How to install GT Mini
Installing GT Mini 3330Last updated October 16, 2020
Before installing the GT Mini, read the safety information.
Before installing the room system, ensure you have the following:
- A StarLeaf account
- One or two room screens that support a 1080p60 input format (use TVs/screens that have an audio-output capability, or alternatively, you can connect loud speakers to the codec). Enable Game Mode or PC Mode if the screens have these options as this reduces media processing delays and improves video experience
- Wired network connection
- Installation sheet
- AC/DC adaptor
- Power cable
- HDMI to HDMI cables (two) (connects codec to screens)
- DVI-I to DVI-I cable (connects codec to PC video)
- Network cable
- Adaptors for the codec-to-PC cable
- DVI-I to HDMI
- DVI-I to VGA
- DVI-I to DVI-D
- StarLeaf touchscreen controller
- Video camera (if you are using your own camera, the minimum input resolution must be 720p50 or 720p60)
- Ensure you have chosen an appropriate installation site:
- The codec must be accessible with all cables easily connected
- You must provide ventilation for the codec; leave a space of at least 10cm (4 inches) behind, in front, and to the left and right of the codec
- Ensure that the power switch is easily accessible; the power switch is the main disconnect device for the codec
- Use a grounded AC power outlet for the codec
Place the unit on a firm horizontal surface. If you intend to mount the unit, refer to GT Mini dimensions and mounting.
- Using an Ethernet cable, connect the StarLeaf Controller port on the codec to the network port (PoE) on the rear of the touchscreen controller. The network port on the touchscreen controller is marked with this symbol:
The touchscreen controller must connect directly to the codec; do not connect the touchscreen controller to the codec using a switch.
If you are using the StarLeaf Conference Phone 2220, refer to Installing the Conference Phone 2220.
- Using an Ethernet cable, connect the Network port on the rear of the codec to an Ethernet switch in your network. The Ethernet port is a 10/100/1000 Mbit/s auto-sensing port and is set to ‘auto’ by default.
In all cases, the speed and duplex settings at either end of the connection must be identical. Using non-matching settings causes severe packet loss.
To configure the network speed and duplex settings of the codec’s Network port: on the touchscreen controller that you have connected to the codec, go to.
- Connect one telepresence screen to Video Out A. If you have a second telepresence screen, connect it to Video Out B.
(Note: on older systems, if you have only one screen, connect it to the port labeled: HDMI 2.)
- Connect the camera. One of:
- PTZ camera: connect the camera to Camera Control and to Camera In and then connect power to the camera
- Webcam: connect the camera to the lower of the two USB ports
- Connect the microphone to Microphone 1.
(Note that you can, instead, use a microphone connected to Audio In. If you do so, refer to Using the line-in connector and to Audio settings for Group Telepresence).
Using the supplied AC/DC adaptor and power cable, connect power to the codec. The power LED on the side of the codec lights.
StarLeaf recommends that when you mount the camera, you place it at the top of the screen, as opposed to the base. This makes it easier for you to see the participants on the screen while still appearing to make eye contact.
If you have a dual-screen system, ensure that the camera is mounted on the screen that will display the view of the main video (telepresence screen 1).
To connect your room system to StarLeaf you must provision it through the Portal as described in the video and instructions below.
Either you or your reseller can register the room system using the StarLeaf Portal. To do this:
- In the StarLeaf Portal, choose Room systems > Add room system. You can see the
- Type a Name for the room system. The room system displays the name on the touchscreen controller and users are able to find this name in the directory. Users are also able to invite this room system to their scheduled conferences.
- Optionally enter the Room resource email address if this room system will be part of a meeting room booking system. This enables the room to receive email invites and have the green button light up for third-party meetings. For more information, see Green buttons for third-party meetings.
- If the display of this room system should use a language other than the default language for this customer, select the Language.
- If this room system is in a time zone that is different to the default time zone for this customer, select the Time zone.
- For the Layout for QuickMeet conferences, Either use the organization default or choose a layout. During a conference, participants can change the layout using the touchscreen controller.
- In the Type choose StarLeaf GT Mini or GT 3351. section, for
- Configure any of these other settings, if required:
- Conference Phone 2220: If you intend to connect a Conference Phone 2220, select that option.
: The options here depend on your account settings, but might include:
- API mode
- Auto answer mode
- Max send and receive
Refer to Advanced settings.
- Audio inputs and outputs
- Camera presets
Refer to Audio settings for Group Telepresence.
- In Video output mode. For one-screen systems, select single screen. For two-screen systems, select dual screen. , select the correct
- In the dialing information section, you will see that the Portal has automatically allocated a dialing address for this room system using autocomplete. This is an address in the format <meeting_room_name>@<subdomain>.call.sl
This address format allows dialing from the Internet to this room system and we recommend you do not alter this unless you have cause to do so.
- Click . This causes the Portal to generate the QuickConnect code. You enter this code on the touchscreen controller.
The touchscreen controller receives power from the Group Telepresence System. The first time it starts up it displays the screen shown below. Enter your StarLeaf QuickConnect code.
The touchscreen controller displays the meeting room name and extension number as per your StarLeaf account. This is the home screen of the touchscreen controller. The Group Telepresence System is ready to make and receive calls. An example home screen is shown below:
You can connect one of:
- line level microphone source: if you connect a microphone source to the line-in connector, in the Group Telepresence settings, set Audio and video settings > Audio inputs > Device to line in. In this case, the audio from the microphone source is sent to the far end and is not played out through the device selected in Audio outputs
- other audio: If you want to connect other audio devices to the line in connector (for example a PC audio output), set Audio and video settings > Audio inputs > Device to either StarLeaf microphones or 3rd party microphones. In this case, audio played into the line-in connector is played out through the device selected in Audio outputs and also sent to the far end
You can connect your laptop, in order to share content, in one of two ways:
StarLeaf Pronto allows users to meet and share in an instant. When you connect Pronto to your laptop, your screen and audio are shared with the room so that you are ready to present immediately. Your StarLeaf meetings are also synchronized with the room allowing you to join with one touch.
Go to Installing Pronto Cable USB for more information.
Connect the DVI-I to DVI-I cable to Computer-In DVI-I on the rear of the codec. For the convenience of the Group Telepresence users, leave the other end of the cable on the meeting room table. This allows users to connect a laptop to the Group Telepresence system when they need to do so. The Group Telepresence system includes a selection of adaptors to be used with the DVI-I to DVI-I cable where the video output of a PC is other than DVI-I (for example, VGA, HDMI, DVI-D).