Ross-Blakley Hall Technological Features

As you might have noticed, we have some new technology in Ross-Blakley Hall.

First Floor Neighborhood Computing Pod

These computers (and the mini computers in conference and seminar rooms) are configured so that any ASU affiliate can log in. Students, including most TAs, will need to change the domain on the Windows computers by typing asuad\ before their ASURITE ID. If my ASURITE ID was willow, I would type asuad\willow for my ID and my ASURITE password to log in.

Conference Rooms and Seminar Rooms

Conference Room 103 is equipped with a large screen, Mersive Solstice, HDMI connection and a conference phone (there is a work order in to move the phone to the table).

The Executive Conference Room, 170H is equipped with a large movable screen, VGA connection, a built-in mini computer, a video conferencing camera and microphone, and a conference phone.

Seminar Room 117 is equipped with a large projection screen, Mersive Solstice, VGA connection, a built-in mini computer, and a conference phone.

The Media Learning Lab, 115 is equipped with a large projection screen, Mersive Solstice, VGA connection, a built-in mini computer, and a conference phone. Eventually, this room will be equipped with 30 computers and will be reserved for special class sessions, presentations, and computing workshops. This room will also serve as a walk-in computing lab for students and faculty. Note, there is one employee who has a reserved desk space stationed at the last station on the southern end of the west wall.

Conference Room Control Panel

Dell OptiPlex 7050 Mini Computer Front Panel

Enclaves

We also have two technology configurations in our mediated Enclaves:

  • a wall-mounted monitor that connects via an HDMI cable 
  • a wall-mounted monitor that connects using the Mersive Solstice wireless application or an HDMI cable.

A list of the enclaves, booking contact, and the technology can be found at: https://goo.gl/Ri26GD 

Mersive Solstice

Mersive Solstice is a wireless connection application that allows multiple people to connect to the screen in order to facilitate collaboration. To connect and install the Solstice application on your computer, tablet, or phone use a browser to go to the IP Address on the screen and follow the instructions.

Get started: https://youtu.be/2cXrJlaruS4
Learn more about how to use Mersive Solstice for collaboration: https://youtu.be/ZvufABMhqSo

Printing

Instructions for Apple and Windows computers that are not on the ASURITE domain (“on the domain” means that you are required to login to the computer with your ASURITE or ASUAD ID/PWD), see: https://goo.gl/R8k29x

For Windows computers that are on the domain, see https://goo.gl/yMCbAQ 

  • If your computer is on Wi-Fi, you must be on the ASU (not ASU Guest) network. 
  • For best results, use the recommended driver linked in the instructions.
  • If you do not know the IP Address of the department printers, please email me (bruce.matsunaga@asu.edu). 
  • You can print PDFs via a USB device on the larger, newer Canons.
  • The printers will ask for a Department ID code; input the last 4 digits of your ASU Affiliate ID and leave the password blank.
  • If the last 4 digits of your ASU Affiliate ID do not work, or if you are new to English, use this form: https://clas-forms.asu.edu/english-graduate-student-printing 
  • If you also have the ASU Print Anywhere Driver  installed, you will need to use the Canon PCL6 driver instead of the Generic UFR driver. Our building Print Anywhere copier is by the west elevator and can print in color (.50 cent/page). 

Print Etiquette

One of ASU’s core values is sustainability, as such we have moved to using centralized network printing in-line with ASU’s carbon neutral goal. All of our Canon copier/printers have duplex (two-sided) capabilities to reduce carbon output, please consider using this feature. In fact, a 2011 study conducted at ASU found the environmental savings from duplex printing saved more than 725 trees and 2.34 million liters of water, and reduced carbon emissions by more than 74 metric tons. Please consider your environmental impact before printing and use duplex printing whenever possible.

Information for TAs and Graduate Students

TAs are allowed to print material to support the classes they are teaching for the department. All graduate students, including TAs, receive a 500 page print allotment per semester for research and course-related print needs. We realize that TAs need to print and make copies for class so there is no hard cap at this time. If your account shows high volumes of print and copy use, we will contact you directly.

Print Anywhere

We have an ASU Print Anywhere all-in-one located on the first floor by the west elevators. Print Anywhere is a network of 65 public copy machines that provide 24/7 document services at Arizona State University. Each copier can print, photocopy and scan to email. You can send print jobs from your personal laptop computer by downloading the laptop printing driver.

ASU students, staff and faculty are charged on their My ASU accounts for printing, copying and scanning. For more information, see: https://www.printcpc.com/print-anywhere/