Smart Classroom Operation

Let’s start with a quick overview of the control panels used in the “Smart” class or conference rooms.

The older “Smart” panels have three sections and are located inside the console (mounted on wooden control box).

1.  Projector Power On and Off buttons.
2.  Volume Up and Down buttons.
3.  Source Selection Buttons.

Smart-Panel

When you press the projector power “ON” button, the red LED will illuminate while the projector is warming up. Once the projector is fully on, the green LED will illuminate. From there use the volume “UP” or “DOWN” buttons to set the volume to mid level (green LEDs will light up to the middle of the bar).  Next select the source that you want to present on the projector.  The corresponding selection will light up. 

The newer “PixiePro” panels also have three sections and is located on top of the console.

1.  Projector Power On and Off buttons and Volume Up and Down buttons.
2.  Source Selection and Auxiliary Buttons.
3.  VCR/DVD Control Buttons (e.g. Play, fast forward, rewind, eject, menu and etc.) and Auxiliary Buttons.

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When you press the projector power “ON” button, the small hour glass icon will flash while the projector is warming up.  Once the projector is fully on, the projector icon will illuminate.  From there use the volume “UP” or “DOWN” buttons to set the volume to mid level (LEDs will light up on the left hand side of the arc).  Next select the source that you want to present on the projector.  The corresponding selection will light up.  When you select the DVD/VCR (or BluRay if so equipped) as the source, you can control it from the right hand section of the panel.  To use the DVD or VCR select the button above the desired label.

The new “PixiePlus” panels are primarily used in conference rooms where there is not a console.

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