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LearningSpace can accommodate CAE and third-party simulators. Connecting a simulator to the system can be done on the Simulators tab. 

All CAE LearningSpace systems can be capable of capturing any simulator's signals. Depending on the LearningSpace system you are using, there are different hardware configurations required:

  • Wireless connection to a CAE simulator:
    • UltraPortable: USB WiFi adapter, included with the UltraPortable
    • ONE appliance: USB WiFi adapter, included with the ONE appliance
    • Server appliance: a CAE Wireless Bridge is required, optional accessory
  • Wired connection to a CAE simulator:
    • UltraPortable: dedicated Ethernet connection, on the back of the laptop on the left
    • ONE appliance: dedicated Ethernet connection, labelled "#2" or "Sim"
    • Server appliance: a CAE Wireless Bridge is required, optional accessory
  • Capturing the waveform display of any non-CAE simulator:
    • UltraPortable: using the USB FrameGrabber (AVIO.HD or DVI2USB), included with the UltraPortable
    • ONE appliance: using the built-in Display Capture capability, using the DVI input
    • Server appliance: a CAE DCU is required, optional accessory

Connecting CAE simulators wirelessly:

  1. First LearningSpace has to establish a wireless connection to the CAE simulator, to do this:
  2. Select the Controls cogwheel on the left side and select the wireless network of the simulator
    1. In case there are no Wireless Bridges listed on the left side panel, make sure that:
      1. For an UltraPortable: the USB WiFi adapter is plugged into the USB slot on the right side of the laptop
    2. In case the CAE simulator is not listed when trying to connect to the WiFi network:
      1. Make sure the simulator is powered on
      2. Move closer to the simulator
  3. Connect to the selected CAE simulator
  4. The CAE simulator will show up within 10-30 seconds on the right side panel
  5. After adding the simulator using the + icon, you can add the simulator to the desired room, using the Rooms tab.

Connecting CAE simulators using a wired connection:

  1. When a simulator is connected to LearningSpace using an Ethernet connection and is turned ON
  2. It is listed in the Simulators panel of the tab within 10-30 seconds.
  3. Click the desired icon in the Controls column to add or remove the simulator.
  4. To add the simulator to the desired room, use the Rooms tab.

Connecting third-party (non-CAE) simulators:

  1. Third-party (non-CAE) simulators are captured using display capture technology
  2. Take the video output of the waveform display of the third-party simulator (it can be VGA, DVI, HDMI)
  3. Run a video cable to the input of the device and convert the connector if required (e.g. VGA to DVI adapter):
    1. UltraPortable: DVI input of the USB FrameGrabber
    2. ONE appliance: DVI input of the ONE appliance
    3. Server appliance: DVI input of the USB FrameGrabber of the CAE-DCU
  4. You have to locate the DCU on the Cameras tab, and add it to a room on the Rooms tab.

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