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.

[This post has been updated to include information about our new set of wireless microphones, purchased in 2017.]

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
  • Handheld wireless microphone: If you use this, be sure to turn on not only the amplifier but also the corresponding (labeled) wireless receiver in the sound cabinet.  Please do not press any buttons on the receiver other than the power button (on the right).  On the microphone, press and hold the red switch to turn it on and off.  Control volume with the knobs on the amplifier.  *Multipurpose room use only
    handheld wireless microphone  handheld microphone power button  receiver for handheld microphone
  • Lavalier (lapel) microphone: If you use this, be sure to turn on not only the amplifier but also the corresponding (labeled) wireless receiver in the sound cabinet using the button on the right side of the unit.  Open the front panel of the lavalier microphone to expose the power button.  Press and hold to turn on/off.  Please do not press the “set” button.  The mute button is located on the top of the unit.  Control volume with the knobs on the amplifier.  *Multipurpose room use only
    lavalier microphone lavalier power button  Lavalier microphone mute button  Lavalier receiver

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.
  • 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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