Kaufman 186

Location:Seats:Instructor's Computer: Student Computers:
Kaufman 36 Win 35 Win
Special Features: Laptop Connector; Media Controller; Multi-Region DVD player; Smart Podium; Visual Presenter; Wireless Projection;
Kaufman 186
instructor podium

Welcome to Your Smart Classroom!
The Smart protocol for classroom technology is designed to make using computer, video, CD, and DVD playing as easy as possible. Please, do not hesitate to address questions about the Smart classrooms to Library & Information Services. We can be contacted via E-mail (helpdesk@dickinson.edu), telephone (x1000), or by visiting the Help Desk on the lower level of the Waidner-Spahr Library..

Basic instructions
The MediaLink controller on front of the podium can be used to turn the projector on and off, select input sources, control the DVD/VCR unit, and set volume You can also temporarily blank the image with the "pic mute" button and the sound with the "audio mute" button. Please note that in the event buttons are pressed with the projector off or the DVD/VCR mode is changed not using the MediaLink, the controller may "get out of sync" with the actual conditions. In most cases it is only necessary to press the appropriate button again on the MediaLink (even if it is already illuminated) to restore function.
Please be sure to press the "off" button on the mediaLink when done to conserve energy and lamp life. Do not leave it in picture mute when leaving.

To turn the projector On or OFF
Use the projector ON and OFF buttons on the MediaLink. The projector takes 30 seconds to warm up (The button will flash while the projector is warming up or cooling down. Please do not press other buttons during this time).

To view the built-in PC
With the projector on, press the PC button on the MediaLink. If the computer is not on, press the power button on the Dell PC in the rack. Note that the volume is controlled both by the PC volume setting and the volume on the MediaLink.

About the Smart Podium
This unit allows you to draw over the computer image using the attached pen. There are many functions available, please refer to the manual provided for instructions. If not using these features, the button at the top of the unit with an arrow symbol should be lit for normal mouse function. If it is not, press that button to enable it.

To view a laptop
If your computer has a HDMI port: plug in the HDMI cable on top of the podium and press the "Laptop HDMI" button on the media controller. In most cases it should not be necessary to connect the "mini" sound cable, the sound should work via the HDMI connection.
Otherwise: connect the VGA cable located on top of the podium to the laptop VGA jack. If using sound, connect the "mini" sound plug provided to the laptop headphone jack. With the projector ON, press the Laptop VGA" button on the MediaLink.You may need to press a function key on your laptop to enable the external monitor function (may be marked "LCD/CRT" or with a monitor icon).

To View the Document Camera (Visual Presenter):
With the projector on, press the "Doc Cam" button on the MediaLink.  This unit may also be used as a camera for Skype or similar applications.

To Play & View a DVD or CD:
With the projector and DVD player on, press the DVD button on the Media Link. Insert your CD, or DVD  into the player. Use the Samsung remote to control playback functions.

To project other video source:
You can connect a device such as VCR or game system to the video/audio jacks to the right of the media contoller. Use the "Aux Video" button to select

Wireless Projection:
This room has the capability to project wirelessly with the installation of software on your device. Laptops can fully mirror the screen while Android and IOS devices can send images but do not do not mirror the device screen. Please contact the helpdesk to get set up to use this feature.

To control sound volume
Use the Volume control on the MediaLink.

System reset procedure
In the event the system does not appear to be functioning properly and help from LIS is not readily available, try the following. Shut down the computer (it is not necessary to shut down the projector). Once it has shut down, locate the plug connecting the power to the podium and unplug it. Wait at least 10 seconds and plug the power back in. then start the computer again and the problem should be cleared. Please let us know if you have needed to do this.


Thank you,
The Staff of Library & Information Services