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Explains how to use new poduim panels in Grainger rooms
These instructions are pertinent for the following rooms in Grainger Hall:
1140, 1170, 1175, 1180, 1185, 1190, 1195, 1270, 1280, 2120, 2165, 2170, 2270, 2280, 2335, 2339, 2510, 2520
Grainger hall has a unique AV system in all the classrooms. The system has been improved and simplify in the past few months
to make the user's experience more effective and reliable. To keep up with technology, we have added wireless capability to all
rooms that have updated podiums.
The following is a detail information on the use of the AV panel, also called the AMX panel. This panel that sits in top of the
podium in every room with AV technology, is the equipment that allows you to switch inputs to the projector, mute and change the
output sound to the room speaker. It is also the device that you need to use to turn on or off all the equipment in the system, except
the computer, that is always on.
The first page you see on he panel when the system is off, is the "Touch Here to Begin" screen. We have eliminated the passcode
page in all the updated panels to make it easy on the instructors. When you touch the "Touch Here to Begin" button you will be
turning on the system and after the warm up period of 10 to 20 seconds, you will be ready to make an input selection.
When you first enter a room, the system will be powered off. In order to turn it on, go to the AMX panel. Initially, it will show you a screen like this:
To power the system on, click “Touch Here to Begin.” The panel will display a warm-up screen as it prepares the equipment for your use, as shown below:
When it has warmed up, the panel will show you this input selection screen:
Select Input Source:
At this point, you have the capability to project information from a selection of devices. The most generally used input is the podium computer, however, you have the ability to display information through the room’s document camera, HDMI or VGA connected laptop, and a wirelessly connected Apple/Android device. The following information will give you a breakdown of each of these capabilities and how to access them on the AMX panel.
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 computer allows for the projector to display content and sound through the computer already set up within the room.
Document Camera allows a user to project non-digital content onto the projector screen.
VGA source allows a user to display content through a device connected by the VGA cord on the podium.
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.
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:
Source connected to the HDMI cord on the podium is selected as current input source.
Podium computer is selected as current input source.
Document camera is selected as current input source
Source connected to the VGA cord on the podium is selected as current input source.
Apple or IOS device connected to the Apple TV inside the podium is selected as current input source.
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.
Some rooms may not have HDMI options or any of the two wireless options as input source. The buttons for these functionality are shown in grey and there would be no feedback as shown below:
HDMI cord input is unavailable.
Apple & IOS wireless connection is unavailable. Windows & Android Wireless is unavailable.
Wireless reset is unavailable.
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
Reset Wireless device connection:
In the case of a device not correctly displaying wirelessly, the “Wireless Reset” button will allow you to restart and troubleshoot the wireless devices to be able to attempt connecting again.
Mic Sound System:
To enable this reset button, Press and Hold for 3 seconds. This "Pressing and Holding" operation will lead you to step 2
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
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
On the left side of the AMX panel, you will see the “Mic Volume.” This controls the volume emitting from the mic system within the room, either through a handheld or lapel. To increase the volume, press and hold the “Up” button. To decrease the volume, press and hold the “Down” button. When correctly pressed, the buttons will turn green, like this:
|Inactive||Press and Hold: Active|
To mute the volume emitted from the mic, press the “Mute” button. When the mic is muted, this button will flash between red and yellow, as seen here:
|Inactive (Unmuted)||Press (Muted)|
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.
Input Sound System:
|Inactive||Press and Hold: Active|