What is an audience response system?

An audience response system is an easy way to collect responses from groups of people instantly. Also known by its acronym ARS, as well as electronic voting system or interactive wireless voting, the system is a mix of hardware and software that allows users to submit votes on a handheld keypad. The results are compiled and then displayed instantly as well as being saved for analysis and reporting.

Overview of the CLiKAPAD System

Multiple choice voting with instant results for your PowerPoint presentations.  Intuitive software allows you to create fully branded voting slides with ease.  Attendees cast their vote using a wireless handset using a single button press.  No WiFi is needed, just connect the CLiKAPAD receiver to your laptop and supply every attendee with a handset.

When can CLiKAPAD be used?

The CLiKAPAD system is ideal for any scenario where instant feedback is needed.  Some of the most popular uses are teaching; training & assessments; conferences; team meetings; staff surveys; stakeholder engagement; risk assessment workshops; AGMS; quizzes and awards.

Any time that you need to vote on an issue, gather information from a large number of people or gauge the level of knowledge of a group an Audience Response System (ARS) is the perfect way to do it.

Buy

Purchasing an audience response system from CLiKAPAD is completely flexible, we are able to supply according to your exact needs. Whether you need 12 keypads or 212 keypads, we can quote for a system to match. Learn more

Hire

We offer day hire rates and long term rental options for our audience response systems. Whether you want to include voting for a 1 day meeting or a multi-date roadshow, we have a pricing structure to suit. Learn more

Services

Our experienced technical team are here to help via phone, email or web chat.  We can even remotely login to your computer to remotely assist you.  Coaching is available online via the web or onsite at your premises. Learn more

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Why buy from us?

Our mission has always been to create the best possible experience for our customers. We do this through our technical expertise, our practical assistance and through our passion for our product. When you choose a CLiKAPAD system, you make a decision to work with voting experts who are determined to ensure that your experience is a positive one.

  • Established in 1991 we’ve seen keypads almost the size and weight of bricks used alongside a DOS based software that took a 2 day training course to get to grips with through to today’s sleek solution of credit card sized handsets with PowerPoint integrated software.
  • We truly are experts in our field. We don’t do anything else. We only supply voting.
  • We write our own software and manufacture our own hardware, we know it inside and out and can provide exceptional support.

Testimonials

Slides were perfect.
Whole concept was a huge success..!

Andrew Laird Group ICT Architect, Altrad

I have been really impressed with the technology on the day, but more so with the support from CLiKAPAD.  Particularly with a tight turnaround, so thank you again. Would definitely recommend.

Joe Wellard Adult Commissioning, Powys County Council

A huge thank you to you for supporting UCEM so brilliantly at the Rural Housing Summit at Highgrove. Many delegates commented on how effective and smoothly everything ran.

Aled Williams Director of Research Innovation & Partnerships, UCEM

Just a swift note to say “Thank You” for your help with Wednesday’s NHS Debate at Guy’s Hospital. Your CLiKAPAD system is simple, quick and very straightforward you use.

Steve Williams Production Engineering Manager, Sky News

CLiKAPAD delivered a great service from start to finish. They offer a really personal touch and I felt supported by the whole team. Every time I call I am treated like a valued customer.

Katie Darby Executive Assistant, Extrastaff Ltd

Having CLiKAPAD as part of The Solutions Awards really makes our event stand out above the others within our industry.CLiKAPAD is a great company to work with.

David Gamage Managing Director, Earth Island Publishing Ltd
Software

CLiKAPAD works seamlessly within Microsoft PowerPoint, with voting slides that run directly from your main presentation so that you can fully brand your votes.
Our ppvote software has been developed in house, meaning we are ready and able to respond quickly and efficiently to our clients’ support and development needs.

ppvote is a powerful, flexible and user friendly audience response software package that is fully integrated into Microsoft PowerPoint.
If you know how to use PowerPoint, you can use ppvote, and you can be up and running in a matter of minutes.


- PowerPoint based voting slides can be fully branded including use of the full colour palette for results graphs
- Data is saved automatically after each vote and can be easily exported to Excel
- Simple vote slides can be created in as little as 5 clicks and in under 10 seconds

Professional

Perfect for basic Q&A sessions and supplied FREE OF CHARGE with CLiKAPAD hardware, ppvote Professional is extremely easy to use and packed with functionality. Enhance your PowerPoint slideshow beyond simple voting and bring your event alive! Great for feedback, opinion polling and testing knowledge. Advanced features include a choice of charting options, weightings and multi-level demographics.

ppvote Professional is a data centric software that’s perfect for consultation. From rating ideas to generating averages and drilling down into the next level of data, it couldn’t be easier.

Perfect for basic Q&A sessions and supplied FREE OF CHARGE with CLiKAPAD hardware, ppvote Professional is extremely easy to use and packed with functionality. Enhance your PowerPoint slideshow beyond simple voting and bring your event alive! Great for feedback, opinion polling and testing knowledge. Advanced features include a choice of charting options, weightings and multi-level demographics.

ppvote Professional is a data centric software that’s perfect for consultation. From rating ideas to generating averages and drilling down into the next level of data, it couldn’t be easier.

Perfect for basic Q&A sessions and supplied FREE OF CHARGE with CLiKAPAD hardware, ppvote Professional is extremely easy to use and packed with functionality.

Enhance your PowerPoint slideshow beyond simple voting and bring your event alive!

Great for feedback, opinion polling and testing knowledge. Advanced features include a choice of charting options, weightings and multi-level demographics.

ppvote Professional is a data centric software that’s perfect for consultation. From rating ideas to generating averages and drilling down into the next level of data, it couldn’t be easier.

Matrix

Perfect for basic Q&A sessions and supplied FREE OF CHARGE with CLiKAPAD hardware, ppvote Professional is extremely easy to use and packed with functionality. Enhance your PowerPoint slideshow beyond simple voting and bring your event alive! Great for feedback, opinion polling and testing knowledge. Advanced features include a choice of charting options, weightings and multi-level demographics.

ppvote Professional is a data centric software that’s perfect for consultation. From rating ideas to generating averages and drilling down into the next level of data, it couldn’t be easier.

Perfect for basic Q&A sessions and supplied FREE OF CHARGE with CLiKAPAD hardware, ppvote Professional is extremely easy to use and packed with functionality. Enhance your PowerPoint slideshow beyond simple voting and bring your event alive! Great for feedback, opinion polling and testing knowledge. Advanced features include a choice of charting options, weightings and multi-level demographics.

ppvote Professional is a data centric software that’s perfect for consultation. From rating ideas to generating averages and drilling down into the next level of data, it couldn’t be easier.

ppvote Matrix is a decision process software tool for list processing and advanced decision making.
Where lists of items need to be measured by multiple criteria, Matrix is the perfect tool for the job.
Pairwise/paired comparison, multi-pair plotting, three-axis graphing and benchmark data are all easy and clear to see with ppvote Matrix.
You can even annotate list items within the software to capture those all-important discussion points.

Ideal for Risk Workshops, Strategy Planning, New Product Research, Project Analysis, Focus Groups and Satisfaction Feedback.
In fact, any process that involves assessing items based on more than one multiple choice criteria can be easily managed with ppvote Matrix.

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Hardware

A wireless voting keypad around the size of credit card is given to each person in an audience or meeting. The pad communicates wirelessly with a connected computer via a simple USB receiver, capturing the responses to any questions with complete accuracy. This can be an extremely valuable way to gather feedback as it allows for entirely anonymous responses that are not led by the crowd. The results are also collated and displayed almost instantly – this is much faster than any manual method of voting or information gathering. The USB receiver collects the data directly from each keypad meaning that there is no need for a WiFi or internet connection.

  • Easy to use – one press voting using numeric buttons. No on/off or submit buttons.
  • Durable – on the inside the keypad has a single board and on the outside the ‘buttons’ are displayed on a single piece face panel, there is very little to break.
  • Ordering 100 or more keypads? Ask us about branding. Your keypad can be in your colours with your logo.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

No in-depth knowledge of technology is required. Since the software is a PowerPoint add-in, previous PowerPoint experience is all that is required, but that is all. We provide help guides and online coaching sessions to help you get up and running when you purchase a system, and we’re always at the end of the phone to assist with any issues that you may have as a new user.

You can expect a typical audience to cast their votes in around 5 to 10 seconds, allowing perhaps a little longer for larger audiences or for complex questions. Once the votes are received, the graphic results are shown instantly.

Our system uses a USB receiver that plugs directly into the PC, no WiFi or Internet connection is needed.

CLiKAPAD systems are sold with a standard 2 year warranty which is upgradeable to 5 years. We offer online coaching that is tailored to your needs to get you up and running fast and help you make the most of your system. We also offer regular open online coaching on a range of popular topics.

If you have a problem with the system or need help with a particular function and you have an active support subscription, you can call us for advice and assistance; we can even remotely access your computer if necessary. We also offer a slide building service, whether you have a tight deadline to meet or you need new slides after a corporate rebrand, we’ll be happy to help.

We pride ourselves on the quality of support we offer. Our support subscription provides direct help via phone, email and remote PC access, ensuring that you can speak to a member of our technical team at any time. Screen sharing allows us to see the problem first hand and we can often fix any problems there and then. Our initial response time for support emails is less than four working hours.

No, it is a permanent licence; you own the software. Should you wish to, you can upgrade to a different software level at an additional fee.

There are no compulsory ongoing costs. You have the option of purchasing our annual support package after the initial term, or additional coaching if desired.

All orders must be placed in writing. This can be done via a formal Purchase Order, online acceptance of the quote by using the link provided when a quote is requested, or an email by you to confirm your order. We will despatch the system within 3 working days from receipt of payment.

CLiKAPAD is proudly manufactured in the UK and all software development is performed in house at our Hampshire office. The benefit to you is that we really do know the system inside out, which enables us to provide excellent support. By manufacturing here we are able to ensure that the highest grade component is used and that quality control is maintained which is why we are happy to offer up to a 5 year extended warranty on all CLiKAPAD hardware.

Yes, you can purchase or rent extra keypads as required. Please note, rental is only available within the EU.

The battery should last around 12-18 months with general levels of usage.

The keypads are powered by standard CR2032 button cells. They are low cost and easy to find at many retailers, and are also available from us.

The receiver has a maximum "real world" range of 50-80m (160-260ft), though there are environmental factors to be considered which could impact the useable range at any given venue/meeting room. Speak to our support team for detailed guidance about maximising the range of the receiver. For large meetings multiple receivers can be positioned to increase the overall range / coverage of the system.

Our keypads have been used at events with 2000+ delegates, so there is virtually no upper limit to the number of keypads you can use.

The software will only run on Microsoft Windows; it is not compatible with Mac OS. However, it is possible to run the Windows operating system on a Mac computer with options such as the built in Boot Camp utility included with Mac OS, or third party solutions such as Parallels. Both of these have been tested and work with our voting system.

Yes, if you would like more functionality you can upgrade the software at any time. The new software will work with your existing keypads.

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