Turning Technologies Releases ResponseCard SE Keypad

turningtech-logoYOUNGSTOWN, OH – June 11, 2013 – Turning Technologies, the global leader in the response technology industry, announced the release of the new ResponseCard SE keypad.  ResponseCard SE is a low cost, single event use keypad designed specifically for the meetings and event industry.  While the keypad utilizes the same, reliable radio frequency technology as other ResponseCards, it has been reengineered to incorporate major cost reductions that ensure reliability while shortening its usable lifespan.  Its short term life (up to 10 days) and low cost eliminates the need for post-event collection or management of devices.  ResponseCard SE will be sold with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of only $9.95 per keypad.

Optimized for any size presentation environment, ResponseCard SE operates on patented 2-way radio frequency (RF) technology and is not limited to line-of-sight transmission.  Responses to interactive polling questions are accurately, timely and effortlessly transmitted to an RF Receiver plugged into a USB port.  An LED light on the keypad indicates that responses have been received.  ResponseCard SE features a simple, five button input to facilitate easy participant responding.

Its light weight and compact size allows for comfortable transportation from room to room or across multiple venues.  Short-term life (up to 10 days) is the main feature that enables meeting and event planners to eliminate manual collection of devices after event conclusion, conserving time and labor.  Devices can also be returned to Turning Technologies in order to be recycled responsibly.

“Response technology was first implemented in meeting and event settings.  Speakers experienced first-hand the benefit of incorporating an interactive component and collecting real-time feedback during presentations.  ResponseCard SE is the most reliable and scalable offering available for the events market,” said Turning Technologies’ CEO Mike Broderick.  “It’s a cost-effective, easy-to-use solution for situations in which the devices will be used during one event of up to 10 days while having the same reliability and durability as the ResponseCards our users have come to expect.  In keeping with our commitment to environmental responsibility, we also offer all users the ability to return the devices for proper recycling.”

ResponseCard SE can be used with the company’s TurningPoint polling software.  TurningPoint directly integrates with PowerPoint®, polls with any application using a floating toolbar and offers self-paced testing. Presenters can use interactive presentations created with TurningPoint to gauge participant understanding of material in real-time, gather valuable opinions anonymously or tracked, collect demographic information, create team or individual competitions, vote and tally results instantly and take attendance among other benefits.

Specifications Include:
•    Range: 200′ radius (400′ coverage)
•    Input: 6 buttons (1/A – 5/E, Channel)
•    RF Technology: 25 Channels
•    LED Light: Participants receive answer confirmation on ResponseCard through two-way communication.  Successful transmissions are acknowledged on the participant’s keypad via three second green light signal.
•    Product Life: 10 days
•    Receivers: Compatible with RF+ (RRRF-03) and RF (RRRF-04) Receivers

For more information about ResponseCard SE, please visit www.TurningTechnologies.com.
About Turning Technologies:

Turning Technologies creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments.  Founded in 2002, the company began with the development of response technology that was affordable, user-friendly and better documented so that users could easily grasp its benefits.  Today, an estimated seven million ResponseCard keypads have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide.  Turning has expanded its portfolio of products to include data collection systems that securely transfer digital data for various assessment, testing and certification programs.  Based in Youngstown, OH, information on Turning Technologies’ solutions can be found at www.TurningTechnologies.com.