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Using the Multimedia Smart Technology

The term smart technology refers to technology that is “multimedia smart”—or “fool proof” in terms of ease. This technology is meant to be easily used by anyone for various purposes. There are over 20 full smart technology rooms throughout the campus and a few smart-lite rooms.

Full Smart Technology rooms consist of the following technologies:

  • standing lectern on wheels that houses all players and equipment
  • ceiling-mounted projector and pull-down screen
  • computer workstation accessible to the network
  • laptop or mobile device hookup
  • DVD/VHS player
  • high-quality audio speakers

Smart-lite Technology rooms consist of the following technologies:

  • ceiling-mounted projector and pull-down screen
  • laptop or mobile device hookup
  • DVD/VHS player
  • high-quality audio speakers

Directions

Using the supplied SJY desktop workstation

  1. Turn on the projector (display). To do this, press the DISPLAY ON/OFF on the control unit. To turn off the projector, press this button again.
  2. Press PC on the control unit.

Using a presenter’s laptop or mobile device

  1. Attach the laptop VGA and audio cables to the laptop.
  2. Turn on the projector (display). To do this, press the DISPLAY ON/OFF on the control unit. To turn off the projector, press this button again.
  3. Press LAPTOP on the control unit.

NOTE: Some laptops will automatically detect the connection of a projector. In the case, the projector will display the laptop’s image. Some other laptops require that you activate an external video source. To do this, use the function keys. Typically, to active dual display, hold FN and F5 at the same time. You can also try using the AUTO IMAGE on the control unit.

Using the DVD Player

  1. Turn on the projector (display). To do this, press the DISPLAY ON/OFF on the control unit. To turn off the projector, press this button again.
  2. Press DVD/VCR on the control unit.
  3. Using the DVD/VHS remote, press DVD.
  4. Use the DVD/VHS remote to control the DVD player.

Using the VHS Player

  1. Turn on the projector (display). To do this, press the DISPLAY ON/OFF on the control unit. To turn off the projector, press this button again.
  2. Press DVD/VCR on the control unit.
  3. Using the DVD/VHS remote, press VHS.
  4. Use the DVD/VHS remote to control the VHS player.

Controls

  • DISPLAY MUTE – blanks the image shown on the projector. It does NOT turn off the projector.
  • MUTE – mutes the room sound system.
  • VOL ▲ – increases volume of room sound system.
  • VOL ▼ – decreases volume of room sound system.

Smart Technology Acceptable Use

  • Equipment cannot be moved, modified, or rearranged.
  • Attached directions on the lectern and equipment must remain in their original place.
  • Nothing—including books, bags, or anything else—may be stored inside the lectern.
  • Keep the lectern surfaces clear for other users of the Smart Technology.
  • The projector should be turned OFF if it is not being used for 5 minutes. This saves the bulb life.
  • If the lectern is not being used for a lesson or presentation in which a chalkboard is also being utilized, it should be covered to keep dust out. Dust covers will be provided to every room.
  • Wires for laptops (video, audio, and power) should remain off to the side but across the lectern’s top for easy access by visitors, Religious Ed catechists, and other users who may need to use the Smart Technology.
  • All remote controls should be stored on the shelf inside the lectern for common access.
  • Do not attach decorations or other items to the lectern or wire snake by any means including but not limited to tape, sticky tack, thumb tacks, or string.
  • No additional devices/power cords should be plugged into the surge protector inside the lectern. Any other electrical items such as CD or tape players, chargers, personal data devices, etc. may be plugged in utilizing the power source on the top of the lectern.
  • The lectern must be plugged directly into the wall outlet and not be plugged into another extension cord or power strip.

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