Technology Guide for BL106.6

The technology in this room supports local presentation  with the following equipment:

  • Local computer (DVD/CD) with TrentNet, Internet (Trent login ID required)
  • Touch screen control panel for audio visual control and content switching
  • Large flat panel display (HDCP compliant)
  • Laptop adapter cable for HDMI input
  • WiFi
  • Adjustable height lectern

Accessibility: If you require assistance with any of the equipment in the room please contact the Information Technology Service Desk by phoning 705 748-1010 or emailing

Lectern  with computer, monitor, audio visual touch panel, laptop input cable, keyboard, mouse, table height adjustment controls

Getting Started with the AV Control Touch Panel

If the touch panel is dark simply tap the surface to wake it up. This is the first screen you should see upon waking the panel. Touch again to bring up the main menu. The flat panel display will come on.

Screenshot of AV control panel start screen  with Trent logo

Starting a Local Presentation

To  begin using the room for a presentation, choose your desired source from the control menu such as Local PC or Laptop. This will  display the image for the selected source. Power on Local PC in the rack if needed and login with your Trent username and password. Insert your USB memory stick  if presenting from that device. Optionally,  present from a  personal laptop by connecting to the HDMI adapter cable on the lectern. The optimal display resolution for presentation is  1920 x 1080 which can be set through your desktop properties (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac).  Switch from one input source to the other as desired using source select buttons.  Note; Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple video adapter to connect to a HDMI male. 

To adjust volume during a local presentation, simply press the up or down arrow in the Volume box on the right of every screen.

Temporarily cancel video to the classroom display  by tapping Display Mute. Tap again to re-enable.

Screenshot of AV control panel main menu with source select buttons

System Shutdown

When you are finished using the equipment in the room, logoff the local PC and  press the red Shutdown button on the touch panel. You are presented with the option to cancel in case you accidentally pressed Shutdown. To continue with ending your session, press the green Yes button and this will turn off the room display.  To return to the previous screen, press the red No button.

Also remember to:  remove personal USB memory sticks and  disconnect laptop if used.

Screenshot of AV control panel with shutdown prompt


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Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 15:31