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. Webcam disconnected, no longer working reliably. WhiteWall refinished June 2016.
Front row desks have 13A power and USB charging outlets.
JM DDA lectern, HDMI socket
G11 Byng Kendrick LT 2014
G11wall, Byng Kendrick LT
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.
Open the Image Mate software – find the icon on the desktop
Click the maximise button – this will show the camera full screen on the computer meaning the Panopto recorder can capture it.
When you’ve finished using the visualiser, you can exit the full screen view by clicking on the button in the top right of the screen.
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.
Promethean LCD Panel
An electronic equivalent of a mouse (or flip chart*), letting you annotate PowerPoint presentations.
We advise users contact AV Support for one-to-one tuition prior to first using this.
*With special software any Office applications, and your desktop may also be annotated and also saved, printed and/or distributed at the end of the teaching session and in a separate Panopto tab.
2015/16: Please note that there are currently compatibility issues with the new pool room PCs, please check with AV-Support for the latest advice on x4221.
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…
These are designed to be used with ‘Dry Markers’ and cleaning pad/cloth – Please wipe clean for the next user.
There is usually a ‘raised lip’ between glossy marker wall and non-writable or screen area (G11 and MB603).
Most pool rooms have a white board/s, or writable surfaces on the room divider/s, and the porters(x4000) can usually provide a mobile board or flip-chart on request(pads/pens not provided).
Content cannot be recorded to Aston Replay, but you could use the Visualiser or interactive display instead.