How To Choose your Quiz Bowl System
How to choose your ZeeCraft Quiz Bowl System
- in a few easy steps -
Step 1: Choose Your Platform: Computer-Based or Stand-Alone
|Includes timers and score-keeping features (including stats)||Includes timers (Challenger II, III and customer Discover systems only)|
|Local computer must have software installed||Totally Portable|
|Ring-ins appear on computer screen||Ring-ins light up on buzzers (Challenger systems only)|
|Up to 20 players (wired) or 80 players (wireless)||Up to 16 players (48 players with daisy-chain option)|
Step 2: Choose Your Connectivity
|Whether computer-based or stand-alone, ther are no wires connecting buzzers to the computer or control box.||Wires connect the buzzers to the computer or control box.|
|Wired stand-alone systems can function wirelessly with addition of modular conversion box. See Mod Box|
Step 1 & 2: Links
|Computer Based Challenger for PC or Mac
||Stand Alone Self Contained Units
|Computer Based Challenger - Wired||Challenger I Wired or Wireless|
|Computer Based Challenger - Wireless||Challenger II Wired or Wireless|
|Challenger III Wired or Wireless|
|Wired Discover Without Timer|
|Wired Discover With Timer|
|Click for Product Comparison Chart|
Step 3: Select Your Buzzer style
|HandGrip||Table Top / Regular||Youth Grip||Paddle||Remote|
|Available on computer-based and stand-alone systems.||TableTop available on computer-based and stand-alone systems.||Available on computer-based and stand-alone systems.||Available on wired computer-based and stand-alone systems||Available only on computer-based wireless systems|
|Regular buzzers only for wired stand-alone systems||Smaller version of standard HandGrip.|
Step 3: Links
|Wireless Buzzers (No wire between Buzzer & Master Unit):||Traditional Wired Buzzers:|
|Showtime Light w/Tabletop Buzzer||Regular Buzzer (Light dome and Switch in same tabletop unit)|
|Showtime Light w/ Handheld Handgrip Buzzer||Showtime Light w/ Handheld Handgrip Buzzer - Wired|
|Showtime Light w/ Handheld Youth Handgrip Buzzer||Showtime Light w/ Handheld Youth Handgrip Buzzer - Wired|
|Showtime Light w/Paddle Buzzer
||Showtime Light w/Paddle Buzzer - Wired|
Step 4: Options
Do You Need a Carrying Case ?
If you are planning on transporting your system to 'away' tournaments, a hard-shell carrying case is recommended.
Do You Need a Spare Buzzer?
Systems used exclusively for practice may not need a spare, but a back-up buzzer is highly recommended for tournament/competition games.
Do You Need a Scoreboard?
Tournaments may find a visible scoreboard a desirable feature.
Do You Need a Repair Kit?
Repair kits offer a way to repair wired buzzers. (Repair kits are not available for wireless buzzers.)
Step 5: Warranty
Would You Like an Extended Warranty?
A one year warranty is standard. A three year extended warranty is available for just $50.
(New orders only. In addition to standard one year warranty.)
Step 6: Extras
Do You Want to customize your buzzers?
For stand-alone systems, both the dome lenses (regular buzzers) and the face plate lenses (Showtime buzzers) have multiple color options available.
Default colors for:
Regular buzzers are red and green;
Showtime buzzers they are red and white.
Do You Want Name Placards?
Team and individual player dry-erase boards - - including wooden base/stand - - are available.
Sizes: Team placards measure 7.75 x 11; Individual placards measure 3.75 x 9.
Do You Want a Timer?
If you have a Challenger I, do you want a visible timer for players/audience?
Step 7: Shipping
Once the system is selected, shipping costs are calculated based on location and weight.
We use UPS shipping.
You may choose whichever delivery service offered by UPS works best for you.
Step 8: Payment
We generally wit for customers to confirm receipt of their order before sending invoices.
Forms of Payment accepted: Purchase Orders from established institutions, Checks, Credit Cards (3.5% processing fee applies).
We will work with you and your staff to provide system quotes.
We can complete any necessary documents, provide our W-9, whatever is needed to help you complete your decision and help get on your Vendor list.