Epson Interactive Projectors are a collaboration tool used to annotate, capture and share content on any surface.

You can use Epson Interactive Projectors in several learning spaces and meeting rooms across UQ. All rooms with these projectors will have an Epson button panel on the wall.

1. Starting the Interactive Projector

Epson Interactive Projectors can be used in rooms with and without a connected audiovisual (AV) system. To ensure the system works correctly, it's important to identify which AV system is available in your room and use the correct panel to start the system.

Rooms with an AMX touch panel and Epson button panel

 on/off, whiteboard, source search and bottom row left to right: capture, print and save. A USB-A outlet is shown at the bottom of the panel.

To start the projector:

  1. On the AMX touch panel, select 'POWER ON' and then select your source input.
  2. The Interactive Projector will turn on automatically. You don't need to press the power button on the Epson button panel, as the AV system is connected to the projector.

Rooms with an AMX button panel and Epson button panel

 on/off, whiteboard, source search and bottom row left to right: capture, print and save. A USB-A outlet is shown at the bottom of the panel.
To start the projector:

  1. On the AMX button panel, select the 'Off On' button and then select your source input.
    • If there is no 'Off On' button on your AMX button panel, select your source input and the system will power on automatically. All buttons on the panel will flash blue while the system is warming up.
  2. The Interactive Projector will turn on automatically. You don't need to press the power button on the Epson button panel, as the AV system is connected to the projector.

Rooms with an Epson button panel only

 on/off, whiteboard, source search and bottom row left to right: capture, print and save. A USB-A outlet is shown at the bottom of the panel.

To start the projector:

  1. Select the blue power button on the Epson button panel.
  2. The Interactive Projector will turn on automatically.
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2. Using 'Whiteboard Mode'

  1. To use 'Whiteboard Mode', select the 'Whiteboard' button on the Epson button panel. The display will turn into an interactive whiteboard.
  2. Choose an interactive marker from the storage container on the wall and click the button on the side of the marker to turn it on.
  3. Press the marker to the display to begin using the interactive functions.
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3. Toolbar options

Once you begin writing on your display, an onscreen toolbar will appear. These toolbar options can be used to control most of the projector's interactive functions:

Icon Functionality
Icon of a screen with a mouse cursor Change the display to 'Annotation Mode'. This mode allows you to annotate content from a connected PC or laptop.
Icon of a whiteboard on a stand Change the display to 'Whiteboard Mode'. This will turn the display into an interactive whiteboard.
Icon of a curved arrow pointing right then back left Undo the last annotation
Icon of a curved arrow pointing left then curving right Redo the last annotation
Icon with a mouse cursor and a dotted outlined square Select all objects in a rectangle area
Icon of a mouse cursor and a dotted outlined cloud Select all objects in a freehand area
Icon of a laser pointer Turn the pen into a pointer you can drag
Icon of a camera with a dotted outline square Capture the selected area as an image
Icon of a USB plug Insert or display a .jpg or .png image from a USB or network folder
 a square, a circle and a triangle Insert a shape
Icon of a horizontal line and an arrow pointing down Change custom pen or highlighter colour and width
Icon of a faded out laptop screen and a highlighted mouse in the foreground Change the display to 'Computer Interactive Mode'. This mode allows you to use the interactive pen as a mouse in rooms with connected PC. Left click by tapping the marker on the display. Right click by holding down the button on the pen and tapping on the display.
Icon of a pen with a drawn thin green line Write or draw freehand lines with a custom pen
Icon of a pen with a drawn thick yellow line Write or draw freehand lines with a highlighter pen
Icon of a pen with a black tip Change the pen to black
Icon of a pen with a red tip Change the pen to red
Icon of a pen with a blue tip Change the pen to blue
Icon of an eraser Use an eraser
Icon of an eraser on a screen Clear all content on the page
Icon of several pen tip outlines with different colours Display the current colour and mode for both interactive pens
Icon of a key Hide the toolbar after each annotation
Icon of an arrow pointing to another arrow facing right Close the toolbar
Icon of a pen on a projector Switch to 'PC Free Annotation Mode'. This mode allows you to annotate content from different sources.
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4. Button panel options

 on/off (1), whiteboard (4), source search (5) and bottom row left to right: capture (2), print (7) and save (6). A USB-A outlet is shown at the bottom of the panel (8).

  1. On/Off button: turns the Interactive Projector on or off. Don't use this button if your AV system is controlled by an AMX button panel or AMX touch panel.
  2. Capture button: captures the content you're currently projecting as an image.
  3. USB-B port: for connecting your laptop to the Interactive Projector.
  4. Whiteboard button: changes the display to 'Whiteboard Mode'.
  5. Source Search button: displays all available source inputs. Don't use this button if your AV system is controlled by an AMX button panel or AMX touch panel.
  6. Save button: saves the content you're currently projecting as an image.
  7. Print button: the print function is not available at UQ.
  8. USB-A port: for connecting a USB flash drive to the Interactive Projector.
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5. Saving annotated content to USB

  1. Connect your USB to the USB-A port on the Epson button panel.
  2. Select the 'Save' button on the panel. The 'Save menu' will appear.
  3. Use the interactive marker to enter a filename through the on-screen keyboard.
  4. Select a location to save the file to.
  5. Select a file format. You can choose either PDF, PNG or EWF.
  6. Select 'Save'.
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6. Displaying from a USB

You can only display JPG, PNG, EWF or PDF files from USB. If you need to display a different file type, you'll need to use the room's connected PC or connect your laptop to the Epson button panel.

To display content from a USB:

  1. Connect your USB to the USB-A port on the Epson button panel.
  2. Select Icon of arrow pointing to image from the on-screen toolbar to display a list of files you can load.
  3. Select your file to display it.
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