Hardware for e-Learning
This page provides links to training hardware - screens, whiteboards, videoconferencing and other pieces of hardware, etc.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"Active ArenaT provides education centers with a new and unique dimension of full interactions with students and visitors using hundreds of innovative personal wireless operating stations which enable the audience to take an active part in all classes, lectures, conventions and other events."
Added: 6 December 2005
The interactive audience participation platform
"The Duet is a high quality speakerphone designed for synchronous e-Learning solutions. The Duet speakerphone enhances the user experience by delivering crystal clear communication and a natural voice interface. The Duet delivers quality audio through proprietary Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Noise Suppression, and equalizer algorithms. The Duet provides 360¢ª room coverage so more than one person can participate in an online conference, Headset-Free."
Added: 12 August 2005
This plug & play device is PC, Mac and Linux compatible.
"Speechi and its Eureki extension allow you to use a real physical whiteboard while presenting a PowerPoint show . Your whole speech (PowerPoint, whiteboard actions) is captured and synchronized with MP3 sound . The eBeam System 3 receiver equipped with a USB or BlueTooth connection is instantaneously positionned on any standard whiteboard. The 4 standard markers supplied with sleeves and the eraser allow to reproduce your drawings which Eureki automatically inserts into your PowerPoint presentation. You can view your presentations on the Web, from a PC, MAC, or Linux machine."
Added: 26 May 2005
Includes software and whiteboard material for eBeam System 3 USB
"Flipscreen allows IT areas to be used for other teaching activities whilst ensuring hardware is safe & secure. Suitable for classrooms, training rooms, conference rooms or bespoke.
Added: 16 October 2004
Company based in Oxfordshire, UK
"Fluentblu offer the latest in voting system solutions. Key products such as the Radio Frequency GTCO PRS, which is being used by many Universities for lectures and events. The system provides instant assessment, the facility to import lessons and makes PowerPoint lessons fully interactive."
Added: 10 October 2006
Fluentblu is based in Bedford in the UK
"Interactive Education encompasses a variety of ICT equipment, including the IE Pro Digital Interactive Whiteboard, the IE Mobile Presenter, Interactive Voting Systems, market leading LCD projectors, plasma screens, IE Touch Board, video-conferencing equipment, interactive learning software and IE curriculum teaching software."
Added: 30 July 2005
Company based in Wolverhampton
"Interactive Whiteboards at USMarkerboard.com. Browse our selection of Interactive Whiteboards from PLUS and Quartet. PLUS offers the largest selection of multi-panel copyboards, while Quartet's newest board the IdeaShare, allows you to download information directly from your interactive whiteboard to your computer or PDA. Make your meeting more productive and creative, save and share your ideas simply and quickly with interactive whiteboards."
Added: 4 September 2005
Company based in the US
"We also supply the essential training tools like flipcharts, rail systems, OHP's, slide projectors and furniture including custom made lecterns."
Added: 12 November 2003
Based in Chichester, England
"Palm-sized mouse now available. Delivers true Bluetooth wireless operability to the on-the-go user"
Added: 27 April 2006
Use it like your desktop mouse
"BNI Solutions, LLC develop and market PowerPlay & IPContact. PowerPlay is a family of H.323 interoperable videoconferencing endpoints. Core to the PowerPlay product line is the IPContact(tm) software package. IPContact allows users to conduct high quality, multipoint videoconferences over any IP-based without a centralized MCU. IPContact supports 4-way video & 8-way audio continuous presence and document collaboration. "
Added: 30 June 2005
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"Voted "Number One Best Buy projector online shop" for two years running and we offer free advice and excellent information about our best priced projectors."
Added: 28 March 2007
"Qwizdom is an interactive teaching tool which allows 100% student involvement. It allows you to know whether your studnts understand what you're trying to teach them. Students respond to questions via their individual wireless response pad. This along with the feature rich software which allows you to add images, animated movies clips and sounds, puts the fun back into learning. If you already have existing lessons laid out in PowerPoint format you can simply import them into Qwizdom at the click of a button. Once a lesson in complete you can use the assessment tool which will provide you with all the data you need to measure your students' performance. The Qwizdom system can be purchased using e-learning credits."
Added: 6 May 2005
Brochures and demos to download
"The RM ClassBoard is the high quality Interactive Whiteboard from RM. It is extremely robust and easy to use thanks to its intuitive interface. The RM ClassBoard comes with Easiteach Studio teaching offering you a unique platform for delivering multimedia lesson content to your whole class."
Updated: 6 July 2004
"You choose how you want to use it - as a dry marker board or an interactive resource"
"SMART Technologies Inc. is the industry pioneer and market leader in developing collaborative products for classrooms and meeting rooms. Founded in 1987 by partners David Martin and Nancy Knowlton, SMART began as the Canadian distributor for a U.S. projector company. Revenue generated through projector sales was directed toward the research and development of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard that would enable groups to interact with and instantaneously share information with people in the same room or around the world."
Updated: 6 July 2004
Also includes a number of resources on using Smart Board interactive features
"E-Learning Partitions, Desktop and Free-Standing. Provides suitable environment in a busy offce for trainees to complete E-Learning modules without being interrupted. Can be colour co-ordinated, branded with company logo, or your E-Learning programme name. Design may be customised to your precise requirements."
Added: 15 February 2006
Constructed from lightweight PVC foam, hinged for easy storage.
"Zing offers a range of hardware options from portable kits for consultants and conference organisers and fixed systems for conference rooms, school classrooms, university tutorial rooms and networked meeting centres. Zing kits come complete with cases, keyboards, extension cables and power packs."
Added: February 2004
Software and hardware both available for this interactive learning/collaboration system