Differentiating between live polling devices and keypad clickers provided by audience response system vendors is no easy feat. There are many software and hardware related factors to consider before making a purchase or rental decision.

Typically, audience response hardware vendors manufacture keypad clickers and live polling devices to be distributed, sold and sometimes rebranded by a network of audience response system providers. To make matters even more confusing, multiple audience response hardware vendors have merged with audience response software companies over the past decade. We explain this trend and more, providing an informative, to-the-point overview of the key players in the business of audience response hardware. 

We hope that this series eases your hardware vetting process: