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Thompson 105
Technology instructions for Thompson 105. If you experience any problems, call ext. 3333 or e-mail the Help Desk at mediaservices@etown.edu. Please visit our web site at http://www.etown.edu/ITS for additional information.
Quick Links to sections in this article:
Using the Podium Computer       Using the Document Camera       Using a Laptop Computer 
Using the VCR/DVD Player  Turning Off the Projector   

Thompson 105

Using the Podium Computer 

Step 1:Press anywhere on the AMX touch panel to turn on the panel screen. Step 2:Push the first button for the Computer. When you touch Computer, the projector will turn on automatically. 
Note: Wait for the projector to warm up. 
Computer

Step 3:Press the power button located on the front of the computer and monitor if not already on. Log on with your network username and password. Step 4:The computer screen image will appear on the projection screen. Warning: Computer resets upon restart and shut down. Save your files to the network or removable media only. 


Using the Document Camera

Step 1:Press anywhere on the AMX touch panel to turn on the panel screen. Step 2:Push Doc Cam. When you touch the document camera option, the projector will automatically turn on. 
Note: Wait for the projector to warm up. 
Doc Cam

Step 3:
Make sure that the document camera is on and in position. The power switch is on the left hand side of the base. The release is found at the bottom of the camera arm. 
Doc Cam Power Switch

Step 4:Use the buttons on the doc cam to adjust the view of your objects. 
Using a Laptop Computer
Note: It is recommended that you register your laptop on the college network to ensure better connectivity. 

Step 1:Begin with the laptop turned off in order to connect. Step 2:Connect the VGA cable to the blue port, the Ethernet cable to the network jack, and the sound cable to the headphone jack on your laptop. The cables are found in the cable box on top of the podium. 
Cables

Step 3:
Press anywhere on the AMX touch panel to turn on the panel screen. Step 4:Touch the Laptop button on the screen. When you touch the laptop option, the projector will automatically turn on. 
Note: Wait a few moments for the projector to warm up. 
Laptop

Step 5:Turn on the laptop by pressing its power button. If you need power, plug your power adapter into the outlet in the cable box. 
Step 6:Press the appropriate keyboard combination to display the laptop image on the projection screen. 

Note: All laptops have different settings that allow the two screens to match. Some common settings are provided below. 
Keyboard Combinations

Using the VCR/DVD Player

Step 1:
Press anywhere on the AMX touch panel to turn on the panel screen. 
Step 2:Push DVD for playing DVDs or VCR for playing VHS tapes. When you touch one, the projector will automatically turn on. 
Note: Wait for the projector to warm up. 
DVD or VCR

Step 3:Press the Power button on the left side of the silver VCR/DVD player if not already on. Step 4:Place either a DVD in the left side or a VHS tape in the right of the DVD/VCR player. Step 5:Use the buttons on the touch screen to control the media. The volume buttons are located at the right side of the screens. 
Control DVD or VCR

Properly Turning Off the Projector

Step 1:Turn off the projector by touching the Power button on the AMX touch screen. You will be promped "Are you sure you want to power off the system?" Touch Yes
Power Off

Step 2:
Turn the computer off by clicking on the Start button at the bottom left of the screen, then select the Shutdown option. Choose Shutdown in the dialog box and click OKStep 3:If you want to turn on the projector again, give the machine several minutes to cool down before restarting the projector. Warning: Do not turn off the surge protector. 


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