Connecting a Laptop
Image of the podium laptop convenience panel
On the left side of the podium, you will see the convenience panel.
This panel contains a power outlet, an S-Video connection, RCA jacks, a network jack, and a phone/modem jack.
Image of laptop connection cables
To connect your laptop to the Smart Podium, you will need a network cable, a monitor cable (with male-to-male connectors), and if you need audio, an audio mini-jack cable. If you don't have these cables, please call 3-9111 on the classroom support phone. We can provide the necessary cables for your use during your class.
Image of the AC power outlet on the podium
Connect your AC Adapter to your laptop, and plug in your power cord on the outlet on the Smart Podium convenience panel.
Image of laptop with connection cables attached
Connect the gray monitor cable to the monitor connection on the Smart Podium. Connect the other end of the monitor cable to your laptop external monitor connection.
Image of network cable connected to the podium laptop convenience panel
Connect the network cable to your laptop. Connect the other end of the orange network cable to the network connector on the Smart Podium convenience panel.
Image of the audio cable attached to the podium laptop convenience panel
To play audio from your laptop on the Smart Podium audio system, you will need an audio mini-jack cable.
Connect the audio cable to the audio jack on your laptop, and connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio jack on the Smart Podium.
Working with the Projector
Image of the Extron control panel with laptop button highlighted
Select the Laptop button on the podium control panel. The projector will automatically detect the laptop's video signal.
If the projector doesn't automatically detect the laptop, look at the function keys on the laptop. You should see one of the function keys with an icon on that looks like two squares with a slash between it (Usually F5 or F7). Press the Fn key + that key. You may have to do this more than once.