Classroom Technology


162B Meat Lab Classroom

Built-in PC: Present
Laptop ports: Present
VCR Player: Present
Doc Cam: Present

Projector Control


The Projector Control is an Extron MLC 52 IR VC unit, which is installed on the wall next to the podium. This is where you control the LCD projector and volume. Next to the Projector Control is the Screen Control, which can be used to lower and raise the screen .

The instructions on how to use the Projector Control and the Screen Control is posted on the wall and is also available online.

The Instructions on How to use the Document Camera is posted on the Doc Cam cart and is also available online.

Laptop Connections

Cable Cubby

The podium, in the front of the room, is fitted with a cable cubby (black box on top towards the back right), where all the cables for a laptop connection are stored. It contains one power outlet, VGA cable, audio cable, and Ethernet cable.

Built-in Desktop Computer

Desktop Computer

The podium is fitted with a built-in desktop computer. It is installed on the top shelf, behind the front door. The computer is a DELL Optiplex 960 running under Windows 7 Professional operating system. The Microsoft Office 2007 applications are installed on the computer. There two USB ports on the left edge of the monitor to be used for USB memory thumb drives. Please do NOT shut off the computer after use.

  • Computer model: DELL OptiPlex  960 Small Form Factor Base
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 32-bit, English
  • Processors: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8500 with VT (3.16GHz, 6M, 1333MHz FSB)
  • Memory: 4GB DDR2 Non-ECC SDRAM,800MHz, (2 DIMM)
  • Monitor: Dell Professional 1909W 19in HAS Wide Monitor, VGA/ DVI, EPG
  • Video Card: 256MB ATI RADEON HD 3470 (Dual DP), low profile
  • Boot Hard Drive: 320GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s and 16MB DataBurst Cache™ [
  • Mouse: Dell USB Optical Mouse with Scroll, All Black Design
  • CD ROM/DVD ROM: 8X Slimline DVD+/-RW Roxio Creator™ CyberlinkPowerDVD™ [
  • Speakers: Internal Dell Business Audio Speaker

DVD/VCR Player



DVD/VCR Remote

The podium is fitted with a DVD/VCR player. It is installed on the bottom shelf, behind the front door. The player is a Zenith XBV713 DVD Player/VCR Combo. The remote control is anchored to the player and can be used to operate the player. Please shut off the player after use.

Document Camera

Doc Cam

Doc Cam a  Doc Cam B  Doc Cam C 
A document camera is a digital overhead projector with a video camera. It projects whatever you have placed on the white space under the camera in real time (it will project both transparencies and plain pieces of paper). It is mounted on a cart next to the podium. The document camera is a WolfVision VZ-8Light3 DeskTop Visualizer

LCD Projector

Doc Cam

The classroom is fitted with a ceiling mounted LCD projector. The projector is a MITSUBISHI WL2650U with the following specification: Brightness: 3500 ANSI Lumens; Resolution: 1280 x 800; Weight: 10.4 lbs. The maximum lamp life is 4,000 hours, so please shut off the projector after use.

The lamp may be removed from the side of   the projector unit. This simplifies replacement without turning the projector around or over when suspended from the ceiling..


Screen     Screen Control

The screen is a Cosmopolitan Electrol Projection Screen - 60x80" - 100" Diagonal - Video Format (4:3 Aspect Ratio) - Matte White Mfr # 40782/

Speakers and Amplifier



The classroom is equipped with an Extrom MPA 181T amplifier and a pair of Extron SM3 Surface Mount Speakers. Set the amplifier to 8 ohm  to match the speakers' impedance.

Network Access

If your laptop is configured for DHCP, then you should be able to connect to the campus network. Note that you can access the campus network and not the Animal Science domain. There is no an active telephone line in the classroom.

Service Information

LCD Projector Maintenance:

Once a year have the projector fan cleaned out. Lamp life is 4,000 hours.

Replacement Lamp for MITSUBISHI WL2650U projector
Description: VLT-XL650LP Replacement lamp
Part Number: VLT-XL650LP
Price: $425
Doc Cam 6

Document Camera Maintenance:

Changing the Lamp

  1.  Remove the power cord of the Visualizer
  2.  Open the cover screw by using a coin
  3.  Turn down the lamp inclusive lamp cover
  4. Change the lamp Place the new lamp very carefully into the socket . CAUTION: LAMP CAN BE HOT!
  5.  Mount the lamp cover in reverse order (3 to 1).
  6. Lamp type:  High Frequency Lamp 9W at 10'000 h average burning life. WolfVision part no. 100040
    Description: Lamp for portable 5,7 and 8 series (100040) - SET OF 2
    Price: $25.00
    DOC Cam 5


  • Cabinet: Clean the cabinet by gently wiping it with a soft, lint free cloth.
  • Lenses: Clean the lenses by gently wiping with a soft, lint free cloth (do not use a paper tissue!). Clean by breathing on the lens to create moisture then wipe with lint free cloth (If need be, use a special optical cleaner only!).
  • Never use strong cleaning agents such as acetone or benzene! These substances can damage the surface and the anti-reflex coating!


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