- 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 post-2014 refurbished rooms support both HDMI(digital) inputs as well as VGA, namely:
G11(Byng Kendrick LT), Great Hall, MB220, MB253, MB304, MB415, 417, 419, MB486, MB504, MB518, MB603, MB651(Sumpner LT), MB653(Wright LT), MB708b, MB755-9, NW104b, NW109, NW805, NW807, NX02, Adrian Cadbury and Susan Cadbury LTs, SW309 and VSG03, VS110, VS112.
Note Post-2019 refurbs like MB108, MB550, MB554, MB517, MB502 are HDMI ONLY, no VGA support!
Some laptops and tablets may require a special AV adapter and or cable/s. Newer rooms also have wireless presentation if you don’t have the correct cable/s.
*except some ‘non-pool’ meeting rooms.
Accessing Microsoft Teams(SOLVE KI0168)
If you are using the technology for a Teams call make sure you’ve ‘powered on’ the screen (no.1 in the diagram) before joining a meeting by pressing video conferencing (no.7 in the diagram). This will make sure that the camera in the room is on.
MB420a – Digital services
MB711 – Crunchie; MB715 – Flake; MB717 – CurlyWurly (Chocolate)
MB726 – Cadbury
MB729 – TheStudio/Project room
ABS617, 623 – Exec Suite
School & College Teams facilities will be added as they become available.
NB. If you wish to host a live event you will need to be assigned a Live Events license. As the University has a limited number of these licenses they must be requested by the department/area head, or their nominee, using the Solve form. (KI0184)
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.
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) G11, Gt.Hall, MB518(n/c!), MB603, MB653, MB708b, AdrianCadbury, SusanCadbury, NW805, NW807.
- VIA Connect/VIA ConnectPro(Kramer) ABS6.4/5, ABS2.10(L4), G45(Council Rm), MB304, MB504, SLT(MB651)
- VIA Campus: 2018/19 refurbs(MB41x, MB470, SW309, VSG03)
- AirServer: 2020/21 refurbs(MB108,550, MMS, MB7agile)
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.