You can use the touch panel audiovisual (AV) system for videoconferencing in any room where the system is installed.

If you're not familiar with the touch panel AV system, first follow the instructions in the audiovisual system guide to set up the room and connect your device.

If the touch panel AV system is installed in a room, there will be an AMX touch panel on the meeting table or lectern. The touch panel will look like the one shown here.

AMX touch panel

Turning the system on and off

To turn the AV system on, touch 'POWER ON' on the touch panel. It may take up to 40 seconds for the system to warm up.

If the touch panel display is blank or showing 'PRESS SCREEN TO ACTIVATE', you'll need to touch the screen to activate the touch panel before you can turn the system on.

To turn the system off, touch 'POWER OFF' on the touchscreen. In central lecture theatres you can also push the red 'Exit' button near the entrance to turn off the AV system and all lights in the room.

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Enabling videoconferencing mode

You must have videoconferencing mode enabled to make or receive a video call. To enable video conferencing mode:

  1. Touch 'VIDEO CONF MODE' at the top of the touch panel.
  2. Select 'YES' to confirm.
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Making a call

To make a call:

  1. Touch 'CALL' to access the 'Call Control' menu.
  2. Choose one of:
    • 'Phone Book' to select from a list of addresses for UQ videoconferencing systems and commonly used external addresses
    • 'Recent Calls' to select from recently called addresses
    • 'Manual Dial' to manually enter an address. After you've entered the address, press 'OK'.
  3. Touch 'Dial' to make the call.
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Receiving a call

To be able to receive a call, you must have video conferencing mode enabled.

When someone calls you:

  • a ringing sound will play through the room's speakers
  • the touch panel will display 'Accept' and 'Reject' buttons.

Touch 'Accept' to answer the call or 'Reject' to refuse the call.

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Controlling what call participants see

You can control what's displayed to other call participants by selecting options in the 'VC PRESENTATION SOURCE' and 'VC MAIN SOURCE' sections of the touch panel.

To achieve the best video quality, select:

  • a camera source in 'VC MAIN SOURCE' section
  • the source device for your presentation material in the 'VC PRESENTATION SOURCE' section. The source you select here will display at a higher quality.

The available sources vary between systems, but the most common sources will be selected when you make a call.

VC presentation source and VC main source with available sources highlighted

Sharing a presentation source with call participants

You can share content from a presentation source device, such as a desktop PC or laptop, with other call participants.

To share a presentation:

  1. In the 'VC PRESENTATION SOURCE' section of the touch panel, select the source you want to share.
  2. In the 'VC MAIN CONTROLS' section of the touch panel, select 'Presentation'.

Only one call participant can share a presentation at a time. If another call participant chooses to share their presentation device, yours will no longer be visible.

To stop sharing content, touch 'Presentation' again to deselect it.

Image of screen options, with the 'Presentation' button highlighted

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Camera controls

Checking the camera view

If you want to check what your camera is showing, you can display the camera view on the room screen. To do that:

  1. In the 'VC MAIN CONTROLS' section of the touch panel, select 'Selfview'.
  2. In the 'VC MAIN SOURCE' section of the touch panel, select either 'Main Cam' or 'Audience Cam'.

Adjusting the camera position

To change the position of a room camera:

  1. In the 'VC MAIN CONTROLS' section of the touch panel, select 'Camera Controls'.
  2. Choose 'Main Camera' or 'Audience Camera'.
  3. Use the controls to adjust the selected camera’s position and zoom level.

To close the Camera Controls menu, tap the red button labelled 'X' at the top right.

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Audio and microphone controls

To mute and unmute your microphone, use the 'Mic Mute' button in the 'VC MAIN CONTROLS' section on the touch panel. If you mute your microphone using this control, other call participants won't be able to hear you, but sound from your microphone will still play through the room’s speakers.

To access other volume controls, press 'Volume' at the bottom of the touch panel. You can then access controls for:

  • 'VC MIC SEND': control the volume of your microphone to call participants' systems
  • 'VC LINE SEND': control the volume of your presentation audio to call participants' systems
  • 'VC FAR END': control the volume of call participants to your room speakers
  • 'RADIO MIC': control the volume of your radio microphone to both the room speakers and call participants' systems
  • 'LECTERN MIC': control the volume of the room’s lectern microphone to both the room speakers and call participants' systems.
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Advanced controls

You can access advanced controls in the 'VC ADVANCED CONTROLS' section of the touch panel. The available controls will be different in different rooms. You may have some or all of these advanced control options:

  • 'Rear Display': change the input assigned to the rear display, if available
  • 'Blank Far End': blank call participants' camera feeds on the room display
  • 'Codec & Far End Control': access remote control functions such as a numerical keypad and directional menu controls
  • 'Swap Displays': swap displays within a dual projection room
  • 'Layout': choose from the videoconferencing system’s available screen layouts.
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Need help now?

If you need urgent technical support for this system, contact our on-call audiovisual support service.


Download this guide in PDF format:

Videoconferencing with the touch panel audiovisual system user guide (PDF, 200KB)

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