CLiKAPAD® SuperBase enhanced capability
Powered through the USB port the CLiKAPAD SuperBase achieves the design focus of compactness, elegance and plug-and-play functionality that can accept responses from up to 4031 x CLiKAPADprioritizers.
Thousands of additional CLiKAPADprioritizers can be addressed through the use of multiple CLiKAPAD SuperBases, using different communication channels within the permissible 2.4GHz band.
Ethernet connectivity provides an opportunity to extend the range and to site the SuperBase where previously not possible, even beyond the live conference room to accommodate multiple voting sites. Using a special WiFi extender currently under final stage testing a SuperBase could be sited up on a gantry without the need for cabling other than picking up power from the gantry lighting circuit.
Where there is a need to accommodate significant numbers of CLiKAPADprioritizers or the audience is in a stadium or spread across multiple floors/multi-locations, local or remote, the CLiKAPADSuperBase RJ45 connection allows for multiple bases to be connected back to a single presentation PC, via a Network. The image detailing the question and results will need to be transmitted by a different method such as a video distribution network, Business TV or Satellite Link.
The CLiKAPAD SuperBase features two antennas and two transceivers which allows for greater persistency and ensures that votes are received even in very noisy RF environments as the devices can select and move to clearer channels. Another use for the twin antenna, twin transceiver is to allow for data and voice to coexist and ensure clean signal ratios.
If you wish to deploy more than one CLiKAPAD SuperBase within the same environment then you would need to allocate different channels to each of the SuperBases. This will avoid extended communication periods (voting cycles) and allow for faster, swifter collection of results.
For instance 4 x CLiKAPAD SuperBases could be deployed, one in each corner of the room on different channels and they would then address their allocated universe of CLiKAPADprioritizers and the collection of results would come in independently and the application software (consult vendor / supplier documentation) would ensure that the votes are accumulated and that each is only registered the once.
The time taken to register the votes would be decreased over that of using 1 x CLiKAPAD SuperBase by a factor approximately half if 2 bases are used or 75% where four are deployed. A key factor out of the control of the CLiKAPAD SuperBase is the speed at which the individual participant will react and respond to the question. This could be instant or they could take 20 to 25 seconds to consider the question before responding and of course every participant will react differently.
SuperBase Tripod Thread
On the underside of the SuperBase up-stand, near to the SD Card Slot* there is a camera tripod thread which provides opportunity to mount the SuperBase onto either a GorrilaPod® (bendy style tripod) or a telescopic floor mounted camera tripod.
The benefit of this feature is that it enables the SuperBase to be raised up by the length of the tripod legs thus increasing its RF visibility and improving registering of votes.
The GorrilaPod® is particularly useful as it is designed to allow you to attach / mount the SuperBase to a door handle, a speaker stand and many other objects.
SuperBase SD Card Slot
A Secure Digital (SD) Card* can be inserted into the SuperBase via the underside of the up-stand. It should be inserted with the Text facing towards the front of the SuperBase. The front is identified as the side with the CLiKAPAD Decal attached.
*check with your software vendor if they support this feature