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== Connecting to the Projectors in the Multi Purpose Rooms (MPR) ==
== Connecting to the Projectors in the Multi Purpose Rooms (MPR) ==
The Hill Multi Purpose Rooms are primarily used as a single meeting space with two projectors and screens displaying a single source connected to one of three possible input panels. The rooms can be divided into two separate areas with full AV. The West panel, nearest the main entrance door, is most frequently used to connect devices for full MPR presentations, although it is possible to have each projector display a separate presentation.
The Hill Multi Purpose Rooms are primarily used as a single meeting space with two projectors and screens displaying a single source connected to one of three possible input panels. The rooms can be divided into two separate areas with full AV. The West panel, nearest the main entrance door, is most frequently used to connect devices for full MPR presentations, although it is possible to have each projector display a separate presentation from either of the other two input panels.


====== Using the Touch Pad ======
====== Using the Touch Pad ======
Touch pads West and East are adjacent to each entrance, and either can be used to control the entire room. The touch pad will usually be dark if not used. Tap the touch pad and the RCS logo will appear. Touch again and you should be presented with a row of icons on the left side: Video Sources; Mic Volume; Tech Tools; and Off?
Touch pads West and East are adjacent to each entrance, and either can be used to control the both sides of the room. The touch pad will usually be dark if it has not been used for a short amount of time. Tap the touch pad and the RCS logo will appear. Touch again and you should be presented with a row of persistent icons on the left side: '''Video Sources''', '''Mic Volume''', '''Tech Tools''', and '''Off?'''. On the right side is a persistent '''MPR Full''' volume slider which adjusts the overall


''Video Sources''
''Video Sources''


When the MPR is being used as a single meeting space, the Video Sources command screen will indicate Rooms are in Combined Mode. Underneath this legend are five icons, West Panel, Center Panel, East Panel, West Apple TV, and East Apple TV. Underneath these icons are three zones: West Screen to the left, East Screen to the Right , and Rear HDMI Plate centered below.
When the MPR is being used as a single meeting space, the Video Sources command screen will indicate Rooms are in Combined Mode. Underneath this legend are five icons, '''West Panel''', '''Center Panel''', '''East Pane'''l, '''West Apple TV''', and '''East Apple TV'''. Underneath these icons are three zones: '''West Screen''' to the left, '''East Screen''' to the right, with '''Rear HDMI Plate''' centered below them. If you are presenting from the customary location using a cabled connection near the main (West) doorway, touch and hold-drag the West Panel icon into ''all three'' zones. To project just to the West screen, omit dragging the icon to the East Screen zone. If you have a macOS laptop or a iPhone/iPad, you can connect using the '''West''' and '''East''' Apple TV sources in the same manner as cabled connections.
 
''Mic Volume''
 
The MPR has five wireless microphones: three handhelds, one for each side, with an alternate; and two podium mics.  


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Revision as of 21:21, 21 February 2019

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Summary.pngHow to connect your device to RCS projectors and displays.
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All connections to projectors and speakers are done through a wall plate. Here's a diagram of a wall plate in most classrooms.

Some older wall plates may have a vestigial VGA port which may or may not work. Wall plates installed after 2017 will not have a VGA port. Please use the connection cable bundles with the HDMI cable & dongle appropriate for your computer, tablet or iPhone.

River Campus Wall Plate.png


Connecting to the Projectors in the Multi Purpose Rooms (MPR)

The Hill Multi Purpose Rooms are primarily used as a single meeting space with two projectors and screens displaying a single source connected to one of three possible input panels. The rooms can be divided into two separate areas with full AV. The West panel, nearest the main entrance door, is most frequently used to connect devices for full MPR presentations, although it is possible to have each projector display a separate presentation from either of the other two input panels.

Using the Touch Pad

Touch pads West and East are adjacent to each entrance, and either can be used to control the both sides of the room. The touch pad will usually be dark if it has not been used for a short amount of time. Tap the touch pad and the RCS logo will appear. Touch again and you should be presented with a row of persistent icons on the left side: Video Sources, Mic Volume, Tech Tools, and Off?. On the right side is a persistent MPR Full volume slider which adjusts the overall

Video Sources

When the MPR is being used as a single meeting space, the Video Sources command screen will indicate Rooms are in Combined Mode. Underneath this legend are five icons, West Panel, Center Panel, East Panel, West Apple TV, and East Apple TV. Underneath these icons are three zones: West Screen to the left, East Screen to the right, with Rear HDMI Plate centered below them. If you are presenting from the customary location using a cabled connection near the main (West) doorway, touch and hold-drag the West Panel icon into all three zones. To project just to the West screen, omit dragging the icon to the East Screen zone. If you have a macOS laptop or a iPhone/iPad, you can connect using the West and East Apple TV sources in the same manner as cabled connections.

Mic Volume

The MPR has five wireless microphones: three handhelds, one for each side, with an alternate; and two podium mics.

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