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Using the Epson BrightLink Interactive Projector

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 Turning the projector on

Press the power button on the projector or the remote control to turn on the projector. The projector beeps and the Status light flashes blue as the projector warms up. Once the projector is warmed up, the Status light stops flashing and turns blue. 

  Installing Epson Interactive Tools (optional)

Epson Easy Interactive Tools provides additional features, if installed:

  • Use the pens or your finger as a mouse to control your computer
  • Use the Easy Interactive Tools software to annotate with both pens or a combination of pen and finger touch at the same time
  • Save and print your annotations
  • Use the Tablet PC input panel in Windows 8.x, or Windows 7
  • Use Ink Tools for annotation in Microsoft Office applications

To install Epson Easy Interactive Tools:

  • On a Xavier-issued Mac: 
    • Open Applications >> Self Service.  
    • Click on Epson Brightlink
    • In the webpage that opens, click on the Utilities section.
    • Download and install the "Epson Easy Interactive Tools" software package.
       
  • On a Xavier-issued Windows PC:
    • Click Start and type "Software Center". 
    • Click and run the Software Center app. 
    • Check the box next to "Epson 595wi Easy Interactive Tools", and click on Install Selected.
    • Double-click the "Easy Interactive Tools" shortcut on your desktop.
       
  • On a personal Mac or PC:

  Connecting a computer to the projector

Display your computer's desktop via the projector by following these steps:
  1. Connect the supplied USB cable to your computer.
  2. Connect the supplied VGA or HDMI cable to your computer. (HDMI to Displayport adapters are available from the CLC Library desk)
  3. If your computer's desktop does not immediately display, press Source Select button on the projector remote.

If Crestron Airmedia is available in your location, you can project your display to the projector through the Airmedia without having to connect any cables.

NOTE: PC interactive features still require installation of Easy Interactive Tools on your computer.

 

  Using the interactive pens

The projector comes with a blue pen and an orange pen, identified by the color on the end of the pen. You can use either pen, or both pens at the same time with Easy Interactive Tools.

NOTE: The pen turns off automatically after 20 minutes of inactivity. Tap the pen tip or press the button on the side to turn the pen back on.
 

 
 
1 Pen tip
2 Battery light
3 Power/function button
4 Attachment for optional strap or cord
5 Battery cover
 
  • To turn on the pen, tap the pen tip or press the power/function button. When you press the button, the battery light flashes briefly, then turns off. If the battery is low, the battery light flashes continuously.
  • For best performance, hold the pen perpendicular to the board, as shown below. Do not cover the black section near the tip of the pen.

  • To write or draw on the projection surface in annotation mode or whiteboard mode, do the following:

     
    • To select a projected item, such as an icon, tap the projection surface with the pen tip.
    • To draw on the projected screen, tap the projection surface with the pen and drag it as necessary.
    • To move the pointer, hover over the surface without touching it.
    • To switch the pen from drawing tool to eraser, press and hold the power/function button on the side.
       
  • To use the pen as a mouse in PC Interactive mode, do the following:


     
     
    • To left-click, tap the board with the pen tip.
    • To double-click, tap twice.
    • To right-click, press the power/function button on the side.
    • To click and drag, tap and drag with the pen.
    • To move the cursor, hover over the board without touching it. 
       

  Drawing on a Projected Image

You can add notes to projected content using the interactive pens or your finger. You can use one pen, both pens at the same time, or a combination of pens and finger touch.
 
  1. Project an image from a connected device.
  2. Hover near or tap the board or projected image with the interactive pen or your finger. Then, tap on the annotation icon on the toolbar. You see the main toolbar on the side and the projection control toolbar on the bottom of the projected image.
  3. To move the main toolbar to the other side of the screen, tap the  arrow on the opposite side of the screen.
     
    NOTE: You can use the pen or your finger to move the arrow icon up or down to reposition the toolbar.
     
  4. To switch to one of the other interactive modes, do one of the following:
    • To switch to whiteboard mode, select the Whiteboard tool.
    • To switch to PC Interactive mode, select , then select 
       
  5. To close the main toolbar, select the icon at the bottom of the toolbar.
     
    NOTE: If you want to hide the toolbar automatically after drawing, select the icon at the bottom of the toolbar.
     
  6. To show or hide the projection control toolbar, select the arrow.

  Using the projected screen as a whiteboard (Whiteboard Mode)

You can use the interactive pens or your finger to write or draw on the projection surface, just as you would on a chalkboard or dry erase board. You can use one pen, both pens at the same time, or a combination of pens and finger touch.
 
  1. Hover near or tap the board or projected image with the interactive pen or your finger. Then, tap on the whiteboard icon on the toolbar. You see the whiteboard screen, with the main toolbar on the side and the projection control toolbar on the bottom of the screen:


     
  2. To move the main toolbar to the other side of the screen, tap the  arrow on the opposite side of the screen.
     
    NOTE: You can use the pen or your finger to move the arrow icon up or down to reposition the toolbar.
     
  3. To close the main toolbar, select the icon at the bottom of the toolbar.
    NOTE: If you want to hide the toolbar automatically after drawing, select the icon at the bottom of the toolbar.
     
  4. To show or hide the projection control toolbar, select the arrow.
     
    NOTE: You can also show or hide the projection control toolbar from the projector's Display menu.
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