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GTCO CalComp Announces InterWrite PRS RF

Nov 10, 2005 8:00 AM


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GTCO CalComp announces InterWrite PRS RF, the latest radio frequency version of its award-winning student response system, InterWrite PRS. The newest addition to the InterWrite PRS family, InterWrite PRS RF, features a two-line LCD display that allows students to see their answers and receive instant notification that they were successfully transmitted to the teacher.

The 16-character display is also ideal for self-paced testing, allowing students to easily scroll through a series of questions and answer at their own pace. In addition to multiple choice and true/false questions, teachers now have a powerful tool that allows them to ask advanced numeric questions with positive and negative numbers and decimal points. Utilizing the latest in radio-frequency technology, InterWrite PRS RF is easy to set up and can be used in any setting, from the smallest of classrooms to lecture halls with up to 2,000 students.

“As a leading innovator in interactive educational products, we are very excited to announce the latest in student response systems—InterWrite PRS RF,” says Rob Meissner, vice president of marketing at GTCO CalComp. “Our popular InterWrite PRS infrared system has revolutionized how students learn in over 600 schools and universities around the globe. The new InterWrite PRS RF system offers advanced features and functionality for teachers and students in larger lecture rooms and in classes where high-stakes testing is being utilized. GTCO CalComp is committed to bringing the latest interactive technology into the classroom and providing flexible solutions for every teaching style and situation.”

InterWrite PRS, the most powerful and flexible student response system on the market, enables students to answer questions and interact in the classroom with wireless “clickers.” InterWrite PRS allows teachers and professors to receive instant student feedback, stirs classroom discussions, quickly and easily grades tests and quizzes, generates student assessment reports, and even takes attendance.

Features of the newly released InterWrite PRS RF system include:

  • wireless radio-frequency technology
  • support for large classrooms up to 2,000 students
  • two-Line, 16-character LCD display that allows students to see their answers and receive confirmation that answers were received
  • capability for multiple question types including numeric, with decimal points and positive and negative numbers, multiple choice, and true/false questions
  • support for self-paced testing—allows students to scroll through a series of questions and answer at their own pace
  • powered by three AAA batteries for low-cost maintenance and battery replacement
  • a one-time cost for “clickers;” students are not charged a registration fee each semester.

InterWrite PRS software, available for both the Windows and Mac OS X operating environments, is included free with the company’s new InterWrite PRS RF and existing IR systems. InterWrite PRS software allows users to create their quizzes and lessons within the PRS software, by easily converting PowerPoint slides or by importing questions developed by leading textbook publishers. InterWrite PRS software also offers a robust set of grading, reporting, and data management features, such as the ability to export student results to leading learning management systems like Blackboard Learning Systems, WebCT, and WebAssign.

For more information about the InterWrite Interactive Classroom, visit www.gtcocalcomp.com.





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