Quick Guide: Using Crestron Controllers

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This article is an introduction on how to use Crestron Controllers, an interface used in classrooms with a number of available functions.


The audience intended is faculty, staff and students.


Crestron Controllers

Crestron Controller

To use the technology press any input button on the Crestron keypad and then, choose between video, audio or camera. The selected input will then be glowing red. This is acts as a master power switch for everything except the computer, which you will have to turn on separately if need be.

Available Functions*

  • CDs and DVDs are most easily played via the computer's iTunes or DVD programs. Inserting the CD or DVD into the CD drive attached to the computer should activate the correct program and the controls will appear on the screen.
  • 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. This can be used in lieu of the CD and DVD player with the computer.
  • Document Cameras are connected through the Creston 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.
  • Cameras are connected to the computer and can be easily accessed through programs like QuickTime, Zoom,Skype  and media.ithaca.edu.  There can be angle and zoom can be controlled through the Crestron.

Use the Crestron 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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