's experience more effective and reliable.

The following is detailed information on the use of the AV touch panel that controls the classrooms AV systems. This panel sits on top of the 
podium in each of the rooms listed above and allows you to switch video inputs for the projection system, and adjust the volume levels of the sound systems, and mic systems if they're present.

When the system is off, the touch panel will display a "Touch Here to Begin" screen. We do not use any passcodes or keys. When you touch the "Touch Here to Begin" button the system will begin to turn on, and after the warm up period of 10 to 20 seconds, you will be ready to make an input selection.

Introductory Page:

Once you have turned the system on by tapping the "Touch Here to Begin" button, and the system has warmed up, you will see this input selection screen:



Input Page:

Select Input Source:

At this point, you have the capability to project information from a selection of devices. The podium computer, present in all of the listed classrooms, the document camera, an HDMI connection, one of our wireless connection options, and in some rooms, a VGA connection. All VGA connections are in the process of being removed.

 HDMI  HDMI source provided by the HDMI cord on the podium. By connecting this to a laptop, you will have access to both the projector and the sound controlled throughout the room.
 Podium PC  Podium computer allows for the projector to display content and sound through the computer already set up within the room.
 Doc Cam  Document Camera allows a user to project non-digital content onto the projector screen.
 Apple Wireless input   The Apple Wireless input allows you to use one Apple OS or IOS device to connect and display content onto the projector screen within the classroom.
 Windows Wireless option  The Windows wireless option allows a user to use one Windows or Android device to connect and display content onto the projector screen within the classroom. Please note that not all Android devices are supported by this option.

Current selected source will be displayed on the panel:

 Current: HDMI cord Source connected to the HDMI cord on the podium is selected as current input source.
 Current: Podium PC  Podium computer is selected as current input source.
 Current: Document Camera Document camera is selected as current input source 
 Current: Apple and IOS Wireless Apple or IOS device connected to the Apple TV inside the podium is selected as current input source. 
 Current: Windows and Android Wireless  Window or Android device connected to the Microsoft Wireless Adapter inside the podium is selected as current input source. Please note that not all Android devices are supported by this option.

At the center of the panel, there is a "Picture Mute" button. This button will allow a user to temporarily hide display of any input source that is connected to the podium on the screen. To hide display, press and hold the button, then the button will started to flash between yellow and red, indicating that picture mute is enabled. To disable the picture mute, a user and press and hold the button again, then the button will become red, indicating the picture mute is disabled.

 Picture mute: Inactive  Picture Mute: Active
 Picture Mute: Inactive  Picture Mute: Active

Reset Wireless device connection:

In the case of a device not displaying properly through the wireless connection, use the Wireless Reset button. Press and hold it for a few seconds, it will begin flashing green and you'll hear a faint clicking sound from inside the podium. You may now let go of the button, the devices will reset themselves. Once the button is done flashing, you may attempt to reconnect.

 Steps  Illustration  Explain
 1  Wireless Reset: Inactive To enable this reset button, Press and Hold for 3 seconds. This "Pressing and Holding" operation will lead you to step 2
 2  Wireless Reset: Active The button will begin to flash between the red and a green in the sequence shown on the left. At this stage, this "Wireless Reset" button will stop receiving any command whether you touch or press it
 3  Wireless Reset: Complete and Inactive After 10 seconds, you will hear a beep from the AMX Panel. This indicates that the reset is complete, and you can attempt to connect your device again. The reset button will retrieve its default display, as shown on the left

Sound system:

Input Sound System:

This controls the sound coming from the selected input source. To increase the volume, press and hold the “Up” button. To decrease the button, press and hold the “Down” button. Just like the mic volume, tapping the buttons will not make a significant change.

Inactive   Press and Hold: Active
 Mic Volume Up: Inactive  Mic Volume Up: Active
 Mic Volume Down before press  Mic Volume Down after PRESS AND HOLD
To mute the audio from the selected input press the “Mute” button. Just like the mic volume, this button will flash between red and yellow,
To end the mute, press the button once more. The mic will now return to the volume it was set at prior to being muted.

Turning off the AMX system:

To When finished in the room, please turn off the AMX system by finding the "System Off" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the AV Touch Panel. When you touch the button you'll be taken to a confirmation page. Select "Yes" on the confirmation page and you should see the image below. The system will now shut down. 
NOTE: Pressing this button will not log off your computer automatically. A user must log out of the podium computer by clicking the "Log Off" button on the desktop of the computer.

Keywords:AV, Microphone, HDMI, Laptop, Podium Computer, Classroom   Doc ID:122307
Owner:James F.Group:Wisconsin School of Business
Created:2022-11-04 14:14 CSTUpdated:2023-01-17 16:49 CST
Sites:Wisconsin School of Business
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