Seminar Room 1 is located in the main Institute building and can accommodate an audience of 107 seated at tables.
There are six chalk boards (four horizontally, two more above the central pair). The four central boards are semi-obscured by the main computer projection screen when it is in use. The two chalk boards at the side of the room may be partially obscured if a transparency projector (OHP) is being used. Supplies of chalk, board erasers and OHP pens are found underneath the presentation tables.
Laptop computers can be connected to a central, ceiling-mounted data projector (Epson EB Z8000WU), via a standard VGA (pictured) or HDMI connector. Macintosh users are reminded to bring their own VGA display adaptor. For best results, connect the computer to the projector first, and then switch the computer on. The optimal screen display resolution is 1920×1200 (WUXGA) @ 60Hz. A second projector is also available (InFocus IN3128HD) when the use of the four central boards is essential. It projects on to the angled white screen above the side chalk boards on the right side of the stage. The maximum screen display resolution is 1856×1392 as the shape of the white screen allows only for a 4:3 aspect ratio. Laptops can be connected via a standard VGA or HDMI connector.
If you do not wish to use your own computer, the Institute has a laptop specifically for use in the seminar room (Windows 7). Presentations can be transferred to the INI laptop using a USB device or if the presentation is provided in advance. The INI laptop supports Adobe PDF and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
Overhead Transparency Projector (OHP)
There is one overhead projector available. It projects on to the angled white screens above the side chalk boards, but also obstruct the view of these chalk boards.
A second OHP can be requested if you wish to use the central projection screen and there is also a digital document camera/visualiser available (pictured), which can be used to display transparencies, documents and small objects.
Computer speakers and Internet access are available on request.
Presenters are asked to use a radio microphone for sound reinforcement and recording purposes. The room is also equipped with an Inductive Loop system for the hard of hearing.
Audio Visual Support
For any queries relating to audio visual facilities in the Institute, or if you need assistance with setting up equipment (microphones, projectors, laptops and other presentation devices), contact the AV Technician in the IT Suite, or email webseminars[at]newton.ac[dot]uk