Collins 204 AV Equipment Instructions

Equipment

Data Projector
Teaching Station Computer
VCR

Data projector

  • Turn on the data projector by pressing the ON button on the data projector remote control (see other side).
  • Wait a few minutes for the projector to warm up.  An image will be displayed on the screen when ready.
  • Press the input select button to switch sources to the appropriate one.
  • When you are finished using the data projector, turn it off by aiming the remote at the projector and pressing the Power OFF button. You will be prompted to press the OFF button a second time to confirm the command.
  • NOTE: You may use the 'black screen' button to temporarily mute or blank out the projected image.

Teaching Station Computer

The Gateway workstation located in the teaching station is the resident computer.
  • Turn on the data projector.  See above.
  • Cycle through the inputs to Input 1.
  • If it is not already running, turn on the Gateway computer by pressing the ON button located on face of the system.
  • The keyboard and mouse are located in the tray above the cabinet in the teaching station.
  • Please remember to log off the computer when you are finished.
NOTE: This system is configured to automatically detect an input from a laptop and override the resident Gateway computer when the laptop video cable is connected.

Laptop

  • Turn on the data projector. See above.
  • Press the input select button marked COMPUTER.  The appropriate label will light up when it is correctly selected.  The selection buttons will not work until the projector is warmed up and ready.
  • Connect laptop to the SmartPanel with the provided video (VGA) cable.  If you cannot find the cable, contact the WITS main office in 101 Smullin (x6004). This system is configured to automatically detect input from a laptop and override the resident Gateway computer when the laptop video cable is connected.
  • If audio from the laptop is also needed, the audio feed jack is located immediately below the video port on the control panel.  An audio cable is incorporated within the video cable with mini-stereo jacks at either end.  Use the headphone port on your laptop to provide audio to the data projector's speakers. Adjust audio levels in the room at the SmartPanel volume controls as appropriate.  You may also need to adjust the audio volume on your laptop.

VCR

  • The VCR unit is mounted inside the teaching station.
  • Turn on the data projector.  See above.
  • Cycle through the inputs to Input 3.
  • Turn on the VCR and insert a tape.
  • Press the PLAY button on the VCR unit. 
  • Adjust volume levels with the projector remote.  Note: Audio will be played through the data projector’s speakers.

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments, contact WITS at 503-370-6004 (x6004) or in Smullin 101