The Fleetwood ReplyŽ wireless keypads
operate with FM sound. Unlike the less
sophisticated infrared keypads, FM wireless
keypads are not "line of sight" and are
perfect for large auditoriums and classrooms with
a range of over 100 feet.
To set up a
wireless keypad system, you must have a Receiving
Unit. A Receiving Unit plugs into the back of
your computer via a serial port. Each receiving
unit supports up to 250 keypads. Each Keypad Unit
has a simple buttons on the front of the unit
that allow a person to enter his/her response.
When a person presses a button, the response is
shown on a small L.E.D. panel above the buttons.
Once the receiving unit has received the signal
from a keypad, it sends back a signal to the
keypad saying that it has received the data
successfully. The L.E.D. on the keypad then turns
off, thus sending an indication to the student
that his/response has been received.
Any Wireless Keypad System or audience
response system is only as good as its software. Advanced Software
Products is proud to announce the latest versions of our software
products for the Fleetwood Wireless Keypads (See Next Section).
For Digital Professor v1.7,
we have designed an advanced user interface and incorporated support
for an Instructor Keypad ID. For Team Quiz Bowl v3.0,
we have added new graphics, team reports, and multimedia question
types. Be sure to check them out.