How do I use the instructional technology in Hedberg Library 170?

Richard LaHue
2016-10-26 01:09

Equipment Rack Power

Make sure these power switches are on at all times! DO NOT TURN POWER OFF TO EQUIPMENT IN THE EQUIPMENT RACK!

  • Kramer VP-444 Switcher - First unit in the equipment rack. Switches between various sources, sending audio to the speakers and video to the projector. Controlled by pressing the buttons on its face. Power switch is located inside the equipment rack.
  • Toshiba Blu-ray Player - Second unit in the equipment rack. Plays Blu-ray disks, DVDs, and CDs. Controlled by the buttons on its face. Power button is a small LED button on the upper-right edge of the player's face.
  • Mac Mini - Third unit in the equipment rack. A compact computer that runs Mac OS X and Windows 8.1. Controlled with the USB mouse and keyboard sitting on top of the equipment rack, or the large touch screen display in the middle of the room. Power button is located on the left corner of the Mac Mini.
  • TOA 900-Series II Amplifier - Fourth unit in the equipment rack. Send audio to the speakers in the room. Volume is controlled by the knob on the front of the device. Power button is located on the left side of the amplifier.
  • Magnavox DVD/VCR - Fifth unit in the equipment rack. Plays DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes. Controlled by its remote. Power button is a rectangular silver button located on the left side of the player.

Connecting Your Laptop using a VGA Cable

  1. Turn on the TVs using their remotes, labelled HL 170 SHARP TVs and HL 170 BIG TV, respectively.
  2. Make sure all power switches are turned on (see Equipment Rack Power section at the top of this document).
  3. The Kramer switcher must be set to VGA (Input #11).
  4. Boot up your laptop COMPLETELY before connecting the VGA cable from the equipment rack. Then plug in the cable.
    • If your computer requires you to use an adapter to project (for example, all MacBook Pros with VGA), first plug the cable into your adapter, then plug the adapter into your computer.
  5. Send the image to the projector:
    • On Windows computers, press and hold the Windows key and P key. Select the Duplicate to send the image to the projector.
    • On a Mac, click the Apple icon > System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement > Mirror Displays.
  6. Volume is controlled through the Volume dial on the amplifier.
  7. When you're done with the TVs, please turn them off. Hit the power button on the TV remoters to turn them off.

Connecting Your Laptop using an HDMI Cable

  1. Turn on the TVs using their remotes, labelled HL 170 SHARP TVs and HL 170 BIG TV, respectively.
  2. Make sure all power switches are turned on (see Equipment Rack Power section at the top of this document).
  3. The Kramer switcher must be set to HDMI (Input #1).
  4. Boot up your laptop COMPLETELY before connecting the HDMI cable from the equipment rack. Then plug in the cable.
    • If your computer requires you to use an adapter to project, first plug the cable into your adapter, then plug the adapter into your computer.
  5. Send the image to the projector:
    • On Windows computers, press and hold the Windows key and P key. Select the Duplicate to send the image to the projector.
    • On a Mac, click the Apple icon > System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement > Mirror Displays.
  6. Volume is controlled via the Volume dial on the amplifier.
  7. When you're done with the TVs, please turn them off. Hit the power button on the TV remoters to turn them off.

Using the DVD/VCR

  1. Turn on the TVs using their remotes, labelled HL 170 SHARP TVs and HL 170 BIG TV, respectively.
  2. Make sure all power switches are turned on (see Equipment Rack Power section at the top of this document).
  3. The Kramer switcher must be set to DVD/VCR (Input #10).
  4. Insert your DVD disk or VHS tape, and use the DVD/VCR player remote to control playback. Don't forget your disk or tape in the player when you're done!
  5. Volume is controlled via the Volume dial on the amplifier.
  6. When you're done with the TVs, please turn them off. Hit the power button on the TV remoters to turn them off.

Using the Blu-ray Player

  1. Turn on the TVs using their remotes, labelled HL 170 SHARP TVs and HL 170 BIG TV, respectively.
  2. Make sure all power switches are turned on (see Equipment Rack Power section at the top of this document).
  3. The Kramer switcher must be set to BLURAY (Input #2).
  4. Insert your Blu-ray disk, and use the Blu-ray player remote to control Blu-ray playback. Don't forget your disk in the player when you're done!
  5. Volume is controlled via the Volume dial on the amplifier.
  6. When you're done with the TVs, please turn them off. Hit the power button on the TV remoters to turn them off.

Using the Mac Mini

  1. Turn on the TVs using their remotes, labelled HL 170 SHARP TVs and HL 170 BIG TV, respectively.
  2. Make sure all power switches are turned on (see Equipment Rack Power section at the top of this document).
  3. The Kramer switcher must be set to MAC MINI (Input #5).
  4. Control the Mac Mini using the USB mouse and keyboard sitting on top of the equipment rack, or just use the large touch panel TV next to the equipment rack.
  5. Volume is controlled via the Volume dial on the amplifier.
  6. When you're done with the TVs, please turn them off. Hit the power button on the TV remoters to turn them off.

Leaving the projector running for extended periods while it's not in use significantly shortens the life of the projector. To turn off the projector, push the power button on its remote twice.

For help with classroom technology, please email Media Services at av@carthage.edu or call (262) 551-5950.

Reviewed/Approved 10/25/16 by Media Services

 

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