Introduction

This page explains how to send your computer's video and sound to the audio/video system in a Biola classroom.


Video Connectors

Before connecting, make sure you know what the different connectors look like.

HDMI


If your computer doesn't have a port to match one of these connectors, you'll need to use the video adapter that IT gave you when you received your Biola computer.


Audio Connectors

HDMI with a Video Adapter
If you're using an HDMI-to-VGA adapter with a Windows computer, make sure to enable sound through the 1/8-inch cable.

Control Panels

Not all classrooms have the same control panel. The three types of control panels are shown below.

Type 1 (Crestron)

Type 2 (Extron)

How to Connect a Laptop to a Projector (Extron Systems)

StepWhat to Do
1

Plug the HDMI cable into your computer.

Use a video adapter if necessary.

2

Walk over to the control panel and push the proper video button:

  • For HDMI: The button will say either "HDMI" or "Laptop 2".
3

If you're using an Extron control panel, push the ON button to turn on the projector.

You should now see video on the projector.

4When you're done with your presentation, push the OFF or Projector Off button on the control panel.

How to Connect a Laptop Using HDMI (Crestron System)

StepWhat to DoHow It Looks
1Tap the touch panel to power on the AV system.

2

Tap to select HDMI Laptop.

The projector screen will lower from the ceiling.

3

Plug the HDMI cable into your computer.

Use a video adapter if necessary.


4When you're done with your presentation, tap the power off button.

5Tap Yes to confirm system shutdown.


How to Connect a Mac Laptop Using AirMedia (Crestron System)

StepWhat to DoHow It Looks
1Tap the touch panel to power on the AV system.

2

Tap to select Wireless Laptop.

The projector screen will lower from the ceiling.

3Take note of the IP address and Code listed on the projector screen.

4

Run the AirMedia application.

If a warning window appears, click OK.

Don't have AirMedia installed?

To download and install AirMedia, see How to Download the AirMedia Application.

The Crestron AirMedia application icon.


5Enter the AirMedia's IP address into the search field, then click Connect.

6

Click on the AirPlay menu in the system bar, and select the AirMedia unit you're connecting to.

Tip: The name of the AirMedia unit is listed in the upper left corner of the Creston screen showing on the TV.

AirPlay menu in macOS.

7When prompted, enter the code that you noted earlier.

AirPlay code field asks for the AirMedia code.

8If you want to use the TV as a separate (non-mirrored) display, click on the AirPlay menu, and select Use As Separate Display.

9When you're done presenting, click on the AirPlay menu again, and select Turn AirPlay Off.

10Tap the power off button on the touchpanel.

11Tap Yes to confirm system shutdown.


How to Connect a Windows Laptop Using AirMedia (Crestron System)

StepWhat to DoWhat It Looks Like
1Tap the touch panel to power on the AV system.

2

Tap to select Wireless Laptop.

The projector screen will lower from the ceiling.

3Take note of the IP address and Code listed on the Crestron information screen.



4

Run the AirMedia application.

If a warning window appears, click OK.

Don't have AirMedia installed?

To download and install AirMedia, see How to Download the AirMedia Application.

5Enter the AirMedia's IP address into the search field, then click Connect.

6When prompted, enter the code that you noted earlier.

7If you want to use the TV as a separate (non-mirrored) display, click on the Primary menu, and select Extended.

8

When you're done presenting, click on the Stop icon.

You can close the AirMedia application.


9Tap the power off button on the touchpanel.

10Tap Yes to confirm system shutdown.


How to Connect a Laptop Using Solstice (Crestron System)

StepWhat to DoHow It Looks
1Tap the touch panel to power on the AV system.

2

Tap to select Wireless Laptop.

The projector screen will lower from the ceiling.

3Take note of the IP address and Key listed on the projector screen.

4
Enter the IP address in a web browser (like Chrome or Firefox).

5

Click Get the App & Join.

This will download the Solstice client app.

6Open the Solstice client app that you downloaded.

7Click on the Enter IP tab.

8Enter the IP address that was listed on the screen.
9Click Go.
10

When prompted, enter the key that was listed on the screen, and click OK.


11Choose what you want to share on the screen.

12Make sure Desktop Audio is turned on.

12When you're done presenting, click Stop Sharing, and then click Disconnect.

13When prompted, click Yes to confirm.

14To shut down the AV system, tap the power off button.

15Tap Yes to confirm system shutdown.


How to Manually Raise or Lower the Projector Screen (Crestron System)

StepWhat to DoHow It Looks
1Tap the Settings button.
2

Tap the Up or Down button to control the screen.

Warning

You should ordinarily not turn the projector on and off from here.

Instead, shut the whole system down when you're done, using the red power button in the lower left corner.

3

Tap the Close button to exit the settings screen.

Example: If you're already using HDMI, tap the HDMI laptop button.


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