Whitaker 207 -- Full Details and Instructions
Start here: This is a touch-activated control panel that activates (powers up) and selects the display, audio and computer equipment in the room. Some touch panels are as large as a computer monitor, and may enter a sleep mode. Tap them to wake them up. For full information, read the step-by-step instructions below.
Please remember to select 'Power Off' before leaving the room.
This is a Quad Core i7-6700 CPU at 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SATA solid-state drive, and an AMD FirePro W5100 4GB graphics card.
This is a standalone DVD Player, connected to a room's display system, and is selectable for display by either a push-button or touch panel.
-- Note: to display the DVD, select "DVD" on the touch pad. Player controls will appear on the pad. 'More Controls' takes you to the DVD menu page which is used for navigation by many DVDs.
-- Note Also: If you are playing a DVD using the DVD drive in the instructor station computer, select "Computer" or "PC" on the touch pad and use the controls on the computer monitor.
-- Lastly, Remember to remove your DVD before you leave the room.
This is a stand-alone Video Cassette Recorder, connected to the room's display systems.
If your VHS tape is playing with poor sound or you hear a regular, pulsing buzz you may be experiencing a tracking error. To adjust the tracking press the channel up or down button on the VCR while the tape is playing. Press each button several times until you find the best setting. Sometimes ejecting and reloading the tape helps as well.
This is a wide-screen format digital video projector (aspect ratio roughly 16:10, versus the classic 4:3)
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.
Chairs that are somehow fixed in place, and not able to be moved around their room.
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.
An Enova switcher provides digital connections (HDMI and Mini DisplayPort) for user-supplied laptops as well as the standard VGA connector. Audio connections are provided as well if needed.
Generally, all of the cables, along with “aux” inputs and electrical outlets, are found in a cable cubby on the top of the instructor station. In rooms without a cable cubby, the cables can be found near the instructor station monitor.
To use these inputs, attach your computer, select “Laptop” from the touch pad, then select from the three connection options: VGA, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort. Select an audio source if needed.
This is a 'High-Definition Multimedia Interface' connection to the room's video display.