Wireless/cordless presenters

Two questions:

1. Do you have a specific model that you recommend? We used the Logitech
RB5 previously and loved it. Unfortunately, I now have a drawer full of
devices minus the non-replaceable antenna (we've since relocated the
antenna to the rear of classroom computers). The price on these spiked
to about $100 so I switched to the R400. I've had nothing but trouble
with these working one minute and not working the next. The antenna
located behind the computer is not the problem as they don't work
reliably even plugged in to the front of the computer. I need to find an
affordable, reliable device, which leads me to my second question.

2. How do you make these available to faculty? Do you have them in the
classroom, give one to the faculty member or another solution? I need to
find a solution to this so that faculty have a device that functions and
is physically there when they need it.

TIA!

RE: Wireless/cordless presenters

We've been using the Interlink RemotePoint that has been supplemented over time by the Keyspan PR-EZ1 (feels cheap) and the Kensington Wireless Presenter. We've never had one 'walk away' but we have had the fwd | back buttons fail on one Interlink. The range hasn't been a problem and the strength of the laser pointer tells us when to change the batteries.

Each classroom has a receiver in the rear USB slot on the podium pc, which is for all practical purposes inaccessible. Presentation remotes, mics, and instructions are located on the keyboard trays since no one uses the keyboard tray for the keyboard. We do have some spares that we can check to faculty or students who are traveling or using laptops for presentations in classrooms.

Steve Nelson
stephen.nelson@marquette.edu
Marquette University Law School
Media & Technology Group
414.288.5534
414.213.9620 m
http://law.marquette.edu/jw/tech

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Subject: [teknoids] Wireless/cordless presenters

Two questions:

1. Do you have a specific model that you recommend? We used the Logitech
RB5 previously and loved it. Unfortunately, I now have a drawer full of devices minus the non-replaceable antenna (we've since relocated the antenna to the rear of classroom computers). The price on these spiked to about $100 so I switched to the R400. I've had nothing but trouble with these working one minute and not working the next. The antenna located behind the computer is not the problem as they don't work reliably even plugged in to the front of the computer. I need to find an affordable, reliable device, which leads me to my second question.

2. How do you make these available to faculty? Do you have them in the classroom, give one to the faculty member or another solution? I need to find a solution to this so that faculty have a device that functions and is physically there when they need it.

TIA!

RE: Wireless/cordless presenters

We have an Interlink RemotePoint Navigator in every classroom. They work great they have a range of 100' and have been very reliable; we have used them for about 3-4 years. You can also purchase replacement USB receivers. They are not the most affordable at $75 but they are well worth the money. We also have a pool of Interlink Presentation Pro's for our laptops. These only have a range of 50' but they are nice and compact and only cost about $45.

Ray

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Two questions:

1. Do you have a specific model that you recommend? We used the Logitech
RB5 previously and loved it. Unfortunately, I now have a drawer full of devices minus the non-replaceable antenna (we've since relocated the antenna to the rear of classroom computers). The price on these spiked to about $100 so I switched to the R400. I've had nothing but trouble with these working one minute and not working the next. The antenna located behind the computer is not the problem as they don't work reliably even plugged in to the front of the computer. I need to find an affordable, reliable device, which leads me to my second question.

2. How do you make these available to faculty? Do you have them in the classroom, give one to the faculty member or another solution? I need to find a solution to this so that faculty have a device that functions and is physically there when they need it.

TIA!

Wireless/cordless presenters

On 10/18/2010 6:06 PM, Raymond Flores wrote:
> We have an Interlink RemotePoint Navigator in every classroom. They
> work great they have a range of 100' and have been very reliable; we
> have used them for about 3-4 years.

We used to have the Interlink remotes, and they worked well, but they
were a bit pricey to replace when they wandered off (we leave the
remotes in the classrooms, locked up with the built-in equipment). We
switched to a Targus (IIRC) remote, but those would spontaneously cease
functioning for no apparent reason, so we just replaced them with
Kensington's "K72353US Wireless Presenter Pro with Green Laser Pointer."
They appear to be working well, but I don't really deal with the
day-to-day classroom end-user support.

James

James P. Callison, MCP+I, MCSE
Network Administrator/Webmaster
The University of Oklahoma Law Center ITS
callison@www.law.ou.edu
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Wireless/cordless presenters

How do you keep them IN the classroom? That's half of my battle.

- Carla

On 10/18/2010 4:06 PM, Raymond Flores wrote:
> We have an Interlink RemotePoint Navigator in every classroom. They work great they have a range of 100' and have been very reliable; we have used them for about 3-4 years. You can also purchase replacement USB receivers. They are not the most affordable at $75 but they are well worth the money. We also have a pool of Interlink Presentation Pro's for our laptops. These only have a range of 50' but they are nice and compact and only cost about $45.
>
> Ray
>
>
>
>
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> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 2:52 PM
> To: Teknoids
> Subject: [teknoids] Wireless/cordless presenters
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>
> Two questions:
>
> 1. Do you have a specific model that you recommend? We used the Logitech
> RB5 previously and loved it. Unfortunately, I now have a drawer full of devices minus the non-replaceable antenna (we've since relocated the antenna to the rear of classroom computers). The price on these spiked to about $100 so I switched to the R400. I've had nothing but trouble with these working one minute and not working the next. The antenna located behind the computer is not the problem as they don't work reliably even plugged in to the front of the computer. I need to find an affordable, reliable device, which leads me to my second question.
>
> 2. How do you make these available to faculty? Do you have them in the classroom, give one to the faculty member or another solution? I need to find a solution to this so that faculty have a device that functions and is physically there when they need it.
>
>
> TIA!
>
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RE: Wireless/cordless presenters

We do two things.

1. We have a lockbox with a combination lock in every classroom. The combination is the same in each classroom. The lockbox contains clickers, wireless mics, batteries and dry erase pens. However, most of the time the clicker is used so frequently, that it is left on the podium next to the computer.
2. We have the computers locked into the podium and the usb receivers are hidden so that they are not easy to get at. The clickers are useless without the receivers, thus we have lost very few of the clickers over the years. However, we always keep spares on hand.

Ray

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Subject: Re: [teknoids] Wireless/cordless presenters
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How do you keep them IN the classroom? That's half of my battle.

- Carla

On 10/18/2010 4:06 PM, Raymond Flores wrote:
> We have an Interlink RemotePoint Navigator in every classroom. They work great they have a range of 100' and have been very reliable; we have used them for about 3-4 years. You can also purchase replacement USB receivers. They are not the most affordable at $75 but they are well worth the money. We also have a pool of Interlink Presentation Pro's for our laptops. These only have a range of 50' but they are nice and compact and only cost about $45.
>
> Ray
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carla Almaraz
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 2:52 PM
> To: Teknoids
> Subject: [teknoids] Wireless/cordless presenters
> Importance: Low
>
> Two questions:
>
> 1. Do you have a specific model that you recommend? We used the Logitech
> RB5 previously and loved it. Unfortunately, I now have a drawer full of devices minus the non-replaceable antenna (we've since relocated the antenna to the rear of classroom computers). The price on these spiked to about $100 so I switched to the R400. I've had nothing but trouble with these working one minute and not working the next. The antenna located behind the computer is not the problem as they don't work reliably even plugged in to the front of the computer. I need to find an affordable, reliable device, which leads me to my second question.
>
> 2. How do you make these available to faculty? Do you have them in the classroom, give one to the faculty member or another solution? I need to find a solution to this so that faculty have a device that functions and is physically there when they need it.
>
>
> TIA!
>
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RE: Wireless/cordless presenters

I've got my own Targus PAUM30U (the older 5-button version, not the current
one) that has worked well for me; I bring it with me to and from class.
{Jonathan}

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[mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carla Almaraz
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 5:52 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: [teknoids] Wireless/cordless presenters

Two questions:

1. Do you have a specific model that you recommend? We used the Logitech
RB5 previously and loved it. Unfortunately, I now have a drawer full of
devices minus the non-replaceable antenna (we've since relocated the
antenna to the rear of classroom computers). The price on these spiked
to about $100 so I switched to the R400. I've had nothing but trouble
with these working one minute and not working the next. The antenna
located behind the computer is not the problem as they don't work
reliably even plugged in to the front of the computer. I need to find an
affordable, reliable device, which leads me to my second question.

2. How do you make these available to faculty? Do you have them in the
classroom, give one to the faculty member or another solution? I need to
find a solution to this so that faculty have a device that functions and
is physically there when they need it.

TIA!

Wireless/cordless presenters

On Oct 18, 2010, at 3:24 PM, "Jonathan Ezor" <jezor@tourolaw.edu> wrote:

> I've got my own Targus PAUM30U (the older 5-button version, not the
> current
> one) that has worked well for me; I bring it with me to and from
> class.
> {Jonathan}
>
> -------------------
> Prof. Jonathan I. Ezor
> Assistant Professor of Law and Technology
> Director, Institute for Business, Law and Technology (IBLT)
> Touro Law Center
> 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
> Direct: 631-761-7119 Fax: 516-977-3001
> e-mail: jezor@tourolaw.edu
> Skype: jonathanezor Twitter: profjonathan
> E-book on smartphone/laptop legal risk: http://www.mobilerisk.com
>
>
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> From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu
> [mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carla
> Almaraz
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 5:52 PM
> To: Teknoids
> Subject: [teknoids] Wireless/cordless presenters
>
> Two questions:
>
> 1. Do you have a specific model that you recommend? We used the
> Logitech
> RB5 previously and loved it. Unfortunately, I now have a drawer full
> of
> devices minus the non-replaceable antenna (we've since relocated the
> antenna to the rear of classroom computers). The price on these spiked
> to about $100 so I switched to the R400. I've had nothing but trouble
> with these working one minute and not working the next. The antenna
> located behind the computer is not the problem as they don't work
> reliably even plugged in to the front of the computer. I need to
> find an
> affordable, reliable device, which leads me to my second question.
>
> 2. How do you make these available to faculty? Do you have them in the
> classroom, give one to the faculty member or another solution? I
> need to
> find a solution to this so that faculty have a device that functions
> and
> is physically there when they need it.
>
> TIA!
>

Wireless/cordless presenters

We have 5 of the higher end logitech ones (green laser - the RB5? not sure
on model) that we keep in our office and check out as requested. We have 13
classrooms in which they can be used. We show them where the receiver fits
in and that we need to get both back or that we'll charge their support
budget for a replacement. It's a specific set that use them (though it's
growing), so they have a vested interest in making sure they can use it the
next time around. They therefore really want to make sure to bring back
both parts.

These models have worked great, even in the back of a 150 seat room. The
laser is highly visible from the back, too.

We have considered putting them in the library system, available for proper
checkout. Missing parts means fees. But we're not sure about that yet.

allan

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 2:52 PM, Carla Almaraz <almaraz@lclark.edu> wrote:

> Two questions:
>
> 1. Do you have a specific model that you recommend? We used the Logitech
> RB5 previously and loved it. Unfortunately, I now have a drawer full of
> devices minus the non-replaceable antenna (we've since relocated the
> antenna to the rear of classroom computers). The price on these spiked
> to about $100 so I switched to the R400. I've had nothing but trouble
> with these working one minute and not working the next. The antenna
> located behind the computer is not the problem as they don't work
> reliably even plugged in to the front of the computer. I need to find an
> affordable, reliable device, which leads me to my second question.
>
> 2. How do you make these available to faculty? Do you have them in the
> classroom, give one to the faculty member or another solution? I need to
> find a solution to this so that faculty have a device that functions and
> is physically there when they need it.
>
> TIA!
>
> --
> - Carla Almaraz
> Lewis& Clark Law School
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