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Turning Technologies Releases New Response Devices

By Andrea Jones
June 19th, 2014

QT Device Offers QWERTY Text Input and ResponseWare 2.0 Offers New Mobile Polling Features

June 18, 2014 – Youngstown, OH – Turning Technologies, the global leader in the audience response technology industry, announced the forthcoming release of new response tools designed to respond to interactive polling questions and accommodate various meeting environments. New QT Device is an RF keypad that features a QWERTY keyboard and input for richer data collection. ResponseWare 2.0 is an update to our mobile response solution that allows participants to respond with web-enabled devices, improving user interface, decreasing bandwidth and adding new features. Both will be available with a summer 2014 release.

The QT Device provides the same, reliable radio frequency (RF) technology and features as other Turning Technologies RF keypads, but with a full, ergonomic QWERTY keyboard for easy text input. Detailed feedback can be gathered from open-ended questions for collection of critical data. Large LCD screen and backlight provide clear viewing of responses, channel number and battery life. Glow in the dark keyboard supports low light environments. The QT is compatible with numerous question types including multiple choice, multiple response, numeric response, true/false and short answer. Presentation and test mode for self-paced testing are available.

New release of ResponseWare 2.0 offers significant enhancements to the mobile response application. ResponseWare 2.0 turns any web-enabled device into a virtual clicker. Participants can respond via the internet through any web browser or through applications available for Android™ and Apple® smartphones and tablets. Newly designed apps offer an enhanced user experience. For more effective communication, ResponseWare 2.0 allows for direct messaging (backchanneling) between participant and presenter. Decreased bandwidth improves response transmissions for a more reliable connection. When used with accompanying TurningPoint Cloud polling software, ResponseWare 2.0 supports pictures and HTML in questions and answers. Various licensing options are available.

“The launch of these new response tools is directly related to our agile approach to development that allows us to address emerging customer needs,” said Turning Technologies’ CEO Mike Broderick. “Rich, QWERTY text input afforded with the QT Device and updates to our leading mobile response solution ResponseWare for an enhanced user experience were design decisions grounded in market and customer feedback. As the industry leader, we remain committed to innovation, product reliability and relevant solutions that fit our strategic vision.”

The QT Device and ResponseWare 2.0 will be released in summer 2014.

For more information, please visit www.TurningTechnologies.com or review our InfoComm 2014 virtual press kit here: http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/kit/u0zn.

About Turning Technologies:
Turning Technologies creates leading instructional, 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, over 15 million response devices have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide. As the recognized leading provider of assessment delivery and data collection systems, Turning acquired eInstruction in 2013 to expand both its market share and product offerings across all industry segments. eInstruction is a proud pioneer in education technology with more than 30 years of experience and a diversified solution set that includes innovative classroom instruction systems, interactive whiteboards, research-based software and professional development that facilitate significantly higher levels of collaboration, engagement and achievement across all stages of the learning process. Adding to its robust product portfolio, Turning also now offers the Triton Data Collection System, a technology-enabled testing solution that combines the front end ease of paper testing with the efficiencies of computer-based testing, rock solid reliability and security for various assessment and certification environments. Based in Youngstown, OH, information on Turning Technologies can be found at www.TurningTechnologies.com. Follow @TurningTech.

About the Author:

Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is a technology specialist in Virginia. A former French teacher, she currently supports technology integration in a middle school.