Non-poolroom: No AV monitoring or support phone
The project room has two groupwork tables with seven seats, and two groupwork tables with five seats.
The two larger groups have their own 46″ LCD screen with integrated PC and controls. Please user the wall switch under each LCD and allow 2 minutes for group PCs to turn ON/OFF(no Shutdown). There are also VGA+audio and HDMI sockets for laptop or tablet connection.
MB657 is NOT bookable and is available to staff & students 24/7 on ‘first come first served’ basis. Students also have similar facilities for use with personal laptops in the MB563 and MB565 Student Space rooms.
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.
Please switch off projectors, computers and lights when when not in use. 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?
Press the ON, OFF (or ON/OFF) button to switch the projector ON or OFF. The button will flash to indicate it is warming up/cooling down. The projector will beep(on=once, off=twice) and prevent you from selecting other buttons until it is ready.
PC 1 and PC 2 (or Laptop, or Doc Cam) buttons select the Main PC and Visualiser/Laptop connection if they don’t have separate control buttons.
- 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.
These PCs are similar to the standard Aston pool-room image PCs but are dedicated to, or built-in to, group-work facilities.
They are used independently, or may be selected for display on the main, or all screens. The selection is via either the main control panel or Faronics Insight software (except MB657).
Please ask AV Support for a demonstration and access to keyboards & mice/trackpads.
A flying HDMI cable (including audio) is usually* connected to the lectern faceplate.
Note All recently refurbished rooms now support HDMI(digital), namely: G11(Byng Kendrick LT), Great Hall, MB220, MB486, MB518, MB603, MB653(Wright LT), MB657, MB708b, NW104b, NW805, NW807, NX02, ABS Susan Cadbury LT, and VS110, VS112
Some laptops and tablets may require a special HDMI adapter.
*except G11, NW104b
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.