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Information Technology

Technology Guide for FPHL101


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 cable for VGA  input
  • 1 Video projector and projection Screen
  • Document camera
  • Classroom Speakers
  • Variable 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 it@trentu.ca

Lectern Components shown below:

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

lectern components

Getting Started with the AV Control Touch Panel

If the panel (1)  is dark simply tap the screen to wake it up.

Audio visual control touch panel

This is the first screen you should see upon waking up the panel. Touch again to bring up the stage select prompt.

Screenshot of AV control panel start screen  with Trent logo

Select the side you are presenting from. STAGE LEFT refers to the speaker's left when he/she is at the front of the room facing the audience and would be the selection when the lectern is situated (and connected) on that side of the room.

Screenshot of stage select screen

Starting a Local Presentation

To  begin using the room for a presentation ensure the lectern's control cable is connected to the wall jacks. The control cable connectors and wall jacks are colour coded to match ensuring proper alignment.  Power on the PC(2) in the rack if needed and login with your Trent username and password. Insert your USB memory stick  if presenting from that device. Open your presentation.  Optionally,  present from a  personal laptop by connecting to the VGA adapter cable (3) on the lectern. The optimal display resolution for presentation is  1024 x 768 which can be set through your laptop's desktop properties (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac). Note; Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple adapter to connect with the lectern  adapter if they do not have an onboard VGA port. When you are ready to share your screen with the class,  tap Projector ON to start the projector .Tap Screen DOWN to lower the screen.

Use the lectern elevator control (8) to adjust the height of the lectern to your preferred height.

Tap PC/Laptop to select one of these sources or Doc Cam for the document camera(7).

Screenshot of AV control panel main menu with source select buttons

Tap LOCAL PC (2)  for lectern computer presentation or PORTABLE PC (3) for laptop. This will  project the  image for the selected source.

Screenshot pc and laptop select

Place your document on the document camera base (7) and use the onboard controls to adjust zoom, focus and lighting.

screenshot doc cam screen


System Shutdown

When you are finished using the equipment in the room, logoff the lectern PC and  press the red EXIT SYSTEM button at the bottom left . You are presented with the option to cancel in case you accidentally pressed the Exit button. To continue with ending your session, press the Yes button. To return to the previous screen, press the  No button. Press Change Location to re-select the side of the stage you are presenting from.

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

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

Screenshit of AV control panel with power down  prompt

The projector will take approximately 90 seconds to cool down during which time the control panel will be unresponsive.

screenshot of cool down screen



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Last updated

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:49