BrightLink Interaction The BrightLink interactive pens turn any wall or table into an interactive area, either with or without a computer. • With a computer, you can use Easy Interactive Tools (dual pens). This software lets you use the pen as a mouse to annotate, save, and interact with content from your computer. • Without a computer, you can use the Start Here Follow the steps on this card to get started with your BrightLink: 1 Connect your computer and turn on the projector 2 Make sure the software is installed 3 Calibrate • Using the remote control 4 Use the pens • Choosing the right tool 5 Use the built-in toolbar toolbar that is built into the projector (single pen). This lets you annotate images from a document camera, tablet, DVD player, or other source connected to your projector. Students and colleagues can connect their own laptops and annotate on the fly using the built-in toolbar, without installing software. Get a DVD containing BrightLink training videos! Just click the BrightLink Training Resources link on your desktop or go to www.epson.com/eduresources and request a DVD. 1 Connect Your Computer and Turn on the Projector 1 onnect the USB cable directly to any available C USB port on your computer. 6 Select Use Source and press Enter. 7 elect the source where your computer is S connected. For example, if your computer is connected with a VGA cable to the projector’s Computer1 port, select Computer1. If your computer is connected with an HDMI cable, select HDMI. If you don’t know which source to select, check with your school’s tech coordinator. 8 isplay an image from your computer. If the image D doesn’t appear, try one of the following: • On some Windows laptops, you may need to USB cable 2 onnect an HDMI or VGA cable from the projector C to your computer. HDMI hold down the Fn key on the keyboard and press F7 or the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as , or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. VGA 3 urn on the projector by pressing the red T button on the remote control. In Windows®, you may see messages about device drivers or new hardware. power epending on how your computer is connected to D the projector, you may need to select your source for computer interaction. 4 ress the Menu button on the remote control, select P the Extended menu, and press Enter. 5 elect the Easy Interactive Function setting and S press Enter. • On a Mac®, you may need to open System Preferences and select Displays. Select the VGA Display or Color LCD option if necessary, then click the Arrange or Arrangement tab, and select the Mirror Displays check box. • Try pressing the Source Search button on the remote control. 2 Make Sure the Software Is Installed You may already have the software on your computer, or you may need to install it yourself. For Mac OS® X, you need Easy Interactive Driver and Easy Interactive Tools. For Windows, you only need Easy Interactive Tools. Here’s how to find out if the software is installed on your computer: If you need to install the software Do one of the following: • Use the CD that came with the projector, labeled “EPSON Projector Software for Easy Interactive Function” If you are using a Mac: Look for the Easy Interactive Driver and Easy Interactive Tools folders in the Application folder on your hard drive. If you see these folders, the software is installed. • Download the most up-to-date version from: epson.com/brightlinkdownloads (U.S.) epson.ca/brightlinkdownloads (Canada) For more information about Easy Interactive Tools, see the Easy Interactive Tools Tips sheet in this Welcome Kit or the BrightLink User’s Guide. If you are using Windows: Select or Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON Projector > Easy Interactive Tools Ver. 2.00. If you see Easy Interactive Tools Ver. 2.00, the software is installed. You can also install TeamBoard Draw, an intermediate level annotation program, from the CD that came with the projector. For more information, see the TeamBoard Draw Tips sheet in this Welcome Kit or the TeamBoard videos at epson.com/brightlink (U.S.) or epson.ca/brightlink (Canada). If the software is not installed, follow the steps in the next column to install it. 3 Calibrate Calibration coordinates the position of the pen with the location of your cursor. If the pen position and cursor location don’t match, you can try auto calibration, or you can calibrate manually for even greater accuracy. You don’t need a computer, and you won’t need to calibrate again unless the projector or image is moved, or the image is resized. 1 o start calibration, press the User button on the T remote control. 2 hen you see the Auto Calibration screen, do one W of the following: • Press Enter to try auto calibration, then wait until calibration is complete. • Select No, then press Enter and follow the steps below to calibrate manually. you see this screen, select Manual 3When Calibration. Using the Remote Control Turn projector on/off Select from various image sources connected to the projector Access menu system for additional adjustments Enter Calibrate Zoom in and out Page through documents Temporarily turn off image Stop video action For more information on using the remote control and cool time-saving buttons: • See the BrightLink User’s Guide on your computer or on the CD in this Welcome Kit. 4 hen you see this screen, press Enter to select W Yes. 5 ollow the instructions on the screen to touch the F circles and perform manual calibration. For more detailed instructions, see the on-screen BrightLink User’s Guide. • Go to the training section and watch a video or two at epson.com/brightlink (U.S.) or epson.ca/brightlink (Canada) or atomiclearning.com. 4 Use the Pens Your projector came with 2 pens that have different colored ends, orange and blue. Make sure one AA battery is installed in each pen. Battery light Power switch Choosing the Right Tool If you already have annotation software, you can use it with BrightLink. If you are using Microsoft® Office 2003 or later, you can also use the “inking tools” to add handwritten notes to your documents and PowerPoint® presentations. Built-In Toolbar Easy Interactive Tools TeamBoard Draw Here are some tips on choosing among the tools that came with your BrightLink projector: Annotate on computer display • • • Annotate on white background • • • Annotate on images from document cameras or other sources • • To turn on the pen, slide the power switch. The green light comes on briefly. If the battery is low, the light flashes. • Hold the pen perpendicular to the board, as shown below. • To left-click, tap on the board. • To double-click, tap twice. • To right-click, press the board with the pen for about 3 seconds. • To click and drag, tap and drag with the pen. • To move the cursor, hover over the board without touching it. • When you are finished, slide the power switch to turn off the pen. Note: The pens turn off automatically after about 20 minutes of inactivity. Slide the switch to turn the pen back on. Ready to Learn More? Use both pens simultaneously • Save annotations • Record lessons and import/ export files • • 5 Use the Built-In Toolbar The projector’s built-in toolbar lets you annotate images from other devices that have been connected to the projector, such as a document camera, tablet, or other source. You can write with only one pen at a time, but you can use both pens and trade off. 1 Press one of the Source buttons on the remote control to select the source for the image you want to annotate. (Make sure you do not select the same source that is selected for Easy Interactive Function in the Extended menu.) Two different toolbars are available, one for annotation mode and one for whiteboard mode. • Annotation mode displays the built-in toolbar on whatever image is being projected. • Whiteboard mode lets you project a white or black screen or background pattern, and use the pen to write or draw as you would on a chalkboard or dry erase board. Select annotation mode Undo Image from a computer connected to the Computer2 port Image from a computer with an HDMI connection, or a video player 2 Image from an external device connected to the USB port Image from a computer or iPad connected through a wired or wireless network To activate the toolbar, tap the board with the pen. You see arrow icons on the left and right side of the projected image. Note: The toolbar arrows disappear if they are not used. To make them reappear, tap the board with the pen. 3 4 To display the toolbar, select one of the arrows. To close the toolbar, select the bottom of the toolbar. Select background color or pattern* Select whiteboard mode Redo Zoom into image Recalibrate Change custom pen color and width Change highlighter color Use black, red, or blue pen—select small dot for thin line Erase—select small dot for thin eraser Hide toolbar after each annotation Use custom pen Use hightlighter Use black, red, or blue pen—select large dot for thick line Erase—select large dot for thick eraser Clear all annotations Close toolbar * In annotation mode, the freeze tool appears instead of this one. It lets you stop or resume action in a video. icon at the Note: Many of the built-in tools are the same as Easy Interactive Tools, but fewer functions are available. All of the tools are available, even if they have a gray background. Ready to Learn More? • Sign up for complimentary webinars • Watch helpful how-to videos • Find out about cool, free interactive sites EPSON and BrightLink are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PrivateLine is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights in those marks. This information is subject to change without notice. © 2012 Epson America, Inc. 6/12 Printed in USA CPD-36468R2 Click the BrightLink Training Resources link on your desktop or go to www.epson.com/eduresources.