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HP Prime's wireless kit


wireless_kitFinally we have the wireless kit for the HP Prime. This is a device intended only for a professor to run his class - it really does not have any other application that I can think of now.

But, oh my, is it useful for its intended use!

Let’s picture some of the things you can do with it:

  • From a single computer, you can see the screens of all your pupils on your screen. Don’t allow any of them to wander around or switch the calculator off.
  • You can download exercises and apps to their computers - very much like you can do now with your HP Prime and the supplied emulator, but not having to be linked by USB.
  • You can track how they are performing with the exercises that you have sent to them.
  • You can send polls and exams to their Primes, to be answered and returned back to you.
  • You can set the exam mode of their calculators: what they can and the can’t do in this particular exam with their Primes (if you look to the settings page, you get the idea of what you can allow and what you can forbid - and the grain is quite thin!

The wireless kit is composed of a PC antenna, that is connected through USB to the professor computer, and 30 dongles to be connected to each students’ Prime. A special software for the computer is required (connectivity kit or HP Classroom Manager) This is the intended way of working: the wireless kits are not intended to communicate between Primes (no, they cannot share the results of the tests you’ve just sent to them!). The price of the kit is 699, but there are discounts available for more classes than one (i.e., a full school or just a year of three classes)


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