EZ-VOTE Audience Response System (ARS) is easy to use and supported. Each system comes with the EZ-VOTE Connect Suite, which includes polling apps for PowerPoint, Prezi, interactive team games, or video presentations to match your training methodology. You can use dedicated clickers, mobile devices, or both (hybrid) in your presentations to include everyone, even when it’s least expected.
We offer 4 distinct types of clicker options to match the diverse needs of the training, education, and live event communities. Our keypads communicate via a secure, closed-circuit, proprietary radio frequency technology, and do not require Internet connectivity.
You can easily buy more keypads after the initial purchase. Multiple kits can be combined into a single, big one, or they can be programmed to work independently, even when they’re in the next-door classroom. We deliver our systems completely programmed and configured to your specification.
All of the EZ-VOTE systems include free support and training provided by our U.S. staff. Additionally, once you buy a system, it is yours to own. There are no annual fees/subscriptions for the hardware to work. You and everyone else who needs to install the software can do it any number of times, on any number of computers. We want everyone to interact with their audience!
Town of Rutland,
We could not be more happy with the purchase of our new Meridia software and keypads. We needed something fast and reliable for our first ever outdoor Town Meeting. Every step of the process with Meridia was exceptional. From the set up, to the customer service, to the product itself was so easy and user friendly! I would absolutely recommend Meridia.
Owner of a 500-keypad EZ-VOTE 5 system
United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops,
The Catholic Bishops gather once a year to unify, coordinate, encourage, promote and carry on Catholic activities in the United States; to organize and conduct religious, charitable and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; to care for immigrants; and generally to enter into and promote by education, publication and direction the objects of its being. During this conference we use the Meridia electronic voting system to vote on key issues affecting the church in addition to position elections.
3-year rental customer(600-keypad annual election)
Meridia’s electronic voting technology has been used during our annual election since 2008. The system is reliable, fast, and auditable. Our election ranges from 3,000 – 5,000 attendees and the voting technology routinely collects each and every vote, while also allowing us to restrict certain blocks of the audience when they are not allowed to participate.
5-year rental customer(2,000 to 4,500-keypad annual election)
The National Auctioneers Association,
The NAA has used the Meridia electronic election system for the past three years of our annual election of our Board of Directors. The validity of the election results is critical to both the NAA staff and to our members and your system has never failed us. Your voting system has allowed us to streamline our election process and reduce the timing of our business meeting which has always been a struggle, especially when faced with a run-off situation of an open position.
3-year rental customer(500-keypad annual election)
Kelly J. Dumas
Town of Uxbridge, MA,
I purchased Meridia’s EZ-VOTE system and used it at our Fall Town Hall Meeting. It went very well. Everyone there loved it! I didn’t receive one complaint. I have given Meridia’s information out to several other communities and would highly recommend their system for any live voting event.
Owner of a 1,000-keypad EZ-VOTE 5 system
Alpha Omicron Pi,
The clickers we bought are so helpful when it comes to voting during our meeting. Meridia Support has been super helpful with any questions that I have had and has helped get me the new updated version of the software.
Owner of a 100-keypad EZ-VOTE 5 system
Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board,
The Meridia EZ-VOTE system is excellent. Our board members are regularly bragging to other sites who still use raised hand tallies.
Owner of a 50-keypad EZ-VOTE 10 system
How many keypads can I buy?
Our smallest kits are sold in quantities of 20 keypads. Each kit contains a base receiver (USB “stick”), carrying case, unlimited support & training, and 1 year of CloudVOTE mobile polling and content management subscription.
You can buy any number of additional keypads. Each base receiver can handle up to 500 keypads. If you need more than 500 keypads, simply purchase another base receiver and plug it in along with the first one (additional configuration may be necessary).
Can I use interactive slides within my old PowerPoints?
Yes. EZ-VOTE Connect software does not interfere with your non-polling (non-interactive) slides. You can create a presentation made entirely of polling slides, or you can insert the polling slides in between the regular content slides.
Can I combine different types of keypads?
There are limitations. Only certain keypads can be combined and work together. There are number of technical reasons for this, but you also have to consider:
- different number of voting buttons
- different styles of displays
- different voting capabilities
For example, since our ProVOTE Classic keypad has been retired, the replacement EZ-VOTE HD keypad was designed to work together with the older systems.
On the other hand, EZ-VOTE HD and EZ-VOTE 5 keypads may have the same single-digit display, but they don’t have the same number of voting buttons.
Similarly, while EZ-VOTE HD and EZ-VOTE 10 both have 10 voting buttons, they have very different styles of display and therefore their voting capabilities are different, too.
[COVID-19] How can I accommodate a socially-distanced meeting at a large venue?
With the Extended-Range Base Receiver (pictured), you can cover a larger area than with the ‘stick’ base due to the two active antennas and the ability to boost the signal far and wide.
See how Town of Leicester, MA did it in a 80,000 square-foot facility.
How can the clicker systems be configured?
There are a two options to configure the clickers and base receivers:
- Fixed Match Mode
- Free Match Mode
Think about it as:
- Two rooms and clickers on the same hallway (Fixed Match)
- Two rooms and clickers in different buildings/towns (Free Match)
Matching clickers to a specific base (Fixed Match) ensures that the votes from Clicker Group 1 are only registered with Base A and votes from Clicker Group 2 are only registered with Base B, no matter how close they are to each other.
You can still combine the two systems and create large group if you connect both bases to the computer. Keypads must be numbered in sequential order for this to work correctly.
Free Match configuration allows you freely add more keypads to the existing group as long as they are numbered in sequential order and you can use any keypad with any base in Free Match mode.
You should never operate two systems in Free Match mode next to each other (within the range) as you will have no control over whether votes are registered with Base A or Base B.
How many receivers do I need to buy?
One receiver per kit/system. Each receiver can handle up to 500 keypads. You’ll need a new/additional base receiver if you want to create a second kit/group of clickers and use them concurrently with the first kit, or have it available as a backup.
Is the voting secure?
Yes. We provide a proprietary system. Communication between the keypads and the receiver (base) is secured by:
- Proprietary protocol
- Limited distance/range
- Redundant data integrity checks
More on security and architecture can be found on our Downloads page, or you can download the Wireless Protocol Security Statement (PDF) below.
[COVID-19] Can I split my attendees into different areas to be socially-distanced?
The system allows for multiple receivers to be connected at the same time, provided that they’re configured to not interfere with each other (we can help with that).
Upon request, we can provide a reference for Town of Stow, MA where one group of voters were inside a gym/cafeteria and another group was under a tent on a baseball field.
You can customize the keypad membrane to match your branding, personal taste, or specific function (e.g. if you’re only going to use the clickers for Yes/No/Abstain election). Click here to learn more about this service and contact us for a quote.
All of our systems come with live instructor-led training, 24/7 access to our knowledge base, knowledgeable support, modern software and keypad carrying cases for convenience and storage. It is truly a plug-and-play tool: unpack the clickers, plug in the USB receiver, download the software and you’re ready to go.
Our EZ-VOTE Connect polling software does not need internet connection, or ongoing subscription. Once activated (you’ll need internet connection this one time, but you can disconnect forever after that), it will never stop working with your hardware, no matter how many base receivers or clickers you have.
Each of the hardware systems we sell comes with 1 year of free mobile polling via our CloudVOTE service. CloudVOTE lets you use phones, tablets, and computers to respond to questions in conjunction with, or in lieu of dedicated audience response clickers. If you are looking to only use mobile devices as a replacement for dedicated response systems, simply visit our mobile service www.cloudvote.com and subscribe to a monthly or yearly plan.