Classtalk Academic Pricing

Hardware requirements

 

To assist in choosing a Classtalk System, please select the most appropriate network to the following CT Systems. . .

Classtalk®Ceilingnet System

For installation in any Classroom or Lab (drop ceiling required). For use with TI-83, TI-85, TI-86, & TI-92 Calculators. Installed above drop ceiling. Expandable system includes ceiling fixtures with pull-down cables, networking hardware, wiring, teacher's software, classroom license, manuals, instruction videos, and a 1 year warranty.

Answering the following questions will help you choose a system.


16 ports (ccs-xx/16c). . .32-48. . .$3290

32 ports (ccs-xx/32c). . .64-96. . .$5890

Alternate Systems quoted on request. *2 to 3 students sharing each student device Classtalk®. Note: 4 may also share if seating permits


Classroom or Lecture Hall Network

Floor-mounted systems for use in rooms with fixed seating arrangements, classrooms and labs. Use with TI-83, TI-85, TI-86, TI-92 Calculators. Expandable system includes wiring, mounting brackets & hardware, network adaptors, optional portable podium/cabinet, teacher's software, classroom license, manuals, videos, 1 year warranty, help in planning the installation, and preparation of a customized Classtalk-compatible seat map for our lecture hall. We supply a kit that you can install yourself. For an extra charge bE will also provide an installation consultant and training courses. Basic version is for technically competant customers who do not need help planning their network installation and wish to provide their own serial (telephone-type) wiring nd fixture.

Answering the following questions will help you choose a system.


Room
Size
Network
Ports
Sharing
Setup
Std. Ver.
Price $
Basic &
Special Ver.$
100 Seats

32
3 typical*

9,135

6,685
10,925
200 Seats

64
3 typical*

16,390

12,425
19,850
300 Seats

96
3 typical*

22,850

17,390
28,850
100 Seats

48
2 typical*

11,425

9,435
13,925
200 Seats

96
2 typical*

20,850

17,390
24,850
300 Seats

144
2 typical*

29,730

24,850
35,730
100 Seats

96
1 typical*

19,850

17,390
21,850
200 Seats

192
1 typical*

36,730

31,730
39,670
300 Seats

304
1 typical*

51,750

46,670
57,750

Use with TI-83, TI-85, TI-86, TI-92 Calculators. Installed on floor under seats. Expandable system includes wiring, mounting brackets &hardware, network adaptors, optional portable podium/cabinet, teacher's software, classroom license, manuals, videos, 1 year warranty, help in planning the installation, and preparation of a customized Classtalk-compatible seat for your lecture hall. The Basic version is for technically competent customers who do not need help planning their network installation and wish to provide their own serial (telephone-type) wiring and fixtures.

Alternate Systems quoted on request.* In all configurations up to 4 students may share each device, but the more network ports in the system, the less sharing is required. Please consult bE staff for combinations of devices and ports, that have been found to work well in different educational levels and contexts.

Teacher's Computer

Macintosh running System 7.1 through 8.5 with available serial port, 16Meg RAM, and extra video card (to support overhead projector display).

Alternate Systems quoted on request.*The cost of a video card depends on your Mac. It can range from $80-$250. Also, Blue G3's require a GeoPort -$49. In small Classrooms you may want to project to a TV., to do this you will need a scan converter -$100-$150.

Student Desktop Devices

We can work with distributors to provide Classtalk-ready devices to your department or bookstore (with preloaded-software, cable, and manual). For various reasons (obsolescence, maintenance, theft, initial purchase price) it is preferable for students to own their devices. A buy-back program through your college bookstore may facilitate such a policy.

Typical Price

 TI-83..........$89.50  TI-92+..........$167
 TI-85..........$99  CBR..............$96
 TI-86..........$109  CBL...............$179
 TI-89..........$135  

(All calculators and accessories can be purchased from local dealer or we can provide a nationwide list of TI distributors. We suggest you shop around, pricing is competitive and quantity breaks are available.)

 

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