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									ATM User Guide
User Guide Contents
This document is designed to be a guide to using the various features of the AMX Room
Control interface that the Maine Distance Learning Project ATM technology operates on.



Project Mission                                                                     1
ATM Room Components                                                                 2
Getting Started                                                                     3
AMX Control Touch Screen                                                            3
Home Page                                                                           4
Source Controls                                                                     5
    Sites Window                                                                    5
    Instructor Camera                                                               6
    Tracking Device and Lavaliere Microphone                                        7
    Student Camera                                                                  8
    Document Camera                                                                 9
    Play VCR                                                                       10
    Record VCR                                                                     11
    Scan Converter                                                                 12
    LCD Projector                                                                  14
    Auxillary                                                                      15
    Telephone Interface                                                            15
Miscellaneous Features                                                             16
    Adjusting Volume                                                               16
    Routing Matrix                                                                 17
    Preview                                                                        18
    Default Settings                                                               18
    Scheduler                                                                      18
Communication Features                                                             18
    Help Desk                                                                      19
    IP Phone                                                                       19
Ending a Session                                                                   20
Project Mission
The Maine Distance Learning Project and ATM technology allow students access to
educational opportunities that they might not otherwise have. The mission of the Maine
Distance Learning Project is “to provide all Maine students equity of access to a high quality
learning environment that is unaffected by geographical limitations.”

Maine’s Distance Learning Classrooms use Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), a broadband
fiber-optic networking system that provides the necessary bandwidth capacity to carry
real-time interactive voice, video, and data across a state-wide network linking together
geographically diverse sites. The system has ample room for growth and the flexibility to
adapt to standards and technologies yet to be developed.

The primary purpose of the MDLP is to offer credit classes that broadcast from one site and
are received by up to three other sites. Beyond credit courses, the ATM network can be
used for short seminars, workshops, guest speakers, and virtual field trips. The network can
also be used to hold meetings and conferences for school and community members. In
short, the Maine Distance Learning Project allows educators and students an opportunity to
share ideas, thoughts and experiences in a forum that might otherwise be prohibited by
distance.

Visit the MDLP web site at www.mainedistancelearningproject.org to discover:

   •   Updated information on news and happenings in the world of MDLP
   •   A mechanism for communicating programming needs with other MDLP sites
   •   A way to make potential offerings available to other MDLP members
   •   A listing of K-16 ATM programming available to learners in Maine
   •   A resource for educators involved or interested in teaching over distance in Maine
   •   A vehicle for sharing the stories of Maine teacher successes in teaching over distance

For more information about MDLP or to arrange for a training session, contact:

Anne Perloff
Maine Distance Learning Project
anne.perloff@maine.edu
(207) 561-3584

David Patterson
D.O.E. Distance Learning Coordinator
david.patterson@maine.gov
(207) 624-6779




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ATM Room Components
ATM rooms have the following equipment:

   •   Instructor Station containing:
       1. AMX Control Touch Screen – used to control devices in the room
       2. Document Camera – used to display objects and materials
       3. Play VCR – used to play VHS tapes
       4. Record VCR – used to record a session
       5. Scan Converter – used to connect a laptop
       6. IP Phone – used to contact other sites and the help desk
   •   Instructor Monitor – TV used by instructor to see what is displaying on screen
   •   Instructor Camera – used to display the instructor on screen
   •   Student Camera – used to display participants / the ATM room on screen
   •   LCD Projector / Overhead Screen – used to display a source or in some rooms used
       to display each site in the session (quad view)
   •   Site Monitors – four TV’s used to display each site in the session (not at all ATM
       rooms)
   •   Microphones – suspended from the ceiling, used to pick up sound
   •   Speakers – attached to corners of room, used to transmit sound




                  ATM Room with                              Instructor Monitor and
                 Four Site Monitors                            Instructor Camera




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Getting Started
An ATM session is scheduled using scheduling software, usually by a coordinator at the site
hosting the session. A typical session includes the originating site, plus up to three other
sites who will receive the session.

When you are ready to begin an ATM session, there are a few simple tasks you need to
complete before you can manage the session.

If necessary, turn on the lights in the room.

There are three pieces of equipment to be turned on:

   1. Use your finger to touch the AMX Control Touch Screen (the computer monitor
      situated on the instructor station). For further information, see the AMX Control
      Touch Screen section below.

   2. Press the power button on the Instructor Monitor (the single TV).

   3. Turn on the equipment that will display the sites in the session.

       •   If the ATM room uses four site TV monitors to display sites in the session, press
           the power button on each TV.

       •   If the ATM room uses a projector and overhead screen to display sites in the
           session in a quad view, go to the section on the LCD Projector (Pg. 14) for
           instructions on turning the projector on.




AMX Control Touch Screen
The AMX Control Touch Screen is used to control the devices in the ATM room.

To use the AMX interface, simply touch the screen with your finger to operate the
equipment and their features.

The screen is heat sensitive, so you will not be able to touch the screen with a pen or
pointer and have it operate correctly.

The touch screen will go to sleep after a period of time. If the
screen is black with red, green and blue bars across it with the
message “No Video Input” then it is likely on energy save mode.
Simply touch the screen to activate it. It will display the last
screen that it was at before it went to sleep.

If the screen is completely black or doesn’t respond to touch,
check to make sure that the monitor power button (located on the
side of the monitor) is switched on.




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Home Page
The AMX Room Control interface has a home page from
which you can navigate to various areas. This page may
display when you activate the AMX Control Touch Screen.

The Home Page has five buttons to choose from.

Simply touch a button to go to that area.

Once you are in another area, touch the “Home Page”
button to return back to this page.


“Source Control” button
Touching the “Source Control” button will take you to the room control screen for the last
source that was used. Once at this page, you can operate that particular source and switch
between other sources.

The room control screens are the main area you will be working in during a session. Note
that all of the features explained below can also be accessed from room control screens.


“Preview” button
Touching the “Preview” button will take you to the room control screen for the last source
that was used. With one source displaying on the screen, you can select “Preview” and then
select a different source to set up the source that you want to project next. This is all done
while your original source continues to be transmitted on screen.


“Scheduling” button
Touching the “Scheduling” button will take you to a Microsoft Windows interface displaying
the online scheduler used to set up ATM sessions. To return to the AMX interface, touch the
screen


“Default Settings” button
Touching the “Default Settings” button will display a screen asking if you really want to
“default” the equipment settings and return back to the standard settings.


“Master Room Privacy” button
Touching the “Master Room Privacy” button will display a screen asking if you really want to
turn on the master room privacy mode for your site. Turning on this feature will temporarily
mute all incoming and outgoing video and audio for your site. The “Master Room Privacy”
button is a toggle. To turn off the master room privacy feature, touch the button again.




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Source Controls
When a scheduled session begins, you will use the AMX Control Touch Screen to control
what is displayed to participants at your site and any remote sites.

In order to do so, you must choose and manipulate a source control.

If necessary, touch the “Source Control” button on the home page. You will be taken to the
room control screen for the last source that was used.

To choose a source control, simply touch the appropriate button from the Sources Window
(the area at the top of the screen).




Available sources include:

       •   Instructor Camera                               •   Record VCR
       •   Student Camera                                  •   Scan Converter
       •   Document Camera                                 •   LCD Projector
       •   Play VCR

The currently active source’s button will display a blue background with yellow text. Inactive
buttons will remain gray with white text.

While you are in a session, the interface will display “System is On” and “Session Started”
messages at the bottom of the screen, as well as a clock noting the amount of time
remaining in the session.




Sites Window
Every source control interface has a Sites Window area on the right side of the touch
screen. The Sites Window displays a list of the sites participating in a session – each site
has its own button.

You can control any source at any site you are in session with. The button for the site you
are currently controlling will have yellow text. To change to a different site, touch the button
for that site.

Your own site button will be at the top of the window, followed by buttons for whichever
sites you are currently in session with.

If there are more than four sites in the session (the originating site plus three receiving
sites), there will be a fifth button titled “Other Session Participants.” Touching this button
will display any other sites involved in that particular session.




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Instructor Camera
The Instructor Camera at most sites is located above
the Instructor Monitor, and is pointing toward the instructor station.

The purpose of the Instructor Camera is to display the presenter on
screen to the participants at remote sites. Use this source when
orally presenting information to participants.

The AMX control interface for the Instructor Camera allows you to:

         •   pan the camera right and left
         •   tilt the camera up and down
         •   zoom the camera in and out
         •   set presets

To operate the Instructor Camera, first make sure you have selected it as your source from
the Sources Window by touching that button. You will know that you have selected the
Instructor Camera because the button will then be colored blue with yellow text.


Presets are a valuable way of saving
time and also making your presentation
flow more smoothly. Presets allow you
to “pre-program” frequently used shots
so that you don’t waste time during the
session panning, tilting and zooming the
camera searching for your camera shot.

With the Instructor Camera you can set
up to six presets.

To set a preset:

1.   Use the pan, tilt and zoom buttons
     to achieve the shot that you want to
     store.

2.   Touch the “Set” button

3.   Touch the number “1” from the six
     presets.

To set a second preset, position the
camera to get the next shot you want to
store, and then touch “Set” followed by
“2” from the six preset buttons.            Use the up, down, right and   Use the “Zoom In” buttons
                                            left button controls to pan   to get a tighter shot.
Continue setting presets until you have     and tilt the camera around
all that you need.                          the room.                     Use the “Zoom Out” buttons
                                                                          to get a wider shot.




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Tracking Device and Lavaliere Microphone
The tracking device and lavaliere microphone allow the presenter to move around the room
and have the instructor camera automatically follow them. The lavaliere microphone
compliments existing microphones to ensure a high level of audio signal is transmitted.

Locate the tracking device and lavaliere microphone.

Make sure that you have selected “Instructor Camera” in the Sources Window.

In the AMX room control interface for the Instructor Camera, touch the “Auto Tracking”
button.



   Make sure that you have selected
   “Instructor Camera” in the sources
   window.

   In the AMX room control interface for
   the Instructor Camera, touch the
   “Auto Tracking” button.



Clip the device to your belt and place the tracking ring around your neck BEFORE turning
the device on. This will avoid creating distracting and unwanted noise if the device is
dragged across clothing.

On the device itself, turn both the “Power” switch and the “Audio” switch to the on position.




                                                       On the device itself, turn both the
                                                       “Power” switch and the “Audio”
                                                       switch to the on position.




Move to a location in the room where the Instructor Camera can “see” the tracking device.
Make sure that the tracking device sensors you are wearing are not hidden by a collar or
hair.

As you move around the room, the Instructor Camera will follow you and transmit your
image to the screen.

When you have finished using the tracking device, return it to its storage place, turn the
device off, and plug in the charging unit into the charger slot. There is typically enough
“juice” in the device for about two hours of use.

Deselect the “Auto Tracking” button in the AMX room control interface by touching it. You
may need to then select one of the Instructor Camera presets to move it to a practical
position.



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Student Camera
The Student Camera at most sites is located either above the TV site
monitors or beside the LCD Projector’s overhead screen.

The purpose of the Student Camera is to display participants at a
particular site on screen for viewing by participants at other sites in
the session. Use this source for the originating site when holding a
discussion, and for receiving sites in order to see the participants at
those locations.

The AMX control interface for the Student Camera allows you to:

         •    pan the camera right and left
         •    tilt the camera up and down
         •    zoom the camera in and out
         •    set presets
         •    turn backlighting on or off

To operate the Student Camera, first make sure you have selected it as your source from
the Sources Window by touching that button. You will know that you have selected the
Student Camera because the button will then be colored blue with yellow text.

If the Student Camera moves too fast when using the AMX touch screen controls, try using
its remote, which typically allows more precise positioning of the camera.

                                                      By selecting the “Backlight” feature, you can
                                                      brighten the image that you are looking at.

                                                      To turn this feature off, touch the button again.

Presets are a valuable way of saving
time and also making your presentation
flow more smoothly. Presets allow you
to “pre-program” frequently used shots
so that you don’t waste time during the
session panning, tilting and zooming the
camera searching for your camera shot.

With the Student Camera you can set up
to six presets.

To set a preset:

1.   Use the pan, tilt and zoom buttons
     to achieve the shot that you want to
     store.

2.   Touch the “Set” button

3.   Touch the number “1” from the six
     presets.

To set a second preset, position the
camera to get the next shot you want to
store, and then touch “Set” followed by                                       Use the “Zoom In” buttons to get
“2” from the six preset buttons.            Use the up, down, right and       a tighter shot of the room.
                                            left button controls to pan
Continue setting presets until you have     and tilt the camera around        Use the “Zoom Out” buttons to
all that you need.                          the room.                         get a wider shot of the room.



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Document Camera
The Document Camera is located on the instructor
station, and apart from selecting it as a source from
the Sources Window of the AMX interface, all of its
functions are performed on the Document Camera
itself.

To operate the Document Camera:

1. Turn the unit on with the power on/off button
   located on its top right-hand corner.

2. Select it as the source from the Sources Window.

3. Place an item face-up on the bed of the camera. The Document Camera can display:

       •   Printed documents                   •   Negatives
       •   Transparencies                      •   3-D objects
       •   Slides                              •   Other devices (e.g. graphing calculator)

4. On the front of the unit, manipulate the display settings available in the list below.




V i d e o O u t - There are three possible selections under Video Out ... CAMERA, VIDEO 1
and VIDEO 2. For operating the document under traditional methods, CAMERA should be
selected. Select VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 if you have an additional device such as a digital video
camera attached to the Document Camera via the receptors on the unit’s back.

E f f e c t - There are two options under Effect … B&W, which projects a black and white
image, and NEGA, which projects a color film negative as a color image.

W h i t e B a l a n c e - There are two options under White Balance ... AUTO and ONE PUSH.
Selecting AUTO will suit most needs.

I r i s - There are three options under Iris ... AUTO, CLOSE and OPEN. Choosing OPEN or
CLOSE will allow more or less light into the image. Selecting AUTO will suit most needs.

F o c u s - There are three options under Focus ... AUTO, NEAR and FAR. Choosing NEAR or
FAR will adjust the camera’s focus point. Selecting AUTO will suit most needs.

Z o o m - Use these buttons to zoom in and out on an image.

L i g h t i n g - There are three lighting options ... AMBIENT LIGHT, LIGHTING FROM
BELOW and LIGHTING FROM ABOVE. Touch the button to cycle through the options.

P a t t e r n M e m o r y - This allows you to save two presets, which will save time when
displaying two very different types of objects, such as a 35mm color slide and a black and
white image. To do so, specify the desired settings, press “SET” and then either “1” or “2.”



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Play VCR
The Play VCR allows a VHS tape to be played and displayed on screen. The Play VCR is
located inside the instructor station and has a “Play VCR” label affixed to it.

Using the AMX control interface, you can play, stop, pause, forward, and rewind the tape.

All you will do on the physical VCR is insert and eject the tape.

To operate the Play VCR, first make sure you have selected it as your source from the
Sources Window by touching that button. You will know that you have selected the Play VCR
because the button will then be colored blue with yellow text.

When you select Play VCR as your source, you will be transmitting a blue screen until you
actually touch the play button. After you have finished playing your tape and have used the
AMX controls to stop it, you will again be transmitting a blue screen until you select a
different source.

It works best to queue the video to the point you want it before the start of the session.



Touching the “Play” button in Play
VCR starts playing the VHS tape at
the point it is at.

Touching the “Rewind” button in Play
VCR starts rewinding the VHS tape
from the point it is at.

Touching the “Stop” button      in Play
VCR stops playing the VHS      tape at
the point it is at. You        will be
transmitting a blue screen      at this
point, so remember to then     select a
different source.

Touching the “Pause” button in Play VCR
\\                                                  Touching the “Fast Forward” button in
pauses the VHS tape at the point it is at. If       Play VCR starts forwarding the VHS
you leave it paused, it will eventually start       tape from the point it is at.
playing again after a set period of time. If you
do not want this to happen, make sure to
choose the “Stop” button from the control
interface instead.




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 Record VCR
 The Record VCR allows you to record a session on a VHS tape. The Record VCR is located
 inside the instructor station and has a “Record VCR” label affixed to it.

 All you will do on the physical VCR is insert a VHS tape on which to record the session.

 To operate the Record VCR, first make sure you have selected it as your source from the
 Sources Window by touching that button. You will know that you have selected the Record
 VCR because the button will then be colored blue with yellow text.

 The Record VCR feature is designed to allow you to record all or part of your session,
 choosing between any of the individual sites or all of the sites via the quad. To select a
 video signal to record, choose the corresponding button from the options listed below.

 Options include:

        •   Local site (your own site)
        •   Remote site #1
        •   Remote site #2
        •   Remote site #3                            Touching the “Fast Forward”
        •   Quad view (all sites in a session)        button in Record VCR starts
                                                      forwarding the VHS tape from the
                                                      point it is at.


Touching the “Play” button in Record
VCR starts playing the VHS tape at
the point it is at.

Touching the “Stop” button in Record
VCR stops the recording process.

Touching the “Rewind” button in
Record VCR starts rewinding the VHS
tape from the point it is at.

Touching the “Pause” button in
Record VCR pauses the VHS tape at
the point it is at.

Selecting “Record    Selecting “Record    Selecting “Record    Selecting “Record    Selecting “Record
Local” allows you    Remote 1” allows     Remote 2” allows     Remote 3” allows     Quad” allows you
to   record   the    you to record the    you to record the    you to record the    to record all four
signal   that   is   signal   that   is   signal   that   is   signal   that   is   sites in the quad.
being sent from      being received at    being received at    being received at
your own room.       remote site #1.      remote site #2.      remote site #3.

The Preview Window allows you to see the source that you are sending and/or previewing.
Touching the Preview Window will make it full screen, and touching the screen again will minimize
the window into the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.




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Scan Converter
The Scan Converter is located on the instructor
station, and apart from selecting it as a source
from the Sources Window of the AMX interface, all
of its functions are performed on the Scan
Converter itself.

The Scan Converter allows you to display a laptop
computer screen as a source within your own
room, and also to the other participating sites.

To operate the Scan Converter:

1. Verify that the Scan Converter is on by looking for the green “On” light. If necessary, press
   the Power button on the face of the unit.

2. Connect your laptop to the Scan Converter using the cord attached to the converter.

3. To use your laptop’s A/C cord instead of battery power, connect the cord to your laptop
   and plug the A/C end into the A/C outlet on the back of the Document Camera.

4. Boot up the laptop.

5. Most laptops require you to manually choose activate / deactivate the external video
   output signal. Typically this involves the “Function” key and an “F?” key. Common
   manufacturer key combinations are listed in the table below.

    LAPTOP BRAND            KEY COMMAND TO ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE PORT
    Compaq                  FN + F4 or FN + F2
    Dell                    FN + F8 or FN + F12
    Fujitsu                 FN + F10
    Gateway                 FN + F3 or FN + F1
    Hewlett Packard         FN + F5
    IBM                     FN + F7
    Macintosh               Select Monitor Icon, and change resolution to match display device (usually 800x600)
    Toshiba                 FN + F5
    Winbook XP, XP5         FN + F6 (simul) or FN + F10 (int/ext)
              XP5 Pro, FX   FN + F12
              XL            FN + F2
              LM            FN + F8

   With most laptops, the activation / deactivation command acts as a toggle switch: repeat
   the command to display (1) the image on the internal laptop display, (2) the external
   display (projector) or (3) both displays simultaneously.

6. When the Scan Converter is selected as the source, the laptop image will display on that
   site’s TV or portion of the quad view. If desired, you can send the laptop image to another
   source, such as the LCD Projector (full screen). For instructions, go to the “Routing Matrix”
   section of this document.

7. Depending on what you are displaying on your laptop, you may wish to change the laptop
   monitor resolution to a view that makes objects larger (e.g. 800x600).




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The following features are available for the Scan Converter:

P O W E R - The “Power” button is located
in the middle of the face of the Scan
Converter. Turn the unit on and off with
this button.

O V E R S C A N - The “Overscan” button
allows you to have the screen image fit
the size of the site monitor / LCD quad
more appropriately.

D i r e c t i o n a l a r r o w b u t t o n s - The
directional arrows allow you to “travel”
around the image that you are projecting
to focus on a particular area. You can
move up, down, right and left. The
directional arrows will circle around, so
that if you go too far in one direction the
image will move to the other side. Use
the arrow buttons in conjunction with the
zoom feature.

Z O O M - The “Zoom” button is a toggle
that allows you to obtain a tighter or
larger view of what the Scan Converter is
projecting.

O N l i g h t - Shows whether power for
the unit is on or off




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LCD Projector
Some ATM rooms in the Maine Distance Learning Project have four television monitors for
viewing sites participating in a session, and others use the LCD Projector to display sites on
the overhead screen.

LCD Projectors do not automatically turn on and off at the start and end of a
session. They must be turned on and off manually.

To allow participants at a site with an LCD Projector to view other sites in a session on the
overhead screen, select that particular site from the Sites Window, and then choose “LCD
Projector” from the Sources Window. You will know that you have selected the correct site
and the LCD Projector because both buttons will then be colored blue with yellow text.

To turn the LCD Projector on, touch the “Toggle Power” button once. It will turn red to
signify that its warm-up process has been started, and will then flash for approximately 45
seconds. During this time you will not be able to use the toggle power function. This is
designed to stop you from inadvertently touching it again and turning it off accidentally.

To turn the LCD Projector off, touch the “Toggle Power” button once and then touch it again
within five seconds.

 To turn the LCD Projector on, touch the “Toggle Power” button once.

 To turn the LCD Projector off, touch the “Toggle Power” button once and then touch it again
 within five seconds.

Touching the “Menu” button, will
bring up a variety of menu
options for the LCD display. Use
the “Menu Selection” directional
arrows to navigate settings for
features such as brightness,
contrast, sharpness, hue and
color. To remove the menu
options from the screen, touch
the “Menu” button again.

Use the “Enter” button to
confirm adjustments to settings.




The “Toggle Input” button allows you to toggle between several input options for the LCD
Projector. These include:
        •   Video                •   Input A
        •   S-Video              •   Input B
If a site is not seeing anything on their overhead screen, first make sure that the LCD
Projector at that site is in fact turned on. If it is, touch the “Toggle Input” button once and
ask what they see in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. One of the options listed
above will display. If necessary, toggle through the options until “Video” is the input
selection. This should restore the picture to the overhead screen.

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Auxillary
The Auxillary feature allows you to attach
another device (such as a digital camera)
to the ATM equipment.

All control from the Auxillary faceplate will
come from the device attached to the
video or audio.

Audio is controlled by the Room Volume
Control audio sliders.

Video is controlled through the Routing
Matrix room control page.




Telephone Interface
The telephone interface requires an
analog phone line to be connected to the
equipment.

With an analog line, you can dial or
receive any phone number.

The conversation will be delivered via the
microphones and speakers in the room. All
other sites participating in a session will
also be able to hear and talk as part of the
conversation.




             Using the touch
             screen, dial the
             number you want
             to reach, and then
             select the “Dial”                                 If you dial incorrectly,
             button.                                           use the “Backspace”
                                                               button to erase digits
                                                               and then dial again.
             To end a call,              If the phone rings,
             touch the “Hang             touch the “Answer”
             Up” button.                 button to respond.




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Miscellaneous Features
The AMX Control Touch Screen provides the ability to adjust site volume, route sources to
specific destinations, preview sources, and return equipment to the default settings. It also
provides access to the scheduling software.




Adjusting Volume
To adjust the volume at a site, choose that site from the Sites Window, and use the Room
Volume Control sliders to raise or lower the volume.

You can adjust both right and left speakers individually by touching the up and down arrows
above or below the ear icons, or you can adjust both speakers simultaneously by touching
in the column between the two red volume bars. The default setting for volume is set at 175
on a scale of 0-255.


Master Room Privacy

Touching the “Master Room Privacy” button blocks all incoming and
outgoing audio and video to a particular site. When you touch the
button you will be prompted by a red screen asking if you really
want to employ the master room privacy feature. When selected,
the button will flash red, indicating that it has been selected. To
deselect the feature, touch the button again.


Mute Video

Touching the “Mute Video” button (TV icon) at a particular site
provides the ability to mute all outgoing video from that site. When
a site’s video has been muted, the button will have the words
“muted” across it in yellow. To un-mute outgoing video, touch the
button again.


Mute Audio

Touching the “Mute Audio” button (microphone icon) at a particular
site provides the ability to mute all outgoing audio from that site.
When a site’s audio has been muted, the button will have the
words “muted” across it in yellow. To un-mute outgoing audio,
touch the button again.


Mute Speakers

Touching the “Mute Speakers” button (speaker icon) at a particular site provides the ability
to mute all incoming audio to that site. When a site’s speakers have been muted, the button
will have the words “muted” across it in yellow. To un-mute incoming audio, touch the
button again.




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Routing Matrix
The Routing Matrix allows you to select from a variety of sources, and then send your choice
of source to various destinations, including the Sites Monitors and the LCD Projector.

On the Routing Matrix control screen, you must (1) select a source from the Sources area,
(2) select a destination from the Destinations area, and then (3) touch the “Accept/Take”
button.

Options from “Sources” include:                    Options from “Destinations” include:
   •   instructor camera                               •     to remote sites
   •   student camera                                  •     local monitor
   •   document camera                                 •     remote monitor 1
   •   play VCR                                        •     remote monitor 2
   •   record VCR                                      •     remote monitor 3
   •   scan converter                                  •     record VCR
   •   auxiliary input                                 •     preview window
   •   remote site 1                                   •     instructor monitor
   •   remote site 2                                   •     quad 1
   •   remote site 3                                   •     quad 2
   •   quad output                                     •     quad 3
   •   blank output                                    •     quad 4
                                                       •     LCD projector



                                                   Select   “Routing   Matrix”
                                                   from the Sources Window.


                                                   After making your choice from the
                                                   Routing      Matrix    sources    and
                                                   destinations, touch the “Accept/Take”
                                                   button to confirm the action.




Example: View a PowerPoint presentation on a laptop full screen on a site’s LCD Projector

       •   Select the site you want to work with from the Sites Window
       •   Select “Routing Matrix” from the Sources Window
       •   Select “Scan Converter” from Sources and “LCD Projector” from Destinations.
       •   To complete the process, touch the “Accept/Take” button.

To return to displaying the quad view with all four sites:

       •   Select “Quad Output” from Sources and “LCD Projector” from Destinations.
       •   Touch the “Accept/Take” button.



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Preview
Selecting the “Preview” button from the Sources Window or Home Page allows you to
prepare the next source you want to display while still transmitting the original source.

To operate the Preview feature:

   1. First choose the source to display on the screen.
   2. Touch the “Preview” button in the Sources Window.
   3. Choose another source and manipulate the settings as desired. Use the Preview
      Window located in the bottom right-hand corner of the touch screen to view changes
      to this second source.
   4. When you are ready to switch sources, touch the “Preview” button in the Sources
      Window again.
   5. The source switches to one you were just previewing and displays on screen.

For example, if you have selected the Student Camera as your source during a discussion
and you know that afterwards you will want to use the Instructor Camera, you can select
“Preview” and while still transmitting the Student Camera, prepare the Instructor Camera to
get the shot you want. When the discussion ends and you want to display the shot you have
previewed with the Instructor Camera, touching the “Preview” button again will cause the
source to automatically switch to be the Instructor Camera.

If you start previewing your next shot but change your mind about using it, just switch the
sources in the Sources Window while still in preview to preserve the shot you already have.

Touching the Preview Window located in the bottom right-hand corner of the touch screen
will make the window display full screen on the touch screen. Touching the screen again will
minimize the window back into the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.




Default Settings
The Default Settings feature allows you to return the equipment
for a particular site to their default settings. To do this, first
select a site from the Sites Window, and then choose “Default
Settings” from the Sources Window. You will be prompted by a
yellow screen asking if you really want to “RESET system to
DEFAULT settings?” Select “Yes” or “No” as desired.




Scheduler
To reach the online scheduler used to schedule ATM sessions, select the “Scheduler” button
from the Sources Window or Home Page. Once you reach this area, you will need to provide
input with the keyboard.

If you accidentally touch the “Scheduler” button, the AMX Room Control screen will no
longer be visible. To return to the AMX Room Control screen, touch any area of the screen.




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Communication Features
Each ATM room provides the ability to communicate with the MSLN Help Desk and other
sites using the IP Phone.




Help Desk
If you select the “Help” button from the Sources Window, you will be taken to a screen that
instructs you to call the MSLN Help Desk at 1-888-367-6756 or 207-581-3561 for
assistance. To return to the AMX room control screen, touch the “Close” button in the
bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

You can also dial the pre-programmed number for the Help Desk by touching the third
button down on the IP phone.

When you call with a problem, be prepared to provide the following information:

       •   the name of your site
       •   the name(s) of other sites involved in your session
       •   the type of session (i.e. point-to-point between 2 sites, full mesh between 3 or 4,
           broadcast etc. – this information appears on the bottom left-hand corner of the
           touch screen)
       •   the name of the originating site
       •   if available, the reservation number of the session (this information comes from
           the scheduler)



IP Phone
The IP Phone is a means to communicate with other sites on
the Maine Distance Learning Project and with the MSLN Help
Desk. The phone is located on the instructor station.

Every site has its own distinctive five-digit IP phone number.
The IP Phone provides a directory of all IP phone numbers on
the network.

To find a number, press the “Directories” button on the
phone, and then toggle down to “Corporate Directories.”
Using the touchtone phone pad, type in the first letter of the
name of a site and locate the site you are looking for. Then
select “Dial” or quit out of that feature and manually dial the
number you were provided.

Site IP phone numbers are also available on the site contact list, which can be downloaded
from MDLP’s www.mainedistancelearningproject.org website.




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Ending a Session
A session will automatically end at its scheduled time, and you will no longer be able to see
or communicate with remote sites.

You cannot extend a session beyond the time it was scheduled for.

To manually end a session before it is scheduled to end, touch the “End Session” button.
You will be prompted to respond to whether or not you really want to end the session.

Before leaving the ATM room:

   1. Turn off the Instructor Monitor (the single TV on one side of the room).

   2. Turn off the equipment that displayed the sites in the session.

       •   If the room used four site TV monitors to display sites in the session, turn them
           off now.

       •   If the room used an LCD projector to display sites in the session, go to the
           section on the LCD Projector for instructions on how to turn it off.

   3. Turn off the Document Camera and Scan Converter, if used.

   4. If you used the Tracking Device, turn it off and plug it into the charger.

   5. Pick up any trash left by participants at your site and ask participants at the other
      sites to do the same.

   6. Turn off the lights in the room.

   7. If necessary, return the key to the ATM room to the appropriate location.

The AMX Control Touch Screen will go to sleep on its own.




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