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AV - Grainger Hall Microphone Classrooms
Explains how to use AV touch panels in Grainger Hall Classrooms.
These instructions are pertinent for the following rooms in Grainger Hall:
1100, 1295, 2080, 2120, 2339. 2510, 3070, and 3335
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.
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:
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 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.|
|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|
|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.|
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 the in room projection system not correctly displaying a wireless device, 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.
|1||To enable this reset button, Press and Hold for 3 seconds. This "Pressing and Holding" operation will lead you to step 2|
|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|
|3||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|
Mic Sound System:
On the left side of the AMX panel, you will see the “Mic Volume.” This controls the volume of the in room voice amplification if it is present. To increase the volume, press and hold the “Up” button. To decrease the volume, press and hold the “Down” button. Tapping the buttons does not alter the levels significantly.
|Inactive||Press and Hold: Active|
To mute the voice amplification, 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:
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|