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Classroom Technology

In order to best support the college, 68 classrooms and lecture halls have permanently installed multi-media equipment racks, lecterns, Smart/Starlink Boards, and mobile projection carts. All our media console, mobile cart, and Smart Board/Starlink systems are equipped with a dual-boot Mac Mini (i.e. Mac OS10.8 and MS Win7);  these rooms feature a 100w sound system with physical connections for user's laptop to the display. Some of our classrooms still have DVD/VHS combos installed but by the end of 2015 most of these combo units will be eliminated. All of our classroom installations utilize wireless RF Keyboards.

Some classrooms have Wacom Tablets, Touch Panel LCD screens, Document Cameras, Video conferencing and Lecture capturing capabilities installed. For classrooms or spaces without permanently fixed equipment we can provide mobile carts equipped with an LCD projector, a PC, and 30w Sound System. All classrooms also have a standard overhead transparency projector and screen (tripod or wall).

Media Services is currently adding a new piece of hardware to some of our classroom A-V racks called the Wireless Presentation Gateway (WPG). The WPG will allow BYOD users to connect via the TCWiFi to the classroom's big screen display(s) without the need for a hard wired connection, multiple users can connect simultaneously. Please watch our info video on WPGs in TC Classrooms for more information on this new collaborative technology. For the Windows WPG app please click here; for the MAC WPG app please click here. FYI MAC users running MAC OS 10.8 or later will also need to download the Sunflower audio software.

To find specific information about a room's equipment please check Classroom A-V inventory.

The Quick Start Guides for the 4 basic types of classroom configurations are available below in PDF form. If you have not used a particular type of classroom setup before, please call Media Services at x3822 or email or use the Media Manager Request Form so we can orient you in advance of your class.        

Stationary Media Carts - 11       
Smart Board Systems - 16 
Crestron TPS Systems - 6
Extron MediaLink Systems - 35
 EMLC.PDF or  IP5.PDF         

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