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Using the projectors

  • Close blinds or blackout shades (behind the blinds).
  • Lower one or both of the projection screens. The switches are on the back side of the center pillar.
  • Turn on one or both of the projectors with the remote(s).

With any laptop

You can use your own laptop or check one out from the computing support team (333)

Using dual projection or projector A or B only

  1. Make sure Output A and Output B of the HDMI switcher (on the back side of the pillar) are set to 1
    • You can change the selected outputs with the Selection buttons

      HDMI Matrix Switch

    1. Use your own laptop with the HDMI cable that should already be plugged into port 1 (see photo) and, if necessary, use the provided Mini DisplayPort, VGA or DVI adapter. The display adapters are on the podium or in the toolbox on the side table next to the couch.

      Ports underneath the projection screens


    2. Check out a laptop from Thomas in room 333
  2. Disable Computer Sleep and screen savers to prevent the screen from turning off or switching to a screen saver animation in the middle of your presentation
  3. Enable display output to external monitor (instructions vary based on model, some laptops do this automatically)
  4. If you are giving a PowerPoint presentation, you can use the RemotePoint Navigator
    1. Plug the receiver part into a USP port on your laptop (cancel any message about a new keyboard detected on Mac)
    2. Use the presenter part to advance the slides or highlight things on the screen with the built-in laser pointer.

With an AirPlay capable device

You can use your own AirPlay capable Mac laptop or iPad, or check out the NCEAS iPad from the computing support team (333). AirPlay capable Macs (2011+) and iPads (gen 2+) can wirelessly mirror their screen to the Apple TV that is mounted on the projector.

  1. Use the HDMI1 button on the projector to switch the input.
  2. Press MENU on the Apple TV remote to wake it up.
  3. Disable Computer Sleep on the laptop to prevent being disconnected from the Apple TV.
  4. Choose AirPlay to the Lounge on the AirPlay capable device.

AirPlay Display

Troubleshooting tips

If the display is not showing up on the projector …

  • Make sure you use the PNY branded MiniDP to HDMI adapter
  • While leaving the adapter plugged in, unplug/plug back in the HDMI cable on the adapter side
  • Power cycle the HDMI Matrix Switch (see image above)
lounge_left_side.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/10 16:43 by hetmank