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Relaunched 17th May 2021 - Welcome back!

Welcome Pack A webguide to our new space

Technology Guide to 7th Floor V2s (1) UserGuide

1) Collaboration Rooms (Bournville MB728; Cadbury MB726; Crunchie MB711, Curly Wurly MB717c, Flake MB715) – all chocolate:)

– Equipment control

Accessing Teams – SOLVE KI 0704

– Using the Interactive screen

HDMI Access**

Wireless presentation***

2) Group Workspaces (Tables and Pods) Ozzie, Noddy, Carrot(Carrot2=heightAdj.) & Wispa

Equipment Control*

– USB-C power, Display and WiFi docking cable(+wired LAN in Palm, Lee & Noddy)

Wireless Presentation*** (UserGuide#13)

3) Presentation Space (Berners(725), Lunar(723))

Equipment Control*

HDMI Access**

Wireless Presentation***

Microphone Usage (Berners only)

Camera Usage

4) Computer Spaces (Palm House{3 double rows of 4}, Lee{8})

– USB-C power, Display and WiFi docking cable(+wired LAN in Palm, Lee & Noddy)

– Loan mice/keyboard & LT risers in 2 Tambors by Mimosa(orange treehouses)

5) Digital Signage (Hancock, Orchid 5,6)

– Adding Content to signage system

– Changing displayed content

6) Room Booking / Signage (UserGuide#2) – SOLVE KI 0733

– Viewing / Booking room through Outlook (invite a room as individual)

– Viewing / Booking room through room signage screens (StaffID card)


SOLVE KI 0327 Security: MFA Enabled Systems. GoBright

FloorPlan – SOLVE KI 0121 Dynamic Working

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.

If you're in one of the learning spaces, contact AV Support by pressing the AVSupp button on the phone or x4221.

ECD Helpdesk button for ventilation and IT Helpdesk for login queries

Control Panel

Crestron MPC3 panel

Crestron MPC-201b

13.2 Touching the screen will bring it to life, clicking the power on button will turn the screen on

13.3 The screen will then work in the same way as the meeting room screens, with connection informati

Crestron MPC-201b QR
Crestron MPC-201b QR

on shown on it.

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.



  • 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.

Collaborative PCs

657buttons - Project room

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.

Laptop (HDMI)

HDMI connector

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

If there is no cable look for a USB C cable or use the Wireless connection.

HDMI cables are available on request by calling Ext 4221

Wireless Presentation

Crestron AirMedia

Wireless presentation uses a 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 Wireless is selected, it displays the room’s IP 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.

On an AirServer use the Windows10 shortcut and press Windows+K keys.  For any other OS join the WiFi network being advertised on screen.

AirMedia and Via devices will direct you to download an app if you put the device’s IP addess into a web browser.  Just the number not the http part.

Note Functionality 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.

  • AirMedia (Crestron AM-100) Gt.Hall, MB603, MB653, NW805, NW807.
  • VIA Connect/VIA ConnectPro(Kramer) ABS6.4/5, ABS2.10(L4), MB304, SLT(MB651)
  • VIA Campus: 2018/19 refurbs(MB41x, MB470, SW309, VSG03)
  • AirServer: 2020/23 refurbs(MB108,550, MMS, MB7agile, MB241, Adrian, Susan, MB406, MB408, MB204, MB206, MB370, MB372)


Perform a variety of tasks in the rooms, depending on the type of room and microphone.

They can be used to feed audio to the induction loop, make sure people at the back of the room can hear the speaker clearly (voice enhancement), or be recorded in Aston Replay. Always check the RECORD levels.

NB. some new rooms have a mic [Mute] button on the touch panel, otherwise the voice enhancement volume is fixed.


Revolabs lapel mics

Rechargeable microphone/s which automatically unmute/mute when removed from/replaced correctly in the charger.

There are a maximum of two mics/channels per room, ~20m range, and freedom to interact with the audience while recording to Replay. Always check record levels.

Please replace the microphones on the charger when they are not in use, and check the LED.

The LED on the microphone will turn RED to show they are charging, and GREEN when fully charged.

Panopto Camera

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.


  1. In the Panopto recorder, click the dropdown next to video
  2. Click None

See the Replay TLC site for more information on how to make a recording.

PTZ camera

This room features a remote ceiling camera connected to the PC for lecture capture.

In general you can only have the camera available in one application.

e.g. If you are using Teams you won’t be able to use the camera in Panopto.


Logitech webcam in Ceiling

A fixed, high angle shot from a Logitech webcam – fixed either to the projector, or directly to the ceiling.

This webcam is alternatively available to other applications on the main PC, eg videoconferencing.

Interactive Screens

Interactive screen

75″ Samsung Interactive screen in Collaboration Rooms (Bournville MB728; Cadbury MB726; Crunchie MB711, Curly Wurly MB717c, Flake MB715)

Turn interactive screen ON at control panel(Room control).

Select Whiteboard and pen controls on on-screen menu

Documents can also be viewed on the large screens, annotated and then saved

Open(menu) or Save/as to ‘external storage’ USB in USB3 connection – bottom right. PDF or IWB file format





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 or used in CollaborateUltra, but you could use the Visualiser or interactive display instead.