Intellitech - Consulting Services | Frequently Asked Questions
Please go through our FAQ’s and see if it can answer your questions. If your queries are not answered, we would suggest you raise a ticket immediately with details provided such as userid, mobile no etc. Given the large number of applications we cannot provide telephonic support. Ticket responses usually take one hour and in rare cases two hours during working hours/days from 9.30 am to 6 pm. In case we need to reach you for any information, we will call you.
Ticket responses usually take one hour and in rare cases two hours during working hours/days from 9.30 am to 6 pm. In case we need to reach you for any information, we will call you. Response time is required to understand the issue, access the data files, authenticate the information and then respond. Please do not respond multiple tickets in case you do not get a response as it only complicates the responses.
Comparisons of interactive classrooms with simple protectors and screens
Interactive Classrooms
Smart Boards
Animation on screen
Price 1- 2.5 lakhs
Closed system
Desktop/laptop
Content Locked
Standalone
Cannot be scaled
Software centric

Intelliclass
Simple Screens
Animation via Device
Price < 1lakh
Open system
Tablet/laptop based
Content ( created/sourced )
Integrates with systems
Can be scaled
Teacher/Student centric
Please note: Cost mentioned about is only for a Interactive classroom. Does not include server, cabling and other costs, which are required for an Interactive classrooms. Long term contracts are usually required and lock the Institute in for 5 years.
Institutes use projectors in teaching or media rooms. However, choice of projectors is getting increasingly complex and prices vary based on the choice. Here are some criteria to look at while choosing projectors:
Distance (from the screen)
1 Long throw: 7 to 10 feet, usually suspended from the ceiling
2 Short throw: 2.5 to 4 feet, can be wall mounted
3 Ultra short throw: 1.5 feet, wall mounted
Advantage of wall-mounted projectors is that they are close to the screen and will not cast a shadow on the screen when the presenter comes in front of the light.
Lumens (light intensity )
• Minimum intensity is 2700 ANSI for classrooms. If your classrooms are getting a lot of sunlight, then they may require a higher intensity projector.
• Please check projector illumination at different times of the day to ensure that the visibility of good from all corners of the class
• Also check lamp life as communicated by the company.
Connectors
1 VGA
2 Audio
3 HDMI
4 USB
Newer technology projectors come with HDMI (High definition multimedia interface). This interface carries audio, video and visuals on the same line and enables modern devices such as select tablets and mobiles to be connected to the projector.
Lastly, please choose an appropriate screen for the projectors. Screens can be fixed on the wall or can be drop down.
Institutes buy computer hardware from different vendors and quite often rely on trusted sources to help make a decision. Institutes get a lot of acronyms such as Pentium, Dual core, i3, and 3rd generation, GHZ etc. Although there is no simple way of making a decision, here are some guidelines, which could help.
Processors
• Processors make: Intel or AMD are the two manufacturers, who produce microprocessors for desktop and laptop computers. Intel processors usually carry the prefix Pentium
• Processor type: Later day processors are more expensive. For Institute use, which is not intensive, one can make choices based on budgets available. Older processors will also get the job done.
• RAM or Random access memory, minimum recommended now is 4GB DDR3
• Hard disk: Normally hard disks for standalone machines will be 300 to 500GB.
• Monitors: Different types of monitors are available including the old bulky CRT monitors, LCD and LED monitors. 21.5 inch LED monitors are recommended and should be available for aroundRs.6,000/-
• Cabinet: Vertical cabinets occupy lesser space and come in slim and tower models.
• Keyboard and Mouse are standard accessories required. Webcam can be added if the desktop has Internet connectivity and can be used for calling.
Do remember to have the right chairs and table height for students.
These systems can run both Windows and Ubuntu when bought without software. Please ask your vendor to ensure that at least Ubuntu and Libre office is preinstalled.
Apple machines are expensive but come preinstalled with all operating systems and software.
Institutes use different software for operating desktops and laptops in offices, classrooms and computer labs. It is incumbent to ensure that Institutes use the right software. The choices for desktop operating software include
1 Linux or a version of it such as Ubuntu
2 Chrome Based Laptops
3 Microsoft Windows
Productivity software for office use includes MS office for Windows, Libre Office for Linux versions, Windows and Aple and Google’s own suite of docs, sheets and slides for Chrome. In case your Institute is using Microsoft products, please remember a license is required. Microsoft Windows requires a basic license and an extended license depending on the version you use e.g. Windows 7, Windows 8.1 etc. License costs can vary and costs over Rs10,000/- per license with out taxes. Microsoft office standard edition for education is available for around ₹4,500/- plus taxes. These licenses are called Paper Licenses and are issued to the Institute and are not device specific i.e. if a desktop is no longer used, it can be used in some other machine Do remember to buy these licenses from a Microsoft for education certified dealer. Office 365 is a cloud-based license, which requires an annual subscription and is not recommended for Institutes.
Lastly, if you are using Microsoft XP for office or teaching purposes, please note that Microsoft XP is no longer supported and is vulnerable to attacks. In case, you have a machine with XP, please ensure internet connectivity is not available and wherever possible use is limited ( to ensure risks of viruses and attacks). For teaching purposes, use a projector from a single machine.
Based on your operating system, you can find apps for your mobile and desktop. There are free and paid apps and you need to be careful while choosing and downloading the apps.You can only download apps via the Google play store. Some apps such as email, youtube, explorer should be available on your Android device. Others recommended are:
a. Google Slides : For presentations
b. Google Docs : For word documents
c. Google Sheets: For excel sheets
d. Google Drive: for storing files
e. Google Keep: To Keep notes
Microsoft has also recently launched its own suite of Android Mobile apps, which are available on the Google play store.
a. Powerpoint
b. Excel
c. Word
Apple has its own app available via the App store on iphones/ipads or the Mac.
desktops/laptops and Microsoft has its won suite.
Ubuntu/Linus does not have a standard repository.