Digital Critique Spaces, Delta Projection Systems

The College of Design has four Digital Critique Spaces with Delta Products large screen display systems. Two Digital Critique Spaces, utilizing Delta WX31-HD WideXtreme 17-foot wide display systems are in Brooks 125 and the Allred Gallery (Kamphoefner G10) and two spaces using Delta WX-21iv interactive 12-foot wide display systems in the Brooks Hall Belk Rotunda and Kamphoefner 130.

The Digital Critique Spaces should be reserved by contacting Pamela Christie-Tabron in the Student and Academic Services office.

Templates

We’ve created several templates for Powerpoint, InDesign and Illustrator to use with the systems.

WX31-HD Display Systems (Brooks 125 and Allred Gallery/Kamphoefner G10)

The screen resolution for the WX-31HD models is 5760×1080 pixels, equivalent to three HDTVs side-by-side. Documents and images should be created at this resolution to take full advantage of the system.

Powerpoint WX-31HD Digital Critique Space-Powerpoint (5760×1080 38.4×7.2 150dpi)

InDesign  WX-31HD Digital Critique Space-5760×1080.indd

Illustrator WX-31HD Digital Critique Space-5760×1080.ai

WX-21iv Interactive Display Systems (Brooks Belk Rotunda and Kamphoefner 130)

The screen resolution for the WX-21iv models is 3840×1080 pixels, equivalent to two HDTVs side-by-side. Documents and images should be created at this resolution to take full advantage of the system.

Powerpoint WX-21iv Digital Critique Space-Powerpoint (3840×1080 dpi 25.6×7.2 150dpi)

InDesign WX-21iv Digital Critique Space-3840×1080 copy.indd

Illustrator WX-21iv Digital Critique Space-3840×1080 copy.ai

Video Conferencing Systems

AVer VC520 video conferencing systems have been installed in all four Digital Critique Spaces. These systems include a remote-controlled HD video camera and noise cancelling speakerphone. The systems work with any video conferencing software, such as Skype, Google Hangouts, WebEx, Zoom, GoToMeeting, etc. Users only need to select the correct video and audio sources in the conferencing software they are using. More information and instructions on using these systems is available here.

Please remember—These displays are not marker boards!
DO NOT write on them!


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Quick Start Guide-WX-31HD
Brooks 125 and
Kamphoefner G10—Allred Gallery

(Scroll down for WX-21iv Quick Start Guide)

Start by turning everything on.

Turn on the computer by pressing the button on its front. The computer is mounted to the wall under the screen.

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Turn on the wireless keyboard and mouse. The switch for the keyboard is on the right front edge above the number keys. The switch for the mouse is on the bottom.

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Use the projector remote to turn on the three projectors. You’ll need to walk under each of the projectors and press the green power button on the remote. Each projector will chime as it turns on.

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Once everything is up and running, log in to the computer using the “labuser” account. The password is “access”.

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Using the System

If you see some fuzziness where the projectors’ images overlap (about 1/3 and 2/3 of the full image), re-calibrate the projectors.

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To re-calibrate, double-click on the green and yellow Sol Control icon.

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Then click on Re-calibrate Display in the circular window that pops up and confirm you want to re-calibrate in the next box.

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Re-calibration will take a minute or so. Blinking lights and a progress bar will be displayed.

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Once re-calibration is completed, the image should be better.

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You can close the Sol Control software when it’s finished.

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You can now use the system as you would a regular computer. Applications are in the Start menu. There are two USB ports on the front of the computer to copy files from flash drives, etc.


Mersive Solstice Wireless Collaboration Software is available on the computers in the Digital Critique Spaces.

Please see the Solstice User Guide 2.1.0 for more information, or contact the College of Design IT staff in Brooks 203.

When you have finished using the system, please turn everything off.

Shut down the computer. Go to the Start menu and select Shutdown. Wait for the computer to shut down completely.

Turn off the keyboard and mouse.

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Turn off the three projectors using the remote. Walk under each projector and hit the power button twice each. Each projector will chime as it turns off.

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Put the keyboard, mouse and remote back on top of the computer.

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PLEASE turn off the room lights and lock all doors when you leave.


Rotunda

Quick Start Guide-WX-21iv
Brooks Belk Rotunda and
Kamphoefner 130

(Scroll up for WX-31HDQuick Start Guide)

Start by waking the system.

On the right side of the main screen, find the touch-screen control panel. Wake the system by pressing the SYSTEM WAKE button. The system and projectors will come on in a minute or so.

Turn on the wireless keyboard/trackpad. The switch is on the right front edge above the trackpad.

       

Using the System

Once everything is up and running, log in to the computer using the “labuser” account.

The password is “access”.

If you see some fuzziness where the projectors’ images overlap in the center of the screen, re-calibrate the projectors by pressing the RE-CAL button on the control panel.

Re-calibration will take a minute or so. Blinking lights and a progress bar will be displayed.

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The system can now be used as a regular computer. Applications are in the Start menu.

The main screen has interactive touch-screen capabilities. Files, menus, windows, etc. may all be controlled directly on the screen with your fingers, much like an iPad or tablet computer.

Hold a finger on the screen for two seconds to activate secondary menus (right-click). A circle will appear indicating right-click is in effect. Then the secondary menu will appear.

There is a USB port on the right side of the control panel to copy files from flash drives, etc.

When you have finished using the system,
put the system back to sleep—

Press the SYSTEM SLEEP button on the control panel. There is no need to log-off of the computer.

Turn off the keyboard/trackpad. Leave it by the screen.     

PLEASE turn off the room lights and LOCK ALL DOORS when you leave.

If you have trouble, please contact the College of Design IT staff in Brooks 202-204 for help. If you have a laptop you need help with, bring it with you. You can also send an email to design_help@ncsu.edu or use this form to contact the College Information Technology staff with specific information about your problem.