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Hardware Firmware Release

Turning Technologies is pleased to announce the release of the following hardware firmware:

  • ResponseCard NXT firmware version 2.0.3 (for use with TurningPoint and Triton)
  • RF+ Receiver (RRRF-03) firmware version 0.3.3
  • RF Receiver (RRRF-04) firmware version 0.3.3
  • Triton Receiver (RRRF-03-P) firmware version 0.3.3

The firmware listed above is contained on the receivers and ResponseCard NXT keypads shipped starting August 1st.  The firmware is available on the hardware updater (with the over-the-air updating functionality) released on August 5, 2013. To download the latest hardware updater, visit our downloads page.  Questions can be directed to feedback@turningtechnologies.com.

Hardware Updater 2.0.0 for PC Release

Turning Technologies is pleased to announce the release of Hardware Updater 2.0.0 for PC.  New features include:

  • Over-the-air updating of ResponseCard NXT
  • Updating Triton Receiver (RRRF-03-P)
  • Resolved issue preventing RRRF-02 receivers from updating successfully.

Over-the-air (OTA) updating of ResponseCard NXT keypads will require a RRRF-03, RRRF-03-P or RRRF-04 receiver and NXT firmware 1.0.1 or higher (distributed on ResponseCards NXT keypads shipped starting June 2012).  ResponseCard NXT keypads that contain firmware prior to 1.0.1 versions will receive a “Not Open” message and will need to be USB updated.  When updating multiple ResponseCard NXT keypads with multiple firmware versions, users will need to wait until the OTA updating is complete prior to updating any ResponseCard NXT containing older firmware versions via USB. For more information and to download the latest version, visit our downloads page.  Questions can be directed to feedback@turningtechnologies.com.

Legacy TurningPoint 1.2 for Mac End of Life Notification

Turning Technologies is announcing the discontinuation of support of TurningPoint 1.2 for Mac.  TurningPoint 1.2 for Mac will be supported until June 30, 2014.  However, the software will not be publically available to download after December 31, 2013. Turning Technologies feels that the development and continued improvement to the company’s latest release, TurningPoint 5.2.1 for Mac, offers customers advanced capabilities and an enhanced user experience in addition to native polling in PowerPoint® for Mac 2011.  Turning Technologies believes the resources required to maintain and support TurningPoint 1.2 for Mac can be better allocated to enhance existing and new products that better fulfill market needs. Please consult your sales representative for further details and to learn more about Turning Technologies’ assessment delivery and data collection solutions! Product Management Turning Technologies

Legacy TurningPoint 1.2 for Mac End of Life Notification

Turning Technologies is announcing the discontinuation of support of TurningPoint 1.2 for Mac.  TurningPoint 1.2 for Mac will be supported until June 30, 2014.  However, the software will not be publically available to download after December 31, 2013. Turning Technologies feels that the development and continued improvement to the company’s latest release, TurningPoint 5.2.1 for Mac, offers customers advanced capabilities and an enhanced user experience in addition to native polling in PowerPoint® for Mac 2011.  Turning Technologies believes the resources required to maintain and support TurningPoint 1.2 for Mac can be better allocated to enhance existing and new products that better fulfill market needs. Please consult your sales representative for further details and to learn more about Turning Technologies’ assessment delivery and data collection solutions! Product Management Turning Technologies

Legacy Hardware Products End of Life Notification

Turning Technologies is announcing the discontinuation of support and development of the following hardware products:

  • ResponseCard RF Legacy (RCRF-01)
  • ResponseCard XL (RCXL-01)
  • RF Legacy Receiver (RRRF-01)
  • ResponseCard AnyWhere Display (RCAWD)

The hardware products listed above will be supported until June 30, 2014.  These products will remain compatible with legacy software, but will not be compatible with software released after December 31, 2013. Turning Technologies feels that the company’s newest line of RF receivers and ResponseCard devices offers customers an extensive portfolio of hardware solutions.  Resources required to maintain and support the legacy hardware products listed above can be better allocated to enhancing existing and new products that more effectively fulfill market needs. Please consult your sales representative for further details and to learn more about Turning Technologies’ assessment delivery and data collection solutions! Product Management Turning Technologies

Legacy Hardware Products End of Life Notification

Turning Technologies is announcing the discontinuation of support and development of the following hardware products:

  • ResponseCard RF Legacy (RCRF-01)
  • ResponseCard XL (RCXL-01)
  • RF Legacy Receiver (RRRF-01)
  • ResponseCard AnyWhere Display (RCAWD)

The hardware products listed above will be supported until June 30, 2014.  These products will remain compatible with legacy software, but will not be compatible with software released after December 31, 2013. Turning Technologies feels that the company’s newest line of RF receivers and ResponseCard devices offers customers an extensive portfolio of hardware solutions.  Resources required to maintain and support the legacy hardware products listed above can be better allocated to enhancing existing and new products that more effectively fulfill market needs. Please consult your sales representative for further details and to learn more about Turning Technologies’ assessment delivery and data collection solutions! Product Management Turning Technologies

TurningPoint 5.2.1 for Mac and PC Release

Turning Technologies is happy to announce the release of TurningPoint 5.2.1 for both Mac and PC available for download now at www.turningtechnologies.com/downloads.  The latest release incorporates overall software enhancements as well as the addition of PowerPoint Polling for Office 2011 on the Mac platform and support for PowerPoint presentations created in TurningPoint for Mac on the PC platform. Highlights for the TurningPoint 5.2.1 Mac release include:

  • Added PowerPoint Polling support
  • Added ability to create and edit polling presentations for PowerPoint 2011
  • Added ability to add TurningPoint Question Lists to PowerPoint 2011 presentations
  • Added support for PowerPoint Polling presentations created in TurningPoint 5 for PC
  • Added the preference to “Use Floating Windows” in Anywhere Polling so that when checked the presentation window can be displayed without removing the focus from PowerPoint or Keynote presentations
  • Added ability to zoom in or out in the Anywhere Polling presentation window
  • Enhanced performance for report exports to Excel
  • Option for system administrators to lock down the ability to change receiver channels

Highlights for the TurningPoint 5.2.1 PC release include:

  • Added support for PowerPoint Polling presentations created in TurningPoint 5 for Mac
  • Added ability to zoom in or out in the Anywhere Polling presentation window
  • Enhanced performance for report exports to Excel

Release notes, system requirements and the software to download can be found on our downloads page.

TurningPoint 5.2 for PC Release

Turning Technologies is happy to announce the release of TurningPoint 5.2 for PC.  The latest release incorporates overall software performance enhancements including updated features and an improved user experience to create the easiest-to-use and most powerful polling software available. Highlights include:

  • Support for Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013
  • Ability to merge sessions by participant AND question
  • Responders with user information do not automatically create a new participant in the Participant List
  • Options to display points earned per question and all participant list fields in the Results Detail report
  • Ability to reorder the session columns in Results Manager
  • Changed Difficulty and Discrimination to new formula
  • Ability to ask multiple response questions on the fly on a per question basis in Anywhere Polling
  • ResponseWare presenter option to have participants skip info screen at session login
  • Option to turn off auto-formatting of charts in PowerPoint Polling (PC only)
  • Option for system administrators to lock down the ability to change receiver channels

TurningPoint (PC) Release Notes Release Date: 05/01/2013 Version: 5.2.0 Language: English Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010, or 2013 (32 or 64 bit) (for PowerPoint Polling and viewing exported reports in Excel)
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1
  • Intel or AMD 2 GHz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 120 MB hard disk space
  • 1024x768 at 32-bit color or higher resolution, 100% DPI
  • Standard USB 2.0 port (for USB-based hardware devices)
  • Ethernet or 802.11 compatible wireless network card required if ResponseWare is in use
  • Adobe Flash Player (for Animated 2D/3D charts)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (for printing and viewing the help options)
  • Java 6 Runtime Environment or higher (for importing RTF, DOC, DOCX and QTI documents and exporting reports to Excel and CSV)

For more information and to download the latest versions, visit our downloads page.

TurningPoint 5.1.1 PC Release

Turning Technologies is pleased to announce the release of Hardware Updater 2.0.0 for PC.  New features include:

  • Over-the-air updating of ResponseCard NXT
  • Updating Triton Receiver (RRRF-03-P)
  • Resolved issue preventing RRRF-02 receivers from updating successfully.

Over-the-air (OTA) updating of ResponseCard NXT keypads will require a RRRF-03, RRRF-03-P or RRRF-04 receiver and NXT firmware 1.0.1 or higher (distributed on ResponseCards NXT keypads shipped starting June 2012).  ResponseCard NXT keypads that contain firmware prior to 1.0.1 versions will receive a “Not Open” message and will need to be USB updated.  When updating multiple ResponseCard NXT keypads with multiple firmware versions, users will need to wait until the OTA updating is complete prior to updating any ResponseCard NXT containing older firmware versions via USB. For more information and to download the latest version, visit our downloads page.  Questions can be directed to feedback@turningtechnologies.com.

TurningPoint 5.1.1 Mac Update

Turning Technologies is releasing an update to TurningPoint for Mac, version 5.1.1.  Read the system requirements and release notes below. Software Name: TurningPoint Release Date: 11/06/2012 Version: 5.1.1 Support: support@turningtechnologies.com Language: English Minimum System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 and up
  • Intel processor 2GHz or higher
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 70 MB hard disk space
  • Standard USB 1.1/2.0 port (for USB-based hardware devices)
  • Ethernet or 802.11 compatible wireless network card required if ResponseWare is in use
  • Java (for importing RTF, DOC, DOCX and QTI documents and exporting reports to Excel and CSV)

Adjustments:

  • Fixes issue preventing some users from using the application without internet access.

For more information and to download the latest versions, visit our downloads page.

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