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 automatic soundbar speakerphone and camera are on(Green). If Touchscreen is stuck in Whiteboard mode, open Input Select & change to HDMI1 input.
There’s also a “+” button on top of Teams channels and chats for adding a new tab. From there, users can search for the term Whiteboard and enable a new Teams Whiteboard in Teams.
*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) Webex is also available in several other rooms.
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.
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.
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.
NB. some new rooms have a mic [Mute] button on the touch panel, otherwise the volume is fixed.
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.
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.
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.