I was scouting around for more resources for teachers and came across the teachnet.ie blog. Particularly this one caught my eye:
Simon talks about the differences between a Fixed board set up and a eBeam set up and the cost difference. It just proves that it doesn't matter what country you are teaching in eBeam is great value.
So I decided to do one of my own.
Traditional Interactive Whiteboard (approximate)
$1600 - $4000 ex GST
$500 - $1000 depending on the room
Depending on the destination $100 - $500. Usually and hourly rate and charged both ways.
$1500 - $3000
Installation of projector
$500 - $1500 Depending on the room, mount and wiring
or an eBeam system
Purchase cost (currently) - $995 ex GST
Installation costs - Nil
Shipping Costs - $35
Projector - $960 - $1695 (Keepad Interactive has the full range of Epson Projectors including short throw)
Installation of projector - $500 - $1500 Depending on the room, mount and wiring
Still good value... leaves some money for other things like - SRS, wacom tablets, books, PD, or even a few stickers.