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How do I choose?

Meridia offers a variety of keypad and software choices to match the diverse goals and objectives of our clients. To build a system that best fits your needs simply choose a keypad, select a software and pick a carrying case. Our staff is standing by to answer your questions and assist you in choosing the ideal tool.

What's a Group Response System?

An audience response system (ARS) is a tool that allows trainers and event facilitators to collect live feedback from a group of meeting participants. Participants use keypads to respond to interactive questions created and displayed by the presenter. By pressing a button, participants send their responses to the ARS system, where they are collected in real time and tabulated into a graph, which denotes how everyone voted. Group feedback systems are used to stimulate event interactivity, increase participant content retention, and facilitate anonymous opinion polling.

Audience Response Keypad Comparison Sheet
Simple Easy Wireless Keypad audience polling system keypad Why Is It Important?
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Price Point $ $$ $$ $$$ We offer differentiated products to fit any budget
Display No Yes Yes Yes A display increases voter confidence because users can see what they voted and visually confirm their vote was recieved
Battery Type Coin Cell Coin Cell AAA AA Coin cell batteries can be harder to find and more expensive to replace then standard battery types
Battery Life 6-12 mths. 6-12 mths. 3-4 yrs. 1-2 yrs. Keypad battery life will effect the overall cost of ownership and maintenance of an ARS system
Range 200 ft 200 ft 650 Ft 650 Ft The longer the range the more venues the equipment will work in. Longer range increases accuracy.
Communication Frequency Static RF Frequency Static RF Frequency
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum RF
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum RF
Frequency hopping communication eliminates wireless interference allowing devices to move away from alternate RF Signals automatically
Vote Control Random Transmission Random Transmission Receiver Controlled Receiver Controlled Receiver controlled votes are collected by an ARS system quickly and accurately. Votes without receiver control do not operate well in quantities above 200
Multiple Digit Voting No Yes No Yes Keypads that do not have multiple digit entry are limited to submitting only 1 vote per answer question.
Text (SMS) Capabilities No No No Yes Keypads with SMS Texting capabilities are able to transmit questions and fill in the blank answer options
Dimensions 3.6" x 2.1" x .3" 3.6" x 2.1" x .3" 5" x 1.75" x .625" 5.25" x 2.2" x 1" Keypad size effects comfort, usability, and loss rate
Weight 1.0 oz 1.0 oz 2.6 oz 4.7 oz Keypad weight effects durability and shipping costs
Entry Buttons 1-10 Alpha Numeric 1-10 Alpha Numeric 1-10 Alpha Numeric 1 -10 Alpha Numeric (SMS / Multidigit) Advanced entry options allow greater keypad functionality
Ideal Operating Environment Classroom or small venue Classroom or small venue Venues large and small Venues large and small Keypads that utilize advanced RF communication and have larger ranges can be used in venues of any size and alongside multiple wireless sources
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