There are dual 46″ LCD repeater screens, and AirMedia wireless presentation facilities.
Lights and Front row lighting are controlled by the touchscreen control panel, but lights can be overridden by switches by front & rear entrance doors. There is now a rocker switch for blinds on the lectern.
NB. LCD repeaters will not work if the panel is not shutdown when not in use. Unreliable webcam disconnected.
Front DDA desk, front row desks have 13A power and USB charging outlets.
JM DDA lectern, HDMI socket
G11 Byng Kendrick LT 2014
G11wall, Byng Kendrick LT
G11 DDA desk
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?
Crestron touch panel
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.
MB708b TSW752 touch panel
MB653 TSW750 panel
TSW panel Shutdown confirm
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
All standard ‘pool room image’ teaching PCs are Windows10 with Office Professional 2016 including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
After login the PC automatically launches AstonApps Cloudpaging portal for all the latest pool room managed software. Panopto recorder, web browsers & important teaching software and links like Blackboard have moved to AstonApps. Shared/network drives are dependent on your Aston login.
If your login or the network fails .\teach username & teach password will allow you to present locally (e.g. USB drive), but without any network or internet access. Most rooms with Lenovo PCs installed will allow change to ‘Extended desktop’ for Powerpoint notes view [Windows+P].
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. Unfinished Panopto uploads will also be suspended until Panopto is re-connected in that room.
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.
The PC is set up to record to Aston Replay and upload to Blackboard. There is option in Panopto Settings: Basic: ‘Highlight mouse cursor…‘ to make the pointer more prominent for recordings, and please check the mic levels are OK before starting to RECORD.
There are usually 2-4 extra USB ports on the main PC monitor.
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 in most rooms. Computer audio requires the projector to be ON, and all control panel, computer and application volumes should be up (unmuted).
Wireless presentation uses our Aston WiFi network to present or mirror photos, PDF, and Microsoft Office files etc. on the room display/s from your wireless devices, instead of by HDMI or similar cable.
iOS and Android mobile devices, and/or your Windows/macOS wifi laptops.
When AirMEDIA, VIA or AirServer is selected, it displays the Room address and a unique or QR [code] to present the content on the screen/s. You can have multiple WiFi devices concurrently displayed in each corner of the picture. Windows10 shortcut = Windows+K keys.
NoteFunctionality varies between rooms and devices – iOS Panopto app cannot record ‘Presentations’ as well as ‘present’ like the Mac/Windows versions can, the Android app does even less.