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Maginnes 103 -- Full Details and Instructions

Facility Type(s):

These are registrar-scheduled classrooms which are equipped with an instructor station PC and a projector with a large screen or a large-screen display visible from all points in the room. Often, they are equipped with additional features, such as VCRs, DVD players, document cameras, etc.


Instructor Station PC - Qty: 1

This is a Core i7-3770 CPU with 8GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, CD/DVD ROM drive, and integrated Intel HD video.

Projector, Wide Screen - Qty: 1

This is a wide-screen format digital video projector (aspect ratio roughly 16:10, versus the classic 4:3)

Crestron TSW760NCBS 7" Touch Panel - Qty: 1

This is a space-saving wall, lectern, or tabletop touch screen featuring a clean, contemporary appearance with edge-to-edge glass and advanced high-definition Smart Graphics®.

VGA Video Connection - Qty: 1

This is a VGA-type video display connection, for connecting a laptop to a room display system. The cable is available either in a cubby on the side of the podium, or near the monitor on an instructor station pc.

Movable Chairs - Qty: 24

Chairs that are _not_ fixed to the floor, and can be moved around the room.

PC Mouse - Qty: 1

Interlink wireless mice are available for all technology classrooms that have a PC in the instructor station. These mice enable the user to control the computer from anywhere in the classroom. The left mouse button function is located under the device and is usually activated by the forefinger. The left mouse function can also be activated using the right pointing arrow on the top of the device. The right mouse button function is activated by the left pointing arrow on the top of the device (please don't ask why!). The round button serves as the mouse control. There is a laser pointer as well. Wireless mice operate on different frequencies so that they don't interfere with each other in nearby rooms. To change the setting, press and hold the two arrow buttons until you see the button lights flash (about 15 seconds) then press the desired frequency. Contact the Media Center (83059) to find the frequency for your classroom(s). Batteries may be changed by sliding open the compartment on the bottom of the device. Two AA batteries are used.

    Crestron DMPS3-4K-200C Switcher - Qty: 1

    Integrates the control system, matrix switcher, video scaler, mic mixer, audio DSP, amplifier, and DigitalMedia distribution center all into a single 3-space rackmount package. 

    Crestron HDSCALERVGAE High Def Scaler - Qty: 1

     This is a video scaler designed to enable an HD, SD, or computer display device to handle analog VGA, RGB, and component video signals with input resolutions up to Full HD 1080p or WUXGA.

    Additional Contacts

    In general, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 (x84357) for any assistance with the rooms or equipment -- they're literally waiting by the phone and can direct your request to appropriate and available staff if they can't help immediately. For more specific questions, or feedback, you can additionally contact the people or departments below:
    Reservation: Carol Bene , Registrar , , 610-758-3187
    Equipment: Classroom Technology Team , LTS ,
    Facility: Facilities Department , Facilities , , 610-758-3940 or 610-758-3941

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Connecting a Laptop to a Classroom Display

    Connecting a Laptop to a Classroom Display

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    If possible, plug the laptop into a power source. We have learned from service personnel that many laptop manufacturers, in order to increase battery life, have reduced power output so severely that when power is drawn by using the hard drive, sync signal strength to external monitor ports (which is critical for connection to the projector) may be lost. Also, plugging into a power source ensures your battery won't quit in the middle of your presentation.

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    Find your laptop's video output port, and plug in the available input cable. There are several kinds, and you may also need an adapter cable to connect your particular laptop to the input cable available in the classroom.

    video output ports
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    Next, use the touch panel or push-button control to set the room's display system to use the 'Laptop' input. Most classrooms are equipped with some sort of video input switching control near the instructor's station or podium.

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    Turn on your laptop's video output port. Most laptops have keyboard combinations to allow the video output to be toggled between three modes: 1) just to the laptop screen, 2) just to the output port, or 3) to both the screen and the port. We recommend using the 'Both' setting, so that you can see exactly what's on the screen.

    picture of keyboard's display switch key
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    Adjust your laptop's display settings so that your laptop's screen is sent to the output port. Depending on your operating system and software, you'll have a utility or control panel for specifying how the system handles this external display. For Windows 7, go to Start > Control Panel > Display > Change Display Settings. We recommend choosing to 'Mirror' or 'Duplicate' the displays so that the laptop screen and the projector show the same thing, instead of 'Extending the Desktop' and having to move your presentation window over to the other screen. Note: Due to the differences between the size and resolution of your laptop screen and that of the projector, the image on your laptop screen will change.