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Xorro-Q Voting System using Your Own Mobile

Xorro-Q

Xorro-Q from Edis - voting software without any special hardware. Xorro-Q enables an audience or class to interact with the presenter’s computer and any interactive display or white board, using their own mobile devices:  laptops, mobile phones, i-Pads or tablets. Teachers and presenters can send questions to participants' devices, who can vote and reply in text. No need for expensive, bulky and laborious hand held devices. Results are displayed for all to share. More ...

Genuine, Original or Compatible that is the Lamp Question

Projector LampWe have two types of lamp - "Edis Genuine lamps" with original (Philips/Osram etc) burners with injection moulded housings made in China and "Edis replacement lamps" Many websites have damning reports about so called compatible lamps which bear little resemblance to reality, and many of these sites sell "original" lamps assembled with housings made in China.

Nearly every compatible or so called "original" lamp made and sold as replacement lamps in China are made from original Philips/Osram lamps as they are readily available from Philips/Osram and are assembled by local factories. Some very well known sellers of "original" lamps buy their assembled lamps from the same factories as we do. We call these Edis "Genuine" lamps in the same way as they do.

There are hardly any independent manufacturers of lamp burners in China, the factory that makes ours is funded by the Chinese government who enticed optical technologists from  the USA to set up and manage the company with the very latest manufacturing equipment and expertise in their quest to fund high tech industry for their space programmes. This company sells lamps to projector manufacturers. Our "Edis Replacement Lamps" are made by this company - you can see graphs demonstrating the very high quality of these lamps on our website 

Compatible lamps ie lamp burners made in China assembled in Chinese made housings are extremely rare - the stories about them are somewhat wild, we've been unable to verify these stories and we suspect they are a ploy to restrict purchasing to those who sell only lamps with branded burners.

We believe that branded lamp makers are very reticent to lose the so called "original" lamp market since it represents to them what the printer cartridge represents to manufacturers of printers.

You won't notice any difference between our lamps or any other - except for the Edis branding on our boxes !

Touch Screen Cheaper than Projector Lamps

Touch Screen cheaper than replacement projector lampsThe cost of many replacement projector lamps is about the same as the first year lease payment for an Edis 55" Touch screen. The touch screen has no maintenance costs and will last 10 years or more but during the same 10 year period a user may need to buy another 5 replacement lamps for their projector !

 
So in reality a Touch Screen costs about the same or less than the replacement projector lamps

New EA87 2x 20 Watt Soundbar from Edis with Sub-Woofer option

Give your TV the sound it deserves, The EA87 Soundbar can be mounted above or below a TouchScreen, computer monitor or under a television or home theater screen. Complete with stand and wall mounts. EA57 2x 20 watt SoundBar details here

EA87 2x20 watt SoundBar with 40 Watt Sub-Woofer Option

Mini Android PC - Power of a Tablet in a USB Drive from Edis

Sensational Low Cost Mini Android PC on a Stick !

MK802 mini Android PC from EdisThe tiny 200 gram PC plugs directly into any HDMI output for an on the go media player, internet browser, game machine or for any other PC use.The Mini Android mini PC is equipped with a single-core 1.0GHz AllWinner A10 processor, supported by 512MB or 1 GB of memory. The Mini Android PC is also equipped with 2 x USB ports, one full-sized and one micro, and runs Google’s latest Android 4.3 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. As well as being equipped with a HDMI port for connecting to your monitor of preference.

Connectivity on the Mnin Android PC is provided by WiFi 802.11b/g, with 4GB of Flash storage as standard,  which can be increased to 32GB via the microSD card slot More details of the mini Android PC here

Make Any Monitor Smart

Turn your computor monitor into a PC.  Just connect an HDMI monitor to the Mini Android PC and navigate your media with a WiFi mouse and keyboard. Access Cloud apps and documents, play games, surf the web, and view photos and HD video.  For work or play.

Make Any TV Smart

Any New or Old TV can become smart. Connect your Mini Android PC to the HDMI TV connection,and  manage your on-screen media with a SmartPhone, WiFi mouse and keyboard, or a Remote Control. Access Cloud apps and documents, play games, surf the web, view photos and HD video on the big screen with friends, colleagues and family.  Your personal media can be shared and enjoyed on whatever screen is convenient.
 
Extend your SmartPhone

Any TV, projector or screen can display your SmartPhone’s media.  Connect your MK802 to the HDMI connection and access and enjoy on-screen HD media right from your phone via WiFi. Access Cloud apps and documents, play games, surf the web, enjoy photos and HD video on the big screen with friends, colleagues and family.  Your personal media can be shared wherever you go.

Make Your AppleMac Even More Friendly

Enjoy a Mac, but use an Android SmartPhone? Plug your Mini Android PC into the USB port, and instantly access the Android or Linux Operating System and navigate your media with the keyboard. Use the MK802 as a USB stick and drag your local pictures and movies over to it for later enjoyment on the TV screen. The MK802 is your private computer within your, or anybody elses, computer. Experience the freedom of mixing.

Make Your Laptop Multi-OS Capable

Blend the best of two operating systems (OS) on a single laptop. Plug your Mini Android PC into the USB port of a Windows laptop and instantly access the Android or Linux Operating System.  Use the notebook’s keypad to navigate your favorite apps. Retrieve and use Cloud apps and documents, play games, surf the web, view photos and HD videos on the screen of the laptop. Mix and match the benefits of Windows PCs and smart mobile devices with one simple companion device.

Use Computer Science as it was intended

Learning about computer science involves learning to program – to write computer code , because this is the means by which computational thinking is expressed. With your Mini Android PC, it's a safe environment that will not destroy the configuration of your existing PC or Smartphone, you can use the command line, and some basic commands, to open a whole new exciting world of projects, hobbyist and gaming.

Web Design, SEO, Link Building, e-Marketing from Edis

Offshore e-marketing services from Edis help you cut costs and enhance your ranking and visibility on the internet

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Order AV Products Now for School Summer Holiday Installs

Importers - Don't miss the May manufacturing slot for delivery into Europe before end of July - price, supplier credit and stock availability are the key features to fulfil orders for the School Summer Holiday Rush - having stock in your warehouse at the end of July is key . Be sure to get your orders placed in time for the summer rush or customers may rush off elsewhere.

Extended Warranty - Good Value ?

Consumer Rights - Extended WarrantyExpensive extended warranties sold with electrical goods look set to fall under fresh scrutiny by consumer rights activists and the Office of Fair Trading - The Observer

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations - which came into force because of an EU directive at the end of May 2008 - prohibit the 'selling' of rights that people already have in law. But some consumer rights groups argue that extended warranties often do just this, playing on consumers' ignorance. Marc Gander, a founder member of the Consumer Action Group, believes many extended warranties trick consumers into buying insurance that offers them little or no better protection than they already have by law. 'Extended warranties are often an expensive rip-off,' he says. 'These goods are supposed to work for a certain length of time, so what a great trick it is to get consumers to buy an extended warranty in case a product goes wrong too early.'

Many electrical goods have a 12 month manufacturers guarantee anyway, and sometimes repairs are covered by other insurances. LCD TV and touch screen manufacturers claim a 60,000 hour to 100,000 hour product life which at 16 hours use per day is equivalent to a 10 - 17 year lifetime similar to the older style CRT TVs - a 3 year extended warranty may cost you £250 (US$375) or more, when failure, if any, is more likely to happen in the first 12 months which is already covered by the manufacturers guarantee.

Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?, said: "Our research highlights that many of the warranties on offer today are worse value than ever before and ignore the fact that appliance reliability has improved significantly. We want to see better products at reasonable prices and for people to feel clear about what they are buying”.

Under current rules, retailers have to make it clear that buying an extended warranty is optional and not compulsory.

In the United Kingdom the extended warranty market has been subject to several investigations. In 2002 the Office of Fair Trading decided that self-regulation of the industry had failed and passed the case onto the Competition Commission. This concluded that the market was not acting in the interests of consumers. The Citizens Advice Bureau have expressed concerns about extended warranties being mis-sold.

Extended warranties are an extra cost, sometimes for a percentage of the item's retail price. Occasionally, some extended warranties that are purchased for multiple years state in writing that during the first year, the consumer must still deal with the manufacturer in the occurrence of malfunction. So, what is often promoted as a three-year extended warranty is actually only a two-year warranty and since usually a claim is only likely to be made during the first few months, if at all, this would be covered by the manufacturers original guarantee.

What makes warranties 'extended'

When you buy a product, it's usually guaranteed by the manufacturer for a period, usually a year. An extended warranty will normally cover goods for longer, perhaps three or five years. An extended warranty is coverage for electrical or mechanical breakdown. It may or may not cover peripheral items, wear and tear, damage by computer viruses, normal maintenance, accidental damage, or any consequential loss

Limited cover

No guarantee or warranty will cover everything. Check your warranty documents, but it is likely there is a clause that explains this exclusion. If you can't find it, insist on the company showing it to you.

However, under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) the retailer itself might be liable to repair or replace the machine, if it is considered unreasonable for the fault to have developed so soon after purchase.\

Advice from Which? Extended warranties: know your rights

Do you need an extended warranty?

Not all extended warranties offer the same sort of cover or protection and we believe they're often not worth the money. Which? tests show that most modern appliances are unlikely to break down in the first few years.

How to cancel an extended warranty

Can I cancel a warranty and get a full refund? Yes – if you change your mind after buying an extended warranty that lasts more than a year for a domestic electrical appliance, you have 45 days from when you take out the warranty to cancel it and get your money back. You don't need to give a reason.

Extended warranties for electrical appliances

The most common extended warranties are for domestic electrical appliances, but not exclusively and some audio visual distributors are also offering extended warranties. With these, there are laws to protect you from being pressured into buying an extended warranty without having the chance to consider it properly, or shop around for the best deal.

A manufacturer's warranty and Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, for products like LCD touch screens, provides you with the best deal and lowest cost – don't be misled by extended warranties that add to the cost and most likely provide little in real term benefits.

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