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Free Apple TV March Madness Offer From Cablers

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CABLERS FREE APPLE TV OFFER!!!!

 

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March Madness Offers From Cablers

 

BenQ screen

FREE APPLE TV* with every BenQ interactive screen

ordered between now and 31st March

Display your iPad, iPhone or iPod onto the

BenQ screen with this special March offer

 

RP551+ 55″ NOW £1,845.00 Save £100.00

RP651+ 65″ NOW £2,570.00 Save £150.00

RP700+ 70″ NOW £2,825.00 Save £150.00

RP790+ 79″ NOW £3,545.00 Save £175.00

 

Installation from £250.00 per unit

The BenQ RP Series of screens from Cablers come with SMART Notebook software,

a wall mount and 3 year onsite warranty.

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Click here to find out more detail on the BenQ Screen

 

Roth Sub Zero

 

Add a Roth Sub Zero II 60 Watt Soundbar for only £119.00

Contact us now on 01787 221166 for more details

Please quote offer MMAppleTV

*Apple TV is supply and installation only,

configuration onto the network is not included

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Not looking to move to interactive screens yet?

 

Replacement projector BenQ MX570

was £525.00 NOW £425.00** installed.

The BenQ MX570 is the ideal classroom projector replacement and comes with

a 5 year de-install/re-install and 3 year manufacturer warranty.

BenQ Projector

Click here to order your BenQ Projector and book an install

All prices quoted include delivery and are exclusive of VAT

 

Contact us now on 01787 221166 for more details

Please quote offer MMBenQMX570

 

** Price is subject to existing projector having a universal mount and

a throw ratio between 1.5 – 1.97/1. Access to classroom must be available within normal working hours.

 

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SMART E70 fact sheet from Cablers

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Cablers are supplying and installing lots of touchscreens in primary and secondary schools with the SMART E70 being our most installed screen choice. Touchscreens have fast becoming a favorite with IT departments and teachers as they provide a much better user experience compared to a traditional interactive white board. Cablers always recommend that you have a survey prior to ordering any touchscreen. It’s never going to be as simple as hanging a LED screen on a wall and plugging it in. Most of the large format touch screens that are suitable for the education sector are quite heavy and you should make sure that the fabric of the wall can handle the weight. You may need additional bracing, another consideration will be whether the electrics are situated in the right place and that all you’re cabling and connections will reach between the screens and your computers.

We do not charge for a survey so contact our education team for some advise.

 SMART Board E70_DetailMain   SMART E70

Designed specifically for classrooms, the SMART Board E70 interactive flat panel combines a premium touch experience with the power of SMART Notebook collaborative learning software on a 70″ display. The high-definition, shadow-free 70″ (177.8 cm) LED display features low-friction coated glass that enables fingers to glide smoothly over the surface, facilitating a natural touch experience. The SMART Board E70 also virtually eliminates glare and provides an optimal view from any angle in the classroom, delivering an unparalleled viewing and writing experience to offer the best value for classrooms. The multitouch SMART Board E70 features freestyle multi-user interaction anywhere on the display with Windows 7 or 8, enabling students to collaborate without limitations.

 Product Features & Key Buying Points

  • Commercial grade, LED display

Never replace another projector bulb. The long-lasting commercial grade, LED display provides double the classroom hours of standard consumer displays. (50,000 hours lifespan)

  • 70″ surface

The 70″ surface has little to no glare, ensuring every student, no matter where they are seated, can see the display clearly.

  • Multitouch capabilities

Up to 4 students can work together simultaneously on the display.

  • Low-friction, coated glass

Allows your finger to glide smoothly over the surface, facilitating a natural touch experience.

  • HD/High-Resolution display

Because you have little to no glare it reduces eye strain and provides better readability in bright locations helping to increase engagement in your classroom.

  • SMART Notebook collaborative learning software included

SMART Notebook sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive lessons within a single application. It puts all your instructional materials at your fingertips, and allows you to save any notes or content you write during the lesson to share with students later on.

 

For more details on the SMART E70 then contact Cablers and we will provide you with detailed specifications and pricing.

 

Here are some SMART E70’s we have installed.

We replaced some interactive white boards which were showing there age recently with these new SMART E70’s. They are robust yet elegant  and will be able to provide all the multimedia connectivity a teacher requires for collaboration in the classroom. They will also stand up to everything the primary school pupils put them through as these displays are built to last and come with fantastic education warranty’s to ensure peace of mind and minimal disruption to teaching and learning in the rare occurrence of an issue.

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This one was not an E70 but a smaller sibling from SMART at 55″ it still looks great integrated into this furniture though.

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Why schools should think before buying IT / AV equipment from the large volume box shifters.

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Why schools should think before buying IT kit from the large volume box shifters

Most of us love a bit of catalogue or online shopping. It saves time and usually a little money too. This is especially true for hard pressed members of a senior leadership team, teachers and admin staff looking to make the school budgets stretch further. However it is often false economy for what you lose is greater than the small savings you make.

You may get your smart board and projector for a couple of pounds less, you may pick up a server at a bargain basement price but you lose the honest, friendly and knowledgeable service a local specialist provider brings to the process.

As a local specialist education supplier Cablers understand just how busy you are in school and will fit in around you. We recommend a quick survey whenever you swap a projector, replace a interactive white board or buy a large format touch screen. Their are lots of factors to be taken into consideration. You never know if the new projector will fit your existing mount, if the power will reach,  if all your other cables are long enough, does it have the correct connections, can the wall structure can handle a heavier board/screen etc….. The list goes on and i can guarantee in 8  out of 10 times its never as simple as ordering equipment and then getting it installed. Buying from a local specialist who takes the time to look at your requirements will make sure you avoid these problems.

You must also be aware that while you can buy most equipment quite freely from lots of company’s in the UK, when it comes to installing kit the manufactures often state that warranties are invalid unless the equipment is installed by a certified engineer. Make sure your installers have the right accreditation!

We have worked hard to ensure that all our engineers are certified to carry out installations and fault rectifications for all of the UK’s leading brands supplying education technology to schools.

My advice is that you foster relationships with local suppliers who will look after you personally through the buying process. They will ask all the right questions and will ensure your purchased kit is fit for purpose and installed correctly. They will also support you with the warranty process if your equipment should fail. Local suppliers are able to pop in easily to solve any issues or answer questions. Try getting one of the big box shifters to do that for you.

I think all the extra service and peace of mind you gain by using a local specialist supplier and installer far outweigh the small savings you may make buying from a box shifter. We more often than not save you money once installation costs are factored in.

Cablers are working with local education authorities, ICT support providers and lots of schools throughout the South East. Providing a personal service to ensure schools always have the best advice and supplying the most current  IT and AV equipment available which is then installed without the hassle of dealing with more than one company.

All our work is guaranteed and we understand how you use education technology in the classroom.

Contact Cablers and get some good advice next time you need new education technology for your school.

 

Promethean provide some great options with their interactive whiteboards

The other prevalent interactive white board Cablers supply to schools are from Promethean who have also refreshed their range recently. (You can read my first post about Interactive Whiteboards here.)

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They come in three different varietys which are the Activboard500 Pro, Activboard300 Pro and the new entry level ActivboardTouch. Promethean no longer supply the Activboard100 to UK schools. Each  of these Activboards is then offered in a range different sizes to suit all class rooms. (78″ 87″ 95″ 88″) As with most other class room multimedia solutions you can mount these boards to a wall, on a mobile stand or you can opt for a height adjustable option either fixed or mobile. We will be able to advise on the best solution once we understand how you want to use equipment.

Promethean bundle their boards with ActivInspire software.  Using it teachers transform traditional, lecture-based classrooms into learning environments infused with imaginative, interactive experiences that captivate students’ attention while granting them the freedom to take ownership of their achievement. Designed to foster collaboration and active learning, ActivInspire empowers users to blend real-time assessment and real-world experience into the learning process.

ActivInspire provides you with everything you need to create differentiated lessons filled with rich, hands-on activities in a fraction of the time. With it you will simplify lesson preparation and delivery. Its intuitive interface allows teachers to easily create lessons, enhance collaboration and engage students through interactive tools.  With curriculum-based templates and an assortment of tools, images and activities, ActivInspire provides you with all the building blocks you need to create an interactive learning environment. Connect with Promethean Planet, one of the world’s largest online educator communities, to discover a wide variety of free resources for use in the classroom.

Although you can order your Promethean board to be bundled with one of Prometheans own brand projectors, either short throw, ultra short throw or extreme short throw. We would recommend that you speak to your installer about having your board supplied with a projector that has a dedicated education warranty from a third party such as Epson. It will often save you money and it allows you more freedom to specify which connections you want with your installation that will best suit your existing class room equipment and the new technology coming through.

Promethean utilise capacity resistive touch technology for their board control which senses a pen or finger with infra red. What ever ActivBoard you pick it will require installation by a Certified Promethean Installer like us here at Cablers.

Why not give us a call on  01787 221166 for some friendly advice about your class room multimedia options.

We can also help get the most out of your IT investment by training your staff to use Activinspire.

(Please see the Promethean board comparison chart below)

Product Comparison

 

ActivBoard 500 Pro

ActivBoard 300 Pro

ActivBoard Touch

Installation Options Mount, Adjustable, Fixed, Mobile Mount, Adjustable, Fixed, Mobile Mount
Board Sizes 78″, 87″, 95″ 78″, 87″, 95″ 78″, 88″
Dual User Yes Yes   Yes
Dependent upon application software and operating system
Types of Interactivity Touch and ActivPen ActivPen Touch
Integrated Speakers and Amps Yes Yes Add ActivSound System
Wireless Connection Option Add Wireless Upgrade Pack  –
Two USB Ports Yes Yes  –
Software Included ActivInspire Professional Edition or  Promethean ActivOffice;
Promethean Apps
ActivInspire Professional Edition or  Promethean ActivOffice ActivInspire Professional Edition
Operating Systems Windows, Mac, Linux Windows, Mac, Linux Windows
Standard Warranty Three Years * Three Years * One Year *

 

 

* Extended Warranty available. Terms and Conditions apply.                                             http://www.prometheanworld.com/gb/english/education/products/

 

 

 

 

 
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