1135 Meyer Hall Classroom


Built-in PC: Present
Built-in PC:
Laptop Ports: Present
Laptop Ports:
VCR Player: Present
VCR Player:
Doc Cam: Present
Doc Cam: Not
Webcam: Not Present
Webcam: Not





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 . An instruction sheet on how to use the Projector Control and Screen Control is posted on the wall and is also available online.

Laptop Connections

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

The built-in desktop computer is a Dell Optiplex 980 Small Form Factor Computer with Intel® Core™ i5 (3.20 GHZ, 4M), 8 GB RAM, 320 GB of disk space, Dell Professional P1909W Widscreen 19inch monitor, and 64-bit Windows 7 operating system.

Installed Software: Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit, R Studio, Java, NotePad++, Mozilla Firefox, MS Explorer, Google Chrome.

DVD/VCR Player

The podium is fitted with a DVD/VCR player. It is installed on the bottom shelf, behind the front door. The player is a Sony SLV-D380P DVD/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

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.

The doc camera is connected to the built-in desktop computer with a USB cable. This allows you to run the document camera from the desktop computer.

Adobe Connect

The document camera is hard wired to the built-in computer with a USB cable. Run the Connectivity software to access the document camera from the computer. In this mode, your documents will appears in the Connectivity window on your desktop and can be recorded using the Adobe Connect software.

There is also a USB port in the middle shelf of the doc camera cart which is connected to the desktop computer. You can plug in your USB microphone to this port and then record your lectures using the Adobe Connect software.

LCD Projector

The classroom is fitted with a ceiling mounted LCD projector. The projector is a Mitsubishi XD490U Projector. Please shut off the projector after use.


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

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 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.

Description: Replacement Lamp for Mitsubishi XD490U Projector
Mfg Part No: VLTXD400LP
Vendor: PurelandSupply
Price: $129.50 (as of 3 July 2016)

Document Camera Maintenance:

Changing the Lamp

Remove the power cord of the Visualizer
Open the cover screw by using a coin
Turn down the lamp inclusive lamp cover
Change the lamp Place the new lamp very carefully into the socket . CAUTION: LAMP CAN BE HOT!
Mount the lamp cover in reverse order (3 to 1).

Lamp type: High Frequency Lamp 9W at 10'000 h average burning life. WolfVision part no. 100040
Vendor: BulbSource
Item: Lamp for Portable model VZ 5,7, & 8 series
Part Number: 100040
Price: $28.00 (as of 3 July 2016)


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!

Maintenance Schedule

  • August 3rd, 2010: Lamp was replaced (ANSCI)
  • November 5th, 2014: Lamp was replaced (ANSCI)


Abbas Ahmadi (752-5886, abahmadi@ucdavis.edu)