McEwen 108

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Room Summary

Located on the first floor of McEwen Hall, this room serves as the headquarters for Elon News Network. It has several workstations with rolling chairs and computers, and a video wall with nine displays that can be controlled through the Crestron touch panel at the main desk.

Photo of the Elon Network News room showing work stations, tables, video wall, mounted video screen, and center desk Photo of the of the work space taken from a different angle also showing work stations, video wall, the center desk, and a mounted TV screen Photo of the Elon News Network desk and mounted tv screen

How to Use Room: Base Level Operations

  1. To turn the system on, tap the Elon logo. After loading, the system will power on the video wall and center display. Preset 1 will be loaded on startup.
    Photo of crestron control touch panel with the initial screen detailing instructions to touch the screen to begin

Available Technology

Below is a list of all the technology available in McEwen 108.

Equipment Manufacturer Model/Type
1.) Touch Panel Control Crestron TSW-1060-B-S
2.) Student Computer Apple iMac Mid 2011
3.) TV Planar MX55HDU

1.) Touch Panel Control (Crestron)

Basic Operating Instructions

  1. To turn the system on, tap the Elon logo. After loading, the system will power on the video wall and center display.
    Photo of crestron control touch panel with the initial startup screen giving instructions to touch the screen to begin
  2. To change the preset video wall display, select a preset from the bottom. A description of the presets is listed below.
    Photo of crestron control touch panel showing the preset 1 screen for the Video Wall which includes 3 HDMI connections and 1 DirectTV connection Photo of crestron control touch panel displaying Preset 2 for the video wall which includes 3 HDMI inputs and the Direct TV as the main source for the screen Photo of crestron control touch panel with Preset 4 active four the video wall which includes the middle top two screens as well as the left top two screens active Photo of crestron control touch panel with Preset 4 active four the video wall which includes the middle top two screens as well as the right top two screens active
    Preset Description
    1 Each of the individual displays will show different content, each from the sources shown on the touch panel.
    2 All displays will show the same content from one source.
    3 The four displays in the upper left corner will show the same content, while the others remain independent.
    4 The four displays in the upper right corner will show the same content, while the others remain independent.
  3. To change which source is shown on which display, tap and hold on the source in the top menu, and drag it onto the display you wish to view it on.
  4. To change the source on the center display (behind the desk), select that from the bottom menu, and follow the same procedure of tapping and holding on the source and dragging it onto the area of the display.
    Photo of crestron control touch panel showing the Center Display table and giving options for a browser connection and 3 HDMI inputs

Advanced Operating Instructions

  1. To change channels on any of the DirecTV receivers, tap the Channel Select tab in the bottom menu, and choose a DirecTV receiver from the list on the left. The unit that is highlighted in the list will be affected by the controls.
    Photo of crestron control touch panel showing the channel control options for the direct TV
  2. To listen to audio from one of the displays, tap the Audio Select tab in the bottom menu, and tap on the screen you wish to hear.
    Photo of crestron control touch panel showing the Audio Control options for the video wall
  3. To see the AirMedia IP address and access code, tap the AirMedia Control tab in the bottom menu.
    Photo of crestron control touch panel with the AirMedia option tab active
  4. This room is also equipped with AirMedia moderator mode, which allows multiple users to share their screens at the same time. You can select which you would like to see from the Crestron touch panel. To enter moderator mode, tap the Moderator Mode button.
    Photo of the AirMedia moderator options

2.) Student Computer (Apple)

Photo of the student iMac computer available in the space

Basic Operating Instructions

  1. Turn on the computer by pressing the power button located on the back left side of the computer monitor. 
  2. Turn on the computer monitor by pressing the power button on the bottom-right side of the computer monitor.
  3. Login with your Elon username and password.
  4. To power the computer off, click the Shut Down button (click the Apple button on the top-left of the screen, then select Log Off or Shut Down).

3.) TV (Planar)

Basic Operating Instructions

The TV system is used with the Crestron Touch Panel Control.

Details

Article ID: 77721
Created
Tue 5/7/19 11:57 AM
Modified
Wed 8/10/22 3:21 PM
Internal or External
External