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    amazed with our new toy!

    No more ceiling installs, overpriced "specialists" to install, wiring runs for sound etc...Just received the new 3M DMS 815 projector. cost me a few pennies over £2100.
    Steljes? not any more! No need for a "traditional" interactive board...this gadget turns a normal drywipe into interactive! Stunning. 85" interactive for £2100 and no bloody Steljes! I put it up myself with no more than sticky tape to hold the template on the wall and a drill and rawlplugs. piece of p**s to do. not many people got the license to sell them in the uk yet. Try TCS on 01772 699 400...speak to Paul, he's their most teccie sales guy and tries to get the best pricing for you.

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    The same place you mentioned in your last post. If you're associated please say so.

    So it works in much the same way as a Wii then? One sensor unit to detect where the pen is. I can see this sort of thing working for us in awkward areas but I've seen versions that have the projector part able to swing back to a parked position when not used so it's parallel to the board. This makes it practical to be be used in places like our dance studio when you don't want it being hit by students throwing their arms about or the evening "Kung Fu" type sessions.

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    What about the smartboard software though? Our teachers rely on it a lot now.

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    £2100? No way we are paying that, we can get a smartboard and projector for a damn sight cheaper than that, and we install it ourselves so no need for us to pay overpriced "specialist" installs

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    Generally, a complete install of a 66" board, projector and speakers comes to around £1500 for us (based on doing 2 at once as it cuts down on labour costs). So the question is, is the £600 extra cost and self install worth that extra amount?

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    Localzuk - I'd say no as most of our smartboards aren't even used interactively by students anyway after about a fortnight!

    Even then it's expensive, £2100 is a rather daft cost!

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    I think 'happydays' might just be 'Paul, their most teccie sales guy'

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    Quote Originally Posted by happydays
    not many people got the license to sell them in the uk yet.
    I'm sure I've seen this type of thing being sold for a while. In fact, I'm certain that Staples do a similar thing.

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    @happydays
    As others have noted, the software and ease of use of the system are quite important to a lot of us.

    It costs me a similiar price for a fully installed Smartboard/Sound system so unless it makes tea as well...

    Have you got a link to a useful site that goes into detail as to what it does/advantages etc

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    PS could we come and see yours in action?

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    The new 3M DMS815 projector /notice board is similar to the new all in one Smart projector/board which requires little installation.

    Rest of post removed as rest of it is advertisement. If wish to advertise with us then please do email advertising@edugeek.net

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    Joseph23, are you from that company? As it is your first post your comment reads like a blatant plug for them...

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    Is this place smothered with sales people?!

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    No I see myself more of a charity than anything else jet5y :-P

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    Haha! Especially on my wages!

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    Re: amazed with our new toy!

    BUY WAFFLES! TASTY WAFFLES!

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