Stern 102

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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 (, telephone (x1000), or by visiting the Help Desk on the lower level of the Waidner-Spahr Library..

Basic instructions
The MediaLink controller on top of the podium should be used to turn the projector on and off, select input sources, and set volume. Please DO NOT use the projector remote control for these functions. You can also blank the image with the "pic mute" button and the sound with the "audio mute" button. If the image from the computer is cut off on the screen, press the "auto image" button and the projector should adjust it. 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 is already illuminated) to restore function.

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. Note that the volume is controlled both by the PC volume setting and the volume on the MediaLink.

To view a laptop
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 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 Play & View a DVD, Videotape, or CD:
With the projector on, press the DVD or VCR button on the Media Link. Insert your CD, DVD, or video tape into the appropriate drawer or slotUse the controls on the right side of the MediaLink (or the Samsung remote) to control playback functions. If a cable TV channel is showing, press the TV/VCR button on the MediaLink to eliminate itYou must use the MediaLink to change between DVD and VCR functions, the buttons on the remote will not work as expected. The other functions on the remote work as described in the DVD/VCR manual. 

To View Campus Cable TV: With the projector on, press the VCR button on the MediaLink.  You can change channels by using the channel ("CH") up and down buttons or by using the keypad on the Samsung remote to enter the channel number.

To control sound volume
Use the Volume control on the MediaLink. (The volume control on the projector remote has no effect).

Great Room event viewing:
Controls are located on the front wall next to the light dimmers to enable overflow audiences to view events in the Stern Great Room. The Events Support staff must have activated this system in order for it to function.The projector needs to be on and the media controller set to "VCR". You may regulate the volume with the knob. The #2 button on the panel next to the volume knob should be activated when viewing events. The #1 button will disable remote viewing and return to room to normal function. (if neither indicator is illuminated, the system is not enabled)

Please, turn off the projector before you leave the room.

Thank you,
The Staff of Library & Information Services