Ulrich User - UMD English Department

Ulrich User - UMD English Department
Updated 4/20/11-LF
Part One: The Rack
The rack is where all technology in the space is centered.
Beginning from the top and going down, you will see:
A power indicator
• Mic controls
• CD Player
• Computer
• Second Power Indicator
• Extron Switcher
• Network switches
Crestron Control Units
• Amp
• Surge Protector
These should all be on and functioning if the room is working correctly.
If there is a problem with the:
o Check that the microphone is on and has sufficient battery life.
o Check that the top mic receivers are on and have their level set to an adequate
o On the bottom of the rack, check that the amp that says "CROWN" has a blue
light next to its power button on the bottom right.
o On the bottom of the rack, check that the surge protector that says "SURGEX"
has a green light on the upper right-hand corner. These are both behind kick
o Make sure the power indicator is solid blue.
• No color means it is off. Press the power button to turn the machine on.
• Blinking means it is asleep. Connect the cart and move the mouse to
wake up.
o NB: When closing up the room, never turn the computer off.
Simply log out.
o Make sure the correct input is selected on the crestron control panel.
• Do not try changing inputs through the Extron switcher. This will confuse
the room.
o Try the manual switch located at the from SR side of the stage, next to the panel
• If these are unresponsive, move behind the shell on the SR side and look
for the lightswitch in the back, by the doors:
It should be in the UP position (pictured). If it is down, switch it up and try
the buttons again.
Part Two: Connecting
To begin:
On the Crestron Panel, press "Manual"
You can now use the buttons on the right side to control the screen and projector.
The Room PC
The cart has a monitor and a keyboard that can be connected on or offstage to access the room PC.
Please note that the cables (blue and black) should be wound around the handle (pictured), not thrown
on the bottom of the cart.
Items on the cart:
• Monitor
• Keyboard/Mouse
• USB hub
• Orange Extension Cord
• 15' VGA/sound cable
Please do not plug or unplug any part of the hardware without first consulting Lauren Friedman(x53781, lfriedm1@umd.edu)
To use the cart, plug the BLACK PLUG into a power socket and BLUE (KVM) CABLE into KVM
socket. (pictured below)
Then select "room PC" from the sources on the Crestron Panel.
If you wish to use the cart offstage, there is an additional KVM socket located by the back doors
There are USB ports on the left side of the monitor for plugging in thumb drives or wireless
If the computer does not work, check that the PC is turned on in the rack, and that the cart
looks like the picture above, with both a blue and a black plug attached to the side.
The AUX Panel
From left to right:
RCA input (red, yellow, white coded cable)
S-Video Input
Component Cable Input
VGA In (w/sound)
VGA Out (w/sound)
Each of these inputs has a matching picture under the "AUX PANEL" input on the Crestron control.
RCA Input
To be used for any external media that has an RCA cable for projection through the installed projector.
S-Video Input
To be used to connect any external media with an S-Video Cable for projection through the installed
Component Cable Input
To be used to connect any external media with a Component Cable for projection through the installed
VGA In (w/sound)
To be used with provided VGA cable- to connect external laptops for projection through the installed
VGA Out (w/sound)
To be used to attach an external monitor to the system. Monitor connected will display the same images
as the projector.
Additional Inputs
DVD/VCR: Place a VHS tape or DVD disc into the player and select "VCR" or "DVD" from Sources.
For the VCR:
POWER: to turn the unit on or off.
EJECT: Ejects the tape.
STOP: Stops playback.
PAUSE: Pauses playback.
REW: Rewinds the tape.
PLAY: Begins playback.
FF: Fast Forward the tape.
Please note the Volume control in the lower right hand corner.
For the DVD Player:
To access arrows to move around a menu screen, select "To Keypad"
To make a selection, use the arrows and then press "Enter."
To return to the previous screen, select "Back to Controls"
For the CD Player:
Select "To Advanced Controls" for the advanced screen:
When You Are Done
Select "Shutdown at the top right of the screen.
Select "End of Day" – this will turn off the projector and bring up the screen. You must manually log out
of the computer and return all components to their places.
Part Three:
There are three wireless microphones in Ulrich, but only two channels. A user may have two handhelds,
a hand held and a lapel, one lapel mic, or one handheld mic. Microphones are stored in the second
drawer from the bottom of the filing cabinet.
When the microphone is turned on, the light above the "on" switch will turn green, and it is ready to be
There is also a battery indicator on the microphone. If it drops below two bars, the battery should be
replaced. On the handheld, this is achieved by unscrewing the bottom and replacing the battery found
For the lapel mic, you can open the bottom of the housing and slide a new battery into place.
To use a landheld with a mic stand or the provided podium, you can attach the mic clip (stored in the
bag with the mic) by screwing it on.
Non-functioning microphones and need for batteries should be reported to Lauren.
Part Four: Lights
There are three light control switches in Ulrigh: one at the back of the house near the doors, one stage
right, and one stage left.
There are five basic "looks":
1: House at full, stage at ½.
2. House at ½, stage at ½.
3: House at ½, stage at full.
4: House at 0, stage at full
Off: All lights off.
For the purposes of projection, you will want to use 1 or 2, as 3 and 4 will wash out the images on the
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