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    Companies for installing smartboard/projector

    Just had a classroom refurbished and they wish for the sb/proj installation to be refitted (different part of the room). Previously we used a boom for the projector as the roof is just suspended ceiling below what resembles corrugated iron.

    Now, they want it done properly from the ceiling and not on the boom, but we don't fancy it as there is no proper support on the ceiling (a few beams but not much) so will need doing professionally. Any recommendations for companies that'll do this? In the past we have bought several smartboards and projectors in one go and got the supplying company to organise installation.

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    IT Support and Consultancy Services in London from LuxTech have always done a cracking job for us.

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    We use these guys Audioworks - Audio and Audio Visual - PA Systems - Induction Loop Systems - Installation - Lancaster and they are excellent. Very helpful, professional & friendly

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    We use these guys Audioworks - Audio and Audio Visual - PA Systems - Induction Loop Systems - Installation - Lancaster and they are excellent. Very helpful, professional & friendly
    Another vote for Audioworks, they do a great job and highly recommended.

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, unfortunately can't give thanks it seems though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions guys, unfortunately can't give thanks it seems though!
    You can always give them rep instead - click on the star to the right of Blog this Post

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    And another (vote for Audioworks) We have some awkward old buildings and they have come up with some imaginative solutions

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    We use Smarter Solutions.

    ANother option might be a short throw projector. They still use a boom, but it's much shorter. We've got a Hitachi A100 projecting onto a 78" IWB, I don't think it even sticks out 2' from the wall.

    You can see a picture of one here Case Study - Stroud High School - AB Tutor Control

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    As we already have the equipment and limited funding remaining from the classroom refurbishment, we'd be looking to use the existing hardware (except of course for the boom). Had a bit of interest so hopefully something can be managed with the awkward roof setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    As we already have the equipment and limited funding remaining from the classroom refurbishment, we'd be looking to use the existing hardware (except of course for the boom). Had a bit of interest so hopefully something can be managed with the awkward roof setup!
    How old is the projector?

    Bare in mind that projector throw distances are not standarised, some projectors can be very easily replaced with more modern models, others can't. If it's an old projector that might need replacing in a year then you might end up paying to have the ceiling mount refitting when you replace the projector.

    It might be cheaper to replace the projector now. I doubt you'll get a company to do the install less the 300, you don't want to be forking that out again along with the cost of a new projector in a years time.

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    It's an Epson EMP-S3. We always replace with Epson projectors when we buy new ones. I think most modern projectors can zoom in/out as well as focus so i'd imagine any changes in the future could be accomodated by the ability to zoom as required. At least, where we have already replaced some projectors in some rooms, we haven't yet needed to remount where it is situated. Though thanks for raising that point - if the projector was old it may have been something we'd have overlooked still!

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    Well after a few quotes and recommendations we went with Audioworks and are very happy. Neat, tidy and pleasant installers - can't ask for much better really

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    Well after a few quotes and recommendations we went with Audioworks and are very happy. Neat, tidy and pleasant installers - can't ask for much better really
    Glad to hear you got good service from Martin and his team

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    We use Viewright Ltd based in the Midlands.
    They are fantastic and offer a great after service unlike other companies we have used!!!

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