Room 100 has two 16:9 widescreen projectors, ceiling speakers, and a lapel microphone.
Connecting to the Projector
Find the remote on the black box in the corner. If it is not there Reception has a backup.
Point the remote at one projector and press ON.
The projector will beep. After a few seconds the light underneath the projector will turn blue. Do the same for the other projector.
Plug your computer into the black box panel's VGA or HDMI port.
- There should be one VGA and one HDMI cable on top of the black box. VGA does not work with all adapters/computers.
- If you need a display adapter please visit Reception. If Reception is closed, please ask Facilities instead.
- If you’re using a VGA cable and need sound, plug a 3.5mm audio cable from your computer into the AUDIO IN headphone jack. (There may be one already attached to the VGA cable.) Do not use the 3.5mm audio cable if you are using HDMI.
The input panel on the panel should auto-select the correct source. If not, press Input Select to choose either an HDMI or VGA connection. [See image below]
- The indicator light will turn blue for HDMI, or red for VGA.
Black box panel
After you are done please turn off projectors by clicking STANDBY on remote. Confirmation will appear on the screen. Click STANDBY again to confirm.
Connect Wireless Mac with AirPlay
- Verify the Apple TV has been plugged into the HDMI input on the black box. You will see an HDMI cable coming from inside the black box. It has an angle adapter on the end of the HDMI cable.
- Press the menu button on the Apple TV remote to wake it up. This may take up to 30 seconds and require a second menu button press.
- Connect your Mac to the utgr Wi-Fi network.
- Note: only Regent staff and faculty have access to the utgr network. Please contact the IT Help Desk at least 3 days in advance if you would like to set up a guest lecturer with AirPlay.
- On your Mac, click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar. [See image below]
- Select Room 100.
- If this is your first time displaying you will be prompted to input a four-digit code displayed on the projector screen.
- Your display should now be mirrored!
- Remember to turn off both projectors after you are done.
Note on AirPlay compatibility: If you don’t see the AirPlay status menu in your menu bar, your Mac may not support it. To find out if it does, click on the Apple icon, select “System Preferences”, and then click “Displays.” If there’s no checkbox for “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available”, then your Mac doesn’t support AirPlay. Please use HDMI or VGA.
Airplay/Mirroring Options icon on MacOS
Turn ON the audio mixer on the black box.
GAIN should be around 80% (AUX).
Adjust VOLUME as necessary. Note: There are no speakers at the front. You have to walk to the middle of the classroom to determine appropriate volume level.
Using the Lapel Microphone
Turn on the microphone receiver
Insert batteries into lapel microphone. Toggle power button to turn on (light turns red).
Adjust microphone volume setting INPUT 1 (on left) to 50% for standard volume.
If your computer screen isn't appearing on the projector:
- Check if both projectors have blue lights. Turn them on if not.
- Check if your display settings are set to "Mirror" or "Extend" your display. If "Extend" is enabled, try moving the mouse cursor off to the left or right of your screen until it appears on the projector. If this doesn't work, try the "Mirror" option instead.
- Check that you have the correct display adapter. If you don't, please ask for one from Reception, Facilities (after office hours), or the IT Help Desk (ext. 372 / [email protected]).
- Switch to the HDMI cable if VGA is not working.
If the sound isn't coming out correctly:
- If you are using the VGA cable then make sure to plug a 3.5mm audio cable from your computer into the AV box's headphone jack. (There should be an audio cable attached to the VGA cable.)
- Try adjusting the master volume on your computer.
- Try adjusting the volume dial on the black box's panel.
- You must have both projectors on