The wall camera and table microphones can be used from the Mac mini located in the room east wall cabinet (to the far right as you enter the room).
Press the "ON" button on the white wall control panel control. Make sure the power indicator on the bottom left corner of the TV is on. Wake the computer by pressing a key on the keyboard or pressing a mouse button. Push the PC button on the same wall control panel to use the in-room Mac.
Log in to the Mac mini using your CalNet credentials.
The Mac mini should always be turned on. If it is not, turn it on using the power button on one of the corners of the grey Mac mini box the cabinet.
The wireless keyboard and mouse are on top of the cabinet. They can be detached from their lightning cables when charged. Reconnect the cables to charge.
The camera can be operated using its remote control. The arrow keys change the direction and angle of the camera. The zoom (in/out) controls are designated by a magnifying glass. There is an auto tracking feature which will follow movement and sound as it moves about the room. This can be disabled from the remote as well.
Remove one or more microphones from the black sleeves and connect to the outlets on the wall using the black cables. The outlets are about one foot up from the floor and just to the right of the cabinet. There are extension cables for the microphones in the cabinet.
- You can check whether the camera is working by opening an application such as Photo Booth and making sure you see the room from the viewpoint of the camera. If not, the Mac may not be recognizing the camera in which case you may need to turn the camera off and on or restart the Mac mini.
- If the screen does not show the Mac mini display, you may need to press “Input” on the small Panasonic remote (also in the cabinet) and select “Slot Input B”.
Using a personal computer
You can connect your laptop to the TV to take advantage of the large screen and its speakers, but you cannot connect your laptop to the microphones or the camera. Connect the available display cable to your computer (via an adapter if using a Mac). Turn on the screen by pushing the “ON” button on the white panel control on the wall. Push the LAPTOP button.
You will then be able to view your laptop screen on the large screen and the sound will come out through the speakers on the sides of the screen rather than your laptop speakers. You must rely on your computer's own built-in microphone and webcam.
If you'd like to connect your computer to the network via ethernet, take the purple cable out of the west wall cabinet (the cabinet closer to the door). Plug it into the bottom blue jack (marked 260A-443-002-D) of the small white box on the west wall and connect to your laptop. Your laptop must be registered with campus to be able to connect to the network.
You may need to prompt your laptop to recognize the external screen. Go to Applications > System Preferences > Display. Then under the “Display” tab, if you hold down the “Option” button and hover the mouse over the “Gather Windows” button, you’ll have the option to click “Detect Displays”. You may also want to change the screen resolution to 1280 x 768.
All phone conferencing equipment is located in the west side cabinet.
To use the landline phone (which is a stand-alone phone not part of the built-in video-conferencing), take the phone out of the west wall cabinet (the cabinet closer to the door) and connect to the black phone cable attached to the wall on the west side. If needed, connect additional microphones to the sides of the phone. Dial 9 for outgoing calls. Calls to the US, Mexico and Canada are not charged as long-distance calls.