Twin ‘Wide Screen’ Data Projectors with dual, off or separate source selection from Touch control panel. Remote HD camera and 4K BluRay player.
NB. Extra step required on panel to send the selected source to each screen(L/R Projector screens), Audio also needs to be routed as required(Send to speakers). Camera feed to Panopto requires a projector to be selected!
Room lighting can be controlled from the touch panel and the light switch on right of inner door, Scene 4 is front row lights OFF. ‘In Use‘ switch on left hand SIDE of lectern.13A power & network outlets(not activated) by audience seats.
The following instructions are automatically generated, based on the list of equipment in the room
As such, we've kept them simple to account for any variations between rooms. For help on specifics, contact AV Support - details are at the bottom of the page.
If you're in one of the learning spaces, contact AV Support by pressing the AVSupp button on the phone
Button or touch controls for the audio/visual and projection equipment in the room.
Control systems are designed to be left powered up, please leave them powered up so they can be used to turn the equipment on/off.
Did you know that the lamps are not only expensive, but contain hazardous Mercury?
Tap the touch screen to display/select buttons for the equipment.
To switch off, tap Off or Exit/Shutdown, and then confirm with Shutdown Now.
Newer lecture ‘Digital‘ theatres have audio ‘send’ and multiple projectors and lectern monitor selectable for each input source, and separate mic(red \ ) and speaker(white \ ) mutes.
Some also have sub-menu/s for additional facilities like Camera, Lighting and Blinds controls.
AMX Touchscreen panel
MB708b TSW752 touch panel
We recommend that the projector is switched on after you login to the PC.
Drag/copy presentation documents from your USB stick onto the desktop.
Any change/s and added files are auto-deleted on Restart.
Choose VLC Media Player for DVD playback with sound.
Aston Teaching PC
The standard pool room teaching PC contains Office Professional Plus 2013 including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Also included are the Panopto recorder, Skype, and a selection of web browsers, and shared drives depending on your login.
See the IT Services website for the full list of installed software. If your login or network fails .\teach username & teach password will allow you to present locally from USB drive, but without internet or network access.
The PC will shut down after an hour of inactivity
This will remove any changes you have made, any work you have open will be lost, and any files on the desktop will be deleted.
Bear this in mind if, for example, you are running an event and want to get the PC set up early or you are breaking for lunch.
We recommend that the projector is switched on after you login to the PC. If you don’t need the computer to be displayed on the screen, you can use it without the projector on. Computer audio requires the projector to be ON, and all control panel, computer and application volumes to be up (not Muted).
A flying HDMI cable (including audio) is usually* connected to the lectern faceplate.
Unlike the other visualisers in use in Aston University learning spaces, the Wolfvision acts in the same way as a webcam or another camera. This means we can record it directly in Panopto.
When you’re presenting, you’ll need to switch to the Panopto recorder to add the visualiser as a secondary source. To get back to the Panopto recorder, either
come out of your full screen presentation and click the Panopto icon on the taskbar
Press Alt & Tab until the Panopto recorder is selected
Then, in the Panopto recorder, you’ll need to add the visualiser as a secondary capture source:
On the left hand side of the Panopto recorder, under Secondary Capture Sources, click Add Another Video Source
Click the dropdown that appears, and select WolfVision Video Capture II
This starts recording the camera in the visualiser.
When you want to stop using the visualiser, remove it as a secondary source by going back to the Panopto recorder and clicking on the X next to it.
If you do not remove the visualiser as a secondary capture source
When you stop using the visualiser, any viewers of the recorded session will continue seeing the content of the visualiser.
If you begin presenting using Powerpoint again, your viewers will have to manually switch back to the Powerpoint source themselves.
When your students view this recording back, it will show the visualiser at this point, like so
At the point in the recording when you clicked the X to remove the secondary source, it will switch back eg to PowerPoint or the screen capture.
You can repeat the above steps as many times as you need during a lecture.
Use the camera to include video in an Aston Replay recording.
The Panopto recorder will default to including video where a camera is present. If you don’t want this to be included in your session, you will need to switch the camera off. You may also borrow a mobile alternative.
Touch Panel controls are similar to the Sony ‘Remote controls’.
If you see colour bars in the Panopto recorder this means the camera is switched off.
Choose from Presets ‘Scenes’ – which are set to face the optimal presenter positions for recording.
Sony PTZ camera
This room features a special camera setup used to record inaugural lectures and other events. We’ve connected the camera at back of the room up to the computer for you to use in your sessions.
The camera will shut down after a couple of hours.
To ensure this doesn’t happen when you make a recording, you need to perform the following steps at the start of your lecture:
If you see colour bars in the Panopto recorder
This means the camera is switched off. Turn the camera ON by pressing the POWER button [a]
If you don’t want to record the camera, you will need to deselect it in the Panopto recorder, otherwise your recorded session will contain the colour bars.
If you see the image from the camera
Press CAMERA SELECT 1 [b] – this will prevent the camera from powering off during your lecture.
Crestron AM-100 Wireless Presentation
AirMedia(TM) Wirelessly present photos, PDF, and Microsoft Office presentations, documents and spreadsheets on the room display/s from your iOS/Android device* and/or your Windows/OS X laptops and the Main PC.
*NB. Use ‘open with’ option to select documents not already saved by the local app.
When AirMEDIA is selected, it displays the Room address and a unique [code] to present the content on the screen via WiFi. You can also have up to four devices concurrently displayed in each corner of the picture.
New LT’s that use AirMedia: G11, MB603, MB653, MB708b, SusanCadbury. You can book a version for any room with wifi (and a demonstration) from AV-Support provided there is enough notice to setup and configure it.
Generic Induction Loop
An Induction loop or Infrared (IR) based hearing system.
Hearing aid users should set their hearing aid to “T” to use the loop. more…
Analog Video or S-Video are no longer used. Please use main PC or laptop optical drive/s or a VGA converter.
Great Hall and Susan Cadbury have separate DVD and BluRay players respectively.