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Using the Carothers Hall 303 Touch Panel Interface

The following information is a very detailed explanation of how to use the touch panel interface that is in Carothers Hall Room 303. It is quite lengthy and may be printed for your convenience.

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Main Control Page
  • From here you can control the majority of the system.
  • The upper-left large window is the preview for the PC. The upper-right large window is the preview for the Macintosh.
  • Projector Power
  • To turn on both projectors and lower the screens at once, push the projectors ON button. To turn both projectors off and raise the screens, press the projectors OFF button. The system will be disabled during the power-up and power-down phases.
  • Please Wait Pop-up Window
  • This window will pop-up when the projector power on button is pressed.
  • This window will prevent any other buttons from being pressed for 35 seconds while the projectors are powering up.
  • Source Selection and Project Controls
  • To select a source, touch one of the source buttons located in the lower left hand corner of the main control page. Some of the source buttons have a pop-up page associated with them. When pushed the pop-up page will automatically turn on control of that source. The active source button will turn green.
  • To display a selected source press the project button. The project button will turn yellow.
  • The picture mute button toggles the black screen function of the projectors. This button flashes red when the picture is muted.
  • To view a preview source full screen touch the image once to expand to full size. Touch the image again to return to the main control page.
  • Lighting Controls
  • The four lighting buttons between the preview windows will recall the lighting system presets. The active lighting button will turn green. Note: The green button may not match the selection on the wall switch.
  • Volume Controls
  • The speech volume sliders adjust the volume of the wireless and table microphones.
  • The program volume bar controls the volume from any source, except for the microphones.
  • The main mute button is a volume mute toggle button that will toggle all sound on and off.
  • Slide the bar up or down to change the volume level. Do this by touching the bar at the level you wish to set the volume at. The red bar will move to where your finger is at.
  • PC Control Pop-up Window
  • This window will pop-up when the PC button is selected.
  • The forward and reverse buttons will control a PowerPoint slide show on the PC only.
  • VCR Control Pop-up Window
  • This window will pop-up when the VCR button is pressed.
  • The play, stop, pause, fast-forward, and rewind buttons control the VCR or the VCR can be controlled by the buttons on its front panel.
  • A preview of the VCR will be displayed in the video window.
  • This window will also display any auxiliary device plugged into the auxiliary audio/video connections next to the laptop connections on the podium.
  • DVD Control Pop-up Window
  • This window will pop-up when the DVD button is pressed.
  • The DVD player is controlled by the play, stop, pause, fast-forward, rewind and skip buttons.
  • The DVD player will also play audio CD's.
  • Cable TV Tuner Pop-up Window
  • This window will pop-up when the TV Tuner button is pressed.
  • The channel up and down buttons increase or decrease the channel by one for each button push.
  • Note: There is no preview available for this feature.
  • LCD Projector Power-Down Warning Pop-up Window
  • This window will pop-up when the projector power off button is pressed.
  • "Yes" will turn off the projectors and disable the system for two minutes while the LCD bulb cools down.
  • "No" will exit you back to the main control page.