Pro Digital Installer Guide

Pro Digital Installer Guide
pro digital
INSTALLER guide
YOU’RE ABOUT TO MAKE
LEARNING MORE FUN
Welcome to FrontRow -- the teacher-friendly way to
improve the learning environment in every classroom.
With your new active learning system, you’ll enjoy
greater student attention, less teacher fatigue, and
very likely better test scores.
To help you start benefiting from your FrontRow Pro
Digital system right away, we recommend that you
first read the section in this guide called Before You
Begin, and from there proceed to Steps 1 through 10.
Be sure to consult the system user guide as well.
If you follow the steps set out in this Installer Guide
and organize everything you need beforehand, you’ll
find setting up your FrontRow Pro Digital system to
be quite simple. Of course, if you run into any obstacles,
you can always call us at the number below. Our
technical support representatives are happy to help.
Thank you for choosing FrontRow!
USA
FrontRow
Corporate Headquarters
2080 Lakeville Highway
Petaluma, CA 94954-6713
toll-free: 800.227.0735
tel: 707.769.1110
fax: 707.769.9624
web: www.gofrontrow.com
Canada
FrontRow
6950 Creditview Road, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON L5N 0A6
toll-free: 800.340.9894
tel: 905.461.5300
fax: 905.677.7760
web: www.gofrontrow.com
New Zealand
Oticon New Zealand Ltd.
142 Lambton Quay
P.O. Box 9128
Te Aro. Wellington
toll-free: 800 OTICON
toll-free fax: 00800 FAX OTICON
web: www.oticon.co.nz
Australia
Phonic Ear
12/97 Castlemaine Street
Milton Qld 4064
Australia
freecall: 1 800 PHONIC
fax: 1300 746 642
web: www.gofrontrow.com.au
Europe/ASIA
Phonic Ear A/S
Kongebakken 9
2765 Smørum
Denmark
tel: +45 3917 7101
fax: +45 3927 7900
web: www.gofrontrow.com
www.phonicear.com
United Kingdom
PC Werth Limited
Audiology House
45 Nightingale Lane
London SW12 8SP
tel: 020 8772 2700
web: www.soundfield.info
contents
Step 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 1-5
Before you begin
Step 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6
Get yourself ready
Step 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 7-10
Plan your installation (Speakers)
Step 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 11-14
Plan your installation (Sensors)
Step 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 15-16
Install the receiver
Step 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 17-18
Connect media
Step 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 19-24
Install speakers
Step 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 25-26
Install sensors
Step 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 27
Test system
Appendix A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 28
Pro Digital Teacher's Tips
Appendix B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 29
Special speaker connections
Appendix C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 30-31
Troubleshooting
Read
Me
Be sure to read the helpful tip boxes found throughout this guide. Of
course, if you need further assistance, you can always call us at one of the
numbers found on the previous page.
Step 1: Before you begin
Make sure you’ve got everything you need to set up your FrontRow Pro Digital active learning system. By
taking a few minutes to prepare, you’ll help ensure the actual set-up is as quick and problem-free as possible.
Visualize your goal
When your FrontRow Pro Digital system is installed, it will look something like this:
General safety precautions
•
Do not install or use the receiver near water or heat sources
•
Clean only with a dry cloth
•
Do not block any ventilation openings
•
Protect all cables from wear and damage from foot traffic, doors, and other hazards
•
Use only accessories specified by FrontRow
•
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel
•
Wear safety goggles when using power tools
•
Follow all safety guidelines when using ladders
•
Observe your local building, electrical, and fire codes when installing any electrical equipment
•
Use at least 18-gauge plenum speaker wire (included with system)
1
Get your classroom ready
1. Does your classroom meet the system requirements?
Check the table below to confirm that your classroom is set up properly for the FrontRow Pro Digital
system you have. In most cases one ceiling sensor will be sufficient. However, some classrooms may require
one or more additional sensors for optimal room coverage. While other classroom configurations may work
with your FrontRow Pro Digital system, we can only support those listed below.
900ft2 - 1500ft2
Size
< 900ft2
Walls
Light colors
Dark colors
Windows
Few
Many (>50% window-to-wall area)
Obstructions
Few
Many
(hanging art, tall free-standing
bookshelves, suspended lights)
Complex
Simple
Shape
(Square, Rectangle)
Total
Checked x 1
______
(Alcoves/bays where teachers may walk)
Total
+
Checked x 3
______
=
If your score is:
We recommend:
< = 5
1 ceiling sensor
6 - 10
1 ceiling sensor + 1 wall* sensor OR 2 ceiling sensors
3 sensors (any combination of wall* or ceiling)
11+
*Wall sensors can help where there are ceiling obstructions (hanging lights, artwork, etc.)
2. Think about combining your other teaching technologies
Your FrontRow Pro Digital system is the communication center of your classroom. Take advantage of this
opportunity to connect your TV, VCR, computer, CD player, MP3 player and other teaching technology to
your active learning system. This will allow children to hear not only your voice, but also the rich multimedia
content you’re providing, regardless of where they’re seated.
Deciding what other devices you’ll want to connect to your FrontRow Pro Digital system now will make
positioning the receiver easier in Step 1. There are four ways to approach integration.
Example 1
Many classrooms use a computer as a multi-media "hub" (with an LCD projector), which is connected to
the internet or school network to download/stream all audio and video, and MP3 files. For these classrooms, you may only require one auxiliary audio input connection to the 940R.
940R (back)
Computer
Audio
Out
Audio
Cable: stereo RCA
to stereo 3.5mm
Video
Internet
Screen or
Interactive White Board
LCD Projector
2
Example 2
Some classrooms use a computer as the multi-media "hub", but it is connected to a TV instead of an LCD
projector. They also occasionally use the TV/DVD/VCR as a stand alone media. For these classrooms, you
may need to use both auxiliary audio input connections to the 940R.
940R (back)
1
Audio
Out
Audio
2
Audio
Out
TV
DVD Player
Video
Signal
Converter
Internet
Computer
VCR
1 Cable: stereo RCA to stereo 3.5mm
2 Cable: stereo RCA to stereo RCA
Example 3*
Some classrooms may have many different types of media, but because of the age of the equipment
or incompatible input/outputs, they may not integrate with each other. For these classrooms, you may
choose to use an auxiliary audio box to connect all the sources to one location, then connect it to one
audio input connection to the 940R.
TV
CD Player
DVD Player
VCR
2
2
2
2
2
1
Audio
Video
1 Cable: stereo RCA to stereo 3.5mm
2 Cable: stereo RCA to stereo RCA
*Additional cords may be required
Internet
Example 4
This is less work for the installer, but slightly more involved for the teacher.
940R (back)
Wireless
Transmission
FrontRow
930R
Audio In
TV
Audio
In
Computer
LCD Projector
3
VCR
Get your FrontRow Pro Digital parts ready
Check the contents of your FrontRow Pro Digital installation kit against the parts listed below. To help you
stay organized, we recommend that you keep the parts needed for each step separate.
1. Open your main component box
940 System Box
202-00-410-00 (US/CAN)
202-00-411-00 (AUS/NZ)
202-00-412-00 (EU)
202-00-413-00 (UK)
940TM microphone
202-01-400-00
Accessory Pack
890-88-664-00 (US)
890-88-667-00 (UK)
890-88-665-00 (AU/NZ)
890-88-666-00 (EU)
940R Pro Digital Receiver
202-00-400-00
940TM microphone
AA (LR6) NiMH
Rechargeable Batteries
Aux-in Cord
940R Pro Digital Receiver
940R Cord Kit
Two-unit charge cord
Mono RCA to mono 3.5mm
(12in/30cm)
Aux-in Cord
Stereo RCA to stereo 3.5mm
(20ft/6m)
AC Power Cord
4
940R Power Supply
890-88-027-00
Power Supply
2. Open your sensor box
3. Open other optional boxes
or
940CS Ceiling Sensor Kit
204-01-006-00
(optional)
940WS Wall Sensor Kit
204-01-007-00
950H Student Mic Kit
202-01-430-00
950H Student Microphone
(1) 940CS Ceiling Sensor
with mounting bracket
(2) 940WS Wall Sensor
(2) Mounting Brackets
950C Charger
(1) Sensor Cable
Power Supply
(2) Sensor Cables
4. Open your speaker box
Plenum-rated tile bridge/
Plenum-rated speaker cover
ceiling speaker
This box should contain:
or
mounting bracket
IR speaker
5
Receiver Tray
Step 2: Get yourself ready
Nearly everything you need to install your FrontRow Pro Digital system is included in the boxes we shipped.
You will need some basic tools and materials, depending on how your classroom is built:
1. What kind of walls do you have?
For drywall installations (similar to most houses) gather the following tools:
Drill
Wall anchors
Drill bits
Cable tacks/staples
Phillips #2 driver bit
Plastic cable (zip) ties
Level or ruler/tape measure
Plastic raceway with screws
Crimp pliers or scissors Tin snips (optional)
Hammer Ladder
Staple gun
Safety goggles
For concrete walls, assemble the following tools:
Hammer drill
Hammer
Masonry drill bits
Plastic cable (zip) ties
Phillips #2 driver bit
Plastic raceway with adhesive
Level or ruler/tape measure
Tin snips (optional)
Crimp pliers or scissors Ladder
Concrete screws
Safety goggles
2. Are you installing ceiling speakers?
If so, you’ll also need:
Keyhole saw or sabre saw or RotoZip
Electrical tape
Short length of string or twine
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