Quick Guide: Using Pixie Pro Controllers

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This article is an introduction on how to use Pixie Pro Controller, a device used in classrooms that allow for one to perform a number of functions from one interface.


This article is intended for faculty, staff and students.


Pixie Pro Controllers

Pixie Pro Controller

To use the technology press the “Power” button on the Pixie Pro keypad. This serves as the master power switch for everything except the computer, which you will have to turn on separately if need be. Note: Powering on the Pixie Pro does turn on the projector; if you just need sound and not visuals, please press "Picture Mute" button on the Pixie Pro. Pressing the mute button again will restore the image.  

Pixie Pro Controller

Functions Available*

  • iPod/Aux cables are located on the top of the lectern and will play audio through a mobile device with a headphone jack.
  • Blu-ray and DVD player press the “Power” button” on the player. Inserting the Blu-ray disc or DVD into the player should bring up the DVD to play. The controls are on the right side of the panel.
  • Laptop cables are located on top of or on the side of the lectern. Connect the cable to the device to display content from the laptop.
  • Document Cameras are connected through the Pixie panel and can be selected as an input on the keypad to project onto the screen. Make sure they are on and focused.  Controls for the Document Cameras are on the cameras themselves.
    • Note: IPEVO cameras need to be opened on the room computer in a camera app (e.g. QuickTime). Select that input for the projector to display the document camera image.
  • Cameras are connected to the computer and can be easily accessed through programs like QuickTime, Zoom, and media.ithaca.edu. Camera movement can be controlled through the Crestron panel.
  • Picture/Video Mute stops the projector from displaying the input, but still allows audio to pass through.

Use the Pixie Pro keypad to control which device is sending its signal to the projector and speakers by pushing the appropriate input button. It is also easiest to control the volume with this keypad.

* Not all of these inputs are available in all rooms. Those available are labeled appropriately on the control panel.


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