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Media Accessories

A number of media accessories are stored in the black cabinet in the meeting room closet.  Except where noted, these accessories can be used in any meeting room, with either media cart.

Presenter Accessories

  • Presentation remote: A presenter may want this to advance presentation slides without being next to the computer.  To use, remove USB stick from remote and plug it into the computer.  Turn on the remote using the switch on the side.  It may take a moment for the computer to recognize it.
    projector-remote
  • Mac display adapters: There a two DisplayPort adapters available.  One converts to VGA, and the other to HDMI.  Depending on the computer, the HDMI adapter may not work (but try that first).  Plug the smaller end into the DisplayPort on the Mac (Apple) computer.  Plug the HDMI cord from the Blu-Ray player into the other end of the adapter, and plug that into the wall.  Or, plug the VGA cord from the laptop into the other end of the adapter, and plug that into the wall.  Please note that these are not guaranteed to work on all Macs.

Microphones

  • Corded microphones (rarely used): plug into special jacks at the front of the room using the cables wound on orange braces. Use with amplifier in the sound cabinet.  Control volume with the knobs on the amplifier.  *Multipurpose room use only
    amplifier
  • Wireless microphone: If you use this, be sure to turn on not only the amplifier but also the wireless box in the sound cabinet. 9-volt batteries available in maintenance office.  Make sure the switch is on and the mute is off.  Control volume with the knobs on the amplifier.  *Multipurpose room use only
    wirelessmic   wireless receiver
  • Lavalier (lapel) microphone: If you use this, be sure to turn on not only the amplifier but also the wireless box in the sound cabinet.  9-volt batteries available in maintenance office.  Make sure the switch is on and the mute is off.  Control volume with the knobs on the amplifier.  *Multipurpose room use only
    lavalier

Archived Tech

As in, you probably won’t need any of these things.

  • Mitsubishi projector: spare projector can be used with VCR, regular DVD, or computer.  Does not have HDMI input.
  • Dell projector: (Located in tech services.)  Circulates to staff in a carrying case.  Connects via VGA only.
  • VCR: connecting cords (red, white, and yellow tips) in cord box. Only the Mitsubishi projector has the correct inputs for VCR.
  • DVD player: connecting cords (red, white, and yellow tips) in cord box. Only the Mitsubishi projector has the correct inputs for this DVD player.
  • DVD player: HDMI connection.  Cord is not in the box, but there is a spare cord in tech services.l
  • Universal remotes: not yet configured
  • Slide projector: If this is to be used, the user must bring a carousel.
  • Overhead projector: found outside the cabinet on a cart.  We do not provide transparencies.
  • Nintendo Wii (in box)
  • XBox with projector: found outside cabinet on a cart.
  • Large speakers with stands: found in the staff storage area.  For use with special programming (such as our film festivals) or in case of audio failure in Multipurpose Room.
    [speaker image] [cord image]

Cord Box

  • Ethernet (Internet) cord: blue cord to be used with cart 1 (internet port in the front left of the meeting room) if a wired internet connection is needed, such as when streaming video.
    ethernet-cableethernet-jack
  • Electrical extension cord
  • Surge strip
  • Power cord for computer/projector (black)
  • Red, white, and yellow A/V cables
  • VGA (computer video cable – blue tips)
  • Audio cable (green tips)
  • Microphone cords

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