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Purchasing IWBs (Pre 2010)

Purchasing
CBI Interactive Whiteboard Project - DEC, ICS, CESI

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This page is provided as a guide to some of the prices that were charged for IWBs and Peripherals in the years 2010 and before



All systems require you to use your own Computer (or Laptop)
Most Ceiling-mounted Projectors and/or Integrated CBI systems require installation by an approved installer
Guide Prices include VAT, and are only an indication of price (E&OE)

  • €50 (Feb '09) - for a DIY approach using a Nintendo WiiMote and free software - use any surface and your own Data Projector; installation not required - see below for WIImote
  • €43 to 80 (March '09) - Wireless Keboard with Trackpad in Maplin's (see http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=226079) ...I also saw a nice Toshiba one in PC World but couldn't locate its in-store price (details at http://www.pcworld.co.uk). A colleague (PN) in CESI has used a Keysonic from Elara for around €43 (but I cannot locate it at www.elara.ie). A range of 10m seems typically advertised for these.
  • €99 (March '09) for Promethean software - see below for Promethean
  • €450 (March '09) for ActivSlate with Promethean software - see below for Promethean
  • €500 - Installation This is a guide price for the installation of the wall-mounted interactive boards and/or installation of ceiling-mounted projectors
  • €500 - Graphics Tablet - use a wireless tablet to control your PC from anywhere(?) in the room, and have the image projected via your projector. Note that some brands of whiteboards have their own brand-specific tablets (such as the Promethean ActivSlate and the SMART Airliner)
  • €580 (Feb '09)- Mimio - Attach this to your existing (ordinary) Board, and use your own Data Projector; installation not required, from GDK - see below for Mimio
  • €580 (Feb '09) - eBeam - Attach this to your existing (ordinary) Board, and use your own Data Projector; installation not required, from Resources4Learning - see below for eBeam
  • €800 (Feb '09) - for a Promethean 'Bronze': ActivSlate (wireless), Pen, Hub and software - use with your existing (ordinary) Board and your own Data Projector - see below for Promethean
  • €1200 - use a Tablet PC and your own projector. The Tablet PC's screen is your working, portable surface. Note that whiteboard software may or may not be compatible with this approach. ...price will vary
  • €1270 (Feb '09) - for the TouchIT board, with Easiteach software, from Resources4Learning - see below for TouchIT
  • €1295 (Feb '09) - for the Traceboard (that price may have been a 'special introductory price for CESI members!), from Lennox - see below for Traceboard

  • €1500 (Feb '09) - for an ultra short throw Hitachi projector, from FusionTech - see below for Cambridge-Hitachi
  • €1567 (Feb '10) - for an IQBoard from MediaScene - see below for IQBoard
  • €1600 - 3M Board, with 3M software (very similar to eBeam) and use your existing Projector ...entry needs upating - see below for 3M

  • €1640 (Jan 2010) - eBeam 78" Board with Ceiling mounted standard XGA 2000lumen projector, sound system, full installation, training and VAT - from Resources4Learning - see below for eBeam
  • €1870 (Jan 2010) - eBeam 78" Board with Wall mounted XGA 2000 lumen short throw projector, sound system, full installation, training and VAT - from Resources4Learning - see below for eBeam
  • €1900 (Mar '09) - for a complete eBeam system with ceiling mounted projector, speakers, fully installed and onsite training (including VAT and delivery) from Resources4Learning - see below for eBeam
  • €2195 (Feb '11) - for an IQBoard installed system from MediaScene - see below for IQBoard
  • €2308 (my calculation! Feb '09) - for the iDW "VOSA iBOARD", with Trek Notebook software, from MRP Electronics - see below for iDW7800
  • €2350 (Jan 2010) TouchIT 78" HID Board with Ceiling mounted standard XGA 2000lumen projector, sound system, full installation, training and VAT - see below for TouchIT
  • €2500 (Feb '09) - for an installed SMART wall-mounted board with Projector and Speakers, from Liosdoire - see below for SMART
  • €2500 (Feb '09) - for an installed Promethean wall-mounted board with Projector and Speakers, via a Promethean network of Partners - see below for Promethean
  • €2580 (Jan 2010) TouchIT 78" HID Board with Wall mounted XGA 2000 lumen short throw projector, sound system, full installation, training and VAT - see below for TouchIT
  • €2875 (Feb '11) - for an IQBoard installed system from MediaScene - see below for IQBoard
  • €2950 (Feb '09) - for a Traceboard fixed installation with Projector and installation, from Lennox - see below for Traceboard
  • €2995 (Nov '09 date of Web access) - from Net Communications - for an installed Promethean wall-mounted 64" board with Projector and Speakers - see below for Netcomm's contact details and weblink
  • €3250 (May '12) - for a 'MiTouch' Multi-Touchscreen LCD (thus no need for a Data Projector) from MediaScene ...Mediascene
  • €3395 (Feb '09) - for a GTCO InterWrite wall-mounted board, with Mitsubishi ceiling-mounted Projector, installation and training (the "Standard System") from GDK - see below for GTCO
  • €3600 (Nov '09) - for a short-throw, Hitachi Starboard solution from Prim-Ed (previous distributors of Promethean) - price accessed on Simon Lewis' www.anseo.net although I cannot find a reference on Prim-Ed's own site
  • €3650 (Feb '09) - for a GTCO InterWrite wall-mounted board, with Mitsubishi short-throw Projector, installation and training (the "Prestige System") from GDK - see below for GTCO
  • €3798 (Feb '09) - for a Hitachi 77" wall-mounted board, ceiling-mounted XGA projector, 30W audio, Starboard software, all accessories, installation, training, five year warranty on the board, from Interactive Whiteboard Solutions - see below for Cambridge-Hitachi
  • €3800 - Inspire Board and Projector - Buy this 80-inch touchscreeen board, together with Epson EMP-X5 projector, with free bulb. Installation extra ...entry needs upating

  • €3800 - 3M Close Projector - Buy this 'super close' Projector and use your existing ordinary Board with eBeam or Mimio; or else use this Projector with the 3M 'special' board ...entry needs upating - see below for 3M

  • €3800 (Feb '09) - SMART SB680 with Epson X6 Projector (and spare bulb), wall mount, speakers, installation, accessories, training, five-year on-site warranty for Board, from Toomey's AV - see below for SMART
  • €3995 (Feb '09) - for an installed wall-mounted Promethean system, including Projector and Sound ("AB+2 Fixed" - the "Silver Package") from Net Communications - see below for Promethean
  • €3995 (Nov '09 date of Web access) - from Net Communications ...for an installed wall-mounted Promethean system ("AB+2V2 Fixed"), including Projector (PRM-10 fitted 1 metre from the board, 1500 - 2000 ANSI lumens) and built-in Speakers - see below for Netcomm's contact details and weblink
  • €4000 (Nov '09) - for a fully motorised, height-adjustable system Hitachi Starboard solution from Prim-Ed (previous distributors of Promethean) - price accessed on Simon Lewis' www.anseo.net
  • €4200 (Feb '09) - SMART ST20 680 integrated solution, wall mount, speakers, installation, accessories, training, five-year on-site warranty for Board, from Toomey's AV - see below for SMART
  • €4490 (Feb '09) - for a GTCO InterWrite height-adjustable board, with Sanyo ultra-short-throw Projector, installation and training (the "Prestige System") from GDK - see below for GTCO
  • €4495 (Feb '09) - for a Hitachi 77" wall-mounted board, wall-mounted short-throw XGA projector, 30W audio, Starboard software, all accessories, installation, training, five year warranty on the board, from Interactive Whiteboard Solutions - see below for Cambridge-Hitachi
  • €4495 (Feb '09) - for an installed Promethean height-adjustable system, including Projector and sound ("AB+2V2" - the "Gold Package") - see below for Promethean
  • €4495 (Nov '09 date of Web access) - for an installed Promethean height-adjustable system, including Projector and sound ("AB+2V2") - see below for Netcomm's contact details and weblink
  • €4600 - 3M Projector with eBeam - Buy this 'super close' Projector, including eBeam; use your ordinary whiteboard ...entry needs upating - see below for 3M
  • €4995 (Feb '09) - for a fully-installed height adjustable Promethean system, with Projector and Sound (the "Platinum Package") - see below for Promethean


Disclaimer: Neither Drumcondra Education Centre nor its agents promote one brand and/or company over another. The information gathered on this site is provided as a service to our schools. Issues of prices, specifications, warrenties etc. are a matter for the individual companies. Schools should not rely on the information provided on this site, but should confirm these details with the relevant companies. There may be other brands and/or companies who provide similar solutions to those listed above - it is not the intention of this site to exclude those companies. E&OE
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