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    Active Board Install

    Hi all,

    In the summer we are due to have 8 Promethean Active boards with Projectors etc fitted, I have got three quotes for the work and I was impressed with a smaller company who happened to be the cheapest Pro-ology a Poole based company.
    Has anybody used them before?

    The other companies were AVM Matrix (which we have used before) and Millennium Business System based in Berkshire.

    Pro-ology have come in £60.00 cheaper per room than the other two and apparently have their own install team.
    So what I am asking has anyone else used Pro-ology and would you recommend them?

    Many thanks, Andy

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    Either way check if the company have actually attended a Promethean installer training course, if you get problems later the work will not be covered under the warranty program provided by Promethean.

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    ???? really unless the fault was caused by the installation which would be very hard I can't see how that stands up.

    Ben

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    The warranty terms references promethean trained people etc... but also talks about suitable 3rd party installers so it won't affect the warranty if you use a suitably trained 3rd party installer.

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    Hi Ben,

    If an installed Active board suffers problems that need to be directed back to Promethean and they get an inkling a non trained installer have carried out the installation work they will jump on this imediately and try any which way to wriggle off the hook as regards supporting the equipment.
    Also Promethean never issue fitting instructions with equipment as they will expect you to use a fully trained installer.
    just a heads up really as £480 saving on what is £20-30K worth of installation migth not be worthwhile should problems be encountered later on

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    Sounds like complete and utter tosh to me to be honest.

    I'm sure one of the promethean bods that frequent edugeek might pop in at some point.

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    It would be nce to see a Promethean official response ;-)

    BTW I am in no way related to AVN Matrix or this particular solution so my coments are not biased
    Last edited by matrixnet; 31st March 2011 at 02:58 PM.

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    I have used GV Multimedia the last few installs I have had

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    I cant see why anyone needs to be trained to put up a Promethean board. All you do is put a few backets on the wall, hang it and plug it in.

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    FN-GM: exactly and the same for a projector really especially the ultra short throws that come with their own bracket, few holes and some bolts.

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    lol and when the thing falls off the wall I wouldnt want to be the the "un-trained" individual who put it up in the first place especially as the majority of these units are being operated by little people in schools

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    Yes I was thinking this as it is only £480.00, and the project ties into a class room refurbishment project with a full redec and re-wire; so timings are of the up most importance.

    Cheers, Andy

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    Have you tried to install a Promethean 378 Pro with integrated electronic wall crawler ? I would hazzard a guess at no ...training 100% advised
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    FN-GM: exactly and the same for a projector really especially the ultra short throws that come with their own bracket, few holes and some bolts.

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    With a what? lol

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    :-D it allows the unit to be raised and lowered electronically by the teacher depending on the person using it :-D
    very nice add to any Promethean install :-D

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    With a what? lol

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