CSE Conference Rooms

Introduction

CSE maintains conference facilities to host meetings, seminars, invited guests, and other events.

Location NSF Capacity Presentation
Davis 113A 739 36 Videoprojector
Davis 310 350 12 LED TV
Davis 338A 738 34 Videoprojector

Reservations for these systems can be made through CSE's Online Resource Scheduler system. Faculty who which to create recurrent signups such as for a class should speak with Diane Vannatter in the main office.

Multitouch LED TV Usage (106)

Any laptops that will use the multi-touch functionality must first have the appropriate driver and pen touch software installed. Both Windows and MacOS are supported. Software can be downloaded from: http://www.sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/PresentationProducts/AQUOSBOARD/PNL7....

Videoprojector Usage (113A and 338A)

A Crestron unit mounted towards the screen provided input channel switching capabilities for the ceiling mounted projector. The Crestron has the following display channels available:

  • Laptop 1 - This input is located near the lectern in the front of the room. This is the VGA input for external presenter laptops. This input is ideally used for when a presenter brings their own laptop and will be speaking at the front of the room.
  • Laptop 2 - This input is built into the floor box located in the center of the room. This is the VGA input for external presenter laptops. This input is ideally used for a meeting setting.
  • Laptop 3 - This input is located near the lectern in the front of the room. This is the DVI-D input for the built in lectern laptop. This input should not be disconnected and left in place.
  • Video - This input is built into the floor box located in the center of the room. This input is mainly included for flexibility purposes and supports older devices with RCA component cables (1 cable for video and two cables for stereo sound).
  • HDMI - This input is built into the floor box located in the center of the room. This input is mainly included for flexibility purposes and supports newer High-Definition Multimedia Interface ports being built onto some devices. This single connection provides both high definition video and audio.

Powering On and Off

There is a single button located on the Crestron switch device marked "Power". This will toggle the projector on and off. The power up and cool down stated typically take around a minute

Plugging Devices In

When making connections to the VGA ports take care to only tighten the set screws loosely. Additionally if audio is desired, please be sure to plug in the smaller audio cables which is attached at either end of the provided VGA cable.

Note: When making connections with an HDMI cable, no audio connections are necessary. HDMI on most devices will include the audio channels.

Timers

The projector has a 30 minute idle timer. If its internal timer determines the projector has been idle (no new video signal) for 30 minutes the projector will initiate its shut down sequence

The shut down cycle for the projector lasts roughly two minutes. During this shutdown period the projector users should not attempt to turn the projector back on. This will send the projector to an undefined state.

In the even that the projector is inadvertently turned off and our the self idle timer shut the projector down, leave the projector sit idle for two minutes and then attempt to power back on.

Laptop Usage

CSE provides to lectern mounted laptops for use in 113A and 338A.

Logging in

CSE users should be able to log into the laptops with:


Username: ad\<UBITName>
Password: <Enter your UBITPassword>


Visitors and non-CSE users should be able to log into the laptops with:


Username: cse1.visitor
Password: Please see a member of the IT staff or administrative staff for this password.


It is normal upon log in to see the screen flicker and re-synchronize their resolutions.


Both laptops are set to clone their displays to the projector. Please do not alter or adjust these settings. The IT staff have already determined the optimal display and resolution settings for the laptop and projector equipment.


File access

CSE users who have roaming profiles should see that their profiles download to the laptops. Please give this process some time if you have a lot of files on your desktop.


CSE users who do not have roaming profiles setup can access their "N:" drive and files saved on CSE timeshares by following the instructions at: https://wiki.cse.buffalo.edu/services/content/mapping-cse-disk-space.

Linux Access

Each laptop has the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client installed. This software provides graphical Linux access strait from CSE timeshares. Once a user has launched the OVDC client, the server dragonforce.cse.buffalo.edu should be used to connect to. Additional ussage instructions are available at: https://wiki.cse.buffalo.edu/services/content/oracle-virtual-desktop-client.

Command line interface access can still be access through the use of PuTTY.

Notes

  1. Schedule CSE conference room events by booking them in the CSE Online Resource Scheduler (ORS).
  2. CSE no longer equips conference room lecterns with thin clients for graphical Linux access. The thin clients made things overly complex due to all the additional switching equipment that was needed. The Oracle Virtual Desktop Client is a much simpler, stream lined solution.

People

  1. Diane Vannatter schedules recurrent events (such as courses and seminars) in the CSE conference rooms.

References

  1. How to Make a Reservation in the Student Union
  2. http://ors.cse.buffalo.edu