The button panel audiovisual (AV) system is installed in certain meeting rooms, lecture theatres and learning spaces.

You can use the system to control the display screens and speakers in these rooms.

If the button panel AV system is installed in a room, there will be an AMX button panel on the wall or lectern. The button panel will look like the one shown here, but there may be different buttons on the panels in different rooms.

image of AMX panel located and buttons

1. Turning the system on and off

To turn the AV system on, push the 'On' button on the button panel. If there's no 'On' button on the panel, push the button for the source input you want to use and the system will turn on automatically.

All buttons on the panel will flash blue while the system is warming up. This may take up to 40 seconds for rooms that include projectors and document cameras.

To turn the system off, push the 'Off' button. If there's no 'Off' button on the panel, push the button for source input button that's in use to deselect it. It should no longer be lit up.

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2. Using the desktop PC in the room

Most lecture theatres have a desktop PC for making presentations. Make sure the PC is turned on, then push the 'Main PC' button on the button panel to select this computer as the source input.

You can log in to this computer using your usual UQ username and password, or with:

  • username: lecture
  • password: lecture
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3. Connecting your own device

Most rooms with AV display screens have HDMI and VGA cables you can use to connect your own device to the display screen. If your device doesn't have an available HDMI or VGA port, you'll need to use an appropriate display adapter. ITS doesn't provide adapters.

To connect your device:

  1. Securely connect the HDMI or VGA cable to your device. If you're using a VGA cable, make sure you also connect the 3.5mm audio cable to your device. VGA and HDMI cables
  2. Make sure you have the correct display settings selected on your device to duplicate (mirror) or extend your device's display onto the room screen.
  3. Push the 'Laptop', 'Laptop HDMI' or 'Laptop VGA' button on the button panel as relevant

Checking your device's display settings

To make sure that your device display shows on the screen in the room, you need to select the correct display settings.

On devices using Windows, press the Windows key + P and then set the display mode to either 'Duplicate' or 'Extend'.

On Apple devices, press Command ⌘ + F1 to enable Mirror Displays.

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4. Audio controls

You can control the volume of the system using the volume buttons on the button panel.

On the desktop PC or your device you need to have the:

  • volume turned up and not muted
  • correct audio playback option selected.

Selecting audio playback options

To make sure that sound plays through the speakers in the room, you need to make sure you select the correct audio playback option.

On devices using Windows:

  1. Right-click on Volume  in the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen.
  2. Select 'Playback devices'.
  3. Select the correct playback device and click 'Set Default'.

On Apple devices:

  1. Hold down the Option key and click on Volume  in the menu bar at the top right of your screen.
  2. Select the correct device.

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5. Document cameras

Most central teaching spaces on campus have Lumens Ladybug document cameras. To display the document camera feed on the room's display screen:

  1. Push the 'Doc Cam' button on the button panel.
  2. Turn on the document camera by pushing the red power button.
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