Non-poolroom: No AV monitoring or support phone

Twin 82″ LCDs with audio, connected to lectern PC with wireless mouse, keyboard and control panel.

No Skype camera or mic, but conference phone will work in either wall outlet.

Please make sure that mouse and touch panel are returned to respective charger bases when finished/shutdown.

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

Control Panel

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.

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Please switch off projectors when when not in use or the repeater screens might not work. Find out more about Aston University’s energy awareness on the website.

Did you know that the lamps are not only expensive, but contain hazardous Mercury?

Crestron touch panel

TSW panel Start page

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.

Computer

Tips

  • 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 2017/18 ‘pool room’ teaching PC is now Windows10 and includes Office Professional 2016 including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Also included are the Panopto recorder, Skype, and a selection of web browsers/important teaching links. Shared/network drives are dependant on your Aston login. The IT Services website has the full list of installed software.

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 computer 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.

There are usually 4 spare USBs 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. Computer audio requires the projector to be ON, and all control panel, computer and application volumes should be up (not muted).

Crestron/Kramer Wireless Presentation

Crestron AirMedia

Wireless presentation that uses our internal WiFi network to present photos, PDF, and Microsoft Office files etc. on the room display/s from your wireless devices.

  • AirMEDIA: iOS/Android device and/or your Windows/OS X laptops.
  • VIA: iOS/Android device and/or your Windows/OS X laptops

When AirMEDIA or VIA ConnectPro is selected, it displays the Room address and a unique [code] to present the content on the screen/s. You can have up to four WiFi devices concurrently displayed in each corner of the picture.

New rooms that use:

You can book a mobile AirMedia for most rooms with wifi (and a demonstration) from AV-Support provided there is enough notice to setup and to configure it.

Laptop (HDMI)

HDMI connector

A flying HDMI cable (including audio) is usually* connected to the lectern faceplate.

Note All post-2014 refurbished rooms now support HDMI(digital) inputs as well as VGA, namely: G11(Byng Kendrick LT), Great HallMB220, MB253, MB304MB486, MB504MB518MB603, MB651(Sumpner LT), MB653(Wright LT), MB657(Proj.Room), MB708b, NW104b, NW805, NW807NX02Adrian Cadbury and Susan Cadbury LTs, and VS110, VS112.

Some laptops and tablets may require a special AV adapter.

*except G11, NW104b and any ‘non-pool’ meeting rooms.

Laptop (VGA)

VGA with integrated audio cable

A flying VGA cable (with integrated audio jack connection) is usually connected to the lectern faceplate.

The laptop audio jack can also be used for iPod playback when laptop is selected.

Note Some laptops and tablets require a special adapter from the laptop to the VGA connection.