In the FIM-PC-Pools we offer workstations with up-to-date technology and the software environment needed for FIM exercises.
However, since many of our students increasingly want to use their own devices in our PC pools (keyword: Bring your own device, or "BYOD" for short), we have adapted our PC pools for this purpose.
In principle, it is permitted in all FIM PC pools to use brought-in devices such as laptops or tablets for programming. At normal PC workplaces, however, it is strictly forbidden to connect your devices to our monitors, keyboards or mice. Too often we have experienced that users disconnect cables in order to use the monitor belonging to the PC with their own laptop, then often do not plug the disconnected cable back in properly or leave monitors with broken settings.
We have therefore converted the right-hand part of PC pool K08b, as seen from the main entrance, into a BYOD lab. In this BYOD lab we offer workplaces where only monitor, keyboard and mouse are available without a connected PC. Our users are allowed to connect their own devices via USB and HDMI cables to the equipment at those workplaces. These BYOD workplaces are mixed with standard PC workplaces to make it possible to comfortably use a pool computer with the FIM standard software environment in addition to one's own laptop.
Philips Brilliance monitor
- Display size: 27
- Max. Resolution: 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz
- USB3.2 x4 (downstream)
- USB-C docking function
- - Data and video transfer via USB-C
- - Integrated DisplayPort legacy mode
- - Power Delivery for powering devices up to 65W
Keyboard and mouse (are connected to the monitor's USB hub)
Connect your laptop in the BYOD area only to monitors which are not already connected to a PC !
Depending on the features of your laptop, the following cabling is required:
Case 1: Your laptop has a USB-C port that supports the output of the monitor signal via Display Port ("Alt Mode").
In this case, only the provided USB cable needs to be connected to the monitor. The external keyboard and mouse can then also be used over this connection. A network connection to the university's lecture hall network can then also be established via USB-C. Depending on your laptop's operating system, you may need to download a USB-C driver from the monitor manufacturer's website. Of course, you can also connect your laptop to the university WLAN via Eduroam as usual.
Case 2: Your laptop supports the connection of external monitors via HDMI.
In this case you have to connect two cables, namely the provided HDMI cable for the monitor signal and additionally the USB cable if you want to use the external keyboard and mouse. The network usage in this case is via the university WLAN via Eduroam.
Please connect your laptops only to the BYOD workplaces where no PC is installed. No cables may be disconnected at the regular PC workplaces in the BYOD Lab.