PCR’s guide to back-to-school hardware

From VR headsets to interactive whiteboards, PCR takes a look at the latest hardware for the education sector.

NOVATECH – 0239 232 2500

Since 1987 Novatech has provided business, public sector, schools, colleges and universities nationwide and overseas with high-performance, adaptable computing solutions. Its long lasting partnerships have been based on outstanding customer service and our continued commitment to quality and innovation.

Novatech has been providing hardware and support to schools, colleges and universities of all sizes for over 29 years. Because the company owns the entire process – from design, assembly and distribution, to sales, support and repair – the firm promises that it can and will look after its customers better than anyone else.

The built to order Novatech Tower Server E3-1220V5 is an excellent example of the company’s care to attention that creates a solution that is affordable and perfectly suited to an education institution.

Featured product: Novatech Tower Server E3-1220V5

HTC VIVE – 0845 890 0079

There are few experiences that are as jaw- dropping as virtual reality, and in terms of quality HTC Vive is still at the top of the pile.

Virtual reality provides unique opportunities for schools and universities with an increasing number educational apps being released every day. Whether it’s giving students a view of an ancient civilisation or letting them see inside the human body, VR creates an amazing an unforgettable way to learn.

The recently launched Vive Pro is on paper the best VR option out there, with two 1440 x 1600 pixel screens per eye and support for SteamVR 2.0 Room-Scale Tracking up to 20’x20’.

Featured product: Vive Pro


Established in 1999, Interactive Education has worked with schools and colleges for over 16 years. Set up by an ICT Curriculum Director and a Child Care professional, the team has now expanded to include experts in audio visual, ex-teachers and specialists from the education industry. The company believes in a teacher friendly process from beginning to end, keeping the company ethos at its core; by teachers for teachers.

The Genee Powerboard is an infrared interactive whiteboard, which works as a virtual aid for teachers and presenters to directly present information displayed on a computer screen to their audience. The Genee Powerboard range enlivens your lesson, business presentation or training session. Designed to provide a platform to boost interactivity, the Genee Powerboard is available in a wide range of configurations and sizes, enabling you to tailor the right solution to accommodate your needs.

Featured product: Genee Powerboard

HANNSPREE – uksales@eu.hannspree.com

HANNspree Education Solutions, including; monitors, tablet PCs and Android computers, are designed to enable students and teachers to enjoy a completely paperless environment in which pupils can engage with interactive content.

Demonstrating its commitment to engaging students in a new learning experience, HANNspree’s large screen tablets, featuring high-end touch technology, allow teachers and students to connect, communicate and collaborate.

Available in different sizes up to 13.3”, HANNspree’s HANNSpad Tablet PCs enable students and educators to work faster, smarter and discover limitless possibilities on the go. Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n ensures that all students in a classroom are able to get on the Internet at once. Front and rear-facing cameras encourage creative learning possibilities, and Bluetooth 4.0 allows the convenient use of wireless accessories.

Transforming the education experience HANNspree Tablet PCs and Displays are tools to trigger creativity, promote dexterity and encourage modern learning.

Featured product: HT273HPB Touch Screen Monitor

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