This guide will help you with many of the basics of operation for your Epson 485wi BrightLink Projector with interactive functionality. If you need further assistance with questions, you can refer to the end of this guide for links to online...
There are several physical connections which are vital to the normal operation of your Epson 485wi projector. The first, and most important of these, is the VGA connection from your PC to your projector. Below is an example of a VGA cable.
AVP, which is a wall plate located near the PC. None of the connections beyond this point are accessible by anyone other than a GCS Technician. The second connection that is required for the interactive function of your Epson 485wi is a standard USB cable.
AV Team with Technology Services. Listed below are the steps necessary to operate your Epson 485wi in a classroom environment. Step 1 – Power on the projector. You can reach up and push the power button on the projector or you can use the power button located on the remote.
You have two interactive pens that come with the Epson 485wi. Each is marked with either a blue or orange end-cap. The power switch is located on the underside of the back end of the pen(s).
Please see the following section for details on Easy Interactive Tools. The Easy Interactive Tools software package that comes with your Epson 485wi projector has many great tools for a classroom environment. To open these tools,...
Once you have your Start Menu open, go to your Programs (or All Programs) list and select the Epson Projector folder. You should see the Easy Interactive Tools program listed under the Epson folder.
The Toolbar will appear either on the left or right side of your desktop and will look like the following image. There will also be an arrow on your desktop which appears on the opposite side than the toolbar. This arrow allows you to easily switch the toolbar from one side of your desktop to the other if any of the images from your desktop are blocked for any reason.
The following is a list of the icons on the toolbar and what each icons function is. Switch to Interactive mode Switch to Whiteboard mode Toggle between Mouse and Pen modes Save the current screen Undo multiple operations (one at a time) Redo multiple operations (one at a time) Page up in a browser or other software program Page down in a browser or other software program...
Change custom pen color and width Write or draw with custom pen Change highlighter pen color and width Write or draw with transparent highlighter pen Write or draw with black pen (fine point on left, thick point on right) Write or draw with red pen (fine point on left, thick point on right) Write or draw with blue pen (fine point on left, thick point on right) Use the eraser (thin width on left, thick width on right) Clear all annotations (select Undo to restore annotations)
The menu that appears when you select the icon to change color and width is pictured below. When you select the Whiteboard mode icon you will get another series of icons. The appearance and function of these icons is detailed below. Switch to interactive mode Switch to whiteboard mode Select from 6 background patterns and 3 solid colors, or display an image file or an image...
Undo multiple operations (one at a time) Redo multiple operations (one at a time) Display a list of pages currently being edited Open a new page Insert an image from a file or from a document camera connected to the computer Delete the current page Use the magnifier to display an enlarged view of the image at the center of the screen Display a cursor that you can use to adjust the size or position of an inserted image...
When you select the Toolbox icon from either the Interactive mode or Whiteboard mode, you will see the following menu. Display a spotlight effect that hides most of the image and reveals a circular area. Drag the spotlight frame to reveal different parts of the image Cover the projected image with a shade.
You can display thumbnail images of the pages you are working with in the current Easy Interactive Tools session. Select the Page list tool. Thumbnail images of the current pages open on the side of your screen: To keep the page list open, select the icon.
You can also select other locations and formats for saving your files, as described here. If you save as PDF, for example, all your whiteboard pages are combined in one file. Select the Keyboard tool. The on-screen keyboard is displayed. Select the Other tools icon.
When you want to save, select the Save tool. If you selected Check when saving, the on-screen keyboard is displayed, along with a window like the following: Select the location and file type and enter a file name using the on-screen keyboard if necessary.
The following is a detailed breakdown of the buttons and features of the remote control for your Epson 485wi. The listed items highlighted in are the most commonly used functions of the remote. 1 – Power Button 2 - Computer button (cycles through connected computer sources)
21 – LAN button 22 – USB button (cycles through connected USB sources) 23 - Source Search button (searches for connected sources) The following section details some of the more advanced operations of the Epson 485wi projector. Calibration – The AV Team...
Locate and press the User button on the remote. You will see a menu like the image below. You should not need to adjust the focus or change the image settings, simply hit the Enter button on the remote to begin the calibration process. You will see a series of white horizontal lines and hear the projector taking pictures of these lines to automatically adjust itself to the projected grid.
Select the Easy Interactive Function setting and press Enter. Select Manual Calibration and press Enter. Again, you should not need to adjust the focus as this has been done during initial installation. Press Enter to select Yes. A flashing green circle appears in the upper left corner of your projected image.
Touch the center of the next circle and then repeat. When you get to the bottom of the column, the next circle appears at the top of a new column. If you make a mistake, press the Esc button on the remote control to go back to the previous circle.