Media Control Center

Media Control Center

Media Control Center

Designer:  Michael L. Bray 

Client: Coastal Educational Collaborative, Salisbury, Ma 

Abstract

            The Media Control Center (MCC) gives a computer-based solution to viewing photos, provides an easy way to handle a growing photo library, as well as gives individuals with varying degrees of motor control an opportunity to run the slideshow by themselves. The MCC accomplishes this by providing an interface box to a PC running the MCC application software. The application software monitors the interface box over the parallel port, responding to user button presses by opening photos and moving back and forth between photos in the library. These photos are ultimately displayed on the wall through an LCD projector, providing a modern replacement to the old style slide projector. To accommodate for clients with varying degrees of motor skills, the MCC provides three 1/8” jacks, allowing any button with an 1/8” jack to be connected, such as AbleNet’s popular “Big Red Switch” and “Jellybean” style buttons.

Media Control Center  Media Control Center 

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