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Powering on the audio visual system

Select the large POWER ON button to start the AV system.

If the touch panel display is blank or showing a PRESS SCREEN TO ACTIVATE message, first touch the display to activate the touch panel.

Select an input

Once the AV system has been powered on, you will see a series of input options displayed on the touch panel. Select one of the available options to power on the room’s projector or TV display and show the selected input.

If the room has multiple displays, you may see two sets of input options displayed on the touch panel. Select one of the available input options from each set to power on the corresponding projector or TV display and show the selected input.

Please note: It is normal for a data projector to take up to 40 seconds to warm up.

Multiple display modes

Some rooms may have option to be run in either Single or Dual Display Mode. To change the current display mode, select the relevant tab on the touch panel, then select Yes to confirm. The AV system will then restart using the selected display mode.

Join Room Mode

AV systems within some adjacent rooms can be joined; allowing you to show a selected source input across both rooms. This feature is commonly found within rooms that are separated by operable walls or contain multiple collaborative learning spaces.

For the following instructions, please note that Master Room refers to the room you wish to use to control the input selection of both AV systems, and Slave Room refers to the room that will be controlled remotely via the AV touch panel within the Master Room.Join Room Instructions

  1. Power on the AV System within the Master Room by selecting the Power On button on the Master Room's touch panel.
  2. Make sure that the AV system within the Slave Room is powered off.
  3. Select the Join Room button option on the touch panel within the Master Room. Please note, this option will not be visible while the Slave Room's AV system is powered on.
  4. Confirm that you wish to join the rooms my selecting the Yes button option. Once selected, the AV system within the Slave Room will automatically Power on in to Slave Mode.
  5. Select a source input from the touch panel in the Master to room to have that input displayed across both rooms.

To separate the rooms, select the Separate Room button on the touch panel in the Master Room, then select Yes to confirm.

Video Conferencing Mode

See Audio Visual System - Video Conferencing for detailed instructions on how to operate the video conferencing features of a UQ Audio Visual system. Please note that video confernecing is not available in all rooms.

Using the Desktop PC

Most university lecture theatres include a Desktop PC for presentation purposes. Make sure the PC is powered on and awake by moving the computer mouse and observing the PC’s illuminated power button. You may log on to this PC with your university credentials, or by using the following:
    User: lecture
    Password: lecture

Connecting your own device to the audio visual system

Video connection cables are available within all university lecture theatres and most AV controlled learning spaces. Simply connect the available HDMI or VGA cable to your device. Once connected, please check that your multi-display settings are correct by selecting Windows Key + P on a Windows device or enabling Mirror Displays on an Apple device. 

Please note, if your device does not have an available HDMI or VGA port, you will need to use an appropriate display adapter for your device.

No Image

This input selection option will blank or mute the room display, leaving you free to change display materials or perform private tasks without the need to disconnect your device.


Select this option to change what is showing on the lectern preview monitor. The preview monitor is set to follow the main display by default, though you can disable this function by selecting the Manual Preview button option on the Preview menu.

Document cameras

Document cameras can be found within most central teaching spaces on campus. Functions such as zoom and focus can be controlled via the touch panel. These control options will become available on the touch screen once the Doc Cam input has been selected.

Volume control

The volume control faders will appear on the touch panel once an input has been selected. Volume can be changed by pressing your finger to the desired volume fader on the touch panel, then sliding your finger up or down until the desired volume is reached. Volume can also be muted and un-muted by toggling the Mute button option below each volume fader. Additional volume controls can be accessed by selecting the Volume option on the touch panel.

Program Audio

This fader will become available when an input device with sound capabilities has been selected, such as Desktop PC or Laptop.

Radio Mic

This fader will be available on all systems with a radio microphone receiver fitted. Make sure you change the frequency of your lapel microphone transmitter unit to match the frequency shown on the fader.

Lectern Mic

This fader will be available on all systems with a lectern microphone fitted.

Lighting control

Lighting control is available within many central lecture theatres and teaching spaces on campus. Lighting control can be accessed by selecting the Lights button option on the touch panel. The available lighting control options will vary between systems, depending on the design of the teaching space.

Room lighting will change automatically when the audio visual system is powered on and off, and when an input selection has been made. This function can be disabled by selecting the Lights button option, then selecting the Manual Lighting button option.

Entry/Exit buttons

These green and red illuminated buttons can be found near the entrance of most central lecture theatres. Push the green button to turn on room lighting. Press the red button as you are leaving a room to turn off all lights and immediately power off the audio visual system.

Screen & blind control

Motorized projector screens and blinds will automatically extend when a source input is selected, and retract when the system is powered off. You can also control the screens and blinds manually by selecting the Screens or Blinds button option on the touch panel.

Troubleshooting common AV system problems

The touch panel is showing NO SIGNAL DETECTED

  • Make sure that you have selected the correct input source.

  • If using the Desktop PC, make sure that it is powered on and awake.

  • If using a laptop, make sure it is set to the correct display mode by pressing  for Windows devices, or  for Apple devices.

There is no sound from the Desktop PC or laptop, or the sound is coming from my laptop instead of the room’s speakers

  • Make sure the display device or playback software is not muted.
  • Make sure the correct audio playback device is selected. On a Windows device, right-click on the speaker icon in the task bar, select Playback devices, select the correct playback device, then select Set Default. On an Apple device, click on the speaker icon at the top right of your screen while holding the Option key, then select the correct device.

My wireless lapel mic is not working

  • Make sure the microphone is set to the correct frequency for the room.
  • Make sure that the switch at the top of the bodypack is set to MIC.
  • Make sure that the mic is turned up and not muted on the touch panel.