To Use Podium Laptop with Projector

  • To display the podium computer's image on the projector, use the Extron Control Panel on top of instructor station. (Pictured above)
  • Press and hold Display On button for two seconds. The screen will descend and the projector will slowly turn on. 
  • Press the Lectern PC button on the control panel.
  • The computer image should appear on screen.
  • Adjust volume, if needed, with volume knob on control panel and/or volume icon on the computer's taskbar.
  • Audio Note:  If sound is low, ensure that the mixer at cabinet in back of room is on, and that the sliders marked "Lectern" and "Main Mix" are raised.
  • To temporarily mute the image, press the PIC MUTE button on the control panel.
  • When finished, log off computer, then press the Display Off button, holding it at least 2 seconds until it starts blinking. Projector will then turn off.

To Use a personal Laptop with Projector

  • Unplug the VGA cable from the podium laptop and plug it into your personal laptop's VGA jack.
  • Turn on laptop.
  • To display laptop image on projector, use the Extron Control Panel on top of instructor station. (Pictured above)
  • Press and hold Display On button for two seconds. The screen will descend and the projector will slowly turn on.
  • Press the Lectern PC button on control panel.
  • Laptop image should appear on screen. If image is not optimal, press the Auto Image button on the control panel.
  • If needed, adjust volume with knob on Control Panel and/or volume icon on the computer's taskbar.
  • Audio Note:  If sound is low, ensure that the mixer at cabinet in back of room is on, and that the sliders marked "Lectern" and "Main Mix" are raised.
  • To temporarily mute the image, press the PIC MUTE button on the control panel.
  • When finished, turn off and unplug laptop, then press the Display Off button, holding it at least 2 seconds until it starts blinking. Screen will rise and projector will turn off.

To Show A DVD

  • Turn on DVD/VCR player, located inside the podium. Insert DVD.
  • To display DVD image on projector, use Extron Control Panel on top of instructor station. (Pictured above)
  • Press and hold Display On button for two seconds. The screen will descend and the projector will slowly turn on.
  • Press the DVD button on Control Panel input selector.  (Press DVD1 and DVD2 if you wish to use the DVD players at the back of the room, in the cabinet.)
  • Insert DVD in the DVD drive.
  • Operate DVD player with buttons on the top control panel.  For example, at the DVD main menu, press the arrow keys to make your selection, and press Enter to activate that selection.
  • Adjust volume using knob on Control Panel.
  • Audio Note:  If sound is low, ensure that the mixer at cabinet in back of room is on, and that the sliders marked "Lectern" and "Main Mix" are raised.
  • When finished, press the Display OFF button, holding it at least 2 seconds until it starts blinking. Screen will rise and projector will turn off.  Eject DVD and turn off DVD player.

To Show A VHS Videotape

  • Turn on DVD/VCR player, located inside the podium. Insert VHS tape.
  • To display VHS image on projector, use Extron Control Panel on top of podium. (Pictured above)
  • Press and hold Display On button for two seconds. The screen will descend and the projector will slowly turn on.
  • Press the VCR button on Control Panel input selector.
  • Insert VHS tape in the VCR.
  • Operate VCR player with buttons on the top control panel, or on the front of the VCR.
  • Adjust volume using knob on Control Panel.
  • Audio Note:  If sound is low, ensure that the mixer at cabinet in back of room is on, and that the sliders marked "Lectern" and "Main Mix" are raised.
  • When finished, press the Display OFF button, holding it at least 2 seconds until it starts blinking. Screen will rise and projector will turn off.  Eject VHS tape and turn off VCR.

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