The "Podium Jr (College Commons)" class of podium is controlled by a "wall mounted touch-panel controller". This "wall mounted touch-panel controller" houses all system activation controls, monitor on/off button, volume up/down, source selection buttons.
1 - Monitor/Projector:
To activate the monitor or projector, you must press the "on" button on the "wall button controller" the "on" button is located near the “off” button on the left hand side of the controller. When the "on" button is firmly pressed, the monitor will then begin its activation and warmup process. To deactivate the monitor or projector, you must press the "off" button firmly, thus initiating the monitor shutdown process.
2 - Source Selection:
Once the projector is on, you may select a source to use. Source buttons are clearly visible and marked on the "wall mounted touch-panel controller". Depending on the source with which the room is equipped, you may select PC, VGA Laptop, HDMI Laptop, or aux video (for any device connected to the aux inputs in the room, if applicable).
Note: This room is only equipped with a VGA laptop connection, no other media connections to the projector are possible.
Note: The selected computer, PC (where applicable), may be in hibernation mode, thus you will have to "wiggle" the mouse or press the "Esc" (escape) button on the keyboard to wake the computer.
3 - Audio:
There are three audio levels that must be taken into consideration when operating room audio. The computer audio should be at max level. The software audio should also be adjusted accordingly. The room volume can then be adjusted at the "remote button controller", using the volume up/down buttons. Note, no indicator light is available on the “Podium 2” system for volume, thus levels will have to be gauged by sound only.
4 - Microphones (if applicable):
Note: Not all classrooms are equipped with microphones.
Note: Microphones "cannot be added" to the room without them being previously equipped in the room audio/video system.
Issues, questions, or urgent assistance please contact OIT Operations desk at 713-348-4989.