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Information Technology

Technology Guide for Small Class with Fixed LCD Display and Crestron control

Applies to rooms:  ESC B203, ESC B319

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

  • Local computer (DVD/CD) with TrentNet, Internet (Trent login ID required)
  • Crestron touch screen control panel for AV control and content switching
  • Laptop adapter cables for VGA or HDMI input
  • 80" LCD Flat Panel display (HDCP compliant)
  • Document Camera
  • WiFi
  • Classroom sound system

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 it@trentu.ca

Note: There are some minor variations in lectern equipment and layout.

Front of room showing audio visual equipment

Lectern Components shown below:

  1. AV control touch panel
  2. Laptop adapter cable for HDMI
  3. Laptop adapter cable for VGA with 3.5 mini audio jack
  4. Local PC
  5. Power outlet for laptop
  6. Telephone for calling technical support at extension 1010, option 4
  7. Document Camera
  8. Monitor
  9. Keyboard and mouse

Lectern showing available audio visual components numbered one through eight


Getting Started with the AV Control Touch Panel

If the panel (1)  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 projector will come on and screen will lower.

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 menu such Local PC(4), Laptop (2,3) or Document Camera(7). This will  project the  image for the selected source. Power on Local PC(4) 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 one of the adapter cables on the lectern. Both HDMI (2) and VGA (3)  are available. 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. Note; Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple adapter to connect with one of the lectern adapters:  VGA or HDMI input

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 projection 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 found in the top right corner of every screen. You are presented with the option to cancel in case you accidentally pressed the Shutdown button. To continue with ending your session, press the green Yes button. To return to the previous screen, press the red No button.

Also remember to: turn off the document camera if used, remove personal USB memory sticks, disconnect laptop.

System shutdown will turn off the projector and raise the screen automatically.

Audio Visual control panel with shutdown prompt


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Last updated

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:23